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The Best Restaurants in Parramatta for an Epic Feast

Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Japanese or modern Australian, these are the best restaurants in Parramatta to book a table at.

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Vibrant and bustling, Parramatta has made a name for itself as a thriving foodie hotspot known for its diverse restaurant scene. You can expect locally sourced ingredients and global flavours in abundance. 

And it is not just locals that think that, with Parramatta internationally recognised with Purple Flag accreditation, for being acknowledged as a safe and enjoyable precinct to enjoy a night out with family and friends.

Ready to explore? Check out our edit of the best restaurants in Parramatta for your next meal out.



Fine dining has never looked so good, with hatted venue Oribu bringing a decadent Japanese experience to Parramatta.

Crafting dishes using only the freshest ingredients and meticulous attention to detail, expect a tantalising blend of flavour and texture with each bite.

Perfect for a special occasion or a well-overdue catch-up with friends, Oribu is one of the best restaurants in Parramatta for a memorable meal.

215 Church Street, Parramatta

Ruse Bar & Brasserie

Ruse Bar & Brasserie

Ruse Bar & Brasserie shines as one of the area's top-notch venues, hence making it to our list of the best restaurants in Parramatta.

It is decked out in earthy hues with expansive indoor and outdoor spaces, that boast a sleek vibe for an elevated night out.

Of course, its food and cocktail menu is superb, with a long list of handcrafted beverages and meals inspired by charcoal and fire.

Shop 4.01-4.03 Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy Street, Parramatta



Known for their fresh takes on Middle Eastern cuisine, the duo behind Nour and Henrietta have changed tack with LILYMU.

The team are putting their best foot forward for their Parramatta restaurant with a menu that highlights the dynamic flavours of Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisines.

Their banquet menus are truly spectacular with fresh kingfish and coconut ceviche, chicken larb sando, wagyu beef and, our pick, black garlic Mi Goreng.

Plus you’ll be able to wash everything down with a cocktail (or two!). 

153 Macquarie Street, Parramatta Square, Parramatta

MISC Parramatta


Tucked away in Parramatta Park, local haunt MISC. is well-known in the area not just for its Instagrammable space and modern courtyard setup, but because it packs a serious punch when it comes to food.

The menu is an approachable Mediterranean menu with a delicious selection of all-day eats.

While it's easy to load up on their famous puffy flatbread, don't miss out on other menu gems like a dry-aged ribeye.

MISC.'s food is best enjoyed the way they've structured the menu: Order a bit of this, a bit of that; maybe a bit more and a bit on the side.

Little Coogee, Parramatta Park, Byrnes Avenue, Parramatta

Al Aseel Parramatta

Al Aseel

Al Aseel is a household name for its modern take on Lebanese food, and they have just opened a seventh location in Parramatta.

Combining their signature cuisine with cocktails and a sleek, modern interior with organic, earthy tones, patterns, and textures is what they do best.

The vibe is relaxed and warm, with food designed to be shared, with classics such as Hommos, Sambousek, Arnabeet and crowd favourite Kibbeh Nayeh.

85 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Willo Restaurant and Bar

Among Parramatta's top restaurants, Willo is a fusion hotspot where Mediterranean flair collides with the best of Aussie ingredients.

Here, you're invited to sip cocktails at the bar or savour meals at wooden tables bathed in natural light. Willo's menu is a symphony of sharing plates, and the 9-course Chef's tasting menu is a sure win.

32 Smith Street, Parramatta



A chic open plan space, ALEX&Co bills itself as ‘the place to be in Parramatta’ and with a menu packed with playful takes on modern classics, it’s clear they are living up to their claims.

Locally loved, this is one of the best restaurants in Parramatta, churning out some delicious dishes featuring local, seasonal ingredients. Their list of signature cocktails is more than impressive with both unique and classic varieties to choose from.

330 Church Street, Parramatta

Harvey's Hot Sandwiches

Harvey's Hot Sandwiches

The best restaurants in Parramatta scene just got a dose of retro charm at Harvey's Hot Sandwiches. Picture a '50s American diner having a rendezvous with a classic Aussie milk bar—voila, you've got Harvey's.

