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“Good value lunch”

Gars Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #169 of 1,203 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: US$42 - US$84
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 5 July 2012

Always slip in here for lunch when I visit Brighton for a bit of retail therapy. At £10 for the set menu of 2 courses there's a good choice of dishes and the food is always piping hot. A usually eating alone and the staff are very pleasant.

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Thank ThePsSouthCoast
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

We went here after reading all the good reviews about this place and was dissappointed with the food. The service was good and we were well taken care of but the food really lacked in taste and quality. The day before we had eaten at China Garden at preston street and that was really good chinese food.

Thank CKA3
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Had my annual birthday lunch yet again in Gars, although almost empty the staff and atmosphere was good as was the exellent food, had their set lunch plus extras and well worth it

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Thank DescerningTraveller
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

This is a fantastic place! Ask for a table upstairs - it's more relaxed and there's more space. Their Peking Chicken is the best I've tasted anywhere and the beef with black pepper and soy is one of the nicest things I've ever eaten. Service is relaxed and good. Definitely one of my most favourite restaurants.

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Reviewed 16 June 2012

I really like going to Gars and have been on a few occassions, although it is not cheap by any means which means I only visit a few times.

The food is excellent and the service very friendly.

Downside is that it is a small restaurant and you can often feel like you are sitting in the lap of the person at the next table.

Unfortunately at my last visit, a family with a young child turned up half way through our meal, which was strange considering how late it was. The family even said the child should be in bed but they couldnt afford a babysitter (but could afford Gars prices!). The child then smashed a few things on the floor before screaming the place down, and as usual the common family just ignored it. Staff tried to be pleasant but have to say it ruined my meal, and would think twice before going again. Which is a shame because its a lovely restaurant.

Thank JoeDav
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