Enjoy delicious dining in a garden setting, inside or out
Like to enjoy a cocktail, lunch or dinner with a restful view, indoors or out? Parramatta's Inside Out Restaurant & Bar delivers on all fronts.
Set in the upmarket dining precinct of Parramatta's corporate area, Dominic Romeo and Joe Serratore's latest restaurant features a stylish interior space and a large outdoor deck area, with both enjoying views of a mature, tree-filled garden.
“Inside Out Restaurant & Bar is a little different to the six restaurants or cafes I've opened previously,” said Dominic. “In the past, we've catered almost exclusively to the corporate market. And whilst we find that our lunchtime and after-work customers are mostly business clients, our customers who come for dinner are from all over Western Sydney.”
Apart from the delicious menu that includes tapas, a range of grain fed beef from the grill, seafood and pasta, the decor of Inside Out Bar & Grill also holds great appeal.
Chocolate brown dining chairs and white linen clothed tables are comfortably spaced throughout the generous dining room. The deck contains a mix of solid timber tables and dark brown wicker, high top bar tables, with wicker dining chairs and bar stools.
“We wanted the warmth and quality of custom made timber tables for the outdoor space,” said Dominic. “Cara from Cafeideas was able to have them fabricated to our specifications, and delivered to us in one week, which was really fast.”
Dominic also sought a change to the footrest tread on the bar stools. “The premade version had an aluminium tread but Cara was able to have them made with steel to match the aesthetic we wanted. Despite needing to be custom-made overseas, they were still able to be delivered four weeks from ordering them.”
Cafeideas' ability to deliver goods quickly along with their competitive prices has been a key reason Dominic has used their services in all of his seven restaurants and cafes to date. “I like the fact that Cara really knows what she's talking about,” said Dominic. “We've shopped around but their prices are good and they have the products we need either in stock, or they can source them quickly.”
A feature of Inside Out Bar & Restaurant is its private dining room/conference facility.
“We have designed the restaurant so that it is modular,” said Dominic. “This means we can close that section off giving complete privacy to corporate groups or private functions.”
The function room's floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlook the garden and sheer blinds can be lowered to provide privacy if required, whilst still allowing filtered views from inside. The area is wired for high-speed Internet connection and teleconferencing facilities.
“Many corporate groups have enjoyed holding meetings or gatherings in the function room,” said Dominic. “We can seat up to 24 around a conference table, or the room can be configured for up to 40 people seated for dinner. We know that the space works really well because we receive plenty of repeat bookings.”
In his choice of dining chairs, Dominic has selected a style he has used before in three of his other establishments. “We've found them to be highly durable, comfortable and easy to keep clean,” he said. “They're also good looking and it helps that they're stackable.”
Over the years, Dominic has developed a good working relationship with Cafeideas. “When you're in the middle of fitting out a restaurant or cafe, you usually only have a small window of time to work with,” he said. “I like the fact that Cafeideas does what they say they will and they deliver what we need within a tight timeframe. They really turn words into action.”
Inside Out Restaurant & Bar is located at 99 Phillip St, Parramatta. It is open for lunch Monday to Friday, and dinner from Monday to Saturday.