With summer upon us, there’s no better way to make a splash at your beachside BBQs and Christmas parties than with fresh seafood. For Sydney’s widest selection of mouth-watering seafood, head straight to the source – Sydney Fish Market, Australia’s Home of Seafood.

With summer upon us, there’s no better way to make a splash at your beachside BBQs and Christmas parties than with fresh seafood. For Sydney’s widest selection of mouth-watering seafood, head straight to the source – Sydney Fish Market, Australia’s Home of Seafood.

Conveniently located in Blackwattle Bay, Pyrmont on the fringe of the Sydney CBD, Sydney Fish Market is easily accessible by car, public transport, or just a short walk from Darling Harbour. Travel details can be found here.

Sydney Fish Market is one of the world’s most impressive fish markets, featuring an exhaustive range of seafood. Whatever you’re after, you’ll find it at one of the six seafood retailers onsite. The Market also features a bakery, gourmet deli, greengrocer, bottle shop, fishing supplies store, gift shop, numerous restaurants and cafés, as well as Vic’s Meat Market, the famous boutique butcher.

The bustling market activity at Sydney Fish Market is a sight to behold. More than 100 varieties of seafood are sold at the early morning wholesale auction. During the cut and thrust of the daily auctions, around 20,000 kilograms of seafood are sold every hour and whisked away to Sydney’s best fishmongers and restaurants.

Alongside the traditional market activities, Sydney Fish Market launched the Sydney Seafood School in 1989. This impressive cooking school now plays host to some of the best chefs and cooking competitions in the world.

Sydney Fish Market retailers are open seven days a week. You can snag the catch of the day from 7am to 4:00pm, with some retailers trading until 4:30 or 5:00pm Friday to Sunday.  Retailer opening hours are listed on the website.

Behind the Scenes tours of Sydney Fish Market are held at 6:40am every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For bookings, call 02 9004 1108.

To whet your appetite for Sydney’s most scrumptious seafood, we have selected some highlights from the southern hemisphere’s largest fish market. Feast your eyes on a selection of Chamber favourites from Sydney Fish Market.

1. Christie’s Seafoods Pty Ltd | christiesseafoods.com.au | 02 9552 3333


Located at Australia’s world famous Sydney Fish Market in Pyrmont, Christie’s Seafood is the Home of Black Label Seafood. Offering retail and wholesale services, the Christie’s team carries some of Australasia’s finest fresh and live seafood. The retail division sells direct to the public, offering a wide selection of fish, shellfish, oysters and other aquatic delights. Buy your catch ready-to-cook and take it home to prepare yourself, or try something from Christie’s extensive seafood kitchen menu. You can even select something live from their tanks to be freshly cooked for you.

Christie’s Seafoods are open from 7am until 4pm, every day of the year except Christmas Day.

2. Claudio’s Quality Seafoods | claudiosseafood.com.au | 02 9660 5188


Established in 1985, Claudio’s Quality Seafoods is an Australian family-owned company. Over the past 30 years, Claudio’s has built a reputation as one of the most respectable seafood stores in the industry, providing Sydney shoppers with the best quality, freshest and most affordable seafood in town. At the biennial Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards in August 2015, Claudio’s Quality Seafoods was voted the Best Seafood Retailer at Sydney Fish Market.

Claudio’s Quality Seafoods is open seven days a week, from 7am to 4pm on weekdays and from 7am to 4:30pm on weekends.

3. De Costi Seafoods | www.decosti.com.au | 02 9692 9188de-costi-seafood-pyrmont

Excellence in seafood has always been the heart of De Costi Seafoods.

De Costi Seafoods offers personalised service in a modern store that is spacious and easy to access. Arranged in sections, customers can easily find what they need.

On 27th August 2015, De Costi Seafoods won an accolade for Best Seafood Retailer (NSW) when the best of the Australian seafood industry gathered at Sydney Seafood School for the biennial Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards.

De Costi Seafoods is open for business seven days a week at Sydney Fish Markets. From Monday to Thursday trading hours are 7am to 4pm and from Friday to Sunday the store opens from 7am to 5pm.

4. Doyle’s At The Fish Market | doyles.com.au | 02 9552 4339


Got a hankering for some seasonal seafood? For the best value in town, head to Sydney’s beloved Doyle’s At The Fish Market.

