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Gars Chinese Restaurant

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19 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England (Formerly Gar's Chinese Restaurant)
+44 1273 321321
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Gars on a Sunday afternoon with a family group of 10. It seemed like we must of had pretty much everything on the menu. Could not fault any dish or service.

Thank Richard L
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant it's been here for many years, top of the range pricing for Chinese in Brighton but foods ok and staff are pleasant & attentive. I remember 10/15 years ago I'd have given it the full 5stars but didn't feel the WoW factor it had then, but never the less a nice place to eat.

Thank yuervtttt
Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Chinese we have ever eaten!! We ordered so much so they served a few at a time, we ordered from the dim sum menu and I'm glad we did. There was so many dishes we had never tried before but there wasn't a thing I didn't like. The service was impeccable, very polite and observant, so... More 

Thank Tiffany T
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantast food, amazing service. Topped off by the owner walking us round to a local bar, to get us on the guest list and miss the queues. Thank you so much!

Thank TracyAntoinette
Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As previous reviews have stated - excellent prawn toast! We had the set chefs meal and it was just right for two people & everything was tasty and came out of the kitchen quickly.

Thank Selina C
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a get together for our colleagues and hired the downstairs room. The service was exceptional- despite some of the lads being a bit boisterous! Delicious and beautifully presented food of the highest quality. Two of us required gluten free food which was outstanding. So impressed with Gars - would very highly recommend and will definitely be coming back!... More 

Thank Imogen P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a fab time at Gars, celebrating Chinese New Year! Chinese dragons and Kung Fu demonstrations, vibrant and colourful and the food, as always, was wonderful. Thank you for a great time.

1 Thank Jo H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

My Partner and myself, both food bloggers recently visited Gars for an evening meal. We had booked a few days in advance, and on arrival our coats were taken from us and we were shown to our table upstairs. We were welcomed with a wine list and asked what sort of food we were looking to order. We asked the... More 

1 Thank Toby G
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was excited to eat some Chinese food as it had been quite a while since doing so. This place is very expensive, but we thought it would be worth spending a bit extra for better quality!.. We were very wrong. Some of the mixed starter was OK, but some was awful! The sesame prawn toast was the same as... More 

Thank Martyburchell
South Coast
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Found ourselves in Brighton and decided to eat at gars where I had eaten many years before and was always consistent It did not let us down and we were very impressed by service and delivery, as the food was excellent A great venue and first class all round

Thank Day34

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$62
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England (Formerly Gar's Chinese Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 321321
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?