Bites on any budget

The variety of eateries across Parramatta in both cuisine and price so you can eat budget lunches any day of the week but then also splurge on something a bit more special. 

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On a budget

Across Parramatta its easy to get a great lunch or dinner if you know where to look. We have put together a few options for you to check out next time your wallet is feeling a little light on.

Big Tree House Cafe

Start your food journey at Rydalmere’s Big Tree House Café for a funky food fix, with its great coffee, all-day breakfast (including excellent corn fritters and ricotta hotcakes!) and family-friendly service. 

88 Calder Rd, Rydalmere | 8626 9007 | Facebook

Smoked Salmon, avodaco on Potato rosti


For lunch, head to the iconic Temasek, serving authentic laksa since it opened its doors to hungry locals in 1992. Choose from prawns, chicken or be brave and go with both. The rest of the Singaporean and Malaysian menu is brimming with classics like beef rendang, the Chinese-inspired dish of Hainanese chicken or the $ 13-weekday lunch option. 

71 George Street, Parramatta | 9633 9926 | | Facebook 

Curries, Fish, Beef Rendang, Hainese Chicken

Lao Der Thai

Experience authentic Lao and Northern Thai cuisine at Lao Der, featuring family recipes passed down from generations that focus on fresh ingredients and regional spices such as coriander, kaffir lime and lemongrass. 

536 Church Street, Parramatta | 0449 530 195 | Facebook


Pho Pasteur

Mr and Mrs Pham came to Australia as refugees from Vietnam and opened their much-beloved restaurant Pho Pasteur in 1992 to share the flavours of their culture. Their menu features the staple of beef pho, but also plenty of traditional provincial dishes and a handful of vegan and vegetarian options. 

137 Church Street Parramatta  

Beef Pho with chillis and basil

Splash Out

You've been working hard, things have been going well so its time to splash out. Parramatta has you covered with a range of fine dining options to give you that special feeling.

Meat & Wine Co

Taking Parramatta’s food scene by storm is the sleek and modern Meat & Wine Co, which has gained fans with its sophisticated fit-out, its diverse wine menu and a touch of African inspiration on the menu. 

7/330 Church St, Parramatta | 8629 8808 | Facebook | Instagram

red wine and glasses

Lachlan's Old Government House

Step back in time at Lachlan’s Old Government House in Parramatta Park, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed building that makes a jaw-dropping destination for special events, including weddings, anniversaries and high teas. 

Old Government House,  Parramatta Park | 9687 2666 | Facebook 

lady having high tea verandah Lachlans