From Italian trattorias to epic fried chicken joints, discover the best restaurants in Parramatta.
It’s often referred to as Sydney’s second CBD, and with good reason. With more Sydneysiders calling Parramatta and it’s surrounding suburbs home, there’s plenty of delicious dining spots to explore in this neighbourhood. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide to the best restaurants in Parramatta below.
Enjoy the best of modern Australian eats at Alex & Co bar and restaurant. Finding its home in the heart of Parramatta, swing by this local favourite spot for fresh seasonal ingredients such as grilled Moreton Bay bugs, wagyu brisket tacos, truffle fries and plenty more. Plus, you can wash it all down with a signature cocktail, a glass of wine, craft beer or a booze-free cocktail. Find out more here.
Earning itself cult-like status, Betty’s Burgers now finds its home in the nearly launched food and lifestyle destination, Parramatta Square. Swing by this beloved burger shack for the freshest, juiciest burger, shakes, fries and so much more. Find out more here.
It’s not often your hear of a venue serving fried chicken, French champagne and footwear, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Butter. With locations in Surry Hills, Glebe and Parramatta, this delicious spot is the perfect place for an OG Chicken Sambo, a bucket of fried chicken tenders, a glass of bubbles or a delicious cocktail. Plus, there are plenty of vego-friendly options too, including fried mushroom pieces, spicy halloumi sandwiches and more. Find out more here.
Say hello to CicciaBella Parramatta, the new trattoria and bar set to open in Parramatta Square in September 2020. This latest venue takes inspiration from classic Italian food (a.k.a. cucina classica), the kind of eats you’d find on the menus of great trattoria’s dotted across Italian cities. Think the kind of food that’s reliable, satisfying and comforting, perfect all year around. Find out more here.
Bringing the golden era of post-prohibition soirees to modern-day Parramatta, Nick & Nora’s is the opulent bar not to be missed. Positioned sky high over the suburb, expect world-class drinks crafted by some of the city’s best bartenders along with a delicious food menu of oysters, caviar, cheeses and cured meats (all which pair perfectly with cocktails and bubbles). Find out more here.
Since 1992, Temasek Restaurant has been bringing the best of Malaysian eats to the heart of Parramatta. It’s one of the best spots to nab a hearty bowl of Laska or one of their delicious signature dishes including Beef Rendang, Nasi Lemak or the classic Nasi Goreng. Find out more here.
For top-graded steak and world-class dining, you can’t go past The Meat & Wine Co. With bustling locations across the city, this flavourful spot offers everything you need for an unforgettable dining experience at one of the best steakhouses in Sydney. Find out more here.
While this final inclusion might be more of a small bar than a restaurant, it certainly is one of Parramatta’s best venues to wine and dine. This secret New York-inspired dive bar is the perfect spot to chow down on smoked hotdogs, deli-style smoked meats and delicious cocktails (with Hip Hop beats always guaranteed). Find out more here.