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Gars Chinese Restaurant

19 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
+44 1273 321321
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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19 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We made an impromptu visit early on a Sunday evening and were pleasantly surprised. Prompt service and food delivery, attentive helpful staff and delicious food. We all enjoyed it.

Thank Nicki J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here on a Friday night with family and friends. The place was really nicely decorated and had a lovely feel to the place. A lot of that is down to the welcoming staff and a very professional manager who really looked after us ....More

Thank rich3939
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having not been to Brighton in some time we found ourselves there recently and just like eleven years before stumbled across GARS. We were welcomed in as a couple and placed at a table of four, when I asked if they wanted to separate the...More

Thank tallguy1968
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended on a visit to Brighton- sat in s booth and enjoyed a sharing meal- food piping hot, very tasty, great wine- would go again- 👍

Thank wetandhappy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a 3 course set menu here after a long day. The staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We got a table without booking but it gets popular so would advise doing so.

Thank robww
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As usual Gars was wonderful. The menu caters for all tastes and the service was top notch! Can't wait to get back to Brighton to visit again.

Thank daisym649
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every now and again on my travels, I have a meal with a business contact that is so good that I add it to the list of places I must take my wife. This is one such restaurant. Tucked back just off the sea front,...More

Thank 724bill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Brighton for the weekend so we thought we would try this restaurant as the reviews were good. We were very disappointed. All the food had that pre cooked taste and texture. Nothing had been cooked specifically for us. The waiter noticed that we hadn't...More

Thank R B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, coupled with quality food and superb wine to compliment the meal. My clients were very impressed with the experience and are looking forward to the next visit. Great value for money, thank you.

Thank Daggers12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over from Australia on holiday had a fantastic meal, staff were great Would definitely eat here again

Thank Les G
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22 June 2015|
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Response from PrettyEastSussex | Property representative |
Hi, we have many options for gluten free requirement.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 39 - US$ 77
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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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