Best cheap eats in Parramatta

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. 

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Pho Pasteur

When it comes to fresh and tasty dining at lunchtime, the rice paper rolls at Pho Pasteur are spot on. Choose from prawn and sliced pork, grilled pork, shredded pork, and steamed chicken. Yes, you heard right – that is three kinds of pork. Pho Pasteur’s handmade spring rolls are also mighty fine and great value, as is their Chicken Mushroom soup. All their classic Vietnamese dishes are a mean feed, and the atmosphere here is super cruisy for a happy, healthy dine-in lunch. 

137 Church Street Parramatta 2150; visit the Pho Pasteur website.

beef pho

Bourke Street Bakery

For under six bucks, it’s very hard to pass up a piping hot Bourke Street Bakery pie or sausage roll. Whether it’s an excellent eggplant, chick pea, feta and mint roll or a smashing chicken, sweet potato, pea and lime pickle pie, your pastry needs are sorted. If you’re looking for something a little more fancy, try one of BSB’s corned Wagyu beef, sauerkraut, pickle swiss cheese and Russian dressing sandwiches.

186-190, 1 Church Street Parramatta 2150; visit the Bourke Street Bakery website.

Sausage rolls on rack

Honey Restaurant

The dishes at this traditional Persian restaurant are super heart-warming, substantial, and tasty to boot. The Ghormeh Sabzi is rice, vegetable stew, lamb dried limes and red beans, and the Ghaimeh is a stew of yellow pears, dried limes, and lamb topped with French fries. Need we say more? Being just off the main strip of town it’s a great place to experience away from the hustle and bustle. 

10-20 Horwood Place Parramatta 2150

Persian kebabs and rice

Destination Roll

Some things are worth waiting for: a Destination Roll is one. The rolls are super fresh – crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside – and all baked on premises so the places just hums with yummy vibes. Nothing tastes quite as good as that first bite of banh mi – lashings of pate, mayo and oozing fillings of your choice, this is your absolute best bet for a cheap-as lunch. Destination Roll have amazing $11 lunch meals every day of the week, with their Crispy Pork Meal – complete with 3 chicken wings & a soft drink/coffee – an absolute winner on anyone’s watch.

Shop 2/262 Church Street Parramatta 2150; visit the Destination Roll website.

Bahn Mi

Two Chiefs Cafe

This is a lovely little Italian café where the coffee is good and the dishes are homemade. Two Chiefs is known for its excellent staff and service, so another smooth dine-in choice here. Menu-wise they make a mean Italian-style steak sandwich, and a range of great options for breakfast and lunch. 

3a Charles Street Parramatta 2150; visit the Two Chiefs Cafe website.

Haloumi breakfast