Sydney Fish Market, Sydney

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  • Liz enjoying her Lobster Thermidor
    Liz enjoying her Lobster Thermidor
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  • Chris playing with his food
    Chris playing with his food
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  • Now that's a King Prawn!
    Now that's a King Prawn!
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    Sydney Fish Market: WOW!!!!!!!

    by cjg1 Updated Jan 7, 2015

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    The Sydney Fish Market is one of those places you always hear needs to be visited. It took until my fourth trip to Sydney to make it here. And boy was it worth the wait. Since our first Fish Market Adventure we have returned several times for some of the freshest seafood in the city.
    Our first trip:
    We paired this with the super ticket for the light rail and rode out from Sydney Central. Upon our arrival we had to cross the tracks and follow the signs up and across the road. You then come in to the parking lot with some restaurants right there that make you wonder, “Is this all it is?” Well luckily no it is not all it is. You must walk across the parking lot and enter the opposite corner of where you arrived.

    As you walk past the toy and knife shop, you get the full experience. And that I must say was somewhat disappointing from what I was expecting. It is just a row of display cases and stall fronts. But the food from these places are SO worth it.

    We first stopped at a BBQ place to get BBQ breaded prawn and BBQ Salt and Pepper Squid. As it was crowded we walked back and got a seat where I said I wanted to buy additional prawns which I did buying a half kilo of cooked jumbo king prawns. These things were 8 inches long before I cleaned them as I ate.

    **We find it best to look over all the food stalls before committing to some choices. There is a nice bottle shop in the market to obtain you desired beverage of choice (wine, beer, bubbles or soft drinks). there is also a bakery with some good fresh bread and pastries for desserts.**

    Favorite Dish: The Salt and Pepper Squid was so fresh and so good I am already dreaming of it and going back for more. The prawns I bought were great too and so much tastier than what I have had in recent memory. There are several stalls that sell Lobster cooked in many ways and our favorite was the Lobster Thermidore. Very Yum!

    Prawns (October 17, 2007) Salt & Pepper Squid and Prawns

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    Sydney Fish Market: Delicious, Fresh Seafood

    by LadyRVG Updated Jul 21, 2009

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    The Sydney Fish Market is a must see when visiting Sydney. The fish market sells all types of fresh seafood and fish as well as cooked and prepared food. The market has numerous vendor stalls selling seafood, candy, produce, cheeses and even desserts. Chris and I wandered through the market for a good twenty minutes looking at each vendor and their wares before settling on something to eat. The prawns were huge, the scallops looked was a sight to see.

    We decided on a few items from various vendors: BBQ breaded prawns, Salt & Pepper Squid, Jumbo King Prawns and an Apple Sultana Pastry for dessert. The food here is incredibly good and fresh. It is a bit pricey but so worth it in my opinion if you are a lover of seafood and fish.

    Favorite Dish: My BBQ prawns were very good and large. I enjoyed the Cooked King Praws which were huge and so tasty. Chris's Salt & Pepper squid was very good and I loved the crispy, spicy breading. The apple sultana pastry was flaky, sweet and still warm. It was a delicious ending to a great lunch.

    Chris playing with his food BBQ Prawns, King Prawns, Salt Pepper Squid Enjoying my BBQ Prawns My Baby about to eat his King Prawn Now that's a King Prawn!

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    Sydney Fish Market.: Something Smells Fishy!!!!

    by RedEaredPanda Updated Jul 4, 2004

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    If you dont want to spend a lot of money dining in one of Sydney's seafood Restuarants.. visit the Sydney Fish Market and cook up your own Seafood platter. SFM trades more than 15 million kg of seafood annually. Wow now that is a lot of Fish!!

    It's very easy to get to by bus, train or car.
    They are open every day from 7:00 am, however you have to be quick to get the Fresh fish.. they don't last long.

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    Sydney Fish Market.: Don't miss this experience!

    by kooka3 Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    One of my favorite memories of visiting my friends a few years ago is going to the Market with them. We went for lunch, and it was PACKED. We wandered through this huge building filled with lots of seafood venders. The seafood was brought right in fresh that day. We bought food from venders that prepared the food for us so we could eat it on the wharf. However, there were plenty of places that sold the stuff raw so you could take it home and prep it yourself.

    Like I said, the place was packed. We ended up sitting on the ground on the wharf having a picnic because the tables were all full. My friends told me that this was normal - there's hardly a day that it isn't crammed with people, which tells you how good the place is.

    Favorite Dish: The prawns were excellent.

    In addition to fresh seafood, there are venders who sell wine (they will uncork it for you), fresh bread, and fruits and vegies so you can really have a complete meal.

    You can also get all the extras - lemons to squeeze over fish, dipping sauces, etc.

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    The Sydney Fish Markets: The freshest seafood in Sydney!

    by SydneyGal Updated Nov 24, 2002

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    Well it is not classically a restaurant, but the Sydney fishmarkets supply seafood to all of Sydney's restaurants. The Sydney fishmarkets is home to the city’s widest variety of fresh seafood – ready to take home or cooked to perfection to enjoy while taking in the views from the promenade of the wharves and harbour.
    eg. 1 dozen Sydney rock oysters can be bought for approx US$4. or fresh cold prawns, mmmm. beautiful. At the Sydney fish markets, there are about 15 different seafood retailers to buy from, delis, a sushi bar, a bakery, a fruitmarket and a liquour store. There are benches outside by the water where you can sit an enjoy the culinary delights. Apparently it is the largest fish market in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Favorite Dish: Fresh oysters with a squeeze of fresh lemon.

