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Marigold

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Level 4 & 5, 683 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9281 3388
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10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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1,381 reviews
578 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4,081 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Marigold restaurant whilst staying at the Novotel Central . We found the staff to be very friendly & efficient however our dishes were actually average so our experience overall was slightly disappointing. The restaurant is in need of a refurbishment to to create a more modern ambience.

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2 Thank Ellemay
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great noisy place where the most delicious hot tasty yum Cha courses are wheeled past tantalisingly. You really want to reach out and take everything that is swinging by: rice noodles lovingly encasing the best vegetarian mixtures, crunchy spicy octopus, light clouds of pork buns.. And tea, glorious tea! Lots of it, replaced often... Take the family... More 

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2 Thank jcollinspope
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for yum cha (dim sum) lunch. Very good service, sometimes a bit of that Cantonese shortness will come out, but overall the staff were pleasant and friendly. Tea was refilled quickly. A bit more expensive than average ($50 for two people, average around town and the burbs is say $20 pp?) and note that they charge for tea even... More 

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3 Thank STMinSydney
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159 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with most Cantonese dimsum in the western countries, don't expect a menu as extensive as those in the typical yumcha restaurants in HK. With that in mind, this place serves generally satisfying dimsum rolled out in carts. Fairly reasonable prices too. For lunch, if you need some carbo, can wait a while for the cart with steamed rice to... More 

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2 Thank Derrick A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in here for dinner on a Sunday night. A smart establishment, the place was quite busy -but we were served with almost military efficiency. It felt quite rushed, as the mains were served when I was still eating the starter. The food was ok, if a bit greasy and went cold quickly. The complimentary fruit at the end was... More 

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1 Thank Jaxhida
Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed marigold, a couple of dishes that should have been hot were only warm though. We were on level four this time, which doesn't feel as nice as level five I have to say. Food came quickly $85 for two adults and a tween, about average.

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Thank LPTraveller760
Lake Cathie, Australia
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yum cha on a Saturday....not the quietest time to go I know. The place was packed and noisy...and I can understand that but do the waiters need to throw the dirty dishes around and create more noise? Yum cha was average without being exceptional, and the variety could have been better....and why ask for a tip when the service is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is still kicking :D!! This was the first ever Yum cha I had ever been too.. came to Australia when i was 4 & would of come here around the time i was 5 or 6 so a good 25 years ago :)!! First time here & it was a shock to the European or ozzie food as... More 

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2 Thank oooppppaaaa
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Had lunch here and paid over $50 for 2 people for 4 dishes. Food was average and we thought it quite expensive. Did not select anything out of the ordinary but It seems like mostly everything was XL when it came time for the lady to stamp our card. I don't believe there is anything that is S (small) or... More 

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Thank Jean G
Sydney, Australia
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558 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is old school yum cha just like in HK - trolleys, crowded, loud, rude staff, quick turnover, hit and miss food. Some of the dishes are great - some best left on the trolley. Go early when things are still fresh - I am sure by 1pm many of those dumplings have been circling tables for 2 hours... Go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Level 4 & 5, 683 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9281 3388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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