What about the food? Let's start with the bread, which is thick and fluffy inside, yet nice and crisp on the outside. Stuffed with generous servings of meaty, cheesy goodness, it's a mouth-watering affair. And, of course, the show-stopping sauces add the perfect kick.

Parramatta Square, Shop 4, 05/12 Darcy Street, Parramatta 

The Meat & Wine Co.

The Meat & Wine Co.

There are few things in this world quite as delectable as steak and wine. And for fine dining and even finer wine, you simply can’t go past The Meat & Wine Co., one of Parramatta’s best steakhouses.

Start with an entree like the aged wagyu tartare, before moving on to the main event: the steaks. From paddock to plate, The Meat & Wine Co. ensures top-grade meats, complemented by an array of Australia’s unique wines.

For an opulent yet homey dining experience, you can’t go wrong with this Parramatta restaurant.

330 Church Street, Parramatta

Lola Cocina

Lola Cocina

Parramatta’s culinary scene hits the right note with Lola Cocina, a Spanish Tapas bar that's not your usual fiesta. This joint stands out, offering a feast of tapas and paella that won't leave you squabbling over small plates.

The atmosphere is alive with buzz, featuring live music that adds to the vibe. Lola Cocina boasts a unique charm—a blend of warmth, authentic Spanish flavors, and a killer Sangria recipe.

Level 1/79-81 Phillip Street, Parramatta

Kanzo Fresh Sushi

Kanzo Fresh Sushi

This casual and affordable sushi spot is locally renowned as one of the best restaurants in Parramatta.

Churning out high-quality sushi, Kanzo is legendary to the extent that you’ll often find it with lines stretching around the block.

With nigiri, sashimi, bento and Ramen, this Japanese restaurant is ready to deliver tasty bites.

Shop 3/109-113 George Street, Parramatta

BL Burgers

BL Burgers

For Parramatta locals with a penchant for mouthwatering burgers, BL Burgers is a must-try. A spin-off from Sydney's iconic Bar Luca, BL doesn't disappoint with its juicy patties and generous fillings.

They serve the same tasty burgers as its inner-city brother, including the acclaimed Blame Canada burger. With a BL beef patty, maple-glazed streaky bacon, American cheddar, poutine and maple aioli on a milk bun, you’ll discover a new depth of love for the Great White North.

3/188 Church Street, Parramatta



In the heart of Parramatta, the Khouzame family has woven a culinary tapestry that feels just like home at Bayti, capturing the essence of tradition and modernity in each bite.

The generous banquet-style feast kicks off with a mezze spectacle—think succulent roasted spatchcock and garlicky toum.

Everything on your table will pair great with their expansive collection of wines, beers, and cocktails that'll remind you of Lebanon.

After you've eaten your weight in their 12-hour roasted lamb shoulder, they'll spoil you with sweet treats—like how all family dinners usually go.

Ground Floor, 45 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

Pho Pasteur

Pho Pasteur

A true pho is unfakeable and, short of travelling to Vietnam, Pho Pasteur is the best authentic Pho you can find in Sydney. Mr and Mrs Pham arrived in Parramatta as refugees in the early 90s and are responsible for serving up the phenomenal pho at this Western Sydney restaurant.

An ode to their Southern Vietnamese heritage, the iconic dish is loaded up with herbs, spices and tender beef.

137 Church Street, Parramatta

Ria Ayam Penyet

Ria Ayam Penyet

Ria Ayam Penyet stands out as a go-to spot for authentic Indonesian street food, with this family-owned gem dishing out Indonesian flavours since 1998.

If it's your first time visiting this haunt, go for the classics to familiarise yourself with the rich flavours - we recommend the ayam penyet, which is crispy fried chicken smashed to perfection.

312 Church Street, Parramatta

Made your way around all the best restaurants in Parramatta? Why not check out Parramatta's best cafes for your coffee-fix, or head into the city for a day of market shopping.

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