This popular lunch destination for locals and tourists is the largest seafood market in the Southern Hemisphere. Serviced by a fleet of traditional fishing boats owned and operated by an Italian immigrant family for decades, the SFM has a welcoming village feel to it. It is globally unique in the diversity of fish it sells – roughly 500 different species. This has been attributed to the melting pot of cultures and therefore, diet and cuisine styles we have in Sydney. It’s a bonus for customers because it means greater choice and greater opportunity to try new seafood recipe ideas. The markets sells freshly caught fish daily to restaurants, suppliers and direct to the public. The quality is impeccable and the prices are very low. Many people go to the SFM as a day out to enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on the promenade, have a drink at the waters edge or shop for organic produce in the mini mall. Or all of the above.
Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Pyrmont. 9004 1100. sydneyfishmarket.com.au
By Rita Bratovich