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Beloved Sydney Yum Cha Venue Marigold Is Closing Next Month

The iconic Haymarket restaurant will close to the public on Sunday, December 5.
By Ben Hansen
November 02, 2021
By Ben Hansen
November 02, 2021

Sydney institution Marigold Chinese Cuisine has been serving Sydneysiders its beloved Chinese dishes and yum cha for nearly forty years. Following a disastrous two years for hospitality due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the iconic Haymarket venue has announced that it is closing its doors to the public on Sunday, December 5 this year.

It's shattering news for the city's recovering hospitality industry. Usually open daily for lunch and dinner, including the holiday period, Marigold is a yum cha and Christmas Day staple for Sydneysiders.

"Dearest customers and supporters. With a heavy heart, we announce the closing of Marigold Restaurant," reads the statement on the Marigold website. The statement sites the pandemic, as well as plans to extend the Citymark Building as the reasons for its closure.

"In the past 39 years, we have been very privileged to have served Sydneysiders and visitors from interstate and overseas, many of whom have become our friends," the statement continues. "The children and grandchildren of our customers have grown up with us and held their milestone celebrations in the restaurant."

The devastating news comes just two months after it was revealed fellow iconic Sydney restaurant Golden Century had gone into administration. While there has been speculation that the venue could still be saved, the future for Golden Century remains unclear.

If you want to experience Marigold one last time, the Haymarket spot is open seven days a week for yum cha and la carte 10am–3pm, and la carte dinner and dim sum degustations 5.30–9.30pm each day. You can also order takeaway by calling the restaurant on 9281 3388.

Marigold is located at Level four and five, Citymark Building, 683 George Street, Sydney. It will close to the public on Sunday, December 5.

Published on November 02, 2021 by Ben Hansen
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