Best Places To Eat In Parramatta

Eat, Guide, Restaurants, Sydney / 14 August 2023

Explore a selection of Parramatta’s finest culinary offerings, ranging from casual bites to elegant Hatted restaurants.

Welcome to Parramatta, situated at Sydney’s heart. With its vibrant culture, entertainment, and dynamic culinary scene, the City of Parramatta echoes the diversity of its community. From cosy cafes to upscale dining, the city’s culinary options truly connect with its residents and visitors, providing a welcoming haven for all.

Our guide invites you to discover Parramatta, where you’ll find a range of experiences, from modest eateries to sophisticated nightlife.

Nick & Nora’s

Nick & Nora’s, a cocktail and champagne bar, transports Parramatta back to the glamorous post-prohibition era. This 1920s-style gem overlooks the city from the iconic Skye Suites Building, offering an exquisite menu that perfectly complements its wide range of champagnes and cocktails. Indulge in the finer things in life, from oysters and caviar to cheeses and cured meats. Led by top bartenders, Nick & Nora’s delivers a taste of ancient luxury!

Level 26/45 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150
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Willo Restaurant & Bar

Willo recently earned its place among the city’s prestigious Hatted restaurants. Guided by Chef Justin Le, the menu draws inspiration from the Mediterranean, seasonal Australian produce and ingredients sourced directly from lesser-known providores in Italy. At the heart of Willo’s reputation is the renowned Tiny Bird’s Nest, showcasing a brioche nest filled with chorizo cream, salami, and Italian meringue, all cradled within a Willo tree. A must-try on any visit!

32 Smith St, Parramatta NSW 2150
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LILYMU

This modern pan-Asian eatery skillfully blends Chinese and Southeast Asian flavours. Awarded two Hats in the 2023 Good Food Guide, it offers a chic dining experience in Parramatta Square. Their menu encourages sharing and features standout dishes like Tom Yum Prawn Dumplings, Wok-Fried Fusilli with Hokkaido scallop and Lilymu XO, and Beef Cheek Massaman. We highly recommend the banquet option for $98 per person!

3 Parramatta Square, 153 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150
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MISC.

Set against Parramatta Park’s historic backdrop, MISC. offers diverse dining experiences, including restaurant dining and terrace events. Led by Executive Chef Sebastian Geray, Menu collaborator Joel Bennetts, and Restauranteur Jad Nehmetallah, they serve Mediterranean-inspired shared dishes. Alongside house-made focaccia and flatbread, their wine and cocktail list brings innovative flavours to the City of Parramatta.

Little Coogee, Parramatta Park, Byrnes Avenue, Parramatta NSW 2150
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Not Just Curries

Explore Not Just Curries, a hidden gem in Harris Park’s ‘Little India,’ redefining Indian cuisine. Try their starters like tender Chicken Tikka and crispy Onion Bhaji. Enjoy their signature Tawa Lamb and iconic Butter Chicken, offered in Delhi-style or Bombay-style, perfectly paired with fragrant basmati rice and tandoori roti.

66 Wigram St, Harris Park NSW 2150
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Smoky Cravings

Smoky Cravings is a new spot in Parramatta where you’ll find mouthwatering Filipino barbeque. They started as a food truck but now have a real restaurant due to high demand. You can’t go wrong with their must-try dishes like juicy Chicken Marylands, Barbeque Skewers, and the delightful Halo-Halo dessert.

Shop 1/20 Victoria Rd, Parramatta NSW 2150

Chulho

Chulho in Harris Park is your go-to for authentic Nepalese and Indian cuisine. This spot not only offers delicious food but also a lively Friday night scene with live music. Conveniently located, just a 10-minute walk from Parramatta or four minutes from Harris Park Station, Chulho is the perfect choice for after-work drinks. Must-try dishes include Chow Chow (Nepalese Instant noodles Sankeka), Momo (Nepalese dumplings), and Thuppa (Tibetan-style creamy noodle soup with mixed vegetables).

59-61 Wigram St, Harris Park NSW 2150
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Ruse Bar and Brasserie

In the heart of Parramatta Square, Ruse Bar and Brasserie sets the scene for locals to gather, unwind, and indulge. This all-day dining destination exudes a captivating European atmosphere and presents a menu that pays homage to Australia’s finest produce. At its core, the experience revolves around the Josper and Basque grills which infuse smoky flavours into each dish. Particularly noteworthy are their smoked steaks and fish.

Shop 4.01-4.03 Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy St, Parramatta NSW 2150
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Circa Espresso

Established by Aykut Sayan in 2010, Circa offers a unique coffee and food experience in an unconventional yet charming environment. It’s all about enjoyable dining, bringing a touch of Melbourne’s laneway cafe culture to life with upcycled materials. Their delicious daytime menu transcends cuisines and focuses on anything tasty, from Apple Crumble Waffles and Lamb Ragout with fettuccine to Crispy Skin Duck Confit.

21 Wentworth St, Parramatta NSW 2150
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Thirsty Monkey

Thirsty Monkey is a haven for delicious and healthy fare, boasting salads, acai bowls, and more. Their specialty lies in loaded acai bowls celebrated not only for their unbeatable texture but also for gaining a cult following on TikTok.

RT330, 5 Footbridge Bvd, Wentworth Point NSW 2127
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June

Although launched in 2022, this establishment has swiftly become a beloved local haunt. With inviting outdoor seating and ample natural light, it’s an ideal brunch spot. They offer impeccably presented, fresh fare with a Lebanese twist, complemented by an array of coffees, matcha, juices, and smoothies. Don’t miss their must-try items like the Matcha Latte, Avo Good Day, Pancakes, and Fattoush Salad.

11 Lomond Cres, Winston Hills NSW 2153
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Got Pho

Dedicated to South Vietnamese cuisine, this spot excels in traditional Pho and an array of specialty noodle soups, along with delightful bites and Vietnamese-inspired beverages and desserts. The must-try list features their Ox Tail Pho, Bun Rieu Tom, and authentic Vietnamese coffee – an exploration that’s well worth the visit.

827 Pennant Hills Rd, Carlingford NSW 2118
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BL Burgers

BL Burgers is known for its burgers, sides, and shakes. Their offering boasts high-quality ingredients and diverse flavour combinations. Choose from an enticing variety of toppings and sauces to customise your meal. Whether your craving leans towards a classic cheeseburger or an inventive fusion creation, BL Burgers caters to all preferences.

3/188 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150
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Mamak

Mamak, the celebrated Malaysian eatery, has earned accolades and spreads its delights to Parramatta. Drawing inspiration from Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant street vendors, Mamak brings the zest of Indian Malay street food to its tables. Renowned for its authentic and bold flavours, Mamak delivers a traditional culinary journey with a touch of friendly service.

Shop 6.02 Parramatta Square, 10 Darcy St, Parramatta NSW 2150
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