Seafood in Sydney

Fresh seafood market, cooking school & eateries.

011I love fresh seafood and I love markets, so the whistle-clean Sydney Fish Market has my name all over it. Located at Black Wattle Bay in the city’s Pyrmont section , it is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the third-largest seafood market in terms of variety in the world. This working fish market sources product both nationally and internationally and trades more than 14,500 tons of seafood represent some 500 species (100 of them sustainable) annually.

We didn’t get in early enough to watch the auction (no photography allowed, even when there’s no auction going on), because we spent time wandering around the parking lot watching buyers load trucks with seafood they had purchased and seagulls  perching hopefully. Inside, workers were neatly arranging seafood at retail shops. Upstairs is the Sydney Fish Market Cooking School. Behind-the-scenes tours are also available.

Fishing boats still unload at docks right beside the market.
Fishing boats still unload at docks right beside the market.
A lot full of trucks bespeaks the market's wholesale might.
A lot full of trucks bespeaks the market’s wholesale might.
Watchful gulls.
Watchful gulls.
Shops and stalls lime the market's corridors.
Shops and stalls lien the market’s corridors and cater to the market’s retail customers. Good Friday, predictably is the busiest day of the year. It was stlll a month off when we visited.
Beautiful seafood in retail stall after retail stall. Some also prepare seafood platters to be purchased on-site.
Beautiful seafood in retail stall after retail stall. Some also prepare seafood platters to be purchased on-site.
And a close-up.
And a close-up.
Man and woman do not live by seafood alone. Here's a market cafe with fresh-baked items.
Man and woman do not live by seafood alone. Here’s a market cafe with fresh-baked items.

Bank Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009; Phone Monday – Friday, 7 a.m – 4:30 p.m.,  +61 2 9004 1100 .