Sydney landmark restaurant Golden Century goes into administration

Just months ago it was common to see queues going around the corner for one of Sydney's most iconic restaurants.

But the lockdown has claimed Chinatown landmark Golden Century as its latest victim, more than 30 years after it was established.

The Golden Century Seafood Restaurant is perhaps the city's best known Chinese restaurants.

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Queues going around the corner for Golden Century in February this year.

But the restaurant went into administration earlier this month, documents from the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) showed.

Insolvency firm Chifley Advisory have been appointed for Honourful Pty Ltd on August 17, 32 years after the restaurant opened its doors.

Golden Century first opened at a smaller premises in 1989 before moving to its current location two years later.

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Golden Century's owners Owners Eric and Linda Wong, and son Billy.

It was founded by Eric and Linda Wong, who had moved to Australia from Hong Kong.

The Sussex Street restaurant became famous for its Cantonese-style seafood, most famously its signature Pippies in XO Sauce.

The restaurant became renowned for its clientele, hosting such guests as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, President George HW Bush and Rod Stewart.

It also became a famous haunt for chefs, dining there once their own shifts had ended at other Sydney restaurants.

The company also operates The Century restaurant at the Star Casino and XOPP in The Darling Exchange.

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Golden Century was well-known for its walls lined with seafood tanks.

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