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Gars

4.2
4.2
119 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

22:30


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01273 321321

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Brighton

    Good for special occasions

  • Brighton

    Good for special occasions

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  1. SA

    SteveA

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I've always loved Gars but I was massively disappointed by this visit. We had to chase the service constantly. The sauces didn't arrive with the starters. The egg fried rice was strangely yellow and cold and the main dishes were dry and disappointing. Not sure I'll be going again in a hurry. Such a shame.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Surprisingly smart and spacious inside - our first sight of Gars was from the rear of the property and we lowered our expectations. Using Open Table to make our reservation, we did note that this was a birthday celebration but there was no Birthday greeting or anything special done. Even though the restaurant was at, or close to, capacity from the moment we stepped through the door we were provided with first class service from the efficient and friendly staff. Overall a great experience. Would highly recommend.
  3. C

    Caroline1965

    London

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Sadly we had to cancel our main courses as the food took such a long time to come out.
  4. HB

    HollyBerry

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was so unhealthy! So much salt and sugar in everything. Would never eat here again.
  5. SL

    SashaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been dining at GARS for over 2 decades, celebrating many birthdays and anniversaries plus business meetings. Was the host for an 11yo birthday with families visiting from Malaysia, and they said it was the best Crispy Pork Belly they had in a long time!
  6. L

    Lisa

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service , would definitely recommend.
  7. a

    anthonyp

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good Chinese only decent one in Brighton at the moment every one was happy and I know good Chinese food
  8. DK

    DaveK

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food great service better range of beer would enhance as just Tsingtao as an option
  9. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been travelling to Brighton especially to go to Gars for years on my birthday. Always great, dependable food and service. Wine has become expensive but hasn’t everything. Would not hesitate to recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very happy Xmas eve with good food, good atmosphere and good company 😁
  11. l

    lize

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, food was stunning, staff excellent, will definitely be going again soon.
  12. MO

    MartinO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming to Gars for over 20 Years now, the food is fantastic and the service is excellent
  13. F

    Feisty

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The food came out quickly although we did order each course separately, not all at the start. The young waitresses were very pleasant, they needed to be slightly more attentive as I had to ask for things on several occasions.
  14. HV

    HayleyV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very good service and food. Shame about drunk shouting customers that should have been removed. This spoilt our evening somewhat. Manager needs to be more assertive.
  15. AR

    AmyR

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Having booked through this site and confirmed definitely going.. on arriving at Gars, they did not have us on there list. So did not eat there
  16. F

    Fbatbtri

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Good good as always. We were seated near the door which kept opening for deliveries and it was a cold day
  17. CW

    CraigW

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever this restaurant never fails to deliver excellent food and service
  18. LP

    LeighP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous evening with some of the best food I have eaten for a long while, all superbly cooked.
  19. NC

    NigelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent contemporary setting. Food and service both first class. I would thoroughly recommend.
  20. j

    joba

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always thank you
  21. k

    kjane

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    we had a lovely family Sunday Dim Sum lunch. The staff were lovely especially to my young grandson making him feel special. the food as usual was very good with plenty of choice, good quality and tastes.
  22. CG

    ClaireG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t think why I haven’t eaten at Gars before but everything about the experience of going there was excellent from time if booking through to the end of our meal. The staff are friendly, efficient and helpful; each chosen dish was delicious; and the ambience was calm and pleasant. My 4yr old granddaughter also loved our time there. Thank you, Gars.
  23. BB

    BrightonBN3

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good quality, fresh Chinese food is hard to come by these days but Gars is an exception. None of our dishes disappointed and service was exceptional.
  24. JM

    JoanneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food. The tofu was delicious! Would visit again.
  25. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at Gars although we had heard good things of it. Absolutely excellent food in pleasant surroundings. Not cheap but we didn't expect it to be. We look forward to going back regularly.
  26. N

    Noel

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another lovely lunch at Gars, food was delicious and well portioned and service efficient and pleasant. Back again next month!
  27. JS

    JacobS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable food, great spot upstairs. One of the best venues to eat in brighton
  28. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    They offer 2 or 3 course menu but don't say what makes up the 2 course menu. We weren't sure what to have so said would start with 2 courses and see how we went. Not having been there before didn't know that all we would have was starter and duck. The 3rd course looked very significant and don't know if this would normally be part of the 2 course menu. After 2 courses we knew a third course would be too much and don't like to waste food so didn't have any more. Left feeling hungry Feel waiter should have explained what 2 and 3 course menu's included For what we had I feel was very expensive and not worth the money
  29. N

    Noel

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunchtime treat. Food was delicious and service spot on. Will be back....booked on for next week!
  30. AC

    AlanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food in a gorgeous restaurant with excellent friendly staff. The prawn toast is delicious. Can’t wait for my next visit to Brighton to visit Gars again.
  31. HN

    HarrietN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Fantastic meal and good service. The restaurant was just a little bit too dark as some people on our table (and people on other tables) had to use the torch on their phones to read the menu.
  32. B

    billB

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We used to love gars but feel the quality of the food has deteriorated and we won't be rushing back
  33. PC

    PaoloC

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was delicious! I will definitely come back
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food arrived cold. I asked for the crispy duck to be warmed. The waitress returned with it frizzled and inedible. The chicken chow main was cold..... the steak was nice though. I had been looking forward to having lunch here as reviews were good online. Waitress was unwelcoming and disinterested.
  35. AJ

    AndrewJ

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Lacking flavour, as if chicken precooked without flavourings but then served in a garlic sauce which didn’t penetrate - disappointing.
  36. AJ

    AlisonJ

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Very poor service. Mainly ignored as the numerous staff concentrated all their attention in two large tables. The rice and ‘sizzling beef’ were delivered lukewarm and, due to the very poor service could not be exchanged. Will not visit again as this spoilt an anniversary meal.
  37. j

    joba

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and superb service
  38. SB

    SusieB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food in a lovely setting… we loved it! Would definitely recommend a visit!
  39. e

    evew

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Always recommend. Very nice meal Had chefs feast with a friend and all food eaten . Duck pancakes perfect
  40. RG

    RoyG

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Basically I have visited before and not overly satisfied so I thought I would give it another go. Sadly it was worse. We opted for a mixed appetizer and it was like warm and the spare ribs were as tough as cardboard. No care in the preparation at all. We then had crispy duck with was horribly over salty. And there was two lumps of black mold on 3 of the pancakes completely unacceptable. Very disappointed.

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 4.2 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Gars

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Vegan

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