Sydney City Part 2
Good Morning Darling Harbour!
Darling Harbour is a 15mins walk away from Meriton World Tower. The harbour and was formerly the commercial port of Sydney. We took a morning stroll through darling harbour to the fish market.
We first arrived at the harbour after passing the Tumbalong Park and overland expressways. We were welcomed by a 15meter inflatable turtle as we reached the harbour entrance
Alpine the inflatable turtle
There are many cafes and restaurants along the harbour. We tried to arrange a meal at the famous Hurricane Grill's but was told it was full for the evening. We were advised to make the reservation a few days in advance for weekends and festive holiday.
As we moved on, we spotted the Novotel Darling Harbour and Ibis Darling Harbour
Novotel - Harbourside Mall - Ibis
After passing the mall, we spotted the Pyrmont bridge. The iron steel bridge is 156 years old is still in use today. It was recognised as an Australian National Engineering Landmark.
We walked up the bridge to the pyrmont bridge road towards the sydney fish market. The fish market is a 400meters walk away from the pyrmont bridge. The cool 20degrees morning weather made the walk quite enjoyable.
Monument beside the Pyrmont bridge road
The smell of fishes, the sea and the sight of the white sea gulls were assurance signs that we were at the right place. Alas the sight of red-orange crustaceans lying on bed of ice from one of the outlet rubber stamps our thought.
Sydney Fish Market
Walking further into the market took us to the usual dining concourse where stalls sell both fresh and cooked seafood, fruits and bakery items.
We tried the cooked food from most stalls and felt that the seafood from Nicholas although was more pricey but offered better quality. The prawns were bigger and their staff seemed more friendlier to us too.
Peter's at Sydney Fish Market
Nicholas Seafood at Sydney Fish Market
There are reserved seating for each of the restaurant's customer but venturing outwards to the harbourside has public seating spaces for everyone irregardless of restaurant loyalty. We spent a total of SGD$150 on a feast of oysters, lobsters, baked oysters, prawns, fish and chips, fried rice and sashimi for the 4 of
Outdoor seating area at Sydney Fish Market
After our feast, we took a 20mins stroll back to the hotel before venturing outwards to our next stop, Bondi Beach which will be covered in the next installment!
For more information on the Sydney Fish Market, you may visit the direct website via here!