Lotus Dining closes 6 restaurants

20 March, 2020 by
Hospitality Magazine

Lotus Dining has made the call to suspend the operation of its portfolio of Sydney restaurants except one.

Effective immediately, The Gardens by Lotus, Lotus The Galeries, Bings, Lotus Dumpling Bar, Madame Shanghai and Bund have all temporarily closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lotus Barangaroo is the only venue that will remain open.

The group posted the news on Instagram with the following message:

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“It is no secret that the hospitality group has taken a massive blow from the outbreak of the Coronavirus,” reads the post.

“Chinese restaurants have been hit especially hard since the outbreak started three months ago. As with the rest of the industry, we have been devastated by the unprecedented drop in patronage.

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“It is after much consideration that we have made the agonising decision to suspend our operations in all venues except Lotus Barangaroo immediately.”

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It is no secret that the hospitality group has taken a massive blow from the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Chinese restaurants have been hit especially hard since the outbreak started 3 months ago. As with the rest of the industry, we have been devastated by the unprecedented drop in patronage. It is after much consideration, that we have made the agonizing decision to suspend our operations in all venues except Lotus Barangaroo immediately. We aim to sustain the business into the future and give it longevity for our incredible staff and loyal guests as our people are at the heart of what we do. We remain optimistic that in time, we can welcome our valued guests back into our venues for signature handmade dumplings and modern Chinese cuisine.

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CEO Mindy Woods said the suspension is a measure to secure the future viability of the group.

“We aim to sustain the business into the future and give it longevity for our incredible staff and loyal guests as our people are at the heart of what we do,” said Woods.

“We remain optimistic that in time, we can welcome our valued guests back into our venues for signature handmade dumplings and modern Chinese cuisine.”

Image credit: Hidden City Secrets

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