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Lachlan's Old Government House

Parramatta Park, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150, Australia
+61 2 9687 2662
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Australian, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
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)"
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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 ."
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came to Lachlan's for a birthday high tea on a Sunday afternoon. It is a beautiful spot to spend an afternoon, situated in the grounds of Old Government House in an old sandstone building Lachlan's is quite a treat! We had a tasty selection...More

Thank weregoingonafoodhunt
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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

Thank Daniel S
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 3 days ago

i love the real service, the classic style and the fantastic service , thats even before the fantastic , spot on food arrived. if you want good go to church street, if you want the best of parramatta dinning, come here.

Thank cris t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this when I attended a pre-wedding high tea to meet the bridal party and enjoy a few morsels. we had their large private room with about 16 or 18 guests but it would still work well with a larger number.

Thank Foodhistoryfan
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review... There are three Old Govt House Dining rooms seating from 10 to 30 guests and the garden marquee for larger numbers also works well. Thank you again and best wishes.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us visited this warm gracious sandstone building set within the beautiful confines of Parramatta Park. We had a room inside for 5 people with unlimited tea coffee or juice & delectable food. There were sweet & savoury tarts sandwiches wraps & numerous delicacies...More

Thank Taveaholic
Andrew C, Manager at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Sharmini.... looks like you had one of our High Teas. Glad you enjoyed your afternoon and thank you for your review. kind regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of friends looking for a place for a mid week lunch. We were looking for easy access We had a pleasant private room in this historic building. A nice setting. Service was rather limited. Perhaps they thought that we wanted total...More

Thank Robert H
Andrew C, Owner at Lachlan's Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Robert... thank you for your detailed review. Yes, access is normally quite good and parking is even better at night and on weekends. My apologies for your service comment, probably my mistake. It is normally very quiet on cold winter days and we had...More

Reviewed May 12, 2018

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 May 15, 2018

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

Reviewed April 28, 2018

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 May 15, 2018

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 February 19, 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 February 22, 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 January 7, 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 February 22, 2018

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
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, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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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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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