Stretching out far beyond the banks of the Parramatta River is what’s referred to as Sydney’s second CBD, Parramatta. And where there’s people, there must be food. If you’re in the area and looking for a good feed, the restaurants in Parramatta can sort you out. From bistros and bars, to cute little cafes, this precinct has a diverse range of eateries for you to choose from.
There’s no need to travel overseas for tasty Italian fare, Criniti’s brings the tastes of Italy to Sydney, using authentic ingredients to create original, time-honoured dishes that have been pleasing Sydney diners for years. As a family friendly eatery, Criniti’s is the perfect place to share great food, in a welcoming and vibrant environment. With wood fire pizzas, handmade pastas and an extensive drinks list complete with cocktails, wine, spirits and special Italian digestives (think sessantanni grappa), you will be spoilt for choice at Criniti's. The original Criniti’s, Parramatta was founded to give Sydneysiders the opportunity to experience beautiful Southern Italian food - and it still does just that.
This much-loved Indian favourite is overflowing with diners night after night - all of which are drawn to the tasty authentic cuisine on offer. Walk into Owner and Chef, Gyan Chan’s traditional eatery and let the smells from the kitchen take you on a special sensory journey. You’ll find all the Indian favourites at Neelam: samosas, butter chicken and rogan josh - they have it all! Stop by for a feast and tip top service. You won't regret it.
There is much to love about Courtney's. There’s the historic building it's housed in, the cosy dining room that you can comfortably sit in for hours, and the explicit provenance of the menu - It’s a ripper combination. Everything in this Parramatta restaurant is executed brilliantly, making it a popular dining destination for many of the corporates and locals in the area. The young and talented kitchen crew know how to take local produce (all sourced within a 200km radius) and run with it, serving modern contemporary Australian meals that please the masses. A double-baked cheese souffle is a real hit, cleverly paired with a puree of deep flavoured beetroot. Yum scrum!
Author: Georgia Smail, dimmi Chief Food Writer.
Image source: Courtney’s Brasserie