Parramatta Square is now home to some amazing new restaurants, bringing to the table delicious burgers and shakes, hot sandwiches, traditional Italian cuisine, gelato, Asian contemporary, and Japanese sushi and sashimi.
The vibrant Parramatta Square, right next to the train station and Centenary Square, offers up a space to meet, trade, shop, learn, dine, celebrate and connect. While you're there, don't miss the fascinating digital storytelling installation, Storybox Parramatta.
1) Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
Who doesn't love a good burger? Fans of the popular Betty's Burgers chain restaurant no longer need to travel far to enjoy a bite of the signature Betty's Classic Angus Beef Burger on their scrumptious Japanese-style milk buns.
There's something for everyone on this delectable menu. Vegetarians will salivate over their Shroom Burger with its crispy fried mushroom patty and melted Gouda and Gruyére cheese. If you're a winner winner, chicken dinner kind of burger fan, the Southern Fried Crispy Chicken Supreme is waiting for you to crunch down on.
Every good burger goes well with a deliciously thick shake. Betty's Burgers' milkshakes bring all the boys (and girls) to the yard with their signature freshly made frozen custard ice cream. Choose from a range of flavours including caramel, strawberry, and chocolate peanut butter.
Parramatta foodies can now enjoy the whole Betty experience by dining-in or taking-away at the restaurant's new branch on Level 1, 12 Darcy Street, Parramatta Square. Order takeaway on Menulog or UberEats.
2) CicciaBella Trattoria & Bar
From Bondi to Parramatta, restauranteur Maurice Terzini is bringing the suave sophistication of the iconic Bondi restaurant up-stream to Parramatta Square.
“Parramatta Square is an incredibly exciting development, revitalising the city centre and creating a new culinary experience in Parramatta," said Terzini.
CicciaBella captures the heart and soul of Italian traditions, inspired by Terzini's childhood in Italy, and gives these dishes their own unique Australian twist. If you're after something a little more adventurous and authentic than the usual spaghetti suspects, try the more intriguing pasta dishes like orecchiette, fregola, and bucatini.
Visit CicciaBella on 153 Macquarie Street, Parramatta Square.
3) Rivareno Gelato
Straight from Bologna, the gastronic capital of Italy, to our own new gastronic hub in Parramatta Square, Rivareno Gelato's award-winning Italian gelato is bound to win the hearts and stomachs of the City's foodies.
Made fresh everyday in its laboratorio, the gelato is made with natural, high-quality, authentically Italian ingredients and stored in stainless steel cylinders called "pozzettis". This traditional Italian method of storing gelato keeps it at optimum freshness and taste without the need for preservatives.
For something you can't taste anywhere else, try the exclusive Rivareno flavours selection. The Alice, one of Rivareno's most popular flavours, will melt your heart with its Mascarpone, Marsala 'Vergine Soleras' (an Italian port wine), and melted giandiuia (chocolate and hazelnut). Fans of licorice will love the Liquirizia, almond fans should try the Contessa or for peanut butter enthusiasts the Sweet Alabama is where it's at. They also have ricotta gelato and custard gelato options for something a bit different.
Get your gelato fix from Rivareno Gelato at 12 Darcy Street, 4 Paramatta Square.
On 21 October, Ibby Moubadder, the owner of Surry Hills restaurant favourites, Nour, Henrietta, and Cuckoo Callay, opened the doors of his new restaurant in Parramatta Square
A contemporary Asian fusion cuisine, LILYMU blends the flavours of Thai and Chinese food with different influences from Singapore and Hong Kong. Try the Tom Yum prawn dumplings or their unique take on the familiar mie goreng and wash it all down with a Dragon Sour cocktail, made with gin, dragon fruit syrup and thai basil leaves.
Book a table at LILYMU on 153 Macquarie Street, Parramatta Square.
The place you make friends with salad, Fishbowl's Japanese inspired salads and warm bowls make eating healthy so delicious. With wasabi, miso, sashimi and edamame as staples of their salad bowls, it's a far cry from the old wallflower garden salad.
6) Harvey's Hot Sandwiches
Hot off the sandwich press, Harvey's Hot Sandwiches hit Parramatta Square on 4 November 2020. Inspired by old school Australian milk bars and authentic American retro diners, it's the place to go when nothing else will hit the spot other than a big, hot, tasty, made-to-order sandwich. The sandwiches are generously filled with delicious, fresh flavours and you can wash it all down with a chilled soda or freshly made lemonade. Those with a sweet tooth will also love the cookie sandwiches topped with warm Nutella. Find Harvey's underneath 4 Parramatta Square.
7) Sushi Yuzen
Delight the senses and nourish the body at Sushi Yuzen in Parramatta Square. This cosy bento house space has created a relaxing environment where friends and family can come and enjoy authentic Japanese food. With high quality, fresh ingredients your bento box delivers a healthy, balanced meal.
8) The Ruse Bar & Brasserie
The Ruse Bar & Brasserie's contemporary Australian cuisine, sharing-style menu, open-fire grill and wine cellars make it the perfect place to wine, dine and unwind. Its European-inspired designs embrace indoor and outdoor spaces with earthy hues, greenery and a range of dining areas to suit any occasion.
Named after James Ruse, an entrepreneurial icon from Parramatta's convict history, The Ruse invites the growing local corporate scene to indulge in their Lunch deals and 3-5pm Happy Hour.