Macquarie Park is one of the best places in Sydney for indulging your taste buds. Located on the northern banks of the Parramatta River, this scenic suburban area offers a different look and feel to the city centre. Regardless of what tickles your taste buds, you are certain to find exactly what it is that you are craving in any one of these amazing restaurants.
All of the restaurants on this list are located within close proximity of Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park and reaching them is easy. This makes it perfect for those staying at the hotel and looking to explore the local area. Hey, we’ve all got to eat, right? Of course, if you would rather not leave the hotel our three on-site food and drinks venues are the perfect way to fuel up for the day and each offers fine dining right on your doorstep.
Top 5 Macquarie Park Restaurants
1. Glasshouse Dining
The Glasshouse Dining restaurant is conveniently located within the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. It is the only restaurant on this list to be located within the hotel and features vast floor to ceiling windows and doors. The overall design of the restaurant is modern and stylish with plenty of natural light pouring in from outdoors, which only serves to further highlight the beauty of the delicious food served inside. Being located within the hotel makes this restaurant extremely convenient for those who are staying on-site.
However, you don't need to be a guest to dine at The Glasshouse Dining Restaurant. Each and every dish is lovingly created using fresh and seasonal produce, which is not only a feast for the eyes but also for the belly. Hearty and mouth-watering dishes include chicken burgers, caesar salad, fish and chips, crispy squid with sweet potato, and a selection of artisanal toasts topped with salmon, avocado and feta. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between,Glasshouse Dining is a great place to eat, no matter what time of day you visit.
Address: Holiday Inn Express, 10 Byfield Street, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia.
2. Basil's Seafood Restaurant
Just a 6 minute drive from Macquarie Park Holiday Inn Express is Basil’s Seafood Restaurant. For those who enjoy fresh seafood, you can enjoy a wide choice of dishes while relaxing in the soft ambience of the restaurant. The friendly service is accompanied by a relaxed mood that is not often found in many modern restaurants. The menu features plenty of delectable dishes that will satisfy all of your seafood cravings. Some of the most popular include salt and pepper squid and the cold seafood platters. You will be hard-pressed to find a better seafood restaurant in town.
You can also treat yourself to their highly indulgent desserts, including pancakes with white chocolate. For those who enjoy a tipple or two, Basil's Seafood restaurant has a nice selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. If you are looking for an entertaining evening filled with great music and amazing food, then you will completely fall in love with this restaurant.
Reaching Basil’s Seafood Restaurant from Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park
1 Trafalgar Place, Marshfield, Ryde, NSW 2122. 6-minutes by car.
Head northeast on Byfield St.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Waterloo Rd and then turn right onto Herring Rd.
Turn left onto Talavera Rd At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Culloden Rd.
At the second roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Waterloo Rd
At the third roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Trafalgar Pl.
Basil’s Seafood Restaurant will be on the right.
3. The Grain Thai
If you have a weak spot for Thai food and Southeast Asian Cuisine, then this is by far the best Asian restaurant in the area. Just a 6 minute drive from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park, The Grain Thai serves up some truly authentic Thai dishes, including Thai green curry, massaman curry, papaya salad, fried rice, noodle dishes and a delectable selection of traditional Thai desserts.
Generous portions will ensure that you are fully satisfied. As you enter the restaurant, you will be greeted by the famous Thai smile before being seated. You definitely need to try the Thai milk tea and should indulge your sweet tooth with one of the many desserts available on the menu. As is common with many Thai restaurants around the world, this is a fantastic place to head with family and friends as Thai food is all about socialising and enjoying some great dishes.
Reaching The Grain Thai from Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park
2/4 Corunna Rd, Eastwood, NSW 2122. - 6- minutes by car.
Head northeast on Byfield St. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Waterloo Rd
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Herring Rd
Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Epping Rd
Turn left onto Balaclava Rd
Turn right onto Corunna Rd
The Thai Grain will be on the right
4. Verace Pizzaria
Located just a 500 metre walk from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park, Verace Pizzaria is an award winning Italian restaurant popular with locals and visitors alike. If pizza is what you’re craving, then this restaurant will be pizza heaven for you. Lighter options include fresh pasta dishes and traditional Italian fare. The restaurant itself features modern amenities combined with some truly Italian inspired decor.
With awards for first place as the overall champions in the world pizza championships, Australia's best pizza championships, and 15 further first place winner awards you will find it hard to experience better pizzas anywhere else. Chocolate filled cannelloni makes for the ultimate Italian dessert washed down with a glass or two of Bellini or Rossini.
Reaching Verace Pizzaria from Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park
7 Khartoum Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, Australia - 5-minute walk
Head northeast on Byfield St
At the roundabout, follow the exit onto Waterloo Rd
At the next roundabout, follow the 1st exit onto Khartoum Rd
Verace Pizzaria will be on your right
5. Essence of North India
Just a gentle 30 minute stroll or a 3 minute drive from Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park, Essence of North India offers up traditional South Asian cuisine for all spice levels. Dishes are prepared using fresh herbs, spices and ingredients and offers an authentic dining experience for lovers of Indian food. Dishes include mushroom matar, prawn garlic masala and butter chicken, plus many more.
Mango and pistachio ice creams help cool the mouth after a flavoursome and intense main course and a selection of local and international beverages are available. Traditional music helps set the scene and adds to the ambience. Regarded as the finest Indian restaurant in Macquarie Park, it is a fantastic choice for a relaxing evening filled with filling and warming foods.
Reaching Essence of North India from Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park
124 Wicks Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia - 3-minute drive
Head southwest on Byfield St
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lyonpark Rd
Slight left onto Epping Rd
Slight right to stay on Epping Rd
Turn right onto Wicks Rd
Restaurant is on the right