Mr Barra Fish is located at 20 Fishermans Place and has been in the seafood industry for 40 years. It is renowned for Darwin's largest range of fresh, local, quality seafood supplied wholesale and retail direct to the public.
Mr Barra sells anything that swims. You can find a full range of seafood such as bugs, crab, crayfish, lobster, fish, mussels, octopus, oysters, prawns, scallops and squids. You can watch your fish being filleted fresh on the spot.
Mr Barra's store is clean with display boxes full of fresh seafood. You can ask their very helpful staff anything about seafood, including how to cook. They have some funny jokes and quotes related to sea or seafood hanging on the wall.
Information can be seen on Mr Barra's website. Mr Barra's has a unique gourmet section with a variety of organic, gluten-free and simply delicious additions to make any seafood dish complete. These include oils, vinegars, dressings, rubs, seasonings and salts. They also sell rice, pasta, couscous and dukkah, as well as gourmet blends such as tempura mix and panko. You can also find mayonnaise and mustard, sauces, marinades and chutney here.
Things to make your seafood cooking yummier and easier
For more information about Mr Barra, you can phone (08) 8941 4488 or follow their Facebook page.
Darwin Fish Market
Another place to find fresh and quality seafood in Darwin is Darwin Fish Market, located at 30 Frances Bay Drive. As you walk inside this fish shop you see their award winning plaques displayed proudly on the wall.
With their motto "You Pick, We Pack", they certainly won't disappoint you. Darwin Fish Market is slightly smaller than Mr Barra's but you still can find a full range of fresh seafood here. They say they are specialists in barramundi, snapper, jewfish and prawns cooked or green for BBQ, mussels, scallops, lobster, mud and sand crabs. 98% of their seafood is sourced from the Northern Territory. There is no imported seafood here.
One thing that you must grab here is their famous homemade barramundi dip, made from real wild caught barra and all natural. People said its just like seafood Nutella that you will fight everyone for. You can also try their homemade fish patties, naturally smoked barra and sauces.
Inside Darwin Fish Market is a home for Rachael's Seafood Shack, operated by Rachael of Master Chef fame. She offers 'No chips, No salad, No Bull - just Kept it Simply Seafood' in the shack. Try her seafood chowder or whole red snapper. It was an absolute beaut! The service was very quick and Rachael and her team were super friendly.