China Garden Chinese Restaurant

4.3
74 reviews
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£25 and under
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Chinese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Dim Sum
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - 24:00
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Phone number
01273 325124
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
1 minute walk from Regency Square car park.
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Public Transit
16 minutes walk from Brighton train station.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Dancing, Entertainment, Wi-Fi available, Wine
What 74 People Are Saying
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P
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were a couples party of 8. Having a round table is nice as you can talk to everyone on the table.
Had to ask for air conditioning to be turned off as it was cold, the staff turned it off but wedged open the front door which caused a draft.
Food nice, quite a gap between courses but it was a busy Saturday night.
There was a stag party near us who were quite loud but they did leave before us.
Drink like most restaurants is pricy.
Staff friendly enough and did a good job.
Would recommend, but wear a jumper.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my partner and I’s favourite restauarants. We have never had a bad meal and we are always able to book a table with ease. Most of the staff are incredibly friendly and the service is faultless as well as the food. They certainly don’t skimp on portions and some people may think it a little pricey but I believe you get what you pay for. I do think it is about time the decor was changed and updated. I have been coming here since I was a child and it hasn’t changed in over 30 years. Having said that......why change something that works I guess. But I would definitely recommend to anyone that would like a beautiful Chinese meal.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We’ve wanted to go here for a long time so were utterly disappointed at the bland food and disinterested management when we called complained. We had lobster that was tough and over cooked and overpriced at £35 and Szechuan prawns which were a tiny portion watery, and bland. I complained and the management did nothing. We spent £92 and it was one of the worst over hyped restaurants I have been in. If you like your food bland, over cooked and over priced go here! Otherwise stay away and spend your money elsewhere.

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S
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good quality chinese food and a friendly service - we will definitely return.

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, generous portions and efficient service.

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LF
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Chinese food with good service. Extensive menu and good choice of wine.

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M
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Chinese food I’ve ever had in my life! Friendly service, quite expensive but worth it for the quality of the food

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PT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in Brighton for the weekend with my husband. My cousin who lives in Brighton recommended this restaurant. Both myself and my husband love Chinese food and have eaten in many restaurants around the world. Our favourite local restaurant closed a few years ago and we have never found one to equal the quality of food, service and ambience until visiting China Garden. The food was excellent, service was great too especially as we had not been before. If I’m ever in Brighton again I would definitely be booking a table again.

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PB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a nice place to have a meal on a Saturday night in Brighton and this place was fantastic. The food was exceptional and the staff very attentive and they did not rush through the courses even though it was busy and people were waiting for tables. Will definitely revisit again!

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J
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love, always come here for Dim Sum when in Brighton.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for an anniversary dinner. Service was faultless from start to finish and the food was impeccably tasty, thoroughly enjoyed every minute, 10/10, would stuff my face silly at again.

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RH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal and good service. Good size portions, much bigger than many Chinese restaurants

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AC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food and good services. Need to look into toilet cleanliness

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Great great service but food and dish presentation not what it used to be

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RH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been meaning to try China Garden for many years and finally got there.

Despite it being a Thursday, the restaurant was quite busy and there was a good atmosphere. Even though it was busy the service was excellent and all the food was served promptly and very hot.

I am a great fan of Chinese food and have been to many restaurants including the Michelin starred kai in Mayfair and this rates with the very best. The quality of the food was exceptional, and unlike some of the upmarket Chinese restaurants the portion size was excellent.

Strongly recommend the Soft Shell Crab and the Crispy belly pork.

I cannot wait to go back and try some different courses.

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VF
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Always great food but thought over a £100 for 3 of us excessive seeing we didn’t have any alcohol and 12% service charge high too even though service was very good, I’d like to decide what I leave as a tip thank you!

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Brighton to pick up our daughter who was doing the London to Brighton ultra challenge, we found China Garden had room for us, as we didn’t know the area or where to eat, but it was a very pleasant meal, the staff were friendly and efficient all we would definitely recommend

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BL
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good and reasonably priced. The things that let it down were:
a) The staff seemed disorganised and were inattentive.
b) The place was very noisy and we struggled to hear each other talk
c) The table were too close together and needed partitions to give more intimacy

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RF
Brighton
10 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

As usual brilliant food - best Dim Sum in Brighton - and as usual we over ordered

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TG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dim sum in Brighton, really enjoy eating here

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DE
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of eight and we enjoyed a varied menu, delicious food and well priced.
Very accommodating staff. A place to return to !

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JM
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nicely cooked authentic Chinese food made with fresh ingredients. Lovely atmosphere, nice music, friendly and attentive service. Will definitely be visiting again!

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JN
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Restaurant was quite busy for a Sunday night but the staff coped well and were efficient and attentive. The food is OK but seemed a little expensive for what it was, plus a 12.5% service charge was also added which was a little cheeky. Probably wouldn't bother returning.

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LJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Not great service, no mention of obligation to pay a surcharge.

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A
Brighton
11 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had friends down for the weekend and this is the first time we have been here. The staff were attentive without being over the top. The food was good

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service definitely recommend 👍🏻👌🏻

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best in Brighton and Hove for quality and value for money.
It’s obviously well established and well run, the staff are very professional. I’ve never had a poor meal here.

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A
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is always great, but the stuff are a little unpredictable, they can seem a bit short with you or be super nice. Otherwise service as good as usual, was gutted they didn't do the dim sum menu in the evening!

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CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, very classy and the best Chinese food Iv ever had. The service was also the best Iv ever experienced also xx

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

This restaurant was a recommendation and also seems to have very good reviews on trip advisor. Unfortunately, with the exception of 1 dish (Salt & Pepper King Prawns) the food was bland and tasteless and some of the meat (chicken and beef) had a very strange texture. The service was acceptable.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed the food at China Garden. We went at about 9pm and so the restaurant was quite quiet. The service was very good and the staff were attentive. Our food came quickly for each course. I would consider the price of the food to be very reasonable - and it was very tasty! There was a man playing the piano whilst we ate, which was very atmospheric and a bit different to other restaurants.

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I went on a Saturday evening with my wife and sister. We all thought the food was excellent as per usual.
The staff are very hard-working and try their best to please.
The pianist deserves a mention, too. Thank you.

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time in the China Garden. I think it is the best Chinese restaurant in Brighton, more like a London China Town restaurant. The lemon chicken was the best we have ever had and the barbecue spare ribs were yummy.

Can't wait to go back.

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West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our work Christmas do and it was an excellent experience. The staff were really lovely and friendly and the food was delicious!

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. They were so helpful and let us take our time choosing!
Enjoyed the food. They packed up all the leftovers so nicely in doggy bags.
And once they knew we were with Jan, we were well looked after. Just shows how friendly they are with their regulars. Must be good of people go back over so many years ;-)

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really tasty food and great service. The second time we have been and it's been the same both times.

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AN
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely friendly cheerful staff who were interested in their patrons, lovely hot food served with a smile, best chinese food I have ever had

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Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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ND
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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

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