Eateries in Parramatta

Parramatta Eats

Once considered a culinary cul de sac, multicultural diversity has been a boon to Parramatta’s eat streets. We take a look at the best in the west. From fine dining, to homey and hearty, cuisines from east and west or a blend of both, pastry pit stop or gourmet gelato, there is a culinary cross section to discover that will delight diners of all tastes.

1. Circa Espresso

Address 21 Wentworth St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 7:00am to 3:00pm                                                                                                                                                      
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 3:00pm                                                                                                    

Eccentric and eclectic, this buzzy café is sandwiched between two buildings in an unused laneway, only 15 minutes walk from the hotel. Enjoy the urban edginess of graffiti art from a cluster of milk crates on the footpath. Circa Espresso don’t take reservations and you may have to wait for a table, but the imaginative brunch offerings are worth it. Vegan and vegetarian options well catered for. So tantalize your taste buds and start your day with one of the house specialties, home made granola or Ottoman Eggs.

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2. BL Burgers

Address 3/188 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150                                                                                                                                                          
Email info@blburgers.com.au 
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Burger lovers rejoice! The famous Bar Luca Burgers have set up a permanent shop in Parramatta. Indulge in their popular 'Blame Canada' burger with streaky maple glazed bacon and American cheese, and top it off with loaded fries. The team also create weekly limited edition burgers, so check their Facebook page for specials.

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3. Gelato Messina

Address 279 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Phone Number + 61 2 9635 3064 
Opening Hours Sunday to Thursday 12:00pm - 11:00pm                                                                                                                                              
Friday and Saturday 12:00pm - 11:30pm                                                                                            

Calling all gelato gourmets and lovers of ice-cream concoctions (and who isn’t!).  With over 40 flavours to choose from this is a one stop gelato shop. Watch the gelato being made; foodies will be fascinated. Specials change daily with fabulous flavours such as Apple Pie, Coconut and Pandan and Red Velvet. Faced with a decision dilemma? Taste tests are welcome. A one minute walk from PARKROYAL Parramatta, it’s the perfect place to fulfil those ice-cream cravings.

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4. Paper Plane Café

Address 5/2 Horwood Place, Parramatta NSW 2150                                                                                                                                      
Phone Number +61 423 491 777 
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 8:00am - 2:00pm

Cute and quirky, decorated with chalkboard chic, this café is a popular spot and crowds often spill onto the footpath. Enjoy the loungey, lazy ambience just a short two minute walk away. Taste some burger brilliance with the Jalapeño Popper or eponymous Paper Plane burger. The truffle eggs are not to be missed.

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5. The Emporium

Address 51 Phillip St, Parramatta NSW 2150                                                                                                                                      
Phone Number +61 2 9687 1955 
Opening Hours Open Monday to Friday 7:00am to 12:00am                                                                                                                                   
Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 12:00am

Dine in style at The Emporium. This 150 seat venue has a restaurant, wine bar and coffee roaster, large enough to offer homage to the coffee gods, encased in its own glass room. The menu is modern Australian in mood with Mediterranean influences. The setting is rustic Italian, think exposed brick, marble table tops and the courtyard dinning area is a delight, dripping with ivy, jasmine and romance. Live music on Sunday and Mondays. Just a sedate stroll down the street from the hotel.

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6. Kouzina

Address 16 Phillip St, Parramatta NSW 2150                                                                                                                             
Phone Number + 61 2 9687 3669 
Opening Hours Tuesday to Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm                                                                                                         
Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday & Monday - closed

Busy and buzzy, this family owned and operated restaurant offers Meze and classic Greek mains; authentic fare lavished with love. Just a one minute walk away, the checked tablecloths and cosy seating give a homey feel. The slow cooked lamb shoulder is not to be missed.

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7. Bourke St Bakery

Address 186–190 1 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150                                                                                                                             
Phone Number + 61 2 9893 9075 
Opening Hours Monday to Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm

The smell of fresh baking is the scent of nostalgia, of warm country kitchens. From hearty fare such as the brisket and red wine pie to delicious delicacies like the lemon ricotta cheesecake with its tangy flavor, everything here is made by hand. Some limited seating available. A seven minute walk from PARKROYAL Parramatta, it’s the perfect pastry pit stop.

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8. Jamie's Italian Trattoria

Address Centenary Square, Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150                                                                                                                             
Phone Number + 61 2 8624 6800  
Opening Hours Monday to Thursday 7:30am - 11am, 11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 11:00am, 11:30am - 10:00pm 
Saturday 8:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday 8:30am - 9:30pm

Serving rustic dishes with full robust flavours, Jamie’s offers simple traditional offerings like pizza and pasta, using recipes this chef is famous for. Love the antipasto board which is served on a wooden platter upheld by vintage cans. In keeping with his ethos, the kids menu has healthier options. About a 6 minute stroll from PARKROYAL Parramatta this is a busy, bustling place over two levels, so booking is advisable. There is an outdoor seating area for warmer weather or the fresh air enthusiast.

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