Located on a street in Parramatta notorious for its bustling and lively nightlife, Titanic Parramatta pays homage to Middle Eastern dining and cuisine. With an incredibly sought after outdoors area overlooking the street and an Arabian Tent to fend off our infamous Australian weather, Titanic Parramatta caters for a bountiful amount of customers every night with peak hours ranging from 6pm – 10pm. However despite its popularity, they do not take reservations, meaning there is often a short wait during peak hours.
The menu is garlanded with a variety of contemporary Lebanese and Middle Eastern dishes, with the customer favourite being the Mixed Grill plate which comes with chicken, kafta and lamb shish as well as side sauces including both hummus and garlic. The garlic sauce in particular is unlike your usual creamy, drippy, standard store purchased garlic. The dessert menu is to die-abetes for with an appetizing array of different choices to suit the yearnings of your tastebuds. As far as their dishes go, Titanic is sure to satisfy.
However, my favourite part of dining at Titanic isn't just the great food; it's their various different hookah flavours and combinations. Whether you prefer the sweet aftertaste of strawberry or a fresh hit of pineapple, Titanic has got it covered. Why not try it with the normal, fresh or the esteemed "bazooka" hookah? With staff routinely refreshing the coal on the hookah and great tasting tobacco flavours, it's definitely worth the thirty dollars you have to pay. Relax on their large sofa couches
Even though the hookah is a crowd favourite, it is not for everyone. Other customers who aren't smoking the hookah are often subject to the large smoke clouds that linger around them. If you are looking for a quiet, uninterrupted meal, then Titanic may not be the best option.
As for the service, the wait staff is friendly and forthcoming and always look as if they're ready to take your order. Wave them down and they're by your side in a matter of seconds. They have a cheery birthday service as well; a small group of waiters and waitresses bring out a cake accompanied by an Arabic rendition of "Happy Birthday to You". The crowd usually gets involved in singing along and it's all very tight knit and cosy.
All in all, if you're looking for a taste of Lebanon from the comfortable confines of Sydney, Titanic Parramatta is definitely the place to be.