River Canyon Restaurant

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River Canyon Restaurant Recommended based on its 90 reviews
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River Canyon Restaurant Details

River Canyon Restaurant Address

Next to Ferry Wharf
96 Phillip Street

Parramatta NSW 2150

River Canyon Restaurant Menu
River Canyon Restaurant Website

River Canyon Restaurant Contact Info

(02) 9689 2288
(02) 9635 3535

Manager on (02) 9689 2288


Alfio Grasso

Prices $$

Average Meal Price $28 - based on one entree & main course only


Bookings are essential

Rooms & Capacity

Main Restaurant Area
Seating Capacity 190

Separate raised area
Seating Capacity 80


Mon to Sun 11:30am - 10pm
Fri to Sat 11:30am - 2am
Sun 11:30am - 10:30pm
Open on Christmas Day
Open on Christmas Eve
Open on New Years Eve
Open on Public Holidays

Entertainment/Live Music

BRAZILIAN SAMBA SHOW & DJ & Buffet - $39 Fridays
Music Videos, Dance the night away to DJ's & Dinner

HAWAIIAN & POLYNESIAN SHOW $39 - Dinner & Dance + DJ's playing for dancing till 1.30am




Ample or Convenient Parking
Free Parking
Off Street Parking
Parking Station
Street Parking
Parking Suggestions
FREE Council Parking: 185 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

Established in 1984

River Canyon Restaurant Awards


Finalist Parramatta Business Awards


Finalist Parramatta Business Awards


Finalist Parramatta Business Awards


Finalist Parramatta Business Awards


Finalist Parramatta Business Awards


Overview of River Canyon Restaurant

Situated on the banks of the Parramatta River, opened in 1984 by Italian brothers Michael & Frank; is now a casual & family dining restaurant serving International & Australian cusine.

The restaurant features a main dining room, dance floor, river views, raised area for small functions, full bar, outdoor smoking areas, live entertainment & dancing; So this makes the venue perfect for many occasions.

Weekends are our speciality with live entertainment on Thursday to Sunday Nights; Cost only $39pp for dinner, show & dj for dancing till late night.

We cater for functions & parties including engagements, weddings, family night out, Hens party nights, office parties, formals, girl’s night out, birthdays, business functions, Holy Communion lunches, christenings etc

Whole venue available exclusively for private functions, with exclusive audio & video equipment, dj, dance floor, outdoor areas etc

FINALIST Parramatta Business Awards 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010

96 Phillip Street, Parramatta
Ph: 9689 2288
Email: manager@rivercanyon.com.au



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    User Reviews of River Canyon Restaurant, Parramatta

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    Displaying: 1 - 10 of 90 reviews

    8.2 Recommended

    Food  9      Drinks  8      Ambience  8      Service  9      Value  7     

    I'm visiting this restaurant again this week but I was able to visit it this weekend prior as I was fortunate enough to obtain vouchers care of "our deal" the website. Unfortunately I cannot make a proper judgement on this restaurant just yet because a) I visited on a quiet Saturday and the place was empty b) I was running late for a show at the Riverside Theater.

    Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted with an eerie emptiness as Saturday lunches must be pretty quiet. No entertainment or show on a day like Saturday lunch time. The entree was superb and much bigger than expected as each individual got their own chicken wings, spring rolls, lebanese bread slices, soup and sauces to complement. If that wasn't enough the main was massive. 3 chicken skewers with mix of chips and vegetables was massive. Sadly we missed out on the dessert as we had to run to watch a show at the nearby theatre but the food was well worth the trip.

    Feb 10, 2015 

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    3.8 Below Average

    Food  3      Drinks  8      Ambience  2      Service  5      Value  1     

    I rang on Saturday to make a booking for Sunday to celebrate my daughter's first Wedding Anniversary. According to the advertising on their web page and brochures, there was suppose to be entertainment on Sunday. I confirmed this when I rang on Saturday. When we turned up on Sunday with my family of 6 person, there was no booking, the restaurant only had 5 other people there. The food was old and stale and looks like it was just microwaved. They tried to charge me more than what was advertised. And they said the entertainment was cancelled. It was a very bad experience, I will never return there again.

