Five Wet Weekend Feel Good Dinners
By Sheree Gover
 Indian curry meal with black lentils dal, spicy potatoes, rice, naan bread and raita  M
While winter is officially another week away, this weekend has certainly given us a preview with blankets added to beds and heaters being cranked up.

Around Parramatta, we have a huge range of restaurants and cafés that offer us delicious winter warming foods from many different cuisines.
4 people in foreground two in background eating at restaurant
Parks, Pubs and Pools – What’s changed today
NSW has started easing some stay-at-home restrictions from today which means that gatherings of up to ten people outside of homes are allowed, and restaurants and cafes can open with some new rules in place.

This is the first time that NSW residents will be allowed to gather outside for recreational purposes since COVID-19 restrictions were implemented.
Jiggly cheesecake with different decorations
Make This Mother’s Day Sweet As
Nothing will say ‘I love you, Mum’ more than delivering her one of these sweet treats this Mother’s Day. Take inspiration from the diversity of foods in the greater Parramatta region and choose something unusually delicious – because you can’t eat a bunch of flowers or a jar of bath salts - and if you give your mum a new iron you deserve everything you get.
Bowl of Butter's fried chicken ramen
8 Takeaway Dishes You Need To Get You Through Isolation
While in isolation, we may not be able to eat in at our favourite restaurants, however, many are offering takeaway and delivery services. Here are eight dishes to try.
Coffee cups being handed out
Local Businesses Rally Behind Community
Community spirit has rallied in Parramatta as a range of businesses, despite struggling themselves, have initiated supports for those doing it tough: from those who have lost their livelihoods to those working in frontline services keeping our community safe.
baker at oven with loaves of bread
Support Local Restaurants and Businesses
Residents can and are encouraged to support restaurants, cafes and other small businesses by utilising the list below for pick-up or take-away.
Delivering the Farmers' Markets to You
While the beloved Farmers’ Markets in Parramatta have had to go on hold, these businesses from the markets are delivering now.
Man delivering fresh food and groceries in shopping cart
Locally Delivered Groceries
To keep you covered during this time, we’ve compiled a list of some great home delivery options, which will all deliver right to your door in the Parramatta LGA.
Young woman toasts her laptop screen with beer in a glass tankard, pizza on the table by her side
Virtual Friday Night Drinks
Being in lockdown means that we need to hold virtual drinks on Fridays: here's a guide.
Chicken roll from Destination Roll
Cheap Lunches Under $10
Looking for a decent lunch without splitting a pineapple? A little can go a long way if you know where to head. We’ve got you covered with the best lunches under ten dollars Parramatta has to offer.
Family eating dinner
Kid-Friendly Places to Eat in Parramatta
Looking for somewhere kid-friendly this winter? Check out our top picks for reasonably priced, child-friendly eats.
Group lunch at Alex & Co.
ALEX&Co.
For the best in elegant and cheerful dining, stellar entertainment and killer cocktails you can’t go past Alex & Co Parramatta.
2-4/330 Church Street Parramatta 2150
(02) 9194 4499
Come and enjoy the delicious food from Chophouse.
Bites On Any Budget
Whoever said eating well comes with a big price tag hasn’t visited the eateries in Parramatta.
Bowl of Vietnamese Pho
Phonomenal Vietnamese Eats
We’ve done the hard yards to bring you four local favourite Vietnamese restaurants the City has to offer. Happy eating!
Criniti's Italian in Parramatta
Italian Eats
For a cuisine that’s so well-loved, it’s often hard to find Italian food that ticks all the boxes. Luckily for you, we've done our homework. Here are some hot picks.
The Bells Road Social in Oatlands
Cafes - Neighbourhood Edition
Beyond the Parramatta CBD, the City’s myriad of neighbourhoods is peppered with independent cafes, run by expert baristas and passionate chefs. Discover neighbourhood cafes making a name for themselves.
Korean BBQ Buffet in Parramatta
Buffets in Parramatta
From seafood and Korean BBQ to Bollywood and buffet combo deals, here are some all you can eat buffets in Parramatta. Hop to it!
Nick & Nora's Bar
Nick & Nora's
With 270 degrees of uninterrupted skyline views, a 11-metre long back bar boasting more than 900 spirits- Nick and Nora’s offers an unprecedented rooftop bar experience.
Level 26, 45 Macquarie Street Parramatta 2150
(02) 8646 4930
Responsible Cafes in and around Parramatta
Responsible Cafes in and around Parramatta
Reduce your waste and get a discount on your coffee!
