When we decided to visit Ms I in Sydney and began our research, Sydney Fish Market (SFM) popped up on Google Maps and I made a note that we must come and visit because we are so fond of fish markets with its fresh seafood (or markets in general, really… Haha)!
After more research, we realized that this is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere and the 3rd largest fish market in the world in terms of variety. It is also a popular place with over 2.7 million visitors coming here annually.
But the most exciting part for us is SFM also includes many seafood eateries within its premises and one can buy fresh seafood to cook at home, or order them and have them cooked on the spot in various styles!
We arranged to meet Ms I and family at Peter’s Seafood Cafe in SFM on Friday after we visited The Rocks Friday Foodie Market (and had pre-lunch pancakes… haha).
There were many eateries but Peter’s looked like the most promising with a wide array of seafood dishes as well as cooked dishes on display. We split up and got ourselves Fresh (and lots of) Sashimi (they sell by weight), Scallops, Sea Urchin (Uni) (they sell by trays), Salmon Aburi Sushi, half a dozen Grilled Oysters, Calamari and Fried Rice.
We were not able to get seats in the indoor cafe area, so we sat outside just beside the port under the many big umbrella tables that were laid out. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed our delicious sumptuous lunch with the gorgeous blue sky and Anzac Bridge as the backdrop, and the many seagulls flying above us…
We were so impressed with the freshness of the fish that we visited SFM again in the late afternoon after we came back from Manly and The Rocks Weekend Market!
This time round the cafe was nearing closing time at 3pm (but there’s still no seats indoors) and we only managed to get (because the rest were either sold out or didn’t look appealing) Fried Crab and Lobster, Squid, Grilled Whole Barramundi and a dozen Fresh Oysters.
The oysters were awesome! Fat and juicy, and feeling totally fresh with no fishy or salty sea water taste, this had to be the best oysters we have ever had!
This is a totally recommended place to visit if you are ever in Sydney!