Stretching out beyond the banks of the Parramatta River to the west of Sydney, Parramatta is such a large and busy area that it is often referred to as Sydney’s “second CBD”.
Luckily, all the people who live and work in Parramatta need to eat, so there is an amazing array of restaurants to choose from.
International Cuisine in Parramatta
Thanks to the cultural diversity in the area, the restaurants, cafés, bistros and bars in Parramatta vary widely.
Walking along the main streets like Church St and Phillip St and you will easily pass dozens of Greek and Italian restaurants, not to mention eateries featuring Chinese, Malaysian, Lebanese, Japanese, Sri Lankan, and Persian cuisines. And we’re only naming a few here. At last count, there were over 180 places to eat in Parramatta.
To make things a little easier, we will take you through the restaurants by precinct.
Also known as “eat street”, this is the place to go for a fresh and fun bite to eat.
Italian and Mediterranean food feature most predominately here, so if you’re in the mood for a pizza or a kebab then you’re in luck. That’s not to say that you can’t also grab a burger, or a steak, though. You’ll also find a lot of cafés and grills.
In the mood for some indulgence? You’re in luck! The area around Phillip St is a fine dining mecca.
No matter the what kind of cuisine you have a craving for, there is a restaurant on Phillip St that can cook it to perfection and serve it to you in the most elegant and refined settings. Get ready to enjoy authenticity and opulence with water views.
Do you like your cafés to be trendy or laid back? You won’t have to make that choice on George St.
Leafy beer gardens serving modern Australian cuisine, Japanese courtyard restaurants with sushi and bento boxes, upmarket cafés with extraordinary coffee and an assortment of savoury and sweet delights - George St has all this and more.
South Church Street
The south end of Church St is the place to get beautiful, fresh Asian cuisines of all kinds.
The tastes of Asia are extremely diverse, but the south end of Church St seems to be able to encompass them all. There is no better place in Parramatta to get traditional Burmese vermicelli, Japanese teriyaki, or Vietnamese Phó all in one atmospheric little block.
Spices and sweets are two things Harris Park is famous for.
Restaurants here specialise in seasoning with spices, herbs and sauces, from Indian curry houses, to Japanese teppanyaki. But. The. Desserts. Syrupy Indian dumplings and Lebanese baklawa dusted with fine sugars abound. Leave room for more when you visit this street.
So, whether you are looking for Japanese food, Chinese Yum cha or some traditional African cuisine, Parramatta can cater. We can help you find your perfect restaurant by cuisine, location or rating. Why not check out some reviews and book with Dimmi today?