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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 #214 of 880 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $53 - $75
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
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I cant understand why gars has any bad reviews i think some people are just so eager to pick up on the most minor of faults so they can spend the following afternoon sifting through a thesaurus concocting a pithy critique. Any bad reviews are just simply absolute rubbish! in the past 4 years i have visited the restaurant over... More 

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Henfield, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A long standing visitor I just love Gars the food is delightful super choice friendly service. Drop in for a quick lunchtime snack or a more leisurely dinner it always inviting. Great choices super platters to start a wide variety of main courses snd great crispy duck. A tad pricey but always worth it.

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London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Having just moved to Brighton (11 months ago) from London, I am seeking some decent Chinese and Indian (and indeed any ethnic ) restaurants. I was recommended this restaurant after 11 months of frustration and tried it out today. Th say I was extremely disappointed is an understatement. First impressions are OK , this restaurant being situated in The Lanes,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My friend and I decided to try this resturant, with regret! The atmosphere was a bit silent and awkward when we walked in, which we thought was odd. Also we had the rudest waitress. We ordered two starters and 4 dishes for the main course to share. While we were still ordering, the waitress rudely closed her book and walked... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is by far the best Chinese in Brighton, food and service is superb.. well done to Gar and the team.. First class..!!!

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Shoreham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Our starters were great. Soft shell crab and squid, very freah. Mains were clearly just microwaved. Tough, dry duck and gloppy sauce with prawns, sweet n sour which was not what we ordered. Not a vegetable to be seen either! Had better takeaways. Pricey too. We even had a tastecard and got £20 off but still overpriced for poor quality... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were welcomed at Gars for our first time with open arms! The food was fabulous and the decor stunning....When we are next in Brighton it will be our one and only choice for Chinese food...

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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 53 - 75
Cuisine: Chinese

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