Haymarket’s Marigold restaurant has announced it will close in December due to the impacts of COVID-19.

The owners shared the news on their website and social media pages, confirming the final day of service will be held on 5 December 2021.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work and travel,” reads the announcement.

“Sadly, it has also hit Marigold’s function business and weekday trading. As there are plans to extend the Citymark Building, it is time to say goodbye.”

Marigold has been a much-loved yum cha institution among Sydneysiders for close to 40 years.

The Cantonese restaurant acknowledged the support and loyalty of both long-term patrons and employees.

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

“We also give a big thank you to our suppliers who have kept the restaurant operating smoothly.

“Lastly, our sincere appreciation to all our staff over the years for your contributions, several of whom have been with the Marigold family for more than 30 years.”

The owners of the business also operated the Regal Chinese Restaurant on Sussex Street, which closed down earlier this year.

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