It's been three decades since Sydney institution Golden Century opened its doors in Haymarket. The late-night Chinese restaurant is famed for its unbeatable midnight feasts and the queues of chefs, celebrities, hospo workers and everyday diners that line up to partake into them — and now, 30 years later, the Golden Century Group has announced it will be opening a new restaurant in Darling Square next year. Along with The Century, which opened at The Star in 2012, this will be the group's third restaurant.
The new restaurant will be helmed by Billy Wong — son of original owners Eric and Linda — who will develop a more contemporary dining concept that he's hoping will speak to a whole new generation of diners. It won't be the same as Golden Century in Chinatown, but you can expect to see a few nods to the OG restaurant — here's hoping a few familiar dishes (like the pippies in XO) get a token spot on the new menu.
That's about all we know at the moment — there's no word yet on how big the restaurant will be, what the menu will look like or if it will be open till 4am every night of the week. But we do know that the venue will be located within Darling Square's striking new six-storey Exchange building designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, so we're sure the design will be extra impressive.
The Golden Century Group's yet-to-be-named restaurant will open in Darling Square mid-2019. Stay tuned and we'll let you in on more info and an opening date as it's announced.
CORRECTION: SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 — The original article incorrectly stated that the new restaurant was to be the Golden Century Group's second, but it will be its third. The group has a another restaurant, The Century at The Star, which opened in 2012.