Casual dining is a big hit in Australia. Aussies love to eat out and Regent Park restaurants are often the top choice for many. The relaxed environment in casual dining restaurants is a step up from fast-casual restaurants.
What is casual dining?
A casual dining restaurant is a restaurant that not only gives you well-in-your-budget food options but also a luxurious experience well empanelled with great performances and fun activities, such as bingo on Mondays & Tuesdays at Dooley’s Regent Park restaurant.
Here are some features of casual dining:
- Excellent servers and hosts.
- Prices that don’t hurt the pocket, and you’ll find alcohol too.
- Live entertainment or events to fully accentuate the cuisine.
- Less stringent rules & regulations.
- Youth centric & high seating availability.
Western Sydney provides an excellent atmosphere for casual dining. Its open parks and waterfront restaurants ensure that no matter where you choose to dine in there are places for nightly entertainment.
Why Western Sydney?
This is where western Sydney becomes a great place for casual dining, with its wide-open spaces, parks, rivers, and lakes. Western Sydney is the place where you go to enjoy life & nature along with the food. It has a great sports culture, which means that you can experience the service quality of fine dining next to a sports park. Not only that, this part of our capital has quite some flavour.
Western Sydney is home to immigrants from across the world. This means that your tongue can travel from New Delhi to Lagos in the time it takes you to get from Harris Park to Blacktown. Where else can you grab a BBQ burger and walk to Australia’s most advanced zoo! Lastly, don’t forget Parramatta’s nightlife, its bustling bar scene is regarded as the best in the state and even the entire Australia.
Here are some of the best places for casual dining in western Sydney:
Dooley’s at Regent park offers the best of western Sydney. With a park front, daily games and live entertainment on Saturdays, it has the ultimate casual dining experience. With different week specials such as parmas on Monday and butter chicken on Thursdays, you continuously enjoy food even when you visit daily.
After a meal, you can head to the sports club to burn some of those calories.
2) Harris Park
Harris park is home to the largest Indian settlements in Sydney. Walking on the street, you can pick up any restaurant that catches your eye, you will be guaranteed a delicious meal. Though Indian food is associated with heavy meals you can grab a light dosa or idli.
Harris Park is near the Parramatta River, and after the meal, you can head for a riverside stroll.
Blacktown is located right beside the Sydney Dragway and is surrounded by various wildlife parks. It is also home to one of the best Ethiopian and BBQ restaurants. Several of them are fine dining but grab a few BBQ burgers from Blackbear BBQ Blacktown and you can visit the Sydney zoo for entertainment and some learning.
4) Croydon Park
Located right beside the Crooks river. From excellent Vietnamese dishes at Tan Dong to Italian at Paesani, Croydon Park offers a variety of excellent fusion options for casual dining.
Croydon park restaurants may be slightly heavy on the pocket but it makes up for it with excellent parks and riverside walks.
5) Padstow Heights
Surrounded by Georges River and Salt pan creek on three sides, Padstow Heights enjoy an incomparable beauty. With the beauty point reserve on the corner and Georges River national park across the bridge, it also has a natural green landscape.
The best part, Padstow Heights enjoys some of the best cafes and casual dining options in western Sydney. Cafe Due Amici and Padstow brunch & Co are the best of what Padstow Heights has to offer. They both offer outside seating because why would you want to sit inside when in Padstow heights.
Visit once, visit again
If you have never visited Western Sydney before, now is the time. No other place has the combination of leisure and casual dining at the same spot that Western Sydney has to offer. Once you do, you will come back again and again.