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25 Preston Street, Brighton, England
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friends is a place to really eat

We came here on recommendations of our friends. The idea of the name is very fitting as lots of people are here and enjoying the food that is served here. The decor of pastels grey and the very clean floor and good sturdy comfy chairs to eat your meal makes a great enjoyable experience. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Darkbyte
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London, United Kingdom
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Firstly there is definitely NO shark fin soup on the menu! It's always reassuring to enter a Chinese restaurant and find mainly local Chinese families eating there as you can guarantee a more authentic meal. Had a proper feast that included beef brisket, roast duck, fresh local Dover sole, aubergine and pork mince, squid which were all amazing. Just as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We came here on recommendations of our friends. The idea of the name is very fitting as lots of people are here and enjoying the food that is served here. The decor of pastels grey and the very clean floor and good sturdy comfy chairs to eat your meal makes a great enjoyable experience. The serves is friendly as the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

amazingly friendly, great service. some of the best food i have ever eaten. i have been there 5-6 times, and have never tasted anything that wasn't great. can't understand that there are some bad reviews here... did you go to the wrong place. another great thing about this place is they are willing to try and make whatever you want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Went to eat here with my friend from London ! Excellent atmosphere, friendly and accommodating staff ! Will definitely visit again!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

not the first time I've been here and it won't be the last , surely this is the best chinese restaurant in Brighton and Hove. Make sure you ask for the Chinese Menu if you want some something more authentic otherwise its the 'tourist' menu !! The pork & prawn fish cakes are brilliant , the ribs lovely, the singapore... More 

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Fabulous meal with friends last Saturday nite.The food was so freshly cooked and more authentic than I have every had,with a special mention to the dry ribs faultless.many oriental customers dinning as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Good food no fuss service and the local Chinese eat here too... well priced and good location .... I would recommend and will go again...

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Croydon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I didn't really want to eat Chinese in Brighton since I could get that anywhere, but since my wife fancied it, we decided to give it a go. The place looked inviting from outside so we went in. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and of the very friendly service. Our waiter was really helpful and... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good place, nice staff. Although we were a little confused by the several menus they had, one in chinese, one express and another regular one. But the food was good, we ordered rice and noodles with vegetables and different types of meat (nothing fancy) and jazmine tea, with an overall check of £18, that included a service fee of 10%... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We took pot luck with this restaurant and had a lovely time. We arrived on a stormy night, absolutely soaked through. The staff took our coats and quickly brought us large linen serviettes so we could dry ourselves! We ordered a set meal for two and the waiter was happy to re-arrange the dishes to suit the tastes of my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Preston Street, Brighton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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