Wentworthville, or ‘Wenty’ as it is colloquially called, is a lively area on Dharug land. It has a growing multicultural population including a strong South Asian community, which is reflected in the many supermarkets, restaurants, and other small businesses along the main street. Wenty also has a fascinating history and if you know where to look, you’ll find some hidden historical gems.
Begin your day with a coffee at Wenty Café in Wenty Leagues. From the outset, Wenty Leagues is an impressive state-of-the-art destination with excellent entertainment and restaurants to suit every palate. Relax with a coffee and cake in the Wenty Lounge, before heading out for a look at Wentworthville’s interesting history.
Make your way towards Wentworthville Station on Dunmore Street. Here you’ll find a vibrant centre with many locals going about their business. Over 50 per cent of the Wentworthville population has a South Asian heritage, and this is reflected in the array of small businesses. There are clothing and beauty salons, jewellery stores, sweets shops, takeaways, restaurants, and supermarkets.
For a great South Indian meal, we visited Aahaa Restaurant on Station Street and enjoyed a variety of traditional dishes on their thali plate. There’s also Amaravathi Indian Restaurant and the popular Swagath Biryani House. A great idea is to wander through the main town centre and try something new.
While walking, you might notice the beautiful architecture and facades. The Wentworthville Hotel is a beautiful art deco building on Station Street, and its exterior has been very well kept. You’ll also find the 1928-built Dobson House building which is another lovely art deco block adding to the rich character of this area. Nearby on McKern Street is the majestic sandstone Wentworthville Presbyterian Church which was built in 1927.
Take a walk through some of the surrounding suburban streets and you will notice various federation homes which are now heritage listed. One of these is 42 Lane Street next to a laneway connecting to the public walking track along Finlaysons Creek. This small workman’s cottage was likely built around 1881 after D’Arcy Wentworth’s original land grant subdivision. It is now owned by the Cumberland City Council.
Follow the path along Finlayson’s Creek towards the Great Western Highway. Here you’ll find playgrounds, native tree conservation, and the beautiful Wentworthville Community Garden.
By now, you’ll be looking for somewhere for dinner or lunch. Wenty Leagues has a variety of excellent dining venues within the one club.
We love the newly updated The Plaza which has plenty of seating and many terrific food options. It even has an expansive kids' area to keep the little ones busy.
Chefs Grill serves hearty steaks, ribs, seafood, burgers and more. They serve up all the classics to the highest standard and deliver unique dishes, all made with high quality ingredients bringing you the best flavours in the West. With seasonal dishes, we love the variety here, there’s always something different!
For classic and gourmet stone-baked pizzas, Pizza Mama is pumping out fresh pizzas all day long. We love the open kitchen allowing you to watch the chefs at work as they make dough and cook the pizzas fresh every time.
Next, check out the Box Office at Wenty Leagues to see their great lineup of acts including comedians and musicians, there will be something for you! You can also visit the Wenty Leagues website to check the program.
But before the show, you might want to meet for a drink at ENVY Bar which is a quiet and sophisticated bar with a great drink menu. You might even get to enjoy some live music.
If you are in the mood for an elevated dining experience visit CHAR, Wenty League’s premium steak and seafood restaurant. They use seasonal, fresh, and quality local produce for all their dishes which include a range of dry-aged beef, in-house smoked meats, and local seafood – it’s a venue of sophistication and flavour.
We recommend booking ahead and enjoying a special evening here. You’ll also love their cocktail list and wine selection from regional New South Wales and other Australian wine regions. With the open style kitchen, CHAR is a quality dining experience where you see your food being prepared for you.
Wentworthville is an up-and-coming area with plenty to see and do. We love that you can explore the multicultural community, take a trip to the past, and enjoy high-quality dining all in the one neighbourhood. That’s simply Western Sydney!
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