This is the situation: You’ve stumbled out of the club at 2am on a Sunday morning, starving, of course. Whilst Oxford Street is still bustling, the options for an early morning feed are abysmal – a line ’round the corner for a kebab is a struggle and a questionable pie from the servo is less than appetising. Our pick? Golden Century.
Located at The Star in Sydney‘s Darling Harbour, Golden Century has become the city’s crown jewel for epic Chinese food. Famous for its lobster tank and huge menu, the authentic cuisine wins over anyone that ventures there, and whether its 12pm on a Friday afternoon or 2am on a Sunday morning, this is the feed that will cure any hungover.
Known to lure the likes of Rhianna and Lady Gaga for a post-gig feed, Golden Century was first established in Australia during 1989, after owners Eric and Linda Wong migrated from Hong Kong.
Welcoming and quintessential to the the aesthetic of abroad Chinese restaurants, the GC (known as by locals) boasts an impressive array of authentic dishes. Across the Banquet, Chef’s Choice, Food and Dim Sum menu, the options are quite literally endless. Favourites among patrons are said to be the pipis, sauteed in house-made XO sauce, lobster two-ways; and mud crab with ginger and shallot.
Pairing to the large choice of dishes is an accompanying, 26-page drink menu – just to make the choice even harder. Up for a bottle of wine? Take your pick. Sake? They’ve got that too. And if you’re really keen, the choice of Chinese spirits out numbers any other menu out there.
Combining celebrities with politicians, shift-workers and young professionals, Golden Century brings together all walks of life for a feast, almost any time of the day. Keep this in-mind next time you’re nursing a hangover.