Priding itself on being the home of top-notch Lebanese food in Parramatta, the fantastic Al Aseel Restaurant presents a contemporary take on traditional and authentic dishes from the country. Set within an ambient alfresco dining space, the venue also has an impressive 360 Cocktail Bar and lux event spaces perfect for private functions.
1/85 Victoria Rd Parramatta 2150
Offering a chic dining experience by the river, Alex & Co. is a hip, inviting and playful establishment popular with the movers and shakers in town. Located within the Meriton Suites, the venue has separate day and night menus that showcase elevated cuisine and exceptional presentations. The bar stocks a wide range of international labels.
Shop 2-4/330 Church St Parramatta 2150
Cuisine: Modern Australian
If you happen to be heading for a night out at the theatre, consider popping into Holy Basil for a pre-show meal. It is just a two-minute walk over the river to the Riverside Theatres. However, word of warning. The food at this Lao and Thai venue is so good you might end up staying all night! Try the crispy snapper or roast duck for an amazing feed.
Shop 5/330 Church St Parramatta 2150
Formerly known as La Paris Brasserie, the Italian Pizza Emporio is a classy boutique restaurant that presents an impressive menu of gourmet and traditional pizzas alongside exquisite Italian cuisine. Part brasserie, part bistro, the venue is set within a refined space with comfortable seating and attractive decor. Their wine list is also robust.
18 Phillip St Parramatta 2150
When you want a delicious Indian gastronomic experience, one of the best places to go is Itihaas. That is if you can get a table! Located in the heart of Parramatta's dining district, the 70-seater venue is always busy. Anyone who has tried their curries, dahls, rice and naans will attest to how aromatic, rich and flavoursome the dishes on the menu are.
325 Church St Parramatta 2150
With its buzzy vibe, fabulous gingham tablecloths, and friendly service, there is a strong chance you will instantly fall in love with Kouzina Greco. This delightful family-run joint opened in 2000 and is the perfect place for a relaxed meal of Meze and classic Hellenic mains. You choose from a set or a la carte menu, much of which can easily be shared.
16 Phillip St Parramatta 2150
The modern Parramatta restaurant LILYMU offers Sydneysiders a memorable Pan Asian Dining Experience, combining the tastes of China and South East Asia for a guaranteed flavour explosion. The super trendy diner features colourful flower murals, plant-lined windows and a glass ceiling. The decor creates an airy yet funky setting for midweek gatherings with friends and colleagues.
Parramatta Square, 153 Macquarie St Parramatta 2150
If you are after a dining experience of sumptuous Spanish cuisine, look no further than Lola Cocina. Showcasing the best of Mediterranean and Spanish dishes, eating here exposes you to great-tasting food, large portion sizes, fast service and even live music and regular flamenco dancing. Their signature paella is fantastic - It's a must-try!
Level 1/79-81 Phillip St Parramatta 2150
Mamak is an award-winning restaurant specialising in Malaysian food that is named after those iconic roadside stalls in Kuala Lumpur which offer Malay-Indian street food. Popular with those who enjoy bold, authentic, Asian flavours, dishes like Ayam goreng (fried chicken Malaysian-style) and Sambal udang (stir-fried tiger prawns) star on their menu.
Parramatta Square, 10 Darcy St Parramatta 2150
Located on the ground floor of the Parramatta campus of UWS, Mikazuki is a great place to experience the flavours, aromas and textures of Japan. Adopting modern techniques that elevate the cuisine to another level, their menu of meat, fish, ramen and vegetarian dishes will blow you away with their freshness, colours and vibrancy.
5/169 Macquarie St Parramatta 2150
Situated within the lush and beautiful grounds of Parramatta Park, Misc. offers guests a fantastic casual dining experience close to the river. Their brekkie and lunch menu features dishes inspired by the Mediterranean, strongly focusing on sharing. As well as an al fresco dining area, they have separate event spaces and a great wine list.
