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Good Friends

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25 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
+44 1273 779836
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my boyfriend were staying in a near by hotel and popped in here for dinner. It was the best Chinese food we have had in years! Lovely food, piping hot, fast service and very friendly.

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Thank Claire W
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not booked but a table was found for us without any fuss. Always encouraging that about 50% diners were ethnic Chinese. We each ordered a noodle dish (not very hungry) and had a bottle of house red wine and were happy. There are 2 menus (both given) with the more 'western' and more 'authentic' dishes. Unlike other's comments,... More 

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Thank isay55
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant offers the standard UK Chinese food as well as the better more authentic Chinese food. The service was friendly and well timed. We were a group of 7 so we ordered a variety of dishes to share and they were all good. All of the group said the food was good. A good find and I'd definitely recommend... More 

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Thank Simon M
Worthing, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been several times to what we regard as one of the best authentic Chinese restaurants outside of London. Great service, great food and friendly staff. What else can you ask for?

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Thank KitKat1207
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The four star rating is based on the food and not on the friendliness of the staff who were very abrupt and couldn't put a smile on there face. It was 10 pm but that is not late to most restaurants. However the food was fantastic we had 8 dishes Between us and all were cooked lovely with fantastic tastes... More 

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Thank gjbell
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered half a crispy aromatic duck. It wasn't on menu but can be done. Ordered some crispy noodles with pork and seasonal vegetables but was only allowed without the vegs. Asked to have the duck first! No.Had a plate of barbecued pork on rice. noodles-crispy duck and pancakes - rice. All came together. We had to put a plate over... More 

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Thank Nancy R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We were presently surprised by this restaurant. Really friendly staff lovely food and nothing was to much trouble

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Thank claireloupul
Fleet, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very popular restaurant, stripped back with a lively atmosphere. Traditional tasting food (recommend the chilli seafood mix & the duck) and there's plenty of it. The staff are very friendly & helpful. Would go back for sure.

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Thank Gazz1066
Bournemouth
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79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My mother in law , who has visited every Chinese restaurant in Brighton and Hove, tells us that Good Friends serves the most authentic meals. She complained a little, don't all mothers in law, that their food is now served in smaller bowls and that they have put up their prices, but I thought that our meal was excellent both... More 

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Thank oshooshoosho
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Always serves excellent Chinese food; good vegetarian option. The aubergine dish is exceptional. Simple surroundings; good wine list

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Thank Varadarajan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 779836

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?