Fish Market, Sydney
Sydney's Fish Market is a working market where fishermen bring their catch to sell, but it's also a great attraction for locals and tourists to visit.
It's a working fishing port & wholesale fish market, but also has fresh food retail market, food and beverage outlets and even a seafood cooking school. In addition to the fish sellers there's an excellent delicatessen, fruit & vegetable outlet and bakery.
The range and quality of seafood is amazing and, naturally, it couldn't be fresher. SFM is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere with approximately 50 tonnes of seafood auctioned each weekday. It's the world's second largest seafood market in terms of variety with over 100 different varieties of seafood available.
Fresh seafood is cooked by a number of restaurants and there are tables inside or on the edge of the port overlooking the water and the fishing fleet.
The Sydney Fish Market is the place were fishermen drop off their catch for the day. From there people and commercial establishments can purchase various seafood for their needs. The market also has a number of restaurants where you can buy various seafood dishes. The fish and chips are just divine and so are the oysters.
From the City Center, we took a Monorail to the Convention Station and a 15 minutes short walk to the Fish Market. You may change for Light Rail at the Convention Station if you would like to save some times.
Fish Market is a "must-visit" attraction for oyster addict like me. Different kinds of fresh oyster are selling at about AU$10 per dozen. Both fresh and cooked seafood are available at the Fish Market. Lobster with cheese, scallop with cheese and garlic are also my recommendations.
Most of the shops are closing at 16:00, so be aware and have a better planning! We arrived at 15:30, there were just small sorts of food left behind to us!
Get fresh sashimi and seafood cook for you on the spot at Sydney Fish Market.
You could choose to dine indoor where they have some seats by the stall or bring your food out to the quay for some view of the boats and birds while you dine.
You could also have a picnic at a nearby park.
Opens 7 days a week.
Sydney Fish Market sells both raw and cooked food.
You may select your fresh seafood and bring them home.
You may also select those cooked seafood and have them for lunch.
This was what we had for lunch at the Sydney Fish Market.
Simply love salmon sashimi and fresh oysters.
Excellent fresh seafood!
A great indulgence for fresh seafood at a reasonable price!!! Nothing like a sunny afternoon by the water indulging in whatever sort oysters take your fancy, perhaps lobster mornay, prawns, good fish irresitable =P Minus the seagulls though!
Try lunch at the city's fish market. Take a boat; it's always a good idea to get onto the water in Sydney. Order ahead and Sydney Water Taxis will pick you up from the steps of the Sydney Opera House or Darling Harbour. Arrive early enough and you can take part in one of the seafood cookery classes where Sydneysiders turn their hands to honeyed ling, smoked salmon frittata, chillied crab or laksa in a modern purpose-built auditorium and kitchen - otherwise spend the rest of the morning assembling lunch.
The array of fish laid out in the glass cases is stunning - red emperor, orange roughy, blue grenadier, yellow-tailed tuna - and most of the retailers will be willing to sell you just one fish or a handful of shellfish and to cook it on the spot.
And what to go with all this fish? They are more than used to this dilemma at the local bottle shop where you can pick up a bottle, say, of Inglewood Two Rivers Unwooded Semillon from the chill cabinet and they will open it for you and furnish you with plastic cups to go. The bakery next door has hot buttered garlic bread and lazy dampers (a swagman speciality) while the deli has Australian cheeses, creamy King Island Camembert, Milawa King River Gold Cheddar, There are also salads-to-go and great fruit salads and juices.
Wen it comes chowing down, the fixtures and fittings aren't grand but for a relaxed lunch in the sun it's barely beatable.
Another great place to get some lunch and put you feet up for a while. However beware it gets very crowded at lunch time.
This is a MUST go place. There you will find very fresh seafood with reasonable prices and also see those fishermen coming back with fruitful catch.