The media went on about Top Ryde Shopping Centre being the largest shopping centre in Australia at the time, so I hoped it would be jam packed full of different stores. In reality, the number of stores is quite limited. Even (pre refurbishment) Macquarie Centre had a larger variety of shops. Top Ryde Shopping Centre itself is massive. The atrium voids make it seem larger than it is however. It takes ages to walk from one end to the other, and there are franchise type storesread more
I've lived in Ryde for the past 20 years (since I was 5), about 3 minutes walking distance from this shopping centre (and the old version). This shopping centre is now massive, both in convenience and physical size. Woolies, Franlins, Aldi, and the asian supermarket Xin Ren Ren all exist on the same floor in this place, so I now get all my groceries in the one shop. (I do miss Coles) There is also a decent foodcourt, but on the level above there are a group of nice restaurants,read more
Hi dandybell, I'm new-ish to the area and I love Golden Banana. Good to know that they've been around all these years!