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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 #206 of 875 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $54 - $78
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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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We have been going to Gars for over ten years! Not only is their food the best Chinese we have experienced.... but their service is unbeatable! We left a bag in there a week ago with our nephews Xmas present in.... realised tonight.... phoned them.... and they had not only found it and kept it safe for us, but they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Reasonable food and good service. Found it a bit overpriced but you are probably paying for its central location. Found the menu quite small compared to other Chinese restaurants I have been too. However I would go there again.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My partner and I visited Gars on the recommendation of a friend. We had the mixed hors d'ouvres to start - prawn toast (very nice), spare ribs (over sweet), vegetable tempura (very greasy) and quick fried chicken. The chicken was really bad; dry, overcooked, tasteless; pretty much like poorly cooked chicken nuggets. The main courses weren't much better - kung... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Won Tun Soup, grilled pork dumplings, barbecue ribs, satay chicken, fillet beef in black bean soy and noodles. All as a take away and all very good indeed. It's fair to say that take away food does not necessarily reflect the restaurant but this food was very good indeed . Very little sweetness and not greasy. One of my favourites,... More 

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49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A very nice restaurant,friendly staff and a good atmosphere.We had two starters between three and the same with the main,just enough for us small eaters.With one drink each we paid £66.Hot towels at the end was a nice touch.We will be going back.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

family gathering and our first visit to this restaurant. OK, its a bit on the pricey side but we've eaten a lot of Chinese food all around the world and this does rank pretty high up in terns of quality of food. excellent flavours and an interesting and varied menu really sets its above the outdated Chinese restaurants we've had... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Great food we had an amazing table. It was our wedding anniversary but they didn't know that. We choose the emperor banquet and it was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The flavours in many various dishes are exquisite. The lovely atmosphere puts everyone at ease and the service is fantastic. The manager was kind enough to offer a drink to our table. Will defiantly becoming a regular customer to this establishment. All I can say is fantastic!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Ordered takeout tonight as was too exhausted to go out. Between us we had five spice bbq ribs, grilled pork dumplings, won ton soup, satay chicken, beef fillet with soy and black bean (cooked medium rare) and Singapore noodles. None of it was greasy, all was tasty and well cooked. I would definitely eat in there and would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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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 54 - 78
Cuisine: Chinese

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