Situated right in the heart of Sydney Fish Market, Doyle’s has spectacular views over Blackwattle Bay. The lunch menu offers everything from classic fish and chips through to scallops, prawns, and even lobster. Everything is cooked fresh at market prices. Travel by car, bus or by Light Rail, which stops right on Sydney Fish Market’s doorstep.

Doyle’s At The Fish Market is open seven days a week. The restaurant opens from 11am to 3pm on weekdays and from 11:30am to 3:30pm on weekends.

5. Fish Market Café | 02 9660 4280


Fish Market Café does not sell fresh seafood by the kilo – the emphasis here is on delicious ready to eat seafood, cooked to perfection.

Fish Market Café is a take-away shop inside the fish market eatery near the main entrance. Queues often stretch from the main counter to the busy rear dining area. Don’t be deterred by the wait – it’s well worth it!  Whether you want your seafood fresh, grilled or fried, Fish Market Café will satisfy your appetite.

It’s never too early to indulge in a seafood feast. Fish Market Café is open seven days a week, from 4am to 4pm on weekdays and from 5am to 5pm on weekends.

6. Fisherman’s Fine Wines | 02 9660 071


Any connoisseur will tell you: the freshest seafood requires the finest wine. Need a delicate Riesling to compliment your catch of the day? Or maybe some champagne to wash down your oysters? Luckily, the friendly team at Fisherman’s Fine Wines is ready and waiting with expert recommendations to give your ocean-fresh seafood feast the vintage and varietal it deserves. You can even purchase a bottle of your favourite drop to enjoy onsite on the waterside boardwalk.

Fisherman’s Fine Wines is open seven days a week, from 9am to 3:30pm on weekdays and from 9am to 5pm on weekends.

7. Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Restaurant | fishermanswharf.com.au | 02 9660 9888


Located above Sydney Fish Market in Pyrmont, Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Restaurant is a popular destination for discerning seafood lovers.

Yum Cha is served daily at the restaurant with a la carte lunch and dinner menu also available. Freshness is paramount at Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Restaurant – you can even pick your own choice of fish, live from the tank.

Open 365 days a year, including public holidays, the eatery caters for weddings and corporate functions. Complimentary parking is available in Sydney Fish Market car park (Conditions apply).

Weekdays:     Lunch 11am – 3pm / Dinner 5pm – 11pm
Weekends:     Lunch 10am – 3pm / Dinner 5pm – 11pm

8. Nicholas Seafoods | nicholasseafood.com.au | 02 9660 4255


The Nicholas Seafood story began in 1930. Since opening its doors, Nicholas Seafood Traders has built a loyal following within the local & international seafood community. Sustainability is at forefront for Nicholas Seafoods so they work exclusively with companies that align themselves to Australian fisheries regulations.

Want to eat your fresh catch on the spot? Specialising in Chinese-influenced cuisine, the skilled kitchen team at Nicholas Seafoods can cook anything that you buy from the extensive selection of seafood instore.

Nicholas Seafoods is open seven days a week.

9. Net & Tackle Sales | netandtackle.com.au | 02 9660 2355


With their massive range of low-priced fishing tackle and supplies, Net & Tackle Sales is Australia’s go-to destination for fishing gear. Whether you’re an amateur or a commercial fisherman, find everything you need, from fishing nets and traps to hooks, lines and sinkers. Net & Tackle Sales also stocks a wide range of fish shop supplies, wet weather gear and swimming pool lane and ropes
Net & Tackle Sales is open Monday to Friday, from 7:30am to 4pm.

10. Vic’s Meat Market | vicsmeatmarket.com.au | 02 8570 8570


Starting as a pop-up at their Mascot facility, Vic’s Meat Market grew very quickly and has now expanded to become a popular destination at the iconic Sydney Fish Market. Vic’s is all about the raw experience. The shelves at Vic’s Meat Market are jam-packed with Sydney’s freshest, best quality meat at wholesale prices. Discerning carnivores can expect to find everything from chicken to grass-fed steaks and wild boar at Vic’s, plus a range of specially selected products to make your meat experience even better.

Vic’s Meat Market is located just to the left of the boom gates when you enter Sydney Fish Market. Open seven days a week from 8am to 5pm, parking is free for the first hour if you spend $75 or more in the Meat Market cool room.

