Despite the terrible, gloomy weather, I spent Friday trying to be a great tour guide to a friend visiting from LA. Our first stop was the Sydney Fish Market!
Although the weather was not on our side, we spent our morning walking around in a huge crowd of tourists and families trying to enjoy seafood. The Fish Market is essentially located in one building, next to a sizeable parking lot and also sports a large patio with umbrellas and seats for people to enjoy both the seaside view and their fresh food. There are several stores that make up the market – stores both selling fresh seafood for customers to take home and offering to prepare it on the spot as well as a bottle shop (for a drink to complement your meal), dessert stall and others.
Most also cater to customers by offering various types of set seafood platters that let customers taste a little bit of everything. Freshly dry, shucked oysters are presented as the popular highlight of the day with most storefronts proudly displaying them at their entrance.
All in all, my American mate was very impressed by our Australian seafood quality! As an Australian, I was also thoroughly impressed by how delicious the food at the Fish Market! I definitely recommend it to anyone in need of a good seafood fix as well as anyone simply looking for the bustling market experience.
The easiest way to the Sydney Fish Market by public transport is to take the train to Central Station and then catch the new Light Rail to the Fish Market stop. This will leave you about a 3 min walk away from the Fish Market. If in doubt, follow everyone else getting off at the stop as they’ll all probably be heading to the place!
The Bug UNSW