Sydney Fish Market is a great stop for kids after you feel like you’ve explored everything at Darling Harbour! Here’s what’s on offer at the markets right now.
Darling Harbour is a great attraction for kids of all ages, but there’s another treasure just around the corner- Sydney Fish Markets! After a trip to Tumbalong Park, head across to the harbourside seafood markets and stop for a buffet or yum cha lunch or just grab some freshly shucked oysters and hot chips for lunch by the water, watching prawn trawlers carry their catch in to shore.
Outside, the sprawling site is a vibrant mix of bustling restaurants with water views, casual bench seating along the waterfront where working fishing vessels cross the water before you, and fresh fish stalls offering catches of crab, mussels, prawns and fish of all shapes and sizes.
We started the day parking in the ample parking area. Outside, we wandered past giant pelicans and dodged seagulls to enter (registering our attendance on the COVID QR scanner). On the way in we stopped at Waterside Fruit Connection and grabbed fresh, weird and wonderful fruit including currant grapes, passionfruit (the size of an adult fist!) and lychees.
Once inside we grabbed fresh bread rolls from Gregory’s Bread, a bottle of red for dinnertime, and then we hit the stalls. We visited Peter’s Sydney Fish Market, Nicholas Seafood Trader and Musumeci Seafoods and stocked up on sashimi grade salmon (sliced on the spot), stacks of fresh prawns, a dozen oysters, Tasmanian scallops and snapper fillets.
The selection was mindboggling, including live pippis, live mud crab, black-lipped abalone, largehead hairtail and bailer shells.
We finished by grabbing some hot chips, fresh grilled fish and calamari and headed out the the benches to share a seaside lunch, followed by a a scoop each of creamy gelato. Bliss!
Sydney Fish Market: Outside Stalls
- Vics Meat Market Butcher
- Sushi Bar
- Sea Emperor Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar
- Salty Squid Cafe
- Waterside Fruit Connection
- Peter’s Sydney Fish Market
- Nicholas Seafood Trader
- Musumeci Seafoods
- Net & Tackle Sales
- Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Restaurant
- Machui Machi Tea Bar
- Claudio’s Quality Seafoods
- Kiosk Ice Cream and Coffee
Sydney Fish Market: Inside Stalls
The market offers an undercover shopping strip, lined on one side with delis and bakeries, and the other with fresh fish.
- Blackwattle Deli
- Boatshed Gifts
- Christei’s Seafoods
- De Costi Seafood
- Gregory’s Bakery
- Doyles at the Fish Markets
- Fisherman’s Fine Wines
- Fish Market Cafe
Essential Details: Sydney Fish Market
- Where: Corner Pyrmont Bridge Rd &, Bank St, Pyrmont
- When: Open 7am-4pm seven days a week
- Cost: Entry is free
- Parking: On-site parking available
- More information: Sydney Fish Markets