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15 Best Restaurants in Parramatta

There’s a lot going on in Parramatta, with offices popping up left, right and centre, a thriving university and student scene and countless new developments as the area becomes the focus of a Western Sydney revitalisation. It comes as no surprise that there’s a swathe of restaurants and dining spots appearing, from fine dining to holes in the walls. Plus, thanks to the rich multicultural demographic of the area, you can find pretty much any cuisine you feel like, and taste the very best authentic food. Vibrant and thriving, it’s time you pay the riverside region a visit. Start by checking out Man of Many’s lists of the best restaurants in Parramatta.

Related: Looking for more of Sydney’s best? Check out all our favourites right here.

How Man of Many Chose the Best Restaurants in Parramatta

Our list of the best restaurants in Parramatta is compiled in one simple way, eating. The Parramatta ‘Eat Street’ precinct is the inspiration for this list as the CBD has expanded to include an all-new eating hub, drawing the attention of some of the best chefs in Sydney and abroad. In this list you’ll find staple restaurants that have opened outposts in the eating hub, however, we’ve also done our best to include some local institutions and cheap eats in Parramatta. Our list includes different cuisine options, price points, and even a 300-seat restaurant that’s only open for brunch and lunch.

Best Restaurants in Parramatta at a Glance

Our list of best restaurants in Parramatta goes like this.

Now we’ve rounded up our favourites, let’s check out the full list.

Lilymu parramatta

Image: Supplied | LILYMU

1. LILYMU

When it comes to Parramatta restaurants, LULYMU is a must-visit. Still fairly new to the scene, it brings a Chinese-centred menu with strong South Asian vibes to Parramatta Square. We also love LILYMU for its extensive cocktail menu with our favourites including the Tuktuk Spiced Margarita, Chow Sour, and Sour Plum Negroni. Whether it’s innovative takes on Mi Goreng or classic ceviche, the menu is fresh, fun and we’re planning on spending a lot of time here over the summer months. Our recommendation? Check out the ‘Feasting Menu’ for $98pp and bring three of your best friends.

Located in: 3 Parramatta Square
Address
: 03/153 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Tues 5:30-8:30pm, Wed-Thur 12-2pm, 5:30-8:30pm, Fri 12-2pm, 5:30-9:30pm, Sat 5:30-9:30pm, Sun 12-2pm, 5:30-8:30pm
Phone: (02) 7809 4952

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Misc parramatta

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2. MISC PARRAMATTA

This massive 300-seat restaurant nestled in Parramatta park is one of the best restaurants in Parramatta that can cater for any group, no matter how big. With views of the tranquil river from the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the smart and stylish restaurant is a much-welcomed addition to the Parramatta dining scene. It boasts an exciting combination of Middle Eastern and Southe American flare, along with modern Australian.

Address: Little Coogee, Byrnes Avenue, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Tues-Sun 8am-3pm

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The meat wine co parramatta food

Image: Dom Cherry | The Meat & Wine Co Parramatta

3. The Meat & Wine Co Parramatta

Great for date night, The Meat & Wine Co. serves up some of the best value-for-money fine dinings in Sydney’s West. We love their selection of delectable meats and some of the world’s finest wines, our favourite steak being the Wagyu Rump (Marble Score 6+). Indulgent is the best word to describe this restaurant and it starts with the entrees. Choose from their selection of raw meats, and for mains, choose from skewers and an extensive menu of steaks, with everything from rump eye to rib-eye and fillets.

Located in: Meriton Suites Church Street, Parramatta
Address
: Shop 6 & 7/330 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Tues 5-9:30pm, Wed-Thur & Sun 12-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 12-10pm
Phone: (02) 8629 8808

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Al aseel restaurant parramatta

Image: Supplied | Al Aseel Restaurant Parramatta

4. Al Aseel Restaurant Parramatta

One of the newest Parramatta restaurants to make the list is Al Aseel. The Lebanese restaurant offers a traditional family-style feasting menu, brimming with the likes of kibbe, fattoush, hommos, shawarma and all your other Lebanese favourites. Along with dinner, they also have a Lebanese Brunch and Mezza Hour on the menu, so you can delight in Lebanese goodness any time of the day.

