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About China Garden Chinese Restaurant

China Garden has been serving Chinese, Cantonese and Dim Sum cuisine for the past 30 years. You will receive a warm welcome at our restaurant, conveniently situated on the corner of Preston Street with a great view of the sea.
We have a fully licensed bar and a capacity of 150, offering the ideal setting for an intimate meal with family or friends, but also the ability to cater for private parties. Our wide variety of delicious Dim Sum Dishes are served daily 12:00 - 16:00 while the A La Carte Menu runs right through the day from 12:00.

89-91 Preston Street
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2HG
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Dim Sum

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - 24:00

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01273 325124

Website:
http://www.chinagarden.name/

Parking Details:
1 minute walk from Regency Square car park.

Public Transport:
16 minutes walk from Brighton train station.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Dancing, Entertainment, Wi-Fi available, Wine

China Garden Chinese Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.2

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4.1

value

4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Beautiful, quality dim sum at good prices with friendly, attentive service. Well worth the drive from London. Even the desserts are credit worthy! Try the coconut paste or the egg custard tarts. They're enough to rival any Portuguese ones!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Really impressed with the quality of the food - and good portion sizes as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Excellent food and service. We had the set meal for 2. Each course was served in a timely un rushed manner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

Fantastic Chinese restaurant. Probably the best Chinese meal we have had in years. Great service, reasonable prices, and nice atmosphere. The only let down was the lack of a disabled access loo, otherwise we would have stayed much longer. Staff very helpfully made a table up on the lower level for us, with no fuss or awkwardness, which we really appreciated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Has to be one of Brighton's best Chinese restaurants! Would totally recommend. Whole family enjoyed it. Staff helped to make sure we didn't overorder. Duck with pancakes was magnificent and our kids ate loads. So was the lobster, Singapore noodles and Choy sum greens. Has always been great and continues to be great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 21 August 2017

Amazing dim sum and we've eaten a lot of dim sum! Staff are friendly, service is quick. Food is so fresh and tasty. Whenever we crave good Chinese food we go to China Garden!

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·Dined on 10 August 2017

Fantastic service and food

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 (London)·Dined on 24 July 2017

Food was tasty and service faultless. Would go here again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 21 July 2017

Very good food have been here twice now and enjoyed both times.

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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Food excellent. Staff really friendly and helpful.good location near the sea.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 24 June 2017

Fantastic meal as always been coming here for years. Best Chinese restaurant .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 26 May 2017

China Garden is always a lovely place to eat. Their Dim sum is very delicious and fresh. We have been eating there for many years and have never had a disappointing meal. The staff work very hard to give excellent service
I was rather appalled to know they were going to be charged £2 per diner for your booking service which I did online because of temporary phone problems
So our table of four cost them £8 !

Tags: Authentic, People Watching
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 10 May 2017

Really great food

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 17 April 2017

Went for Dim Sum. Superb food, wide choice, excellent service and really good value for money. You need to book a couple of weeks in advance but worth looking at this for a different Sunday Lunch!

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 15 April 2017

I was recommended to the China Garden and was really surprised how good it was and can only recommend it to others

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 11 April 2017

As always, we had a delicious meal at the China Garden for my birthday. The food and service is excellent. By far the best Chinese I've ever had. Visit after visit, it never disappoints.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 6 April 2017

Amazing Chinese!! One of the best I've ever had. Food was quick and fresh and the staff were so polite and attentive. Brilliant atmosphere and a spacious restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Bar Seating
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 10 February 2017

We found you through trip adviser on our recent long weekend in Brighton. We weren't disappointed the whole experience was so good that we came back again on our last evening. The staff were lovely and the food was great, thoroughly enjoyed it all and would definately come again if we are in the area and would highly recommend. Thanks very much.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Great find, service and food were excellent - couldn't fault it. The restaurant was full with many Chinese people which is always a good sign for a Chinese restaurant

