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Good Friends

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25 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
01273779836
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

The four star rating is based on the food and not on the friendliness of the staff who were very abrupt and couldn't put a smile on there face. It was 10 pm but that is not late to most restaurants. However the food was fantastic we had 8 dishes Between us and all were cooked lovely with fantastic tastes... More 

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Thank gjbell
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Ordered half a crispy aromatic duck. It wasn't on menu but can be done. Ordered some crispy noodles with pork and seasonal vegetables but was only allowed without the vegs. Asked to have the duck first! No.Had a plate of barbecued pork on rice. noodles-crispy duck and pancakes - rice. All came together. We had to put a plate over... More 

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Thank Nancy R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

We were presently surprised by this restaurant. Really friendly staff lovely food and nothing was to much trouble

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Very popular restaurant, stripped back with a lively atmosphere. Traditional tasting food (recommend the chilli seafood mix & the duck) and there's plenty of it. The staff are very friendly & helpful. Would go back for sure.

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Thank Gazz1066
Bournemouth
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

My mother in law , who has visited every Chinese restaurant in Brighton and Hove, tells us that Good Friends serves the most authentic meals. She complained a little, don't all mothers in law, that their food is now served in smaller bowls and that they have put up their prices, but I thought that our meal was excellent both... More 

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Always serves excellent Chinese food; good vegetarian option. The aubergine dish is exceptional. Simple surroundings; good wine list

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Thank Varadarajan K
Brighton
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169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

There is a wide choice of Chinese restaurants in Preston Street, and in terms of decor and value this probably sits in the middle. However, the food is excellent and the service attentive. We especially liked the seafood, scallops and squid. There are two menus, a shorter, more conventional dishes, and a more extensive menu for the more adventurous. Portions... More 

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Thank joetidd
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

If you ever want to try a Chinese restaurant, then I advise you to visit Good Friends. If you want my recommendation, I loved the roasted duck vermicelli. It's wonderful and of course, you won't have to wait too long for the food to be served upon you.

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Thank vivi769
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Preston Street is restaurant paradise - whatever you want, it's there. We chose Good Friend because it looked well-patronised, and the set menu looked delicious. And we had, without doubt, one of the best Chinese meals we've had anywhere. The wine was good too, and the service impeccable. Not the cheapest - but worth the price we paid.

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Thank Robert O
Cannock, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Food was okay helpful staff more expensive than the Midlands by about £1 50. Can't pay by card under £10 that's okay for sit down not for take away.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 01273779836

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?