Address: Shop 1/85 Victoria Rd, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Wed & Sun 11am-9:30pm, Thur 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm
Phone: (02) 7258 5680

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Ruse bar and brasserie

Image: Supplied | Ruse Bar and Brasserie

5. Ruse Bar and Brasserie

Bringing a touch of Europe to Western Sydney is this all-day dining brasserie. Located on Eat Street Parramatta, they offer an open-fire grill menu and an extensive selection of wines from Australia and around the world, including plenty of Burgundy’s. The space is large and extends outdoors, providing ample space for large gatherings and endless good vibes. We love Ruse’s use of fresh, seasonable ingredients, and our favourite menu items include any of the steaks, Lamb rump, chicken breast, and Murray Cod.

Address: Shop 4.01-4.03 Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Tues-Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 5:30pm-12am
Phone: (02) 9169 0835

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Willo parramatta

Image: Supplied | Willo Parramatta

6. Willo Parramatta

Willo is one of the best restaurants in Parramatta if you feel like being boujee. The large space features an open kitchen and a bar and a dining area, seamlessly married by a colour palette of natural chromatic hues. The menu is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, using Australian local produce wherever possible, to create a fresh, unique and seasonally driven menu. The menu is designed for sharing, so we recommend coming with a crew to really make the most of your time at Willo.

Address: 32 Smith St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Tue-Thur 12-10pm, Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 5pm-12am, Sun 5-10pm
Phone: 1300 441 261

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Temasek parramatta

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7. Temasek Parramatta

One of the Parramatta restaurants serving up authentic Singaporean-Malay cuisine, Temasek is a famous spot among Western Sydney locals for its incredible Laksa. The unpretentious vibes here mean the focus is all on the food and you can taste the passion that goes into each dish. We can’t go past their Laksa Singapura with Chicken, it’s truly life-changing, but also try the King Prawn Hae Mee soup or order a Singapore Chilli Crab ahead of your visit for a gourmet option. Our top tip is to arrive hungry because the portions here are generous.

Address: 71 George St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Wed-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-9:30pm
Phone: (02) 9633 9926

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Bayti restaurant

Image: Supplied | Bayti Restaurant

8. Bayti Restaurant

With a menu designed to be shared, Bayti Restaurant is all about creating an experience rather than a simple meal out. The menu is a set-sharing banquet menu for four or more, starting from $70pp but this often changes so it’s best to check with the restaurant. The whole experience lasts two hours, which gives you plenty of time to fill up on eggplant fatteh, Kataif warped halloumi, pistachio baklava, and some. They also have live music on some nights!

Located in: SKYE Suites Parramatta
Address
: 45 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Tue-Thur 6:30-10pm, Fri 12:30-3pm, 6-10pm, Sat-Sun 12:30-3pm, 7-10pm
Phone: (02) 9709 6588

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Lola cocina spanish restaurant parramatta

Image: Supplied | Lola Cocina Spanish Restaurant Parramatta

9. Lola Cocina Spanish Restaurant Parramatta

For one of the best restaurants in Parramatta for Spanish cuisine, head to Lola Cocina. The menu is brimming with innovative, flavoursome dishes – try the selection of Spanish cheeses to start, then move onto tapas options including beef meatballs stuffed with manchego cheese and romesco sauce, before finishing with churros for dessert, of course. If you’re in the mood for Paella this is the place to visit in Parramatta, we struggle to go past the Paella De Marisco with fresh seafood and green peas.

Address: Level 1/79-81 Phillip St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Tue & Sun 11:30am-3pm, 5-9pm, Wed-Sat 11:30am-3pm, 5-10pm
Phone: (02) 7805 1195

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Image: Nikki To | CicciaBella Trattoria + Bar

10. CicciaBella Trattoria + Bar

From Bondi to Paramatta, CicciaBella Trattoria + Bar is a welcome addition to the Paramatta Square precinct. A sister outpost of Maurice Terzini’s Bondi Beach Italian, the interior is different to the bright vibes at Bondi but the food stays the same with handmade pasta alongside delicious cocktails. Must-try dishes include the grilled swordfish with salmoriglio and lemon alongside the classic tiramisu for dessert. Simple, authentic Italian food in the heart of Parramatta, this spot ticks all the boxes.

