The popular Tsui Wah Restaurant announced that its Wellington Street Central flagship outlet will be “closed temporary”, after 17 years of operations.

Its last day will be this Friday night September 11. Though the post didn’t mention specially when it would be back again, they are likely to take a few months’ break for renovation works. (Read: 5 Must Try Dishes at Tsui Wah Restaurant 翠華餐廳 )

For fans in Hong Kong, there will be a complimentary tea time meal from 3 – 5pm on the 11th, and tickets will be distributed from 11:30am onwards.

According to its Facebook post, diners are encouraged to contribute any sum of money for that meal, and all proceeds for the day will be donated to help Alzheimer patients.

This is following a report on retail sector slowdown and rising costs for F&B in Hong Kong, with restaurants struggling with high wages, high rental and high ingredient costs.

Tsui Wah has increased menu prices to offset rising costs. For example, a cup of HK milk tea now costs HK$21 (US$1.29), up 10%.

On a personal note, this particular branch of Tsui Wah at Central is one I frequent most often any time of the day – for breakfast before gym, for an afternoon tea between shopping, and late night suppers.

“Let’s meet a Tsui Wah Zhong Wan”. It has become a frequent meet-up spot for friends who happen to be in Hong Kong at the same time.

While prices have gone up, standards seem to have gone down?

Will still wait for you to return.

Tsui Wah Restaurant翠華餐廳
G/F.-2/F.,15-19 Wellington St., Central, Hong Kong
Tel : 2525 6338

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