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Drop a pin in: The West

The surrounds of the geographical centre of Sydney offer up much more than meets the eye

Google Signature Searches: The West

By Time Out in partnership with Google

Western Sydney proudly encompasses some of Sydney’s most culturally rich and diverse suburbs, showcasing the joy that immigrant communities bring to Sydney. Parramatta – Sydney’s geographical centre – has both natural beauty (head to Lake Parramatta for a lovely riverside walk) and built beauty (make sure you check out Parramatta Park or the Riverside Theatres). You’ll also be furnished with delicious things from brekky (try Circa Espresso for great coffee and their famous Ottoman Eggs), to dinner (people travel for Temasek’s laksa and beef rendang), and even cocktails afterwards (check out Uncle Kurt’s). The sprawling suburb of Auburn is home to the Auburn Botanic Gardens, which hosts the yearly gorgeous Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Peacock Gallery. You’ll find more artist precincts like Casula Powerhouse, which is home to an amazing archive of community artifacts, and also hosts the annual innovative multidisciplinary arts festival Soft Centre. You can also take a culinary world tour without leaving Sydney – start by hitting up Jasmin’s for Lebanese, Lao Village for Laotian fare and the Mandoo for Korean. These establishments and their own ‘signature searches’ represent the character and diversity that make each part of Sydney so special. 

Tried it? Share your picture of Ottoman Eggs on social media using #foundongoogle and you could win big.     


While you're here...

Lake Parramatta
Things to do

Lake Parramatta

Two kilometres from Parramatta CBD you'll find this idyllic reservoir on 75ha of parkland 

Auburn Botanic Gardens
Things to do

Auburn Botanic Gardens

There's a Japanese Garden, an aviary with peacocks, and a wheelchair accessible playground at this lush reserve 

Uncle Kurt's
Bars

Uncle Kurt's

A killer cocktail bar (with bagels) hides in a little concrete bunker tucked beneath a council car park in Parramatta

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Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink
Things to do

Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink

Carve up the ice on one of Sydney's few permanent skating rinks 

Still hungry?

Lao Village
Restaurants

Lao Village

Go for crunchy fried rice and deep-fried quails

Jasmins Restaurant Lakemba
Restaurants

Jasmins Restaurant Lakemba

For the best Lebanese, go west

Temasek
Restaurants

Temasek

Book ahead for this popular Malaysian eatery

The Mandoo
Restaurants

The Mandoo

Get soup and dumplings in Strathfield

Signature Searches

Discover more
Restaurants

Discover more

We've hunted down five truly one-of-a-kind dishes that no Sydney food fan will want to miss

Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free
Restaurants

Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free

For the Time Out Food Awards 2019, we partnered with Google to discover unique dishes in our neighbourhoods. We searched far and wide to find some delicious dishes and the local heroes who made them and locked in a shortlist of one-of-a-kind dining experiences worth searching for. Now, we want to inspire you to go out and eat these Signature Searches for yourselves with a little bit of extra incentive. All you have to do is get out there, try them, and collect 'em all with brag-worthy food pics. If you share your fave dish on Instagram you'll go in the draw to win the local equivalent of a golden ticket – vouchers to all try all five dishes (worth $350) for free!  Here’s how: Step one: Read all about the delicious Signature Searches here. Step two: Try one or more dish (full suite is highly recommended)   Step three: Post your favourite on Instagram and make sure you tag #foundongoogle Step four: Sit back and wait to win the golden loot.   Competition ends Midnight 30th Sept  

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Before you leave...

Riverside Theatres
Theatre

Riverside Theatres

Each year this western Sydney cultural hub hosts an exciting program of theatre, dance, opera, circus, musicals and comedy 

Parramatta Park
Attractions

Parramatta Park

Parramatta Park's the Crescent hosts indie music festival the Plot, kids' festival Kidtopia and short film fest, Tropfest

Casula Powerhouse
Art

Casula Powerhouse

This arts centre within a former electricity plant from the 1950s has seven galleries, a 326-seat theatre and three artist studios 

Peacock Gallery
Art

Peacock Gallery

Auburn’s community art gallery hosts six to seven exhibitions each year and is free to visit