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Golden Century Has Opened a New Barbecue-Focused Restaurant in Darling Square's Exchange Building

Located below XOPP, this more casual Golden Century experience offers roasted duck and sides of XO pippies sauce.
By Ben Hansen
January 25, 2023
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By Ben Hansen
January 25, 2023
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While the original Golden Century sadly closed its doors last year, the rest of its stable of Cantonese restaurants is still going strong with The Century at The Star, XOPP and now, a second Darling Square restaurant that's focused on traditional Cantonese barbecue. The newly opened Golden Century BBQ sees the group lean into a more casual dining experience that's more akin to the maiden venue, while also highlighting the beauty of barbecued meats.

"We want our customers to feel like they're eating at a restaurant without actually having to dine inside a restaurant," Golden Century Group's Billy Wong said.

The new restaurant is open for lunch and dinner six days a week, set inside Darling Square's Exchange Building on the level below XOPP.

Highlights on the menu include roast duck accompanied by rice or noodles, barbecued char siu, and a variety of dim dum created in-house and steamed to order. The real table-pleaser is likely to not even be a main menu item, but the XO pippies sauce that you can order as a $4 side to bring that signature Golden Century kick to any dish.

When Golden Century's Sussex Street home closed last year after more than three decades, owners the Wong family took the opportunity to revamp XOPP, bringing it closer to the experience of the original, beloved restaurant.

"XOPP at Darling Square has reopened with the installation of live seafood tanks and a new menu more aligned to the original Golden Century," Billy Wong told Concrete Playground at the time. "We listened, and many of our chef and front-of-house team members have joined from Sussex Street to continue serving our customers their GC favourite dishes."

Now with the addition of this more casual barbecue eatery, Darling Square has become a one-stop-shop for any Golden Century fans.

Golden Century BBQ is located at 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket. It's open 11.30am–8.30pm Wednesday–Monday.

Published on January 25, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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