Mediterranean Cuisine: Your Go-To Healthy Meals

Mediterranean Cuisine: Your Go-To Healthy Meals
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Eating healthy foods is not just a habit. It is more of a lifestyle. Choosing meals that are rich in vitamins and minerals over the fast food ones are important to sustain the nutrients that are body needs. As the world becomes more and more modernised, our lives become busier. With this, we cannot really prevent the times that we have to get take outs or drive thrus for our dinners.

Yes, ordering food or dining out is inevitable nowadays. However, we can still keep our health in check by going to restaurants that serve green or healthy meals. Among them are the dining places that offer the Mediterranean and Lebanese dishes.

Recent research showed that following the Mediterranean diet is effective when it comes to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. It also shows a 25% less risk for people to develop any internal inflammation.

Here are the reasons why Lebanese and Mediterranean recipes are more nutritious than the others.

The Use of Olive Oil

Mediterranean people generously use olive oil in their dishes. Olive oil is healthy as it is rich in antioxidants and monounsaturated fats. Its antioxidant compounds have good effects on our bodies.

Olive oil contains oleocanthal, which also has an effect on many inflammatory diseases. It improves  HDL cholesterol which is also popularly known as the “good” type of cholesterol.

Many restaurants that highlight Mediterranean cuisine use only olive oils in cooking. You can always check out their menus as they are among those that are considered to be the good restaurants Parramatta area.

Only Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for the Meals

Lebanese cuisine takes pride in its different variations of tasty and healthy salads. Each salad variation includes different kinds of fresh greens and fruits which are healthy as they have low cholesterol and caloric content. Most Mediterranean restaurant Sydney has, offers interesting and unique ways of serving their salad variations to their patrons.

If you are looking for healthy fruits, rest assured that you can always get it from Mediterranean meals. Especially those that are rich in vitamin C, most of their dishes use citrus fruits like lemon to bring out their natural taste and flavour to the dish.uits, lemon especially for bringing the tang taste that is used in dressing salads and marinating meats.

Lean meat

Mediterranean cuisine also has dishes or recipes that use lean meat such as chicken, lamb and beef. One of the lean meat recipes that are specialised in Lebanese restaurant Parramatta is the traditional raw meat dish the Kibbeh Nayeh. This is made up of minced raw lamb or beef with a mixture of many spices, olive oils and onions.

A Guide to Fine Dining Mediterranean Cuisine in Parramatta

A Guide to Fine Dining Mediterranean Cuisine in Parramatta
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Planning a dinner party for your family or friends can be really stressful, especially if your preparation time is limited. The key is to make arrangements for the event ahead of time. This way, you can easily make an accurate to-do list, limit the unanticipated troubles during the event and spend more time bonding with your friends and loved ones at the party.

When it comes to choosing the best menu to serve, it is important to identify the theme of the event. That way it will be easier for you to choose the cuisine and dishes to offer to your guests.

For those who are planning for a Mediterranean-themed party, there are several fine dining Parramatta restaurants to check. These outstanding dining establishments are popular to customers as they have a wide range of intercontinental flavours to choose from.

Banquet Food

Arranging for a group of people can be challenging but Parramatta dining spots are equipped to serve this type of special events and occasions. Their banquet menus are a hassle free option as these cover authentic Arabic, Lebanese and other Mediterranean appetisers, dishes and even desserts. Whether it be birthdays, VIP Events, meetings, or even wedding receptions, they have the best package to offer to you.


Many people visit and dine with their loved ones at the best Lebanese restaurant Parramatta has. They offer a great range of tasty starters that are rich in natural herbs and spices. Among the popular starters in this place are a light bite-sized dish like batata harra or a spicy potato that is seasoned with garlic, coriander and chilli flakes. The dining place also offers soups especially during cold dinner nights. One of the all-time favourites is the oriental lentil soup with red lentils, cumin, crispy bread and lemon wedges.

Salad can be a great alternative too. The vegetables used in the restaurants are all fresh. Most of their salads combine various types of lettuce, tomato, cucumber cheese and oregano. These are also served with olive oil and apple vinegar as the dressing.

