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Best Restaurants in Parramatta

Parramatta’s restaurant scene is flourishing with a range of cuisines and eateries, especially after the city’s boom in popularity in recent months. Parramatta is home to a diverse range of cultures which inevitably means that some great food is sure to be discovered. In fact, the restaurant scene in Parramatta has just about everything. From alfresco dining to food courts and market stalls, whether you’re looking for a new place for date night or to entertain friends and family, Parramatta is sure to serve up nothing but the best.

10 best restaurants in Parramatta

1. El-Phoenician

328 Church St, Parramatta


Located at the heart of Parramatta’s renowned “Eat Street” this upscale and award-winning Lebanese restaurant is famous for its grilled meat, seafood and belly-dancers! The sleek and contemporary dining room can host up to 260 guests and

offers marquee, main and private dining options to cater for parties, private meetings or work functions. The menu offers rich Lebanese delicacies including share platters of minced and skewered lamb, tabouli, falafels and spicy sausages.

2. Courtney’s Brasserie

30 Charles St, Parramatta

Courtney’s Brasserie

Fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced produce is what you’ll find at this modern Australian restaurant. Courtney’s Brasserie prides itself on their farm to plate philosophy: Using organic produce from local farmers to create the freshest, tastiest dishes. The menu is seasonal and includes a degustation menu featuring mixed bread, fresh seafood (rock oysters and baby octopus), rabbit and grass-fed beef, pan-fried Barramundi, and a mixed dessert plate to finish. The intimate dining space caters for functions, birthdays, celebrations and working luncheons. Bookings can be made online.

3. Chophouse Parramatta

83 Macquarie St, Parramatta

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This contemporary Australian grill house offers premium cuts of meat that are dry-aged in a cabinet onsite. The restaurant has been picked up by celebrity chef Matt Moran and is fast becoming one of Sydney’s most-loved dining spots. The kitchen is driven by passionate meat lovers who are experts in delivering the perfect cuts of steak including the popular 1.7kg Tomahawk designed to be shared between 3-4 people. The restaurant takes traditional outback dining decor (think hardwood floors, leather upholstered seats, and a cowhide feature wall) and combines it with a dimly-lit fine dining ambience.

4. The Meat and Wine Co.

Shop 6 & 7/330 Church St, Parramatta

This unique riverfront venue prides itself on its fine cuts of meat including its signature Monte beef range, ribs, skewers and exotic salmon and kangaroo dishes. Staying true to its namesake, the restaurant also has an impressive wine list that staff are happy to guide you through. The African-inspired steakhouse menu follows a paddock to plate philosophy and all meats are basted in the signature secret recipe known only to the chain’s owner. Favourite dishes include the Premium Beef Burger made up of a 280g pasture-fed primal beef patty, Monterey Jack cheese, and a truffle aioli and caramelised onion jam served alongside chips and pickle. For dessert, be bold and choose from one of the Liquid Desserts including The Glenmorangie Whiskey Experience (4 tasters of premium whiskeys). Book online today.

5. Bay Vista Dessert Bar & Cafe

Shop 1, Altitude Building 330 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150

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Situated in the Altitude Building near the Parramatta River, this restaurant offers the perfect option for a delicious post-dinner delight. Their menu showcases a variety of cakes, scrolls, pancakes, waffles, sorbets, ice cream bowls, crepes, snacks and frozen yoghurt. Whether you are a chocoholic or prefer something a bit sweeter, there are several scrumptious dessert options for anyone and everyone. Plus, they also boast a marvellous cafe section full of baguettes, grilled sandwiches and light meals, so yes, it is possible to even pop in for breakfast. View their menu here.

6. 6. Holy Basil

Shop 5/330 Church St, Parramatta


Located next door to The Meat and Wine Co., Holy Basil is an experience in authentic Thai and Laotian cuisine. The opulent traditional decor creates a warm and inviting atmosphere as you sample the exotic menu featuring dishes like the signature charcoal chicken dish, snapper with mango salad, and the spicy papaya salad. While dining, sample the unique oriental flower cocktails and a wine list that pairs well with spicy food. Dessert can be savoured, with the deep-fried ice cream or espresso martini.

7. Alex & Co.

Lot 2-4/330 Church St, Parramatta


This bright and open-planned dining space on Church Street is known for its Mediterranean-inspired menu using fresh produce. The menu is large, featuring traditional and special wood-fired pizzas, pasta, shared plates, meat and seafood, as well as an impressive cocktail menu including cocktail jugs. For groups, there is a buffet and canape menu. Alex & Co. is a great space to entertain guests and caters for all types of functions from small to large scale corporate events and weddings.

8. Armani Restaurant

5/354 Church St, Parramatta


Armani Restaurant is an experience, featuring a luxurious outdoor tent adorned with a Mediterranean-inspired decor and opulent lanterns. The extensive menu features diverse flavours of the Mediterranean including fresh seafood, succulent steaks, chicken dishes, and a selection of pasta and risottos. Stand-out menu items include the Armani Mixed Grill: a selection of char-grilled marinated lamb, chicken, and kafta skewers served with hummus, tabouleh, cheese sambousik, vine leaves, and chips with garlic sauce. Finish off with a selection of delicious Arabic desserts such as Syrian-style Arabic ice cream with pistachios.

9. Criniti’s Parramatta

291 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Sitting on Church St near Phillip St, Criniti’s Parramatta has one of the premium Italian menus in Sydney, inspired by family recipes passed through generations. Alongside traditional Italian cuisine such as mouth-watering pastas and pizzas, Criniti’s offer flavoursome burgers, skewers, steaks, seafood and salads. The restaurant’s interior is like no other. Scattered amongst the vintage walls, ceilings and decorations are a variety of objects and passions from Italian culture, ranging from a row of old-fashioned footballs to a car engine. It is the ideal destination for anyone passionate about high quality Italian food. Have a look through their menu here.

10. The Emporium

51 Phillip St, Parramatta

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This European coffee house may be known for their premium blend coffee, but it also boasts an indulgent Modern Australian menu carefully curated to suit every taste. The exposed brick venue is a light and comfortable setting complete with a cosy courtyard. Menu items include lamb shoulder, burgers, and a fantastic range of sweet options to savour with the award-winning hot and cold coffee blends. The Emporium is perfect for a balmy summer evening, as the breezy open space and lush greenery create a calm and relaxing dining experience.

Discover the best dining experience in Parramatta

The biggest city in Sydney’s west is a smorgasbord of flavours, blending cuisines from all types of cultures. Situated in the delectable treasure map of Eat Street, you’ll find the best of Parramatta’s restaurants around the Parramatta River, all within easy walking distance. So, no matter what mood you’re in, or if you’re dining alone or with a group, try one of these restaurants next time you’re in Sydney.