Sydney’s Marigold restaurant, yum cha, will close in December


The owners acknowledged that several staff members had worked in Marigold for over three decades.

“We have been very privileged to have served the people of Sydney and visitors from abroad and abroad, many of whom have become our friends,” its website says.

“The children and grandchildren of our customers grew up with us and celebrated their milestones in the restaurant. We have also served businesses and community associations, witnessing their achievements.

“We express our sincere gratitude to our customers for your support, especially the messages of encouragement received during the pandemic.”

More than 50,000 people have registered at the restaurant, according to its Facebook page, among the flood of Sydneysiders to have filled its hundreds of red seats in nearly 40 years.

The restaurant during Chinese New Year celebrations in 2014. Credit:Louise Kennerley

The nearby Golden Century Seafood restaurant, famous for its pee and XO sauce, took office in August, with owners also blaming the continued impact of lockdowns and a lease dispute.

Corn Good food reported creditors voted in September to save the iconic three-story restaurant from closure, striking a multi-million dollar deal partly funded by the sale of its extensive wine collection.

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