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Edinburgh’s Golden Dragon Chinese restaurant to reopen months after emotional closure

An iconic Edinburgh restaurant that closed its doors after five decades of service has announced its dramatic return.

Authentic Chinese restaurant specializing in Cantonese cuisine, the Golden Dragon opened its doors in 1964.

However, in September last year the family behind the famous town center restaurant – which had been serving customers on Castle Street for more than 57 years – decided to shut down the business, leaving the devastated guests.

Then, in an emotional announcement, they said: “To all of our customers, we have worked hard to make you all happy and give you a satisfied belly. Your smiles and loyalty have brought us to this day.

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“We will forever cherish fond memories of our historic time in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. I hope you will share fond memories with us here in Castle Street. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”



The Golden Dragon will be open again this summer

Perhaps tellingly, they also said, “With good health, we hope we can channel our energies to see what the next adventure might be.”

And this week, the Golden Dragon staff announced that they would be returning “to put smiles on people’s faces.”

Confirming the sensational news of the reopening, the team said: “We are delighted to announce that we have decided to return to Castle Street and continue what we love to do best…serving food and bringing smiles the people.



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Delicious Cantonese cuisine returns to Castle Street

“The opening date is not confirmed until we have assembled a team to help us.”

Loyal customers rejoiced at the news and said, “Ohhhhh, fantastic news, we’ll definitely be back!”, “I can’t wait for you to be back” and “It was the best Chinese meal we’ve had .Next time we’re in Edinburgh we will definitely go for a meal.”

Golden Dragon is now looking for staff, and anyone interested in applying is welcome to email [email protected]



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It is hoped that they will serve delicious Chinese food again in time for summer. For all updates, be sure to follow the Golden Dragon on Facebook here.

The Golden Dragon is located at 21 Castle Street, EH2 3DN.

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