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 25 January 2017

The China Garden is authentic Chinese food at it's best. The service is superb and nothing is too much trouble e.g. mixing Dim Sum and A La Carte menus and leaving out a specific ingredient on request. You only have to note the number of Chinese eating here to confirm the authenticty of the food and the outstanding value.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Tapas, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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food5
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·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely food as always! Staff friendly and very professional! A must whenever your in Brighton!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2017

My family and I have been coming to this restaurant for years. I am happy to say it is fab as always. I would definitely recommend anyone travelling through Brighton to visit this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

Great food and service but incredibly expensive and they added service charge to the bill which we weren't expecting. Service charge should be optional

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 (Miami)·Dined on 28 August 2017

Upmarket restaurant, extensive menu, interesting dining options. Quite expensive for everyday dining, more "special occasion". The service charge added is quite high.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Fantastic food, friendly staff and an impromptu violinist. The best chicken in yellow bean with cashew nuts I've ever had.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 8 July 2017

Enjoyed our meal, quick service and tasty food. Would recommend giving this a try

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 30 June 2017

Good place for dim sum and roasted duck. Place is comfortable and can house large number of guests. Recommend for function and booking.

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Booked for half three on a Saturday, but wasn't sure it was necessary. But it was, the place was packed. A friend noted that there were lots of Chinese people eating, always a good sign. Service was quick and efficient. Ordered a dim sum banquet. Mostly very tasty, but I have had better char Sui buns elsewhere. Value for money

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 12 April 2017

We had a very pleasant family meal. Children are always made welcome and the food is up to scratch - there are always Chinese diners - altogether a good place for a regular outing.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined on 1 April 2017

food is always excellent and the staff are fun and knowledgeable

Tags: Authentic
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 10 March 2017

Really good Chinese food, the restaurant was full of young Chinese diners which must be a good recommendation!
The portions were generous, making it good value.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Great fresh food and speedy service.

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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 2 February 2017

Delicious food
, far too much ordered but took a doggy bag back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value
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food3
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Wrong Bill (60£ more than ordered food) , average quality of food

Tags: Quick Bite
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service3
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

We booked online several days beforehand but the waiting staff seemed a bit surprised when we arrived. However, they found us a table for two at the end of the restaurant where we could chat and hear each other. There was a bit of confusion over the size of the portions but the food came quickly and was very good.
Service was also attentive especially as the restaurant was full but lacked a bit of "front of house" although we noted that patrons who were clearly regulars seemed to have a a good rapport with the staff.
We'll go back again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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service1
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 25 March 2017

The dim sum were mostly very tasty - although it was not always clear what sort of dumpling would arrive and in what sort of wrapper - but generally the quality and flavor were spot on. I would say though that for portion sizes the prices were quite high. For two we got 3 orders of dumpings per person and a noodles to share (and we are both average size 12-14 females) and paid about £20 each, including one beer and one appletiser.

I was extremely unimpressed with the service. We were waiting for ages to be sat, they didn't care that we'd booked, and just generally a lackluster service. And then they banged on a service charge too, which for a table of two I thought was ridiculous, especially given how sh*t the service had been. I now wish I'd asked for it to be taken off but as an ex waitress I can never bring myself to do it.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

I will advice to aviod china garden.
I am giving them only 1* because of
1 expencive
2 service charge 12%
3 Rudd staff

We family of 5 adult 2 kids visit in china garden.
Food was average and service was poor. Food they serve on table was not hot. but, just look warm.
Staff sound bit rudd. They bring wrong food on our table, looks like they not well trained.
Food was average and expensive.

The real slap in the face the hidden 12% SERVICE CHARGE. When i ask them why they charging 12% service charge. Because there prices are already high enough. Then the maneger start asking me questions and he ask me soooo rudely.
How long i am living in uk ????
Did i ever been to any restaurant ???
I not reply anything to them. because, i realised they dont give s**t about custmer.
I just paid them full bill plus 12% service charge.(£152)
Before i left that place, i told them i will leave feedback about what i experience today.
Again they dont care, they said they have plenty off good feedbacks. My feedback not gone change anything.
I do not recommend anyone.

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