The Best of Parramatta: What to See, Do, and Eat



Rich in history, culture, and diversity, the neighbourhood of Parramatta is experiencing rapid development with billions of dollars being invested in transportation and infrastructure. Yet, despite seeing unprecedented growth and transformation, the booming geographical centre of the Sydney metropolis has managed to retain its local character – from its heritage listed sandstone architecture and lush green spaces to its fascinating mosaic of international eats. 

Whether you’re a resident looking to discover hidden gems or a visitor raring for new adventures, let us show you around with this local guide to Parramatta. 

What to Eat

Soak up the sun and indulge in one of the best brekkies in town at Circa Espresso, which may look like a hole-in-the-wall café but is really one of Parramatta’s most celebrated cafés. Every visit is a surprise with their seasonal menu, but check out their French Toast made with butter brioche spread with luscious orange cream cheese and piled with fruits, or their famed Baked Eggs with Beef Sujuk for a filling and sweet meal. 

East 2

For lunch, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Church Street, which has transformed into “Eat St.” – home to international flavours, a bustling alfresco scene, bright lights and art installations. If you’re craving Greek food, stop by Kouzina Greco to enjoy their vibrant set and a la carte menu filled with Greek cuisine classics – Taramosalata, BBQ Chicken Thigh Souvlaki, and their signature Kleftiko (3 hour slow roasted lamb shoulder with kipfler potatoes).  


Eat 3

If you’re looking for a contemporary Italian and Mediterranean experience, head over to Restaurant 317. Located right at The Lennox’s doorstep, this long standing local favourite offers an extensive award winning menu and is the first restaurant in NSW to be accredited by Coeliac Australia. Enjoy traditional Italian fare, seafood, steaks and ribs, as well as impressive gluten free options. 

East 4

For dessert, Gelato Messina is a perennial favourite with over 40 unique gelato flavours and bespoke gelato cakes. It’s a great way to finish a meal, start a meal or enjoy any time of the day! 

Eat 5

For dinner, elevate your dining experience at LilyMu, a contemporary Pan-Asian restaurant where the culture, cuisine, and traditions of Southeast Asia collide. Helmed by former Mr Wong head chef Brendan Fong, the restaurant boasts a curated menu inspired by China and Southeast Asia, including Tom Yum Prawn Dumplings with soy and lime dressing, Ricotta dumplings with toasted sesame and peanut chilli crisp, and a selection of desserts. If your group wants to go on a culinary adventure, check out their Feasting Menu for their best offerings.  

Eat 6

For your nightcap, head to Alex & Co and enjoy riverside views with a cocktail on hand. Transform ordinary weeknights and make it memorable at this cosmopolitan dining and bar destination. Their extensive drink list boasts classic cocktails and creative concoctions, like their Two Faced, Passionfruit Caipiroska, and Apple Crumble cocktails.  

What to See and Do

Parramatta is home to endless activities. The bustling suburb has so much to offer, from its historical spaces and art installations to beautiful parks and greenery. This spring, discover a hidden gem in Wisteria Gardens and witness wisteria and cherry blossoms in full bloom. It’s a relaxing and peaceful place where you can go on a walk, have a family picnic, and enjoy the weather while taking in the delightful sights and smells.  

What to See and Do 2

Cool off or break a sweat at the newly opened Parramatta Aquatic Centre located within Parramatta Park. This incredible fitness and relaxation hub features a 50m, 10 lane Olympic sized heated outdoor pool plus a 25m, 8 lane heated indoor recreational pool for lap swimming, squads, and aqua fitness classes. There’s also a dedicated indoor pool for swimming classes and an indoor splash play area for kids. It will also house a fitness centre with state of the art equipment and rooms for yoga, Pilates, Zumba and cross training classes, a café for visitors, and an outdoor space for families and friends to meet, gather and relax. 


What to See and Do 3

When you want to explore and appreciate art, come to Parramatta Square and witness incredible art installations, from contemporary to classic pieces. Also check out PHIVE at 5 Parramatta Square, the city’s new community, cultural, and civic building with a modern library and multiple spaces for events and exhibitions. With plenty of dining options and retail shops, plus its close proximity to the station, it’s become a popular meeting place for groups to hang out and spend time together! 

Parramatta is still poised to grow and transform in the next couple of years, with new destinations to watch out for, including the upcoming Powerhouse Precinct and Museum, the Sydney Metro West project, and the new Light Rail. With so many exciting activities and places to explore, wouldn’t it be nice to become part of this vibrant community? 

Make The Lennox your home and be at the heart of Parrammatta’s endless possibilities. Enquire today and sign up for our newsletter for the latest update. 


Now Selling. Enquire Now

Sales and Dislay Centre
12 Phillip Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

Interested in learning more about The Lennox?

Secure your private appointment below, or contact 1800 998 519.


Enquire now to download brochure

Fill in the form below to speak with a The Lennox member, or
CALL 1800 998 519.


Visit Our Display Suite

Sales and Dislay Centre
12 Phillip Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

The Policy

This policy will explain how Aoyuan International Investment Group and its related bodies corporate (together, Aoyuan) collect, store, use, disclose and manage your personal information (Policy). By providing your personal information to Aoyuan, you consent to the collection, use, storage, disclosure and management of your personal information in accordance with this Policy. In this Policy, ‘personal information’ includes any information, opinion, whether true or not, that is capable of identifying an individual.

