China Garden Chinese Restaurant

4.5
139 reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese
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.
What 139 People Are Saying
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SteveR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been here on our last couple of trips to Brighton and have found it to be of consistently good quality.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

the food was very nice, the selection excellent and we will be going again

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GeorgeS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good authentic chinese food. Would recommend it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Brighton
8 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good flavour and service

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FrancesS
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Asked for one of the shutters to be closed whilst we ate and it seemed to be a great inconvenience to the staff not really wanting to comply and when leaving staff couldn’t wait to open it again ,no manners
Not the restaurant I used to go to 20 years ago , then the staff couldn’t do enough for you

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MarcinS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very good experience, the food was nice and enjoyable but not outstanding. The staff were very friendly, responsive and friendly. The atmosphere was nice and overall, I had a good time. Will be back.

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RupertB
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely meal. Would have been nice to be spread our a bit rather than all sitting in the same area.
It is rather expensive but no faults with the food.

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Barry
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Chinese restaurant ever, cannot be faulted. If you want Chinese food and are in the Brighton area it’s the place to go. First dined here approx 30 years ago and although we live in London, we’ve eaten here whenever we stay in Brighton. No hesitation whatsoever in recommending this restaurant, you will not be disappointed

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very helpful staff who explained dishes and how to order dim sum, v attentive, food arrived in good time and was delicious

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joba
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing - definitely will be going back and the service was brilliant too x

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Brandy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chinese food we have eaten in a long time. Staff are lovely. Already booked to go back. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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MelissaT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely welcom, a great selection on the menu, the food was teriffic and the drinks were on point!

Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely and we found the price reasonable.
We would definitely recommend

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Dawn
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration but it was acknowledge even though I had sent a message. Everything else was very good. We enjoyed ourselves and the food

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vipvashtit
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food lovely! Would devo go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely with my daughter

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Skellingsted
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice experience

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bbjolewis
London
29 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been one of the best Chinese restaurant and was excellent value for money.
(Ps my dad owned a Chinese Restaurant - so I know when something is good)

The menu was varied and the food came quickly.
Most of all it was well cooked to good taste.

The service was good. Attentive but not too much! Always attended to when needed attention.

Sadly I’m not local to Brighton. But highly recommend.

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CarlyC
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We had a really lovely meal

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great food and polite staff members. Great restaurant.

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LuingA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have ate at this restaurant many times now and it is always very good.😃

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dimsumfan
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dim sum lunch - all food excellently cooked and presented - busy restaurant but service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went with my husband and son and we had never eaten there before. Lovely food and plenty of it friendly waiter cannot wait to eat there again!

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AdamE
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places for Dim Sum, and great food generally

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vipBrianB
Brighton
14 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service and terrific food

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SarahM
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TerryA
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LuingA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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JulieL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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SimonW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NaomiF
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

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.

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ChrisO
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HendrikV
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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JeffN
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience2

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

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PritiB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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BarryB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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MarkJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

China Garden Chinese Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

China Garden Chinese Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.