Parramatta Park, Byrnes Avenue Parramatta 2150
Cuisine: Modern Australian
For over 30 years, Pho Pasteur has been a stalwart of the Parramatta dining scene. Operating out of a vivid, buzzy space with mirrored columns and retro photos adorning the wall, this fabulous venue serves up authentic Vietnamese dishes, including superb sugar cane prawn vermicelli noodles which will soar your taste buds to new, heightened levels.
137 Church St Parramatta 2150
Situated right in the heart of Parramatta’s dining and entertainment district resides the fantastic Restaurant 317. Well-known on the scene for its award-winning menu of Italian dishes, the venue is open for lunch and dinner every day of the week. They serve a delicious range of pasta, pizza, steaks seafood, salads and skewers in hearty portions.
317 Church St Parramatta 2150
Set up by Ibu Ruth back in 1998, Ria Ayam Penyet is a firm favourite on Parramatta's culinary scene. A quaint, family-owned venue, it has forged an excellent reputation for itself of dishing up some of the best Indonesian food you can buy in Sydney. Dishes like Smashed Indonesian crispy chicken shine from the menu. The drinks list is varied too.
312 Church St Parramatta 2150
This stylish yet relaxed Ruse Bar and Brasserie draws in locals with its enticing semi-outdoor dining and open fire grills. The all-day restaurant is the ideal spot for lunch with mates or a romantic dinner with your other half. Whether you come for tender steaks, fresh fish, or fine wines, you'll love the creative blend of Australian with European tastes.
Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy St Parramatta 2150
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Sahra By The River prides itself on being one of the best Mediterranean/Lebanese restaurants in the whole of Sydney. Set within a light and airy, open-plan space with charming Middle Eastern decor, it serves up a fantastic range of authentic Lebanese meals and banquets. Its position down by the river makes it a top spot for a romantic date night out.
2/76 Phillip St Parramatta 2150
Temasek restaurant opened it's doors in 1992 and has been continuing to serve authentic Singaporean-Malay cuisine ever since. Tucked into a small alley way called the Roxy Arcade located in the heart of Parramatta Temasek was started by sisters Susan and Gladys Wong together with their brother Marc and mother Ow-Yeong, Singaporeans, born and raised.
71 George St Parramatta 2150
With its name being a clever play on words, you might guess that Thai Riffic on Street Parramatta is a fun and funky place to dine. And you would not be wrong! This fabulous joint is a casual venue that presents its modern take on Thai classics like Pad Thai noodles and pork skewers. Service is fast, the vibe is great and portion sizes are huge. Winner!
159-175 Church St Parramatta 2150
Located across from the river, in Western Sydney's tallest building, The Meat & Wine company ranks as one of Parramatta's best dining venues. Its food menu features a range of dishes, including ribs, steaks and skewers, which are presented in a joint which emits an upscale, Afro-centric chophouse vibe. The staff here are always friendly and polite.
Shop 6 & 7/330 Church St Parramatta 2150
If you love steak, you'll want to visit Volcanos Steakhouse. This fantastic restaurant serves up some of the best steaks in Sydney. Focusing on producing quality dishes and fresh flavours, their superb modern Aussie menu features everything from porterhouse and T-Bone to Wagyu rump and eye fillet. Overall, they are a meat lover's dream!
311-313 Church St Parramatta 2150
Willo is an institution in Parramatta. Known as a trendy and upbeat bar and restaurant, this venue is the perfect place for date night, after-dinner drinks or a catch-up with friends. Set within a charming space with stylish decor, their menu champions seasonal local produce that represents modern Aussie cuisine with a twist from the Med.
32 Smith St Parramatta 2150
Cuisine: Modern Australian
CicciaBella Trattoria is your pit spot for classic Italian dishes in Parramatta Square. The open kitchen allows you to watch your meal being prepared, and the extensive wine and cocktail lists will keep you occupied while you wait. Alongside your favourites, CicciaBella has some creative dishes like zucchini flower risotto and milk braised pork ragu!
Parramatta Square, T3/01 153 Macquarie St Parramatta 2150
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