I am really surprised that there was an incredible lack of information about the Sydney Central Plaza Food Court on the internet. I was keen to offer some background information about it, such as when it opened, but I haven’t been able to discover that. I do recall, though, that when it opened it had a name - “Cornucopia – Food In Abundance.” I really liked that name, but it’s nowhere to be seen these days.
Down the stairs, or take the escalators.
It is often called the Myer Food Court or the Pitt Street Mall Food Court, but the shopping centre that it is located in is called Sydney Central Plaza or Westfield Sydney. That’s a bit confusing since it’s nowhere near Central Station - it is more the geographical centre of the CBD. From the outside it doesn’t appear to be much at all. There’s little signage, and you’d think you were going to an underground level of Myer.
Big range of food and drink options
Despite the poor signage, the food court is very popular, not the least because of its position in the busy shopping district of Sydney. One end is accessed from Pitt Street Mall, the other from the Queen Victoria Building.
Occasional entertainment is provided - such as fashion shows.
There are around 30 outlets selling food and/or drinks, and just about every popular cuisine is covered. Popular chains and franchises are represented in McDonalds, KFC, Oporto, Mad Mex, Gloria Jeans, Michel’s, Muffin Break, Sumo Salad and Boost. Plus there are several independent stores selling sandwiches, Chinese food, seafood, Indian, sushi, Italian food and crepes. There is also a large café at the Pitt Street Mall end.
The usual franchises are represented
There are plenty of tables and chairs in the food court, but it gets hard to find space at lunchtime. There are two television screens next to each other. All round the place is very noisy, but that’s to be expected.
Some of the stores get the displays right
There is a stage at the Pitt Street Mall end that is used for things such as fashion parades.
Healthy or otherwise, the choice is yours.
I could be paranoid, but after a while taking pictures, I was sure a security person was shadowing me. We kept crossing paths, and when I sat down to take notes, she was right behind me. But being the intrepid reporter that I am, I didn’t let a security threat stop me from going about my business.
The Sydney Central Plaza Food Court is the ideal place to go when you’re thinking “I’m not sure what I want for lunch.”
Where: Pitt Street Mall, Sydney City.
Why: Huge range of ready-to-eat foods
When: Open every day morning till night