The Fremantle Market

February 28, 2008

Fremantle was the original settlement at the mouth of the Swan River, but the British colonists soon discovered that its sandy soil could not be farmed and moved up river to Perth, leaving Fremantle to be its port, a role it still plays for all of booming Western Australia. It is surrounded by immense docking, industrial and refining facilities. It has an outstanding Maritime Museum.

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Of interest to us foodies, of course, is the trawler fishing fleet which specializes in deep sea prawn fishing, but also brings in a variety of fish from this east end of the Indian Ocean.

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Linda and I spent the night of Thursday, February 21, 2008, at the excellent modernized Esplanade Hotel.

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We dined at the nearby Essex restaurant, which we do not recommend despite some photogenic dishes like local scallops with seared pork belly.

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The next morning we went to the Fremantle Market, open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. 

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The Fish Market has a separate entrance.

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The produce section is separate from the general section with craftspeople, foodstalls etc.

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www.esplanadehotelfremantle.com.au

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