China Garden Chinese Restaurant

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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.
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OT
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great service and terrific food

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous - seafood set menu, including lobster - couldn’t fault it

TA
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Good central location. But mostly brilliant food.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm welcome, friendly and lovely waiters, very attentive. Good food, fresh and very well prepared. Certainly be back again!!

LA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Probably one of the best Chinese in Brighton!
Still a bit grubby around the edges but hey ho that’s the Chinese for you! Cleaner than some I’ve been!
Food is good.
One male waiter is very miserable but the lady waitresses are friendly enough.
Never like service charge added and consider it bad greedy manners!

JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Meal and service - if i had to be critical it was a little rushed, but this did not spoil the experience. would recommend it to anyone

SW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The best Chinese restaurant in Brighton.

NF
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

I booked this restaurant based on online reviews. It was for a graduation celebration meal. The service was nonexistent, I got the feeling that we were not very welcome as they tried to seat us beside the unsightly kitchen area. I requested a better table and was given an irritated response. The food was mediocre. Very disappointed.

CO
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service ,fantastic food second time here and both times played safe with set menu, was a amazing choice

HV
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Seeing the many Chinese customers we concluded that this restaurant serves genuine Chinese dishes.
Taste, presentation and quantity were OK. Staff is helpful but could be more personal.
Wines are OK and all together a pleasant experience at a reasonable price.

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and a silver service.
Desserts are bought in but we didnt go there for that, the meal is always fresh, piping hot and delicious.

JN
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

We waited about 20 mins for mains to arrive which were luke warm. Service charge at 12% added to bill come what may.

PB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a delightful meal and are regular customers at China Garden.We tried out a few new dishes ( the roast pork Cantonese style and delicious greens .Next time it’s going to be the devilled lobster!- we enjoyed the ambience for Father’s Day on Sunday. 👍Priti,Nish and children.

BB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dependant on what you choose of course, you may find the price in the upper range (£77 x2 people with drinks). That said, the food is truly amazing. Possibly the best Chinese food I have ever tasted.

MJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we entered the place we were made to feel extremely welcome and this continued for the whole evening.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wss made to feel welcome by the staff and nothing seemed too much trouble. They were attentive but weren't hanging around the table like some waiting staff do. The food was amazing and portionn sizes were perfect.

Was a lot cheaper than I expected too. Would definitely recommend

m
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food best i have had and really good friendly service definitely go back again whene I'm back in Brighton

m
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The China Garden is a nice restauarnat. We had the £28pp set menu. The food is not exciting, possibly a bit bland. There was the right amount to satisfy 6 good appitites. when combined with our liquids the net cost was £63/pp and somehow we were all left feeling that this was too much for what was a average expereince. The staff were welcomig and the service was good. The value was less so.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service in this place is exceptional

PF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary meal for 2 couples. Excellent mixed starters. (One large platter 1 satay stick per person. Very friendly waiter. Quick and efficient service. Great ambience.

On discussion at our hotel afterwards about the food, one of our guests who had ordered chicken, yellow bean sauce, and cashew nuts, thought she had been given tofu. The cubes were uniform and spongy in texture. They did not have a chicken texture.

She did not want to complain and embarrass us her hosts. This is an excellent restaurant, with great food. Perhaps it was a simple kitchen error

TJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time that we have visited China Garden Chinese, and I'm very glad to say that this experience was just as good as the first! The food was excellent, tasted like Chinese food should with good texture and taste. The ambience was cosy and inviting with the live piano player taking requests on demand! The staff as ever, were polite and accommodating which made the whole experience a really enjoyable one.

A
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice to sit down and know I can rely on getting a quality experience. Only one item raised an eyebrow - king prawns in garlic sauce as part of a starter. The garlic sauce was a thick flour paste which didn't work so well for me. But everything else was wonderful, really, and we will happily go back again.

LP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT ONCE AGAIN, FOOD & STAFF FANTASTIC, THE BEST IN BRIGHTON AND THE SOUTH EAST

M
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I had a lovely evening celebrating my 81st birthday with lovely food and company.
Appreciated the pianist - much calmer the the usual background 'music'!
My only problem was the fact that, having walk problems, there was no handrail going up/down steps and no ground floor disabled toilet.

AP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food nice backgrounds music piano playing 👍
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A
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I thought the food was really good with the exception of the fried rice, which was a bit soggy and the portions were very generous to the extent that we left some. The staff were delightful and the bottle of wine we had exceptional value for the quality. The only one flaw was that if you are on the right side of the restaurant as you come in the door, as we were you, get a blast of cold air every time someone walks in. If they rectified that it would be perfect

VH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was lovely. We had a nice table next to window. Service was fast and friendly.

g
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This is a large restaurant with overly bright lighting. The live piano playing was great and the service was excellent, very friendly. The food was quite good but not very interesting. My friend who knows a lot about Chinese food ordered and she was disappointed at how similar some of the dishes tasted.

D
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Easily located just off the sea front close to the BA i360 the restaurant is large and roomy. The service is good and the food really very nice.

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always.

TL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food and amazing service best Chinese food I’ve ever had.

TC
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Chinese New Year

N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great restaurant and a fabulous meal, the staff are very friendly and the service is good. Will be back soon.

SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place. Food is amazing, they have a pianist playing lovely covers of music including Disney songs. Service really good even though it's so busy!!

KF
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really pleased with this restaurant. My wife and I went there by chance as visitors to Brighton. Next time it will be by choice. Food was delicious, restaurant was inviting, server was charmingly polite, exceptionally helpful and knowledgable, professional and a credit to the restaurant.

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food served by friendly efficient staff. Highly recommended!

AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff great food - very busy evening but good prompt service

i
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Good service but poor-quality food. We ordered a selection of barbecued meat - crispy pork, char sui pork, and Cantonese roast duck. All three were dry and bland. The crispy pork had even been deep-fried. Our accompanying stir-fried vegetable was competent, as was the hot and sour soup. Can’t say we can recommend this place, given the food.

JF
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Brighton we now always have a meal at this restaurant,because the food is very good and the ambiance and staff are exceptional.
Unfortunately we are only in Brighton once or twice each year!

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