If there’s a fish market that can hold its spot against the reverent Tsukiji Fish Market it has to be Sydney Fish Market. It is touristy but what the hack, you are a tourist in Sydney and you have to do it.
Sydney Fish Market (SFM) is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan. A working fish market, SFM sources product both nationally and internationally and trades over 14,500 tonnes of seafood annually – with up to a hundred species traded every day.
Clams, squid, octopus, oysters, numerous fish options, crabs, shrimp, abalone, urchin, lobster and scampi, crayfish and many more seafood items. You can eat sashimi or have them cook it for you or buy the prepared food. Eat inside or outside on the dock with a view. Don’t feed the birds they are greedier than you can imagine.
Onsite, SFM hosts six seafood retailers, a bottle shop, fruit and veg market, bakery, sushi bar, restaurants, gift shop and deli.
Peter’s Fish Market
Peter’s is a large stall in the Sydney Fish Market. They must sell over 100 different kinds of seafood, as well as chips and other cooked dishes. If you select something that needs to be cooked, they will cook it for $10AUD per kilo. The fish is not cheap. We had good sushi at restaurants in Sydney for less money.
We picked a dozen of Sydney rock oysters – of course when you are in Sydney, you have to have the rock oysters – freshly shucked and served au natural. And a whole cooked spiny rock lobster – this was an expensive yet bad choice. The lobster was cooked to death, and was tasteless and as tough as a cheap cut of over cooked beef.
Peter’s Sydney Fish Market
Shop 6 the Waterfront Arcade, Bank Street Sydney Fish Market, Sydney, New South Wales 2009 Australia
Tel : +61 2 9552 2555
The Future of Sydney Fish Market
Sydney’s iconic fish market could be demolished to make way for plush apartments and towering office blocks in a bid to kickstart the economy post pandemic. The New South Wales government has already cleared the way to move the iconic marketplace to the head of the bay and reopen the foreshore for pedestrian access. So get there quickly and experience the atmosphere while it last.
Sydney Fish Market
Corner Pyrmont Bridge Rd &, Bank St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia
Tel : +61 2 9004 1100