    Aug 04, 2014 

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    9.4 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Drinks  9      Ambience  9      Service  10      Value  10     

    Went here for Saturday lunch, food was excellent, good value, and the young waiter was so helpful, highly recommend this restaurant.

    Jun 15, 2014 

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    0 of 2 readers found the following review helpful

    1 Not Recommended

    Service  1     

    Poor management and service. Booked xmas party, got told next day booking cancelled because deposit has to be in 30 days pre party date, organised it all just to be told booking cancelled anyway because they booked someone else overnight, someone who paid deposit, all happened overnight in a matter of less then 24hrs. First impressions - poor communication within the restaurant staff, excuses for their own staff miscommunication, would hate to imagine mix us on party night, never want to go here!

    Oct 10, 2013 

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    0 of 2 readers found the following review helpful

    10 Highly Recommended

    Food  10      Drinks  10      Ambience  10      Service  10      Value  10     

    On 25th May we have celebrated my husband's birthday by having dinner at River Canyon. There were 51 guests and all of us had a good time, enjoying good food and good entertainment. The staff were all very friendly and nothing was too hard for them. It was a really good night and I would not have any hesitation to recommend this restaurant to anyone who would like to have an enjoyable night, with good food and good entertainment.


    May 28, 2013 

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    0 of 2 readers found the following review helpful

    9.4 Highly Recommended

    Food  10      Drinks  10      Ambience  8      Service  10      Value  9     

    I saw this restaurant advertised on Ouffer and decided to try it out since I've never been there before and love, love, love lebanese cuisine.

    I made a booking for a colleague and myself for straight after work on a Wednesday and found the entire dining experience very pleasing. We were the only patrons in the large restaurant when we arrived, however by the time we left the place started filling up.

    The deal we got was an all-you-can eat banquet which started off with lighter dishes like salad, bread and dips. Then it moved onto heavier dishes with typical lebanese food like falafel, chicken wings, tabouli and meat skewers. All which was divine with generous portions.

    My colleague and I are usually heavy drinkers whilst dining out however our beer bill was <$30 (usually $70+) this time around because we couldn't pull away from the continuous flow of delicious food!

    The service was excellent; attentive, friendly, efficient. Even the host made an effort to drop by to check in on us and have a quick chat.

    At least once a week I try to stop in for dinner here and it has fast become a favourite with my office! Great place...

    Apr 28, 2013 

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    0 of 1 reader found the following review helpful

    10 Highly Recommended

    Food  10      Drinks  10      Ambience  10      Service  10      Value  10     

    Superb food, awesome entertainment, sublime and friendly service. Definitely eating at river canyon again. A+

    Mar 04, 2013 

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    1 of 1 reader found the following review helpful

    2.6 Not Recommended

    Food  7      Drinks  3      Ambience  1      Service  1      Value  1     

    Terrible set up. Paper hides dirty linen. The chairs are worse- filthy. Nothing matches odd china, glassware and cutlery. Only 1 set of cutlery for a buffet. The food was ok but it's a buffet so I wasn't expecting much.

    Mar 02, 2013 

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    0 of 3 readers found the following review helpful

    10 Highly Recommended

    Food  10      Drinks  10      Ambience  10      Service  10      Value  10     

    We had our wedding reception at this venue and it was the most perfect choice! From the food to the service it was perfect! We had such a wonderful time and it was enjoyable. I will never forget this night and highly recommended for wedding reception or any type of functions. The flexibility of dealing with the manager was outstanding and we are truly thankful for all their help with everything! Faultless!

    Feb 14, 2013 

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    0 of 2 readers found the following review helpful

    9.6 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Drinks  10      Ambience  9      Service  10      Value  10     

    We were there for christmas dinner 2012 and when we walked the place looked lovely we were seated. The food was great the drinks great service was great, plates were taken away when empty. Entertainment was great and funny at times. We were told when they when they were getting ready to taken dessert away. Then the music started and people danced. All in all a great night out, great for kids too as we had a 10 year old with us.

    Dec 27, 2012 

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