Food and Wine in Parramatta
After exploring World Heritage and a brilliant Riverside show in Parramatta, savour the delicious experiences. You’re in for a treat, with authentic flavours from around the world, a mouth-watering choice of restaurants, high tea in beautiful colonial buildings, and hip bars such as Uncle Kurt’s.
Church Street is the main ‘eat street’, lined with alfresco dining options and near Riverside and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Old Government House and Parramatta Park. In side streets are more delights, such as acclaimed Malaysian restaurant Temasek and exquisite Courtney’s Brasserie.
In the luxury Skye Hotel Suites tower in Macquarie Street is Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar, creating dishes with flavours and ingredients influenced by Parramatta’s multicultural heritage. Nearby is the Macquarie Street Gatehouse Tea Rooms, in a splendid colonial building in the World Heritage area.
Another lovely tea spot is at Elizabeth Farm, started by agricultural pioneers John and Elizabeth Macarthur in 1793. Elizabeth’s Tea Rooms open weekends. The rich heritage is part of Parramatta’s vibrant arts and culture. Check out the exciting events calendar for more scrumptious things to do.
Parramatta Lanes is an enticing October festival of gourmet food, world music and cutting-edge art, with pop up bars and live music in eight themed spaces. Another popular festival is , celebrating Western Sydney’s cultural diversity with food, music, dance, and much more in March.
Some of the best Indian and South-Asian restaurants in Australia are in Harris Park, an easy walk from neighbouring Parramatta or only one train stop from Parramatta Station. Along the Wigram Road ‘eat street’ you’ll find a tempting range of eateries, including casual and vegetarian options.
Getting to Parramatta is easy by public transport. The train trip from Central Station to Parramatta Station is less than 30 minutes. You can also take a ferry from Circular Quay, under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and past harbour islands, to Parramatta Wharf. The scenic ride is about 80 minutes.