Parramatta has multicultural dining sorted

  • Bavarian Bier Café, Image Ben Campbell

  • Sahra by the River restaurant, Image Ben Campbell

Parramatta serves up a mouthwatering selection of cultural cuisine

With more than 140 restaurants and cafes, Parramatta provides a myriad of choices when it comes to dining in Sydney's western suburbs.

Its multicultural footprint welcomes you to indulge in every flavour from Vietnamese to Lebanese, Italian, Malaysian, Singaporean, modern Australian and everything in between. And just because the weather is cooler doesn't mean you can't take pleasure in the outdoors. Church Street, Parramatta's main thoroughfare, is lined with restaurants offering alfresco dining and warm outdoor heating lamps to ensure you enjoy your meal throughout the colder months.

Go wandering and you'll soon discover all the spicy, aromatic favourites are here in a melting pot of Asian culture and cuisine. Ichi Ban Teppanyaki is the place for self-cooking Japanese while Sitney Thai Restaurant offers all the favourites of Thai cuisine alongside traditional dishes you won't find elsewhere in Sydney.

Luciano's on Church serves very generous portions of the finest Italian fare. Nearby, Elevate stands out from its contemporaries with its sleek design and polished finishes, which seamlessly translates to the menu featuring chicken and lamb shish plates and Italian pizza and pasta, to name just a few.

Armani specialises in a Mediterranean-inspired menu in a unique setting, where you can enjoy the atmosphere under an Arabic-style tent. The multifaceted dessert menu includes European-style cakes, Arabic sweets and a wide range of flavoured tobacco to relax after your meal.

If you're after coffee, head to the Mars Hill Cafe where you can warm up with a tasty caffeine fix.

Must do restaurants

Check out the full list of Parramatta restaurants.