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Lachlan's Old Government House

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Parramatta Park, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150, Australia
+61 2 9687 2662
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Australian, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Parramatta Park, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Lachlan's Old Government House
1. Wonderful Setting
"a room to ourselves (all nicely warmed up on a cool evening)"
mcc372015
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2. Private Rooms
"It was a lovely venue with plenty of room and classical music."
Jacqui C
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3. Trust the Chef Special
"We had a "trust the chef" menu that was divine ."
bjholiday
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had great expectations. What a disappointment! A function for Dinner tonight. Service was poor and very slow and food very average. Of three courses x 2 food was unseasoned with dry calamari, undercooked lamb shank, overcooked steak and where was crispy pork belly. No...More

Thank smb3110
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello smb3110... thankyou for your feedback. sorry you were unhappy with us. It is unusual so we will look into the details of your feedback with everyone on your evening. Thank you for taking the time to let us know. kind regards

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of 16, 12 adults and 4 children under 10, arrived to a room to ourselves (all nicely warmed up on a cool evening) and all set up ready for our arrival. We chose from the a la carte menu and all enjoyed their...More

Thank mcc372015
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello... great you had a lovely evening. thank you for your kind review. In June on Friday and Saturday evenings we have a great Winter Trust the Chef Special you may like as well. Thank you

Reviewed 20 February 2018

Well received upon arrival and drinks and food order was efficiently done. However it took an hour for our entrees to arrive and whilst the main courses didn't take as long the food was excellent EXCEPT the 2 mains of Salmon that were ordered were...More

Thank Jovan K
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hello.... thank you very much for your review. Glad that overall is good. Timing is slower than we expect and I will ask the Chef's about the skin on the salmon.... If you have the time and could let us know the date, day or...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

very nice excellent set up for the high tea a glass of sparkling nice surrounding the sitting outside was nice wait staff were attentive

Thank Kathie W
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hi.... thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful gracious historical venue on an extremely hot day where the staff at short notice were able to set us up in air conditioned comfort with the friendliest of attentive service. The high tea is comparative to the best I’ve enjoyed and they happily supply...More

Thank Nonapama
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hello... thank you for your very kind review. We also have lovely private dining rooms for private dining if you have a special lunch or dinner kind regards

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch here on 4 January. The atmosphere, the service and the food were wonderful. Congratulations on the pork belly. It made our farewell to Australia so special. One of our guests had been a school boy at Kings school in the...More

Thank Stuart W
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thanks Stuart... you were lovely guests. That Grand Barossa wine from South Australia is good. We are trying a new pork belly soon with great crackling. Thank you again... come back to Australia soon

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get a booking here with property usually focusing on groups - our seating arrangement was under the verandah of the original government house building looking toward Parramatta on a still evening. We selected 3 main dishes along with a Tasting portion...More

Thank Dean2150
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thanks very much.... great you enjoyed your time. all the best

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

My friend & I are a repeated customer of the High Tea at Lachlan’s Old Government House. Such a nice local gem with great ambience, awesome snacks & good service.

Thank Lynda T
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hello... thankyou very much for the great review. Let us know next time you are coming and we will look for something extra special and new..... kind regards

Reviewed 22 October 2017

My mum, sisters and I had the most amazing time. The food on the High Tea three tiered stand was delicious and plentiful; the service couldn't be faltered - staff were so friendly, welcoming and obliging; the atmosphere and surrounds were just awesome - we...More

1  Thank 2BTrue1957
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hi Annette... Fabulous everyone had a great time... everyone front and kitchen really care. say hello next time you come. kind regards

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Nice and cosy venue with line tablecloths. The three tier high tea stand could be improved. There is a selection of Madura tea to pick from and you are given a pot of hot water per table. The high tea stand had a selection of...More

2  Thank Sassychix
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hello... thank you for the feedback. We will pass on your review to everyone front and kitchen. best wishes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parramatta Park, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Parramatta
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9687 2662
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Description
Lachlan's Restaurant is located withing Old Government House Parramatta Park... You can dine on the verandah or in your own cosy dining room by one of our fireplaces. This is a National Trust and World Heritage setting with great food and service. Open for a la carte restaurant, cafe or for just a coffee or tea. Lachlans is a great place for small parties and celebrations and we can set aside one of the Old Government House dining rooms or marquee exclusively for your party. Open Tuesday to Sunday daytime for relaxing cafe and a la carte restaurant. The restaurant is open Friday and Saturday evenings PLUS... we open any day or night of the week for bookings of 10 or more in your own private dining room. High Teas are very popular. In June and July we have an absolutely great value Trust the Chef menu on Friday and Saturday evenings. This is a four course menu with sparkling bubbly, breads, chocolates, teas and coffees all included. Welcome to Lachlans... call now 9687 2662
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