Main Dishes

The main dishes are the one that highlights the special event or a luxurious dinner. There are a variety of carefully picked succulent steaks and a selection of pastas at these restaurants. Ablama is one of the popular traditional Mediterranean culinary dishes that will blow you away. It is a marinated lamb minced meat stuffed in a zucchini with yoghurt sauce and white rice to complete your night.

Barbeques are also famous. These are commonly served in skewers partnered with traditional tasty hummus and a garlic sauce for a kick to your dish. Fresh seafood like deep fried prawns and calamari are all available in case of cravings.


How could anyone forget about dessert? Ice cream is a staple in the dessert department having a variety of flavors from chocolate, vanilla, strawberry to mango, passion fruit and ferrero rocher are all must try.

Setting up your family for dinner during a special occasion will be unforgettable, extraordinary and memorable especially with a wide history of culinary influences that influenced Mediterranean food, indulging you into delicious, healthy and exceptional dishes through fine dining.

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    Armani Restaurant Supports the Australasian Soccer Academy

    Armani Restaurant do not only care about serving delicious food, but we also care for the community. Recently, we partnered with the Australasian Soccer Academy to support their endeavor of introducing soccer sports to refugees and physically challenged boys. 

    We offered a monthly donation and sponsorship to the Australasian Soccer Academy. The monetary support aims to help young boys of different backgrounds, achieve their dreams of becoming professional soccer players. Our financial efforts hope to build a community of refugees and young boys where they are involved in the worthwhile hobby of sports. The partnership also looks forward in veering away the youth from unwanted hobbies and from living a sedentary life.

    The nurturing environment of the Australasian Soccer Academy is what we are looking for in a partner. The academy didn’t disappoint because their environment is that of a safe and competitive habitat where young boys thrive in the field of soccer. Discrimination is heavily discouraged, and everyone is the same. The academy has a carefully structured curriculum too that teaches both the theory and practicality of soccer.

    Masi, a young refugee from the Middle East, is one of the beneficiaries of our monthly donation to the academy. His story is a brave struggle for a second chance in life. Masi and some refugees braved the open sea to get to Australia. Upon arriving, he only had one pair of shorts, a t-shirt, and some money in his pocket. Now, our partnership with the Australasian Soccer Academy helped introduced Masi to the sport of soccer and discovered his passion for sports.

    Another inspiring story helped by the partnership is that of Augustine’s. Augustine started playing Football at the age of 7 until he was diagnosed with epilepsy. He underwent brain surgery at the age of 11. Since then, his body coordination has never been the same. His condition made it even harder for him to achieve his dream of becoming a professional Football player. However, Augustine is not giving up his dream yet. The academy and Armani restaurant fully support Augustine and his goals. Now, on the way to recovery, he continues the dream by participating in the Australasian Soccer Academy. He vows to make the most out of this opportunity, and he would not let epilepsy win over him. 

    Masi and Augustine are just two of the many inspiring individuals we wanted to see become the athletes that they truly are.

    Enjoy a Father’s Day Feast!

    At Armani Restaurant, we want to give your dad only the best so we’ve been hard at work preparing a luxury banquet fit for a King!

    To give your dad a truly magnificent day, we’ve prepared banquet options to suit every taste and preference.

    Enjoy a luxurious meal in one of our three stunning dining rooms. Dine on the best Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes then indulge in our incredible desserts.

    Our delicious offerings include much-beloved banquets including:

    • Levantine Banquet
    • Armani Banquet
    • Royal Banquet

    Join us on this beautiful day full of great food and even better company.

    Tables are limited so bookings are essential. Book now!


      A Very Special Mother’s Day

      Treat Mum to our 10th Annual Ramadan Iftar Buffet this year!

Go all-out this Mother’s Day and enjoy a delicious selection of mezze, Arabic and Italian dishes with Mum during our Ramadan buffet.

Our Ramadan Iftar Buffet will open at 5 pm on 12 May, 2019 (Sunday).

      Our Ramadan Iftar Buffet is priced at $64.99 PP for adults, $34.99 for children 3 – 10 years and free for kids under 2 years. Our delicious certified halal banquet even includes free dessert!

      Tables are limited so bookings are essential. We look forward to hosting you and your family during this special time of the year!

