While new development has fuelled Parramatta's restaurant boom, it has also contributed to the closure of one its stalwart eateries.
Courtney's Brasserie, a 35-year-old dining jewel of the west, closed its doors in recent weeks, with its owner blaming the fleet of trucks outside his restaurant from the current wave of construction.
While Courtney's, which opened in 1984, will be missed by its faithful regulars, they won't be short of somewhere to get a feed.
Sydney operators have been pinpointing Parramatta in recent years (Speakeasy Group's Nick & Nora, Chophouse etc), but as Lang Walker's four-tower $3.2 billion Parramatta Square takes shape, a who's who of Sydney operators are toying with opening there.
The chatter on local eats streets is Chifley Square hit eatery District Brasserie is poised to join the development, with a restaurant, bakery and separate sandwich concept opening in 2020.