When I wrote, on Boxing Day, that I wanted to try Christie’s, to compare it to the Fish Market Cafe which is right next door, I didn’t expect that I’d be able to do so less than a week later, with my in-laws rather than my family. But that’s the thing: the Fish Market really is the perfect place for visitors to Sydney to come for a meal and soak in the vibe of this bustling market.
Also, we were particularly blessed that day. We were just letting out my father-in-law close to the market, as he has trouble walking, and the very kind security/parking guy directed us to park right next to the market. Usually parking guys tell me something negative; this was such a kind gesture. Then, when waiting at a peak time, like really crazy packed to the rafters crowd scene, a table of people at Christie’s saw Dad-in-law and said they would go soon, would we like their table?
We ordered a similar amount of food and a selection as I did at Christie’s, one fried selection and one grilled. Because there were two white people and one Asian person who ordered, they decided that we should get fries; I would have liked to try their Asian noodles. My verdict was that the seafood was just a little bit nicer than at Christie’s (which was excellent) and the portions were a little smaller and that it was a little more expensive. Too many tiny squid for the table’s liking (which was the same as the platters at Christie’s). But basically, thumbs up. Very tasty, and a great food and tourist experience.