We both enjoy going to markets and we were told by many people that Sydney Fish Market is well worth a visit, it is located near to Darling Harbour.
Sydney Fish Market is considered the world’s third largest fish market but is much more than that it also incorporates a working fishing port, wholesale fish market, fresh seafood retail market.
There is also a delicatessen, a sushi bar, a bakery, a gift shop, a fruit and vegetable market, a florist, a new meat deli, a beverage outlet, a seafood cooking school, indoor seating and an outdoor promenade for visitors.
When we arrived at the market, it was already crowded with people with coaches offloading their passengers, just as we approached the entrance a large pelican flew by to scavenge for some fish creating a rather surreal scene.
The market has been on this site since 1945 but it is only in recent years that it has become a visitor attraction in its own right.
The incredible variety of seafood in the market is sourced from fishermen, co-ops, fishing businesses and aquaculture farms in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific Region with over 100 species available to buyers daily. It is the freshness of the seafood that attracts the crowds who survey the large tanks looking for their lunch.
Numerous restaurants serve large platters of seafood to large parties who devour the food with relish. One of the favourite places to eat lunch is outside on the promenade where you can enjoy panoramic views of Blackwattle Bay and the working fishing boats.
If you can visit when it is not too crowded, the market offers a wonderful insight into the enormous variety of seafood, many that seem quite exotic to our European eyes.
If you would like to sample the food, take a table outside for plenty of entertainment from the human life and bird life.
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