Some things need no introduction, so while buffets might have gone a little out of fashion, it is also true that the all you can eat buffet really has no natural predator, and is therefore destined to thrive for a very, very long time to come. From seafood and Korean BBQ to Bollywood and buffet combo deals, here are a few all you can eat buffets in Parramatta. Grab your plate and hop to it!
Table 30 Seafood Buffet
Seafood buffet – rarely were two words so perfectly matched. At Table 30, Saturdays are for seafood lovers, from 6-9pm. Gorge on rock oysters. Binge on Balmain bugs and blue swimmer crabs. Enjoy more than your fair share of Australian tiger prawns, smoked salmon and mussels as well as an impressive variety of hot dishes and salads. Table 30 also offer a live dessert cooking station including loads of cheese and a crepe bar. It’s a seafood lover’s paradise – and, frankly, should be enjoyed just as often as the budget allows.
Parkroyal 30 Phillip Street Parramatta 2150; (02) 9685 0377; Visit the Parkroyal Parramatta website.
There are options galore at River Canyon, so if a buffet combined with a Hawaiian Fire Show, Euro Dance Extravaganza, or Bollywood Night sounds good to you then look no further. Sunday to Thursday, River Canyon do $49-$59 buffet combos for a minimum of 8 guests, with drinks – but you’ll want to check their website for their Entertainment Deals, which are different each day. They also do a Ribs and Wings all you can eat for just $29, including a bottle of wine – that’s pork and beef ribs with Buffalo chicken wings, chips and Ranch dressing. Yes, please!
96 Phillip Street Parramatta 2150; (02) 9689 2288; Visit the River Canyon website.
Charcoal Mine BBQ House
Marinate your meat yourself in this cosy, atmospheric South Korean BBQ house on Church Street. Their all you can eat menu has everything from scotch fillet to ox tongue, from chicken wings to beef intestines, with their spicy pork bacon and their kimchi being a couple of local favourites. Charcoal Mine also offers plenty of seafood and vegetarian options to choose from if meat isn’t your thing. The service here is great and it’s one of those rare gems that’s equally suited to an intimate meal or a large group event. Bookings are essential.
454 Church Street Parramatta 2150; (02) 9630 3299; Visit the Charcoal Mine BBQ House website.
By far the best Indian style buffet in Parramatta, Hyderabad House offers classic Indian with Indian-Chinese fusion, and a great an all you can eat weekday lunch for $15.90. They’ve got a loyal following at Hyderabad House for their great service, excellent prices and standout Tandoori chicken and Dum Biryani. This is a bright and chilled out restaurant but keep in mind it’s alcohol-free. And try not to leave too much food on your plate – they don’t like food waste!
39/17 - 19 Hassall Street Parramatta 2150; (02) 9635 9577; Visit the Hyderabad House website.