Address: Parramatta Square, T3.01/153 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-3pm, 5-11pm
Phone: (02) 8090 6979

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Mad down under

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11. Mad Down Under

For innovative Indian cuisine, Mad Down Under is the Parramatta restaurant with the goods. Dining here is bound to be anything but boring, with a dramatic open-show pizza kitchen with a bar and two tandoor ovens. Enjoy delicious tandoor and kebabs along with  Indian breads. This is a great option for vegetarians, with plenty of options on the menu.

Address: 97 Wigram St, Harris Park NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm
Phone: (02) 8872 3616

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Umaya parramatta

Image: Supplied | UMAYA Parramatta

12. UMAYA Parramatta

Some of the best Japanese food in town comes by way of UMAYA Parramatta. Known for a great selection of ‘Japanese Tapas’ the restaurant boasts an extensive menu, and we can’t go past their softshell crab, spicy takoyaki, age-dashi Nasu eggplant and of course, their long line of sushi rolls. The perfect spot for lunch during a workday, it is simple, authentic and just what you need to get you through a long day. The traditional spicy Japanese ramen is A-tier in our books!

Located in: SKYE Suites Parramatta
Address
: Shop 5/134-140 Marsden St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-8:30pm
Phone: (02) 8849 0285

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Pho pasteur

Image: Supplied | Pho Pasteur

13. Pho Pasteur

Not to be confused with the Haymarket establishment that’s a little more hit-and-miss in our books, Pho Pasteur Parramatta is owned by husband and wife team, Mr & Mrs Pham, who came to Parramatta as refugees in the early 90s. It may come as no surprise then that the Pho is as authentic as it gets. From humble beginnings, Pho Pasteur is now the go-to spot for Paramtta locals to get their fix, with a huge range of traditional Southern Vietnamese dishes up for grabs, in addition to countless Pho varieties.

Address: 709 George St, Haymarket NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Sun 10:30am-10pm
Phone: (02) 9212 5622

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Bl burgers parramatta

Image: Edwin Handoko | BL Burgers Parramatta

14. BL Burgers

The last two options on our list of best restaurants in Parramatta are more ‘chains’ than stand-alone restaurants but deserve to make the list regardless. And while there are plenty of Parramatta restaurants serving up burgers, few do it better than the guys at BL Burgers. A re-creation of sorts of Sydney burger joint, Bar Luca, BL serves up all the same juicy creations, along with a few new additions, too. We can’t go past the Blame Chicanada burger, with southern fried chicken, American cheese, maple bacon, maple aioli & poutine. To-die-for.

Address: 3/188 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm
Phone: (02) 9635 8950

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Harveys hot sandwiches

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15. Harvey’s Hot Sandwiches

Easily the best restaurant in Parramatta for a classic sando, Harvey’s Hot Sandwiches is providing the goods. Located in the bustling Parramatta Square precinct, these make for an indulgent feed in your lunch break or pre-commute – with tonnes of American-diner-style combos up for grabs. Our favourite has to be the Muffuletta, made with mortadella, ham, salami, Harvey’s olive spread, provolone cheese and Swiss cheese.

Address: Parramatta Square, Shop 4, 05/12 Darcy St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Wed 6:30am-8pm, Thur-Fri 6:30am-9pm, Sat 11am-9pm, 11am-8pm
Phone: (02) 9169 0838

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General FAQs

What is the best Parramatta restaurant for families?

The best Parramatta restaurant for families is MISC PARRAMATTA.

What Parramatta restaurant is the best value for money?

The Parramatta restaurant that is the best value for money is Pho Pasteur.

What food is Parramatta known for?

Parramatta is known for its wide variety of cusines thanks to the dense variety of different ethnic groups in the area.

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Aimee O'Keefe

Aimee O’Keefe is a Sydney-based freelance writer with a background in content marketing, lifestyle, architecture and travel coverage. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communications at the University of Sydney and has worked with Universal Magazines, various leading digital marketing agencies and The Local Project.