    Beautiful fresh oysters

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    Sydney Fish Market: Best Fresh Seafood in Sydney

    by BorneoGrrl Written Jun 27, 2006

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    The Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's second largest seafood market. This is my favourite place to go to for fresh seafood, especially fresh oysters. The best thing about it is that the seafood here is very fresh and is much cheaper to have a nice seafood meal here than elsewhere

    Besides a working port and a wholesale fish market, there are also fresh food retail market, beverage outlets, a seafood cooking school and nice restaurants where you can enjoy the meal on a wharf.

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    Sydney Fish Market: The freshest seafood

    by colin_bramso Updated Sep 10, 2011

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    Sydney Fish Market has a number of food outlets so you have the choice of sitting in restaurants or taking your freshly cooked meal outside to sit on the waterfront overlooking the fishing fleet.

    The seafood is a fresh as it could possibly be because this is a working port where the fishermen's catch is auctioned each weekday.

    Favorite Dish: The choice is amazing because the Sydney Fish Market is the world's second largest in terms of variety with over 100 different types of seafood being auctioned each day.

    Favourites are the shellfish - crabs, lobsters, oysters, mussels - but fish such as barramundi and ocean trout are also very popular.

    Mouthwatering seafood Dine on the water edge Wild barramundi Huge variety of seafood The freshest seafood

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    Sydney Fish Markets: Delicious fresh seafood!

    by passingshadows Updated Jul 18, 2013

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    Great to visit and very accessible. Has ample parking and has a tram stop right at the entrance. It's also a regular stop for tour groups and you can often see the tour buses coming and going. It's situated next to the harbour and it's lovely to sit by the water's edge while you eat fish and chips or you can opt to try one of the numerous restaurants and food stalls inside. Besides seafood, you can also purchase some fresh produce and delicious cheeses. It's very busy, lively and a great place to visit on the weekends.

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    Nick's: Incredible Shrimp, Squid and Lobster

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 22, 2010

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    Nick's is one of the seafood markets/restaurants at the Sydney Fishmarket. They have a huge selection of fresh seafood cooked or raw. Their prepared food area has lobsters, shrimp, scallops, calamari, baramundi and other seafood dishes. Liz and i decided to have some food at Nicks for lunch. I knew I wanted some Jumbo Prawns for lunch. I waited on line and ordered a kilo with some cocktail sauce. Liz decided she wanted some hot food and ordered Lobster Thermidor along with some S&P calamari.

    We had a seat at one of the tables in the back. Liz went across the hall to the Wine Shop and bought us a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc to accompany our meal. Wow, my prawns were excellent. Large, fresh and so delicious. I dug into them until every last one was gone. Liz loved her Lobster with it's tasty filling and bubbly crust. I had a taste and it was quite nice. He S&P squid was a different type than what I am accustomed to with large flecks of red pepper on the breading. Boy were they spicy but the delicious cold wine helped cool the heat.

    As always, we have had excellent lunches here in the fishmarket but Nicks is our favorite for quality, taste and price.

    Favorite Dish: The Jumbo Prawns are my favorite. They are sold head and body on and you have to peel them yourself. The meat is very tender, sweet and fresh. It is one of my favorite lunches in Sydney.

    Liz enjoying her Lobster Thermidor LObster Thermidor and Calamari Fresh Prawns Say hello to my little friend Delicious seafood entrees
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    Sydney Fish Market: Fantastic Fresh Seafood !

    by neogary Written Aug 2, 2005

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    Very nice place selling lots of ocran fresh seafood, al fresco dining area as well, sitting by the pier, enjoying the oceans great delicacies, complemented by a bottle of good homegrown Ausrtalian good can life get...

    Favorite Dish: All the oyster, Sydney Rock Oysters, Tasmanian Oysters, the really sweet and tasty blue swimmer crabs, prawns, can't think of something i don't like. oh, and the sea urchin roe is real tasty too !

    Al Fresco Sitting At Sydney Fish Market

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    Sydney Fish Market.: Not much here !!!

    by jlanza29 Updated Mar 25, 2011

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    Well there isn't much to say about this place when it comes to eating, there are several places to eat but the food isn't really well prepared and the prices aren't really worth it !!!! The seafood is fresh but other than that I was really disappointed in the place.....not really worth the trip there !!!!

    Favorite Dish: Raw seafood selection is available in abundance....other than that not very cheap !!!!

    not much here .. not as exciting as you think

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    Jordon's: Outstanding Oysters

    by seagoingJLW Updated Jul 16, 2003

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    We found an outstanding restaurant on the first day in Sydney. Located in Harbourside at Darling Harbour, it is called Jordon's. They serve the most fantastic rock oysters you ever had. Go there.


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    Reds Restaurant is an exciting...

    by Axel-M Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Reds Restaurant is an exciting contemporary restaurant, right in the heart of Sydney's historic Rocks area.
    Cost: range from $A16 entree, $A25 main, $A14 desert per person
    Opening times: 5pm - 10pm daily. Closed Christmas night only.

    Favorite Dish: Reds Restaurant prepares the finest, freshest modern cuisine served with a hint of flavours from the native Australian bush within an environment which is both relaxing and classically Australian.

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    by Gnome Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This is not an upmarket place to eat, but the seafood is very very fresh, as all the shops are located in Sydney's fish market. And the prices are really good.

    Favorite Dish: Seafood. This market is excellent and very reasonably priced. There is a wide range of stalls selling everything that swims. Best at lunch time.

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    Sydney Fish Market: Fresh Seafood

    by margaret_gn Written Nov 4, 2006

    The Sydney Fish Market is located by the sea and is a building consisting of many kiosks selling fresh seafood to take home or eat in. Each kiosk has a small eating area, and on weekends there's always a problem finding seats as each restaurant doesn't like it if one brings food from another restaurant (when you might not neccessarily buy food from the same restaurant as your companion).

    Favorite Dish: Any food there is good!

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