Five Wet Weekend Feel Good Dinners

By Sheree Gover

While winter is officially another week away, this weekend has certainly given us a preview with blankets added to beds and heaters being cranked up.


Around Parramatta, we have a huge range of restaurants and cafés that offer us delicious winter warming foods from many different cuisines.

Maharaha’s on Carmen – Carlingford

A spicy curry is always a winter warmer and with a rating of 9/10 on The Fork, it’s hard to go past Maharaha’s on Carmen at Carlingford. With some key signature dishes including Punjabi Curry and Maharajas Baby Goat Curry, the chef’s interpretation of the ‘65’ chicken is a spicy deep fried treat that is a must. Maharaha’s is currently asking customers to order and pay over the phone and either have home delivered or pick up via their new drive-thru pickup service!
 

Hills Gourmet Pizza – Northmead

What’s better than the smell of warm garlic bread and flavoursome pizza on a cold day – pizza for breakfast of course. Tucked away in Ventura Road shopping village just off Windsor Road, Hills Gourmet Pizza has all the great classics you love, but the speciality pizzas and seafood options have great topping combinations on delicious bases including new gluten free. Order online for both delivery and takeaway.
 

My Hao Cuisine - Winston Hills

The small neighbourhood shopping villages of Parramatta are often where you’ll find some of the best kept restaurant secrets and My Hao Cuisine at Winston Hills is no different. It doesn’t have an exhaustive menu, but they seem have included all the best bits. Rice paper rolls and bahn mi always great options, but when its wet and wintery, their giant bowl of Pho (beef noodle soup) splashed with chilli sauce and loaded with bean sprouts and herbs is a go to. 

Dosa Hut – Harris Park

It’s scientifically proven that when it gets cold, we all crave the warmth and cosiness of comfort food, and Dosa Hut is a great option this weekend. Serving delicious and healthy South Indian cuisine made with freshly ground spices and vegetables, it like a delicious warm home-cooked meal. Their menu is an impressive 22 pages of everything that is fantastic about this cuisine, and with over 90 varieties of Dosa to choose, you’d better start early to decided what’s for dinner.


 

Dosa Hut South Indian Restaurant Harris Park

Milky Lane, Parramatta

The folks at Milky Lane have been keeping busy during tight restriction with live stream music festivals, iso-food experiments and delivering their burgers and sides to their regular diners. While burgers aren’t necessarily known as comfort food, they are definitely an “all the time food” which is why they are included on a winter warmer list.  But burgers would also feature on an autumn list, summer list and spring list.  With family combos including their famous Kevin Bacon burger and sides such as bacon mac & cheese croquettes and loaded mash potato balls, they are definitely a fan favourite.