One of our favourite things to do in Sydney is to visit the Fish Market. My husband and I have visited on every trip, and its the one thing I always recommend friends to do.
The Fish Market is either a short cab ride or a 25 minute walk from the CBD. I like to get there for an early lunch and so enjoy the walk to work up an appetite.
If there are enough of you my advice is to secure a good table straight away and take it in turns to get food. When I was there in March there were coaches of tourists from China arriving regularly and the tables were snapped up quickly.
If the weather is bad there are a few tables inside but I personally love sitting in the sunshine, enjoying a long lunch and watching the activity in the harbour.
The market operates kind of like a food court where you buy from lots of different stalls, all with slightly different offerings.
On this trip I started with some fresh sashimi. The scallop sashimi was the best I have ever eaten.
It almost dissolved in my mouth.
The fresh sashimi is AMAZING and there are several stands where you can get your fresh fish cooked to order. Sadly we have never had the opportunity to buy the free fish and cook it ourselves... but if you are here on holiday and planning a road trip then I'd certainly suggest popping here before you leave and planning a way to have a fresh fish BBQ for dinner that evening. When we did a road trip several years ago we were surprised at how many small B&B type places we came across already had good BBQ's available for guests to use.
This was accompanied by some delicious oysters..... both natural and baked....enjoyed with a chilled sparkling wine. My friends ordered a selection of cooked squid and baked lobster, there was way too much food so we happily shared everything and had a thoroughly wonderful lunch.
Sydney Fish Market 1 Bank Street, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia +61 2 9004 1100 website
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