Situated on Parramatta’s liveliest street, our Church Street tower provides an excellent base for exploring, shopping and dining. You won’t be short of entertainment, with Riverside Theatres just across the bridge and ANZ Stadium, the Olympic Park Showgrounds and Rosehill Racecourse all close by. The River Cat terminal is a scenic seven minute walk along the river, where you can begin an unforgettable ferry cruise into Sydney Harbour. Explore the area’s history at the Parramatta Female Factory and Old Government House, then stretch your legs at Prince Alfred Square or amongst the wisterias in peaceful Parramatta Park.
Annual events around Parramatta
Australia Day Parramatta in January
Parramatta Lunar New Year in February
Mother’s Day Classic in May
Vivid Sydney in May and June
Parramatta Lanes in October (as part of Good Food Month)
Parramatta New Year’s Eve in December
Restaurants near Meriton Suites Church Street
You’ll be spoilt for choice for eating options along the ‘Eat Street’ of Parramatta, Church Street:
Social Hideout, 2a/20 Victoria Rd (5 minute walk)
Searching for a spot of breakfast? Cross the bridge and head to Social Hideout for Eggs Benedict and coffee in the leafy garden area, or try a decadent cake shake for morning tea.
El-Phoenician Restaurant, 328 Church St (2 minute walk)
Great for a birthday dinner or a pre-theatre meal. El-Phoenician offers elegant and authentic Lebanese and Middle Eastern dishes, including plenty of options for vegetarians.
Bavarian Bier Café Parramatta, 2-8 Phillip St (3 minute walk)
Step into this restored church to top up on big servings of beer and hearty German cuisine, best enjoyed with friends or family. The Beir Café is open until late nightly with outdoor seating available.
Shopping close to Meriton Suites Church Street
Parramatta provides a range of fantastic shopping options all along Church Street:
Westfield Parramatta, Church St (11 minute walk) You’re never far away from the latest movie or a spot of retail therapy with over 400 retailers and department stores at Westfield Parramatta.
Church Street, Parramatta (5 minute walk)
Simply walk down Church Street itself and surrounding streets to find ATMs, fabric stores, florists and travel stores.
Church Street Mall Farmers Markets, Church St (7 minute walk)
On Fridays, Church Street’s Centenary Square comes alive with local producers of coffee, cheese, bread, fruit and vegetables.
For the essentials:
Coles supermarket, 20 Victoria Rd (6 minute walk)
Chemsave Pharmacy Parramatta, 286 Church St (3 minute walk)
Australia Post North Parramatta, 405 Church St (7 minute walk)
Transport to and from your Church Street accommodation
Getting to and from your suite is a straightforward journey by road or by train, plus there’s a free Parramatta shuttle that stops at nearby Lennox Bridge.
Journey: A 55-60 minute trip from Sydney Airport (Domestic) to Meriton Suites Church Street.
Journey: A 45-50 minute trip from Sydney Airport (Domestic) to Parramatta Station, then an 11 minute walk to Meriton Suites Church Street. The free Parramatta shuttle stops near the station and has a stop right near the hotel.