Address: Pyrmont Bridge, Pyrmont NSW
Tel: (02) 9004 1100
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MC and I hit up the Sydney Fish Markets (my first time) a couple weeks ago on a beautiful sunny Sydney winter day.
It was a really pleasant experience, the only hiccup being looking for parking. Parking costs only $3 for a maximum of 2 hours. It took us about 5-10 minutes until we finally found a spot but I think early goers or late comers would find it easier, as we probably got there in the peak 11-12pm lunch rush period.
There were all sorts of interesting fresh fish, including shark (see below).
We were also intrigued by the giant crabs in the tanks, which must have weighed about 20 kg each, although not as big as the ones we saw in Chinatown recently.
After a short walk around, we decided to grab some lunch. MC and I shared a huge seafood platter from Doyle’s.
We just got through but were stuffed full by the end of it!
One of the things I liked about the Fish Markets was that you could get freshly shucked oysters, fresh cooked fish or cooked prawns, pop over to one of the delis and grab some cheeses, crackers, bread, tartare sauce and wine, and sit out on the grass outside to enjoy a picnic.
There were plenty of people out there doing just that, and it was a perfect day for it.
Overall, we had a great time at the Fish Markets and I will definitely be returning again for some fresh and cooked seafood, maybe next time with a picnic blanket!