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Gars Chinese Restaurant

19 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England (Formerly Gar's Chinese Restaurant)
+44 (0)1273 321321
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Ranked #212 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $55 - $78
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A Brighton institution in the heart of the famous Lanes, Gars has been serving Chinese food with attitude for nearly 30 years. This family-run restaurant is smart, sophisticated and streamlined, with polished bamboo flooring and modern silk shades. It’s set over three floors, with a private function room and bar downstairs (with the possibility of karaoke if the mood takes you), a ground-floor section with red-leather panelling and soft lighting, and the first-floor dining rooms. The food is a clever mix of classic and modern Chinese, alongside other Asian favourites like Thai green curry and salmon teriyaki. Start with tender beef carpaccio served with sesame and chilli dressing, then dither between fresh scallops in black bean sauce, lamb shanks with ginger and spring onions or the sensationally savoury Cantonese roast duck.
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing food, service was excellent would definitely go back !! One of the best I've ever had and I love my Chinese

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Nice dining room situated on first floor. High ceilings with Chinese lanterns and low lighting. So far so good. Then we sat down........ Service was poor. No menus or drinks orders taken for ten minutes then three waiters asked us what drinks we wanted. That was handy as the guy who took our first order was so uninterested he didn't... More

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Kings Langley, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am a student and, as such, I am almost always broke. However, whenever we want a nice, classy meal out we head straight for Gars. We discovered it a few years ago for my boyfriend's birthday and have loved it ever since. The atmosphere is very serene and romantic. The food is wonderfully tasty and beautifully presented. In the... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We booked using the tastecard so it's 2 for 1 which brought prices back on a par with other restaurants. The decor is great however that's the best part of this restaurant. Eating here is a bit like getting an ipad box and finding a kindle in it. The food was average at best. My shredded beef was burnt and... More

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Brighton, England.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have visited here numerous times over the last year for dinner with friends. On every occasion the food and service are outstanding. The food is the best Chinese food that I have tasted anywhere and the managers and staff greet and look after you in such a friendly and professional manner. Simply the best in every way!

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I recently celebrated my 40th birthday with family in Gars and had the most amazing evening. It wasn't my first time eating there as we usually have my works Christmas bash in there too, but I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of the food And the attentive service. The duck and spicy squid in salt were my favourites... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

4 of us went there. That night 1 was sick and the others had bad stomachs. Food quality was less than poor with everything smothered in sauces which totally dominated and no subtelty to flavours as very hot chillies added . Will never go back and there are many better options in Brighton. ps: and then they charged high prices... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Brilliant night. Six of us went to Gars on a Friday night, we had a beautifully laid out table upstairs by the window, the service was great not rushed at all, fantastic food and all the staff were very friendly, warm and relaxed, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

An overall great meal, the food was full of flavour and was presented beautifully. The staff were very friendly and attentive! Will definitely return soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I went to Gars for a 70th birthday party, the food was exceptional and the service was fantastic. The party was spread over the main room and mezzanine floor, which were both beautiful and comfortable. I will definitely be returning.

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Additional Information about Gars Chinese Restaurant

Address: 19 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England (Formerly Gar's Chinese Restaurant)
Phone Number: +44 (0)1273 321321
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 55 - 78
Cuisine: Chinese

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