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“Our Anniversary dinner.”

Gars Chinese Restaurant
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Ranked #145 of 1,133 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: US$38 - US$76
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Our Anniversary dinner.”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We booked a table on a busy Saturday night, for our Anniversary dinner. We have been going to this restaurant for many years, but this is the first time after its recent refurbishment.
They have obviously spent a lot on the refurb, and it has been done in a contemporary way, they have a guided tour on their website if you want to see it.
Anyway, the food was absolutely delicious, as ever, we had the Emperors banquet
All the chinese staff that served us are second (or more ) generation and are all fluent english speakers, so there is no problem if you want something on the menu explained. The service was excellent, as ever.
The only minus (and I am being picky here) is that the very soft music being played was western and not chinese. And although the decor is good, it again is heading in the western direction!
Service charge is added to your bill. Will look forward to going again. The scollops and the ribs were to die for!
This is a popular and busy rester ant, you need to book at weekends. It is not cheap, but you pay for quality.

  • Visited July 2014
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Good authentic Chinese food, portion sizes fairly big so don't over order as I made this mistake and ended up leaving quite a lot.

  • Visited July 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“So much better than the ordinary Chinese!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We really enjoyed our meal at Gars. Food was fantastic, wine was good and service impeccable. Hasn't changed a bit since we lived here 20 years ago - amazing to keep such a high standard for so long

  • Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Excellent Chinese food”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Went here last week for our relaxed evening meal. Have been a few times, and can honestly say the food is simply fantastic. Always fresh, top quality meat and quick and friendly service. Maybe a little on the pricy side, however you ay for quality and thats what you get here.

Tip - Tables on the third floor are in my opinion nicer than the basement/ entrance levels.

  • Visited July 2014
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Tonsberg,Norway
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“Fine Chinese restaurant.”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We found this restaurant the first time we went to Brighton 3-4 years ago. And was not disappointed this time either. Love there food, will go next time also.

Visited July 2014
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