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Sydney Fish Market

Bank St | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (City West)
61 2 9004 1100
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Ranked #3 of 58 shopping in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops, Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Sydney Fish Market (SFM) is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's second largest seafood market in terms of... more » Owner description: Sydney Fish Market (SFM) is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan. A working fish market, SFM sources product both nationally and internationally and trades over 14,500 tonnes of seafood annually - with up to a hundred species traded every day.SFM employs approximately fifty-seven staff to organise the weekday wholesale auction, promote Sydney Fish Market as the centre of seafood excellence and operate the Sydney Seafood School. Since opening in 1989, Sydney Seafood School has played an important part in persuading Sydney residents to eat more fish. The School is considered to be one of Australia’s leading cooking schools. Over 13,000 people come to classes each year. Visit the SSS pages for more information or to book a class.Onsite, SFM hosts six seafood retailers, a bottle shop, fruit and veg market, bakery, sushi bar, restaurants, gift shop and deli.If you would like to organise a 'Behind The Scenes' tour of our wholesale auction, please call or email us during business hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday). « less
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's got an offbeat appeal that's hard to sum up - part attraction, part restaurant, part shop - but it was definitely a memorable visit. You can see the huge variety of the fish (some still in tanks for those who want to pick their own!) and if given the chance I would have definitely taken the behind-the-scenes tour. We'd... More

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Sydney Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I had to go to the cooking school with a group outing "team building" thing. To be fair, most people wouldn't go to the fish markets to cook their own food unless they like fish. BUT there were over 50 of us for the night and the few of us who either don't like fish or are allergic were largely... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

To be fair we did go at lunch time on a Saturday. It was horribly over crowded you couldn't really get close to anything and people are so rude. The fresh seafood part looks lovely and we would normally be thrilled to have such an array of fresh seafood to choose from. We ended up eating at the only place... More

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was the first port of call for my day out. I walked to the Fish Market from the B&B and was overwhelmed with the sheer amount and number of types of seafood on display. At first I thought, Yes, this is the place for lunch, but closer scrutiny decreed that prices for food here were excessive so I passed... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Our first lunch in sydney was spent at the fish market, The market is wonderful. many small areas to walk around, then a larger section with other food items plus fish, so many fish we have never seen before, while we were there i noticed a sign telling us about a cook book the market sells in the vistiors center.... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Easily found, just a 15min tram ride from Central Station, the Fish Mkt offers a cornucopia of the freshest fish/shellfish you could wish for. And for visitors from Europe the prices seem ridiculously cheap. The market is clean and the smells minimal, and other stalls selling cheeses, wines and fresh flowers. The staff are helpful, willing to prepare your purchase... More

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Love the way this place is always the same and that the range of seafood is so dependable. We spent a very happy time pushing our way through throngs of people from all round the world to choose our seafood (deep fried every type of seafood for hubby and grilled lobster for me) and then took it to eat on... More

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india
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Great place to have a fresh seafood lunch-made to order! One reason that makes this market an attraction for tourists - you can choose your seafood from the fresh catch of the day and have it cooked the way you want. Add a nice bottle of wine or beer from the convenient wine store in the market.

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Springfield, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We joined one of the 6:40am Behind the Scenes tours that the Fish Market offers. You have to book it on-line to reserve your spot since they usually bring groups no larger than 12. So, if I'm still recommending a tour that required me to wake up before 6am while I was on vacation AND pay $30, let's just say... More

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Poole, Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We came to the fish market initially as we had booked into the cookery school. As part of the course we relieved a $25 dollar voucher to use in the fish market ! Wow what a sight really amazing . We grabbed a table at Doyles and had the freshest fish feast we have ever had and a quarter of... More

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