Everyone (apparently) says that no trip to Sydney is complete without eating at the famous Sydney Fish Market. They are probably right. Even though eating at the market is a noisy and rushed experience, the fish and seafood is definitely fresh and nicely cooked and it’s reasonably priced for what you get.
I’ve been to the fish market a number of times before so hadn’t planned on going on this trip. But after walking from my hotel in Pyrmont, along the waterfront (with great views of the Harbour Bridge) and under the Anzac Bridge, I found myself at the Sydney Fish Market just in time for lunch.
The markets are hugely popular with tourists as well as locals and you’ll have to fight to get a seat most of the time. I headed to Doyles just because it’s a little less hectic and it’s nice to eat fish and chips on the balcony overlooking the water. I quite like Doyles but it’s possibly a litter over-rated and you might get a better meal at one of the other vendors, especially if you want to try the fresh sashimi.
F had the BBQ seafood plate with grilled fish and loved it. It’s great value for $20.
I went for grilled barramundi which came with mashed sweet potato and beans. The barramundi comes from the Northern Territory so I guess it’s not as fresh as the other fish (although I have no idea) but it was nice.
I get the impression this isn’t the cleanest place to eat in Sydney but someone did clean our table when I asked them to so that was fine. Even though the Sydney Fish Market is bordering on tourist trap I will probably go back again.
Ten minutes walk from the markets you’ll find this view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.