11. Peter’s Sydney Fish Market | petersfishmarket.com.au | 02 9552 2555


Located in the Waterfront Arcade at the World Famous Sydney Fish Market, Peter’s opened its doors for the first time in 1989. With a strong focus on Australian products, Peter’s supports the local fishing industry, local fisherman and, in turn, promotes sustainable seafood. Australia has some of the strictest conservation laws in the world and Peter’s Fish Market only deals with companies that align themselves with these laws.

Peter’s stocks over 150 varieties of seafood, including oysters, mussels, crab legs, pippies, lobster, and yellowfin tuna.

Peter’s is open for business seven days a week at Sydney Fish Market. From Monday to Thursday trading hours are 7am to 4pm and from Friday to Sunday the store opens from 7am to 4:30pm

12. Musumeci Seafood | musumeciseafoods.com.au | 02 9660 0985


With over 40 years experience in numerous award-winning seafood businesses, the owners of Musumeci Seafood are dedicated to providing customers with Sydney’s freshest seafood, every day. From lobsters and scallops to squid and live abalone, Musumeci Seafood has a large range of fresh and frozen products on display daily at their Sydney Fish Market outlet.

Popular farmed products available from Musumeci include Sydney rock oysters, Atlantic salmon, tiger prawns, mussels, trout, and barramundi. If you’re after whole fish, choose from a large selection of fresh seasonal wild caught seafood, straight from Australia’s pristine waters. If you’d like to have your catch filleted, Musumeci will gladly fillet your freshly purchased whole fish.

In their retail shop, Musumeci features a popular sashimi bar offering “A” grade sashimi daily. Some sashimi products prepared daily include yellow-fin tuna, scallops and yellowtail kingfish.

Musumeci is open seven days a week, from 5am to 4pm on weekdays and from 5am to 5pm on weekends.

13. Sydney Seafood School | sydneyfishmarket.com.au/seafood-school/about-sss | 02 9004 1111


Sydney Seafood School offers a wide range of seafood-centric cooking classes for all skill levels, from a simple paella or stir-fry to more complex weekend workshops with leading chefs. A vast array of cuisines and cooking styles are covered, including the School’s most popular class, Seafood BBQ.

All classes commence in the School’s tiered auditorium with a demonstration of the dishes to be prepared. It may look easy in skilled hands, but recreating it later in your own kitchen can be quite another thing. Sydney Seafood School offers participants a unique experience; after watching the demonstration, guests roll up their sleeves and, in groups of five, recreate the dishes with guidance from the presenter and assistants. After preparing a delicious seafood meal, guests then sit down and enjoy their creations with a glass of wine.

To check out upcoming classes and book your spot, visit www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au/seafood-school/cooking-classes.

14. Waterside Fruit Connection | 02 9552 2104


Family operated Waterside Fruit Connection at Sydney Fish Market specialises in retail and wholesale of premium fresh produce.  Their exclusive network of growers and exclusive products makes them number one for fresh produce.

A favourite amongst visitors is their Waterside’s hand dipped chocolate fruit.  Perfectly coated mango, banana and strawberry pieces is the perfect dessert on a warm summers day.  They also offer fresh fruit juice, and a mouth-watering seasonal fruit salads topped with yoghurt!

Waterside is open every day, except Christmas Day, trading from 7am till 5pm.

15. Blackwattle Deli | 02 9660 6998

Offering a decadent selection of cheeses, small goods and gourmet delights, Blackwattle Deli is like heaven for foodies.

Located at Sydney Fish Market, their range features some of Australia’s best produce, and a wide variety of imported specialty products.

Take a break from all the seafood and sit down for a coffee; Blackwattle Deli’s coffee is one to give the best Melbourne café a run for their money.

Blackwattle Deli opens seven days a week, trading 7am – 4pm each day.

16. Gregory’s Bread | 02 9552 2051


From the moment you walk into Sydney Fish Market, you can smell the aroma of freshly baked bread. Recently renovated, Gregory’s now offers a wide range of artesian breads baked on site as well a selection of delectable pastries and desserts.

Bakers rise early so Gregory’s Bread is open from 5am, 7 days a week.

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