China Garden Chinese Restaurant

4.2
61 reviews
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£25 and under
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Chinese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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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.
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
Reviews from verified diners
61 reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
50%
Very Good
31%
Good
14%
Fair
3%
Poor
3%
4.4
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
6 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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OT
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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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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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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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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GA
London
35 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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K
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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S
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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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Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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