How should you spend your weekend if you’re not travelling? Obviously, eating! It has been one of the best activities you can do over a weekend – whether you are alone or with company of your friends. Sometimes, it has become restaurant hopping if you are brave enough to be full and adventurous with your appetite.
There is only one way to kick off another trip around the sun and that is restaurant hopping! Below are the best restaurants to tuck into this weekend, you can thank us later. There is a little bit of everything on the menu. Each Western Sydney restaurant guarantees good time with good food.
Kick off the morning with a trip to Circa, a little hole in the wall that delivers in a seriously big way. Trendy interiors aside, this cafe has some of the best coffee in the west, roasted by Five Sense and served double ristretto style. The food’s not bad either; with the full breakfast offering perfectly complimented by some healthy salads and of course, a schnitty burger. This cafe has express tolled its way straight up the M5, delivering the goods.
Crowds come from far and wide to witness and munch on some of Sydney’s best charcoal chicken and Lebanese cuisine. This is go-to take away: the ultimate chicken burger, hot chip rolls and a full range of tasty salads. El Jannah has your back. Not to mention their garlic sauce, who knew garlic had such majestic powers.
Al Aseel Penrith
This is the best of family and group dining, Lebanese style. Start off with their traditional Baba ghanouj made from creamy, smoked eggplant and move onto their fattoush salad that’s littered with crispy bits of Lebanese bread. You can take your pick from flavoursome strips of shawarma or lamb kafta and then finish up with a strong cup of Lebanese coffee to call it a day. Their best dish is Al Aseel mixed plate. It is your favourites in one place, including: skewers of marinated chicken breast, lamb & kafta, served with tabouli, baba ghanouj, hommos, falafel and garlic dip.
Located on The Boulevarde in Strathfield this small Korean restaurant sells just two things: ENORMOUS dumplings and noodles. The Mandoo's menu has 15 types of dumplings and 9 types of noodles. It is a busy place so you are best to book.
Made by The Hill
Made by the Hill is it a restaurant, bar or cafe? They are pegging it as a 'social space', incorporating all of the above.
You will find food from Surry Hills' Chur Burger – including the OG beef burger, Milo milkshakes, pulled pork and sweet potato fries. Behind the bar they will be shaking up a mix of easy drinking cocktails like Aperol Spritzers, strawberry and pomegranate Mojitos and espresso Martinis. If you want to keep the sugar a flowing, you will also find sweet treat kings Papa Pasticceria serving up cheesecakes, cannoli and tiramisu.
Located in the heart of the Penrith CBD, this family-run establishment has all the right ingredients for a perfect night out. The recently renovated space includes a bar area, which is ideal for a cheeky aperitif before dinner. The creative menu has plenty of the classics such as Caesar salad and linguine chicken marsala – but it is the more unusual dishes that will have you licking your plate. Start off with the arancini with truffle, spinach and mascarpone cheese before moving on to the smoked chicken gnocchi or the lobster ravioli before taking the plunge with one of the spectacular main courses such as the confit duck ballotine, which comes with a fig and chestnut stuffing.
Named after the Korean word for “crazy”, Michidora is South Korean BBQ restaurant located. Michidora’s menu offers all the meat you can imagine: pork ribs, sweet and sour pork, beef sirloin, chicken spicy BBQ, Wagyu supreme, deep fried chicken. There is so much variety and awesomeness to drive you crazy. Their best dish is stir-fried spicy pork