Located on the banks of the Parramatta River, Parramatta is the second largest CBD. Check out our Parramatta accommodation on the edge of the beautiful Parramtta River.
The Parramatta River has always played a significant role in the area, having attracted European settlers to its banks in 1788. Today Parramatta is a buzzing hub of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and businesses with a rich past inscribed with history and culture.
What sets Parramatta apart from the rest of Sydney? It’s characterized by a diverse range of cultures that reside in and contribute to the area. The multicultural landscape is shaped by a variety of food, music, retail and cultural events that occur on a regular basis, which not only benefit Parramatta’s residents, but also those who travel to the area for both business and leisure.
With over 180 dining options, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re looking for a meal out in Parramatta. For the most popular hub of restaurants, including Thai, Vietnamese and Italian, head to Church Street (AKA Eat Street; for a more up-market experience, try Phillip Street; check out George Street or Church Street South (Asian Precinct) if you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine; or if you have a craving for Indian, Harris Park is the place to go. Harris Park is home to arguably the best Indian food in Sydney, as well as Greek, Italian and Lebanese restaurants. Parramatta is the place to go if you want an authentic cultural dining experience.
From sporting events like NRL matches(Parramatta is home to the Eels Rugby League Club) and cycling events, to cultural events like Chinese New Year, and Sydney Festival, there’s always something on in Parramatta. It’s also gaining popularity as a destination for late-night social events such as pop-up bars, music events and theatre shows, so watch this space!
Parramatta has one of the best and most accessible train stations in Sydney, so transport is not an issue. There are plenty of express trains too, or for a more relaxing experience hop on a River Cat at Circular Quay for one of the best ways to see the sights of Sydney Harbour.
So what’s your excuse? Check out our great hotels below and check in to Parramatta, the cultural heart of Sydney.