Uncle Kurts
Uncle Kurt's: Parramatta's first small bar
Take a Brooklyn aesthetic, top-shelf creative cocktails and one of the most moreish Reuben sandwiches in Sydney, and you've got Uncle Kurt's.
Horwood Place Parramatta 2150
Bourke Street Bakery tarts
Cheap Eats and Sweet Treats at Bourke Street Bakery
Decadent and delicious treats don’t have to come with an expensive price tag
186-190/1 Church St Parramatta 2150
(02) 9893 9075
Sushi and Tea
Five delightful Japanese dining experiences
From sushi to yakiniku, here are five Japanese restaurants to try.
Roll'd Vietnamese
A Guide to Vietnamese Dining in Parramatta
Whether you're a fan of pho or ravenous for a rice-paper roll, here are five diverse eateries to get your fix of Vietnamese food.
Best of Happy Hour in Parramatta
Best of Happy Hour in Parramatta
Seven places to satisfy your curry cravings
Thanks to its vibrant multicultural community, Parramatta offers a cornucopia of curries from all over the world. Here are seven options for your tastebuds.
Fried chicken ramen
Butter
Where good food and the freshest kicks hang out. Find out why everybody loves ramen at Butter.
Alex and Co
Parramatta's Finest Dining
Fresh produce from local farmers, unusual dishes for adventurous diners and degustations that can be lingered over for hours, Parramatta's fine dining scene is creative and fun, yet down-to-earth. These restaurants are the cream of the crop.
Albion Hotel
Pubs in the Parramatta
Quench your thirst at these five pubs in Parramatta.
Where to go before your show
Heading to the Riverside Theatres? Eat Street and beyond offer a culinary adventure that crosses continents.
Port Wine Bar
Wine and dine in Parramatta
Whatever your drink of choice, you’ll find it - and a bite to pair it with - in Parramatta.
Riverside Brewing Company
Riverside Brewing Company
Meet the legendary faces behind Parramatta’s first craft brewing company.
Brewery Cellar Door Hours: Friday & Saturday 2:00pm to 6:00pm
(02) 9890 7007
Coffee drinking at circa
Five must-try coffee stops
When hopping off the train or bus, commuters to the Parramatta CBD are spoiled for choice when it comes to their morning coffee.
Circa Espresso
Best of Brunch in Parramatta
Get your brunch on at these six hot spots in Parramatta...
Chai Spy: testing the best chai tea
Hold the cappuccino or flat white! Sip on one of Parramatta’s famous and award winning chai teas or lattes instead.
Ginger Tiger
Thai delights: Six thai-riffic restaurants
When something spicy is on the agenda, Parramatta has the goods.
Yum Cha dumplings
Chinese Restaurants
Forget the cold, lose yourself in these five must-try Chinese restaurants. From yum-cha to sizzling Szechwan, dim-sum to delicious duck pancakes and everything in between.
High Tea Gatehouse
Tea time! Where to find the best high tea in Parramatta
Poise those pinkies and get ready to high-tea it to one of the best high tea spots in Parramatta.
Bowl of pasta
La dolce vita: Five Italian restaurants to try
As much a part of Australian food culture as meat pies and pavlova, Italian cuisine holds a very special place in the heart of Parramatta.
Four pizza pit Stops in Parramatta
Winter's favourite comfort food! Here are four places to get your pizza fix. Bellissimo!
Soul Burger
Vegan and vegetarian Parramatta
Six local meat-free options that even meat eaters won’t hate
El Jannah interior
The working lunch
Don't eat your lunch al-desko, pop out of the office and into one of these eateries for a feed
Papparich Malaysian Supplied
Malay and Singaporean
Discover Parramatta's Malay and Singaporean superstar eateries
Banh Mi
For Six Dollars: Destination Roll
Discover the ultimate workday Cheap Eat.
260 Church Street Parramatta 2150
Korean Bibimbap
Five Must-Try Korean Restaurants
Whatever your flavour, here are five eateries that showcase some of Parramatta's best Korean cooking.
SaCrepe Bleu
A dessert crawl of Parramatta
With sweet treats scattered throughout Parramatta, you’ll be like a kid in a candy store with these seven must-try decadent eat-in dessert options, from day to (late) night
Six Indian Eateries
Whether you're craving flaky naan bread straight from the tandoor or indulging in a classic curry, we've picked six Indian eateries your taste buds will be thankful for.
Burgers and Milkshakes at Milky Lane Parramatta
Six Places Where Food Coma is on the Menu
This guide is dedicated to the hungriest, most passionate diners in Parramatta and surrounds.