A Guide to Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre

Marrickville Shopping Centre, Sydney

Located at 20 Smidmore Street, Marrickville, in the heart of Sydney’s Inner West, Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre has over 100 stores offering a wide range of shopping, dining and services that cater to every need.

Whether you’re after fashion, homewares, unique artisanal finds, fresh foods and veggies, or a variety of international cuisines and dining options, Marrickville Metro has it all. So come along as I show you the best places to shop and dine at Marrickville Shopping Centre.

Shopping At Marrickville Metro

Main Supermarkets and Variety Department Store

Marrickville Metro has 4 large anchor tenant supermarkets and a variety store. These are: Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, and Kmart. Woolworths and Coles offer a wide selection of grocery items, fresh fruit and vegetables, and other household essentials. Aldi is a discount supermarket chain that offers a variety of international and specialty items. Finally, Kmart is a discount department store offering clothing, footwear, toys, homewares, and electronics and more.

Specialty Food Retailers and Fresh Food Stores

There are also a variety of specialty food retailers and fresh food stores including Astakos fish market and seafood bar where you can get fresh salmon sashimi, lobsters, oysters, prawns and more. Chicken George offers servicing premium fresh cut chicken products as well as ready to eat tasty BBQ chicken and chips. CTD Fresh Meats and Metro Master Meats sell a range of high-quality cuts of meats including lamb, beef and pork.

Panetta Mercato offers a wide range of high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables, cold meats, cheese, nuts, spreads, tea, biscuits, bread and flowers. They even have tasty cakes and sweets available from Papa Pasticceria.

Other retailers include Liquor Emporium (craft beer specialists), Green Valley Spices and Miracle Supermarket which stocks a range of Asian groceries.

Fashion and Accessories Retailers

The centre offers a variety of boutiques catering to different fashion styles, occasions, and budgets. Cotton On is a casual wear fashion chain offering stylish and affordable clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. Forcast is a sophisticated Australian owned womenswear store that offers timeless, elegant pieces. Decjuba brings you edgy women’s and girl’s fashion pieces. Sussan is a fashion chain offering a range of womenswear from casual to formal.

Tarocash is a modern menswear store offering a range of casual and formal clothing. Lowes is another menswear store in the centre, offering workwear, business attire and casual clothing at affordable prices. Athlete’s Foot is a shoe store offering a range of athletic and casual shoes for men, women and kids.

There are also two jewellery stores: Prouds, a well known Australian jewellery chain with over 240 stores Australia-wide, and JC Fine Jewellers, a family owned business.

Unique Independent Retailers and Specialty Shops and Services

One of the standout features of Marrickville Metro is its collection of unique specialty shops and artisanal finds to independent retailers, making it an ideal destination for those looking to support small businesses.

Artisan crafts are also a highlight at Marrickville Metro, with Hypnotive offering small run and one-of-a-kind pieces handcrafted by skilled artisans. Hypnotive features local artists and designers’ work including art prints from Amy Blue Illustrations, Hunter Candles, jewellery from Xanadu Designs, and more. The shop also runs pottery wheel throwing and glazing workshops at their store. These make perfect gifts for loved ones or as a treat for yourself.

Wileaway is another store that offers a unique shopping experience, with a focus on Australian-designed, eco-friendly, and ethically sourced products. Artisan items made in rural Australia are offered alongside innovative brands and well-designed products from around the world.

Wileaway gift shop at Marrickville MetroWileaway gift shop at Marrickville Metro shopping centre

Harry Hartog is a bookstore that offers a curated selection of interesting book titles as well as second hand books, a diverse range of greeting cards designed by local artists and small businesses, and a range of interesting educational and sustainable gifts for the book lover and children. They also have a kids storytime session three times a week.

Harry Hartog bookshop at Marrickville Metro shopping centreHarry Hartog bookshop at Marrickville Metro shopping centre

Other interesting and specialty retailers include Daiso Japan, EB Games and Zing Pop Culture, Paws & Palms Grooming and Sole Tattoo Gallery.

Dining At Marrickville Metro

With its multicultural community, Marrickville Metro offers ethnic cuisine from around the world. One of the standout features of Marrickville Metro are its many dining options, including quick bites and food court options. With a new food hub added as part of the complex’s redevelopment in June 2021, visitors can expect to find a wide range of delicious choices on offer. Whether you’re in the mood for some market-style fresh food or global cuisines with open-air dining, this shopping centre has it all.

Food Court And Quick Bites

For those short on time, Marrickville Metro’s food courts are an excellent option for quick bites between errands or after work. The variety offered at these courts ensures that there is something for everyone – from classic fast-food favorites to healthier options like sushi and salads. These include McDonalds, Little Hong Kong, Sweet Chilli Indian Flavours, Soul Origin and Sushi Square. Beverage retailers include Boost Juice and Chat Time.

Plus, dedicated parking areas make grabbing a bite even more convenient for locals and visitors alike who want to swing by quickly during their busy days.

Casual Dining and More Upscale Restaurant Options

Marrickville Metro offers an array of casual and more formal dining options that cater to various taste buds and budgets. From gourmet burgers to fusion cuisine, visitors can indulge in a unique culinary experience. Most restaurants do not require prior bookings, making it the perfect place for a spontaneous meal.

Dining places include Slims Burgers, Karl’s Charcoal Chicken, Sushi Maru, China Fusion, Rice Pantry, Nan Yang Malaya, Motto Motto Japanese Kitchen and the Grumpy Italian.

