Your Guide To Sydney Fish Markets Wharf

Disabled Access – NO Food and Drink Options – YES Tourist Attractions – YES Transport Links – YES Shopping Centre – NO Nightlife – NO

Sydney Fish Markets Wharf sits at the edge of Blackwattle Bay on Pyrmont Bridge Road. The fish markets for which the wharf is named are the third largest in the world and are the main reason to be dropped off at this wharf. The wharf is located in the Pyrmont region of Sydney, just south-west of the Harbour Bridge and is not only an ideal drop-off and/or pickup wharf for the markets, but for the inner west area in general. It is, however, a small wharf with no disabled access to speak of. For transport links, Wentworth Park light rail station and the Fish Market light rail station are both nearby and there are plenty of bus stops on Harris Street.

Attractions

The Sydney Fish Markets incorporate not only the markets themselves (both wholesale and retail with regular auctions), but a working fish port, sushi bar, delicatessen, a bakery, bar, meat deli and more besides with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating available from which you can enjoy your purchases. Visitors can sample the amazing food on offer, purchase a vast range of different seafood and even enrol in seafood school, where they will learn all about how the fish is caught and prepared. The market was first established in 1945 by the government and was privatised in 1994. Please note, however, that the market is currently in the process of being moved to a larger adjacent site, with construction set to begin in 2018.

Wentworth Park is also located in the area directly adjacent to the wharf. A quiet park that’s perfectly placed for market patrons to relax and enjoy their purchases in comfort; the park also features a small, but well-equipped children’s playground. At the centre of Wentworth Park, meanwhile, sits a multi-purpose sporting facility that’s used for everything from rugby to soccer, but is primarily used for greyhound racing. Races are held every Friday and Saturday night and are very popular with both locals and tourists. For shopping, there is also a grocer and supermarket, both close enough to easily stock up on supplies.

Restaurants & Bars

As you would expect, given its proximity to the markets, the real draw here is fresh seafood. The Star casino and hotel resort is within walking distance if you fancy something a little more ostentatious and a little more choice, but seafood is very much the order of the day in Blackwattle Bay. Doyles at Sydney Fish Markets is a mainstay in the area, spread over two floors with beachfront seating and a relaxed atmosphere. The poshest and freshest fish and chips you’re likely to find in the whole city. In the area of the markets themselves, you’ll also find the Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Restaurant, which is a sprawling, modern venue serving fresh seafood and more in a Chinese style. Down the nearby Harris Street, you’ll also find a number of excellent eateries, as well as a few more low-key cafes, such as Cafe Stories and the Social Brew cafe. For drinks, meanwhile, Quarrymans Hotel serves over 20 craft beers on tap and delicious pub grub. Across the bay, you’ll also come across The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, which, as the name suggests, is an airy converted boathouse with glorious waterfront views. The speciality here is oysters, but it also serves a variety of inventive seafood dishes which change with the seasons. One of the best seafood restaurants in Sydney and a bit of a hidden gem.