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      Ramadan Iftar Buffet 2021

      Celebrating our 11th Annual Ramadan Iftar Buffet!

      Armani Restaurant is honoured to present our famous Ramadan Iftar buffet. Now in our 11th year, we’ve pulled all the stops to make it bigger and more luxurious than ever!

      Enjoy our international buffet selection with choices of Arabic, Italian and cold Mezza options. Join us as you break the fast with a Ramadan feast each night.

      Tables are limited so bookings are essential. All bookings are to be made online where we will be providing confirmation over the phone. Initial deposit required. Please also note that during Ramadan, our team will be spending every day preparing all of the fine details of our nightly buffet. As such, we will only be open from 5:00 PM every day during Ramadan.

      We look forward to hosting you and your family during this special time of the year. Ramadan Mubarak!

      – Weekdays $80 PP
      – Weekends $100 PP

      – 3-10 $50
      – 10 and above full price
      – Below 3 years old is free

      *Terms and Conditions apply. This discount is non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable. This offer is only eligible to customers who have made their bookings online or over the phone and the booking has been confirmed by our staff through a paid deposit. All bookings need to be made between 12 April 2021 – 5 May 2021. This offer only extended to our nightly Ramadan buffet starting from Sunday the 2nd of May, 2018 until the end of Ramadan 2021.
      This offer is only valid Monday – Friday.


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      Romantic Valentine’s Day Banquet at Armani

      Spend a romantic evening at Armani Restaurant this Valentine’s Day and indulge in a delicious set menu prepared specially for the evening.

      Enjoy the romantic atmosphere as we transform our three stunning dining rooms into an intimate setting with custom decorations including warm candlelit tables and rose petal accents. To create a truly unforgettable evening, we’ve also prepared live entertainment to serenade you throughout your meal.

      Valentine banquet 1

      The Warm Up
      Salmon, Arancini, torpedo prawn with beetroot aioli

      Cold & Hot Mezza
      Kibbeh nayeh, vine leaves, armaian salad
      Hummus with meat
      Baba ganouj, muhammara.

      Mix Platter for Two
      char-grilled combination of lamb, chicken, kafta skewers & lamb cutlets with potato harra

      Chicken Mushroom & King Prawns
      Grilled chicken breast, creamy mushroom sauce, Marinated Grilled king prawns, heart Shape potato cake & vegetable bundle.

      Red velvet heart Shape cake and raspberry ice cream

      $99 pp

      Valentine banquet 2

      The Warm Up
      Salmon, Arancini, torpedo prawn with beetroot aioli

      Rocket with Beetroot & Goat cheese
      Fresh Beetroot Heart Shape & Herbed Goat cheese, crispy heart potato mix wild rocket salad, passion fruit balsamic vinaigrette

      Luxury Sea Food Platter for two
      Lobster mornay, char-grilled king prawns & salmon, fried calamari, fresh mussels in light tomato  sauce, seared sea scallop, lemon butter sauce  & garlic aioli with saffron risotto

      Wagyu Steak
      Finest Australian Wagyu steaks, sourced from prime Japanese genetics with a succulent tender aroma resulting from exceptional marbling and grain fed procedure. Marble score 7 Served with roasted potato, Portobello mushroom, grilled vegetables & truffle mushroom sauce.

      Red velvet heart Shape cake and raspberry ice cream


      We’ve planned every detail to make sure this year’s Valentine’s Day event is absolute perfection. Join us for one romantic night and book your Valentine’s Day dinner at Armani Restaurant.


      Please note all reservations will be confirmed via a phone call from our team.




        It’s Finally Here!

        We’ve got one last surprise in store for our guests – our new breakfast menu is finally here!

        Go on a culinary adventure and discover entirely new flavour profiles and experience world-class dining created for you by our amazing chefs.

        Wake your taste buds up with our delicious breakfast spread.

        As a special treat to celebrate the launch of our breakfast menu, we’ll be offering a 20% discount to our guests*.

        We hope you enjoy our new menu as much as we have enjoyed creating it! We look forward to having you at Armani Restaurant soon.

        * This promotion is for everyone who dines in our restaurant between 8:30AM – 11:30AM everyday and order any selection of meals specifically from our breakfast menu. This offer is available for a limited time only.