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Classic Goldfinch Restaurant Closes

The eatery was famous for steak and 1960s-style décor.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 September, 2015, 4:00pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:51pm

After 60 years in business, Causeway Bay’s legendary Goldfinch Restaurant has suddenly closed.

The restaurant was famous not only for its steaks, but also for its 1960s-style décor, including its emerald-colored walls and leather seats. A popular haunt of Hong Kong artists and directors, it was featured in Wong Kar-wai’s classic films “2046” and “In the Mood for Love.”

There are rumors that the restaurant is only closed for renovation, while others say that due to internal strife some of the restaurant’s shareholders have decided to leave in order to open a new venue.

Many loyal customers visited the restaurant on its final day of business, bemoaning rising rents: On Lan Fong Road where the restaurant stood, at least four shops are still vacant.

Our take: Another one bites the dust… again.