As Western Sydney’s de facto CBD, Parramatta encapsulates much of what’s great about the area, from immigrant cuisine to unpretentious cafes.

Restaurants

Cicciabella Parramatta Square

Restaurant

Cicciabella’s second location pays tribute to the pared-back “cucina povera” style of Italian cooking – think woodfired Florentine steak, crudo, pasta and pizza.

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The Emporium

Restaurant

A bar, roastery and restaurant in Sydney’s west by the team behind The Coffee Emporium chain.

Hyderabad House

Restaurant

Hyderabad-style fried chicken and a $16 all-you-can-eat buffet.

Alex&Co.

Restaurant

A huge multi-space fine diner with room for 350 people.

BL Burgers Parramatta

Restaurant

The third burger joint from the team behind Bar Luca.

Cafes

Circa Espresso

Cafe

A slice of the inner-city cafe culture.

Lil Miss Collins

Cafe

The pop-up so good it stuck around.

Meraki Merchants

Cafe

A tiny Lebanese-inspired cafe packing jaffles and milos with a twist.

Kafeneio

Cafe

Toasties and Mecca coffee in a beautiful timber coffee bar.

Bars

Nick and Nora’s

Bar

A lavish Art Deco rooftop with 270-degree views, extravagant cocktails made with liquid nitrogen and theatrical champagne towers.

Uncle Kurt’s

Bar

Parramatta’s original small bar.