Slightly more formal options include Raman Bar/Grill, Firestone, and Tori Izakaya.

Visitors can satisfy their sweet tooth cravings with mouth-watering desserts from places such as Kürtősh and C9 Gelato. We love the famous Hungarian chimney pastry cake and the assortment of cakes (sold by weight) from Kürtősh.

Services Available At Marrickville Metro

Marrickville Metro offers a range of services including health and beauty, banking and financial services, as well as pet care and grooming.

Health And Beauty Services

Marrickville Metro offers a wide range of health and beauty services to meet the needs of local residents. From hair styling to fitness and yoga classes, there is something for everyone.

Hair styling and men’s haircuts include Moe & Co, XCentrik Hair Design, Just Cuts, and Barber Industries.

Health and Beauty services include Bodyfit Marrickville Platinum 24/7 gym, Bliss Beauty Boutique, Exquisite Brows, BroBar, PacificSmiles Dental, Zodiac Massage & Acupuncture, Laser Clinics Australia and OPSM.

Banking And Services

Marrickville Metro is not just a shopping destination but also an ideal stop for all your banking and service needs. The banks with a branch at this centre are St George, Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank (NAB).

There’s also a Service NSW branch here so you can renew your driver’s license and access other government services, an Australia Post outlet, NRMA, MyCar Tyre and Auto and Metro Carwash.

Entertainment, Events And Activities At Marrickville Metro

Marrickville Metro hosts a range of seasonal and holiday events, markets, workshops, live music performances, and community programs. There’s always something exciting happening at the shopping centre – read on to discover how you can join in on the fun!

There’s an arcade games section on Level 1 of the new section of the centre including an air hockey table, space invaders, claw prize game machines, and an old fashioned piano.

Kids games area at the Marrickville Metro shopping centreKids games area at the Marrickville Metro shopping centre

There are also two bookshelves (taking on the street library concept), where you can pick up a free book to read, or drop off a book you no longer need for others to take home and read.

Parking And Accessibility

Marrickville Metro offers convenient and accessible parking options for shoppers, as well as excellent public transport accessibility and disabled access facilities.

Convenient Parking Options

Free and convenient parking options are available at Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre, making it easy for local residents and visitors to park at the mall.

There are two large car parks available. There are over 1000 car spaces on the rooftop of Marrickville Metro side, entry from Murray or Smidmore Street, Marrckville. The second carpark with a further 400 spaces is located on the new side of centre, entry via Edinburgh Rd. Both car parks have disabled parking spaces, and parents with pram spaces, and motorcycle parking spaces. The second carpark also has 4 electric vehicle chargers available. There are also spaces to park your bike at the Victoria Rd and Smidmore St entrances, as well as on Edinburgh Rd.

Public Transport Accessibility

Marrickville Metro shopping centre is easily accessible by public transport, which is a great convenience to visitors.

Buses

Buses that stop directly at Marrickville Metro are:

  • 355 Bondi Jctn via Newtown Station to Marrickville Metro
  • 352 Bondi Jctn via Newtown Station to Marrickville Metro
  • 308 Circular Quay to Marrickville Metro

Buses that stop at Enmore Park, which is just a 5 minute walk to the centre are:

  • 426 Circular Quay via Enmore Park to Canterbury Station
  • 423 Circular Quay via Enmore Park to Earlwood/Kingsgrove

Visit transportnsw.info for bus timetables.

Trains

There are two train stations close to Marrickville Metro. St Peters station is a 10 minute walk and Sydenham station is a 13 minute walk from Marrickville Metro. Visit transportnsw.info for train schedules.

Taxi and Rideshare Services

The taxi rank and rideshare pickup/dropoff point is located on Smidmore St, near the corner of Edinburgh Rd.

New Development of the Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre

Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre opened in 1987. It was built on the site of a former woollen mill owned by Vicars Woollen Mills, a family-run business from 1893 up until its closure in the 1970s.

In 2017, AMP Capital (on behalf of UniSuper, owners of the shopping centre) commissioned Hames Sharley to expand the existing shopping centre by developing the site of the former Shelley Drinks factory bound by Edinburgh Road, Murray and Smidmore Streets.

The new development centred around enhancing visitor experience through revitalization whilst promoting adaptive reuse techniques, incorporating sustainability factors and maintaining historical conservation measures.

The new wing of the centre opened in June 2021. It includes a row of restaurants and cafes with a corridor of open-air dining tables. Pedestrians can walk between the new extension and the original centre at the street level or via an overhead walkway covered by an inverted triangular truss with a mirrored surface, with a coloured glass siding.

New dining area at the Marrickville Metro shopping centreNew dining area at the Marrickville Metro shopping centre

Overall, Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre is a great destination for local residents and visitors looking for a nice shopping, dining and services experience. With its convenient location, enriched history and full range of offerings – from fashion retailers to unique specialty shops and artisanal finds – you are sure to enjoy retail therapy like never before.

Satisfy your taste buds with an array of food options that cater to all preferences and dietary requirements. Take advantage of the various services available at the centre such as health and beauty services.

Marrickville Metro Opening Hours

Mon – 9am – 5.30pm
Tue – 9am – 5.30pm
Wed – 9am – 5.30pm
Thu – 9am – 5.30pm
Fri – 9am – 5.30pm
Sat – 9am – 5pm
Sun – 10am – 4pm

The supermarkets and other selected retailers and cafes and restaurants may operate outside of these times. These include Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, and Kmart.

The carpark operating hours are 6.30am – 10.30pm 7 days a week.