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Lachlan's Old Government House

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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Sponsored by: Lachlan's Old Government House

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Verandah and Private Rooms
1. Verandah and Private Rooms
Dine on the long vine covered verandah or your own private dining room
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2. Perfect for Celebrations
2. Perfect for Celebrations
Weddings, Anniversaries , Birthdays and more with great packages
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3. Modern Share Plate Menu
3. Modern Share Plate Menu
Perfect for a light lunch or full banquet in a world heritage setting
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Lachlan's Restaurant is located withing Old Government House Parramatta Park... PRIVATE DINING ROOMS, CHRISTMAS PARTIES, SET PRICE LUNCHES and DINNERS, 10 to 30 guests and fantastic garden marquee, HIGH TEAS. RELAX and ENJOY. 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. BRAND NEW MODERN RESTAURANT MENU, morning and afternoon 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, Friday and Saturday evenings
US$13 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Australian, Cafe, International
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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat in this cafe whilst I waited for my tour of the house. The veranda was absolutely delightful, with a nice cool breeze to cool me down. Ordered a lemonade - very nice indeed. There is indoor and outdoor dining and a nice border of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank NigelG407
Andrew C, Manager at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you.... and the inside dining rooms are also great for a more formal celebration if you have a birthday or anniversary where you would like your own private room... best wishes

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Friday night dinner for two, with the new Trust the Chef menu. Dinner was amazing with a French influence meal with an Australian flare. Fantastic value for such a brilliant meal and included a glass of Sparkling wine to start and coffee to end with....More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thanks Daniel... Thank you for taking the time for your review. Chef Gene C. is looking after these trust the Chef Menus. he is changing them from week to week. Best Wishes.

Reviewed February 17, 2019

Great place to enjoy a free tour on Australia Day, part of Parramatta's colonial history. Tours normally start at 10am, for a coin donation. You can visit the cellar on the early tours up until 1pm. Lovingly preserved and presented.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lesley C
Reviewed February 5, 2019

Visited for a Tuesday lunch LOCATION AND AMBIENCE: 5 stars Indoors (we were in a private room) or seating on the long grapevine framed verandah, which in February is in full leaf and very attractive. FOOD: 3 stars Very limited menu - they only offer...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank zanzibar948
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

Not up to the standard I was expecting having read previous reviews and having eaten there before.The lunch menu looked promising but the serves were minuscule and rather mean. For examle one cherry tomato in a salad. Perhaps the chef was having a bad day...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2019

thank you... good to know. we will look into it. dishes are about half the price of our old main courses and meant to be share plate dishes in between entree and main size. thank you and best wishes for the New Year

Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Food was spot on, drinks were spot on, atmosphere was fantastic and a little slow service but was okay because of how busy they were. We will be back

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Moonnns222222
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We booked for lunch to celebrate our daughters uni graduation. Despite the 40 degree day, our host Phillip made us feel cool and comfortable in a private room which was prepared for our group of 6. The entire dining experience was faultless. Warm, friendly service...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chrispy63au
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic wedding/high tea celebration at Lachlans in November 2018. The venue was lovely, the food fantastic, vegan and vegetarians catered for as well. The staff were profession well organized, friendly and efficient. I highly recomend Lachlans for your special event. Very good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karen R
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

We went to Lachlans for CHRISTMAS lunch 2018.It was a very hot day but were we sat was so cool.The food kept coming and each course was delicious and I would recommend to go.The only negative is the decor.I know it's listed but it could...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sydneysider2016
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

We booked Lachlans for our team Xmas lunch. It was fantastic. We had our own room which was air conditioned - on a hot day, it was a godsend. The Share platters tasted amazing and the service was exceptional, we were very well looked after....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alice M
Andrew C, Manager at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2018

Thank you.... great to hear. The new share menu is popular. Our next most popular item is our High Tea. Best wishes for the New Year

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