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Gars, Brighton, Brighton and Hove

Gars

4.1
4.1
53 Reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese
CHINESE CUISINE WITH A CONTEMPORARY FEEL

Welcome to Gars, Brighton’s most loved Chinese Restaurant for almost 40 years. Arranged over three floors, we combine traditional with contemporary to create unique flavours, with a decor to match. Gars offers a unique dining experience for any occasion, in the heart of the famous Brighton lanes, with dishes for all tastes and ages.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01273 321321

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Brighton

    Group Bookings

  • Brighton

    Lunch

  • Brighton

    Romance

  • Brighton

    Special Occasions

  • Brighton

    Group Bookings

  • Brighton

    Lunch

  • Brighton

    Romance

  • Brighton

    Special Occasions

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  1. RD

    RichardD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food! Amazing service, and will definitely come back. Specially as it’s a gluten free menu! A massive diamond of a find!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The moment we got there it they didn’t even listen to the fact I asked /booked for a secluded table for two and not in the open and they put us bang in the middle of other people when this place has 3 floors . The menu is confusing and the prices are astronomical.so we bought one drink and politely left .
  3. AP

    AntonioP

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eat here loads, the best Chinese restaurant in Brighton without a doubt
  4. LM

    LauraM

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Restaurant was quieter (with reference to diners) than I was expecting. Only us. It wasn’t especially clean. Scruffy chairs. Dirty toilet. Waiters seemed to rush us.
  5. C

    Cath

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, well prepared food, all to a very high standard. A bit expensive, but worth it for the quality. Kind, attentive waiting staff and pleasant decor.
  6. AM

    AshleyM

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    I have been to gars lots of times. Don’t know what has happened but the food was dire. Tasteless. Un crispy duck that just tasted of 5 spice. So disappointed
  7. JA

    JohnA

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Crispy duck not very crispy and poor quality meat in the beef with black bean sauce
  8. G

    Gruffers

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service would highly recommend.
  9. a

    anonymous

    Savannah

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    unauthentic dim-sum, slow service, and the no mai gai was expensive and only came out in one portion
  10. A

    Alex

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Squid was covered in onions! Really not great and ribs were not tender.
  11. DB

    DarrenB

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Need to get back to the family feel and great food as opposed to average food poor service especially the meet and greet. Poor value for money when in past 30 years always been a special occasion.
  12. SB

    SuzieB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was a delicious reunion dinner but quite noisy. Our waitress was lovely
  13. EB

    EmilyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Poor quality Luke warm food and also over charged us on drinks wouldn’t recommend.
  14. k

    kennyn

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad experience at Gars, Amazing as always.
  15. BH

    BevHarris666666

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A table by the window was requested in our booking . However when we arrived all window tables were taken !
  16. ND

    NicholasD

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service - been coming for years!
  17. AB

    AlisonB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a lovely meal at your wonderful restaurant. The food was delicious and we felt very welcomed.
  18. BD

    BecD

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, high quality food. Lovely service. High;y recommended.
  19. KJ

    KarenJ

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best Chinese restaurant in Brighton. Great place for special occasions.
  20. MB

    MartinaB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was Great. Nice birthday meal.
  21. KM

    KirstyM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious the service was fast and friendly!
  22. M

    Mirmircraig

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Really basic vegan options that you could cook at home for 1/8 of the price also the ambience of the restaurant didn't add any value to what we were paying. Just overall average experience that cost way more than it should of.
  23. L

    Lissy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, delicious food. Can’t wait to come back!
  24. g

    gordon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always very good but shame that you have reduced your wine list ,the first 2 white wines we wanted you no long keep . But everything else first class .
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was excellent, went for a set menu - the restaurant was not full, so not fully understanding the very slow service, or having to constantly remind the waiter and the floor manager that we were still waiting for drinks.. or desserts… or the ice cream that as meant to be with the desserts. We actually got our starters before our drinks.
  26. MC

    MoyaC

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I have visited Gars over many years and I was disappointed this time that the food was not as outstanding as it used to be.
  27. CO

    CarlyO

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Staff were ok but distracted by a visitor. 3 lunch dishes came quickly and we're tasty but lukewarm. 3 (dumpling) didnt arrive until everyone else has finished their lunches. After enquiring we were told it was because they were steamed? Though we weren't told it would mean a long wait when ordering.
  28. JS

    JoannahS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday treat . The food here is always 100% spot on , good service no long waiting time for food , would highly recommend
  29. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing staff and great food! Will definitely be back as soon as I can.
  30. MC

    MarC

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food took a long time to arrive, with several wrong orders (which we weren’t charged for), it was on cold plates, so half of it was barely Luke warm. It tasted ok, but not great, was frustrating and rather disappointing because we had booked for a special family meal.
  31. V

    Vixxie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sadly an utter shambles. Cannot really rate the food as after well over an hour and 10 minutes of waiting we left. The restaurant have acknowledged that our experience was terrible and are trying to redeem themselves by offering us a free meal. We are taking them up on their offer for them to try and redeem themselves so will review again after our next experience. It is good that they are aware of their mistakes and are willing to try and rectify them. So hold fire and lets wait and see.
  32. E

    Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, one of the best Chinese in Brighton. Thank you.
  33. MT

    MelanieT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Attentive staff. Looking forward to going back
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good Jack our waiter was excellent and as usual the whole excellent was top drawer we will be back and our friends who had never been before will also be returning Thanks for a loved evening
  35. AG

    AlexandraG

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We happened to be near a very noisy table of men but otherwise our dinner was fabulous… highly recommended
  36. k

    kjane

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    first time we have had a Dim Sum lunch and it was explained to us how much and what to order. we thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the food and will be back again for the experience
  37. n

    nancyg

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual our lunchtime visit was as good as ever. It never fails to up come to a 10!!
  38. MS

    MaxS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Never a disappointment - food always great and the restaurant has a great vibe
  39. AP

    AlistairP

    Jersey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service. Tad expensive and had to get a bottle of wine taken off the bill which we didn’t have.
  40. NK

    NatashaK

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly tasty food. Great service. Lovely ambience. Reasonably priced for what you get. Have been twice and will be booking again 😃

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gars offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 321321.

Gars is rated 4.1 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Gars

19 Prince Albert St Brighton, Brighton and Hove BN1 1HF

Additional information

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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