Aoyuan’s business

Aoyuan’s key business activities revolves around property development, and real estate agency services.

Collecting personal information

Aoyuan generally collects personal information in the following ways:
- directly, or indirectly from you (when you interact with Aoyuan);
- indirectly from you, when you communicate with Aoyuan by telephone, mobile, email, face to face, or through online and social media interactions;
- when you participate in Aoyuan’s surveys or promotions; and
- when you use Aoyuan’s websites. Whenever you interact with Aoyuan, your personal information may be collected. The type of personal information collected will depend on the nature of your interactions. Aoyuan may collect any personal information that may be required to assist your dealings and interaction with Aoyuan, including (but not limited to):
- financial information (including bank account details, credit card numbers, your income and credit standing);
- information about your preferences or requirements that are relevant to Aoyuan’s products and services;
- information about your identity (including name, date of birth, gender, visa or residency status, identification documents, address, email, telephone and mobile number);
- your device type or ID, location information, IP address, browsing information and any personal information you may provide to Aoyuan directly or indirectly through Aoyuan’s websites and mobile applications; and
- your preference of Aoyuan’s products, services, facilities and lifestyle activities. Your personal information may also be collected from third parties, such as:
- credit reporting bodies, law enforcement and government entities;
- marketing agencies, data collection and research organisations; and
- other individuals.

No obligation

You do not have to provide personal information to Aoyuan. You can choose to deal with Aoyuan anonymously. However, if you decide not to provide your personal information, Aoyuan may not be able to provide you with products or services that are tailored to your needs.

Purpose of collecting personal information

Aoyuan collects, stores, uses and discloses your personal information for the following purposes:
- for security and risk management purposes;
- for the general management and conduct of Aoyuan’s business;
- to communicate with you;
- to comply with Aoyuan’s legal obligations;
- to do business with you;
- to help manage, develop and enhance Aoyuan’s services (including websites);
- to investigate incidents; and
- to provide and market Aoyuan’s products and services. Aoyuan will not use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than the purpose it was collected for (or a related purpose) unless Aoyuan first obtains your consent to that purpose, or Aoyuan is permitted to do so by law.

Disclosure of personal information

Aoyuan may disclose your personal information for the purposes for which it was collected for (or a related purpose) to the following:
- other companies, service providers and individuals who assist Aoyuan to perform certain functions on our behalf, such as hosting and data storage providers;
- other companies, services providers and individuals who assist Aoyuan with provision of our services;
- regulatory authorities, police, government agencies or where required by law;
- related parties and entities of Aoyuan; and
- social medial channels which Aoyuan has a presence on (such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn and WeChat). Where personal information is disclosed to a third party acting on behalf of Aoyuan, Aoyuan will request for such third parties to not use your personal information for their own purposes and to comply with this Policy and the applicable law in your state and country.


Aoyuan and its third-party service providers may send you direct marketing communications and information about Aoyuan’s products, services, discounts and special promotions that may be of interest to you, including any offers or promotions based on our products and services. These communications may be sent in different forms, including telephone, mobile, post, fax, email, SMS, or any other form of electronic communication. When you provide Aoyuan with your contact details, you consent to Aoyuan and its third
-party service providers to send you direct marketing messages.

Unsubscribing from marketing communications

You can unsubscribe from any, or all, of the direct marketing communications at any time by contacting Aoyuan using one of the following methods:
- by telephone to +61 2 9267 7456;
- by email to; or
- by post to Aoyuan International, Suite 30.02, Level 30, 420 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. For email communications you will be able to find a link to unsubscribe, usually towards the bottom of the email. If Aoyuan are providing services to you, there may still be a requirement for certain communications to be made to you in providing these services or products as required by law.

Updating personal information

If you would like to update, access or correct your personal information that Aoyuan holds, you can contact Aoyuan using the methods listed above. Depending on the nature of your request, Aoyuan may require further information to verify your identity or ask you to put in writing the information you need. There may be instances where access cannot be granted to your personal information (for example, legal exception or breach of confidentiality), and Aoyuan will provide you with written reasons for the refusal.


Aoyuan may hold your personal information in electronic or hard copy format. The confidentiality and security of your personal information is important to Aoyuan, and reasonable steps will be taken to protect your personal information from misuse, interference and loss, as well as unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Aoyuan uses several physical, administrative, personnel and technical measures to protect your personal information. However, given the nature of the internet, there is always a risk that an unauthorised party may find ways to overcome our security measures, and it is not possible to guarantee the security of your personal information. You should also be aware that email communications are usually not encrypted and should not be considered secure. Where required by law, Aoyuan will notify you and the relevant regulatory authorities of data breaches affecting your personal information. When Aoyuan no longer needs your personal information, reasonable steps will be taken to destroy it.

Third party links

Aoyuan’s website and mobile applications may contain links to websites owned and operated by other parties. When you click on these links, you are leaving Aoyuan’s website. Aoyuan is not responsible for the privacy practices or content on such websites. You should read the privacy policies and other terms that apply to those websites as they may differ from this Policy.

Questions or complaints

If you have any questions about how Aoyuan handles your personal information, or would like to make a complaint, please direct them to Aoyuan using one of the communication methods identified above. Aoyuan will investigate your complaint after our investigation and contact you to advice the outcome and invite a response to the findings.

Updates to this Policy

Aoyuan may update this Policy from time to time to take into consideration new laws and technology, and changes to our business operations and practices.