When I heard that my good friend was coming over, the first thing I did was offer to take them out for dinner at Good Friends Brighton. When we walked into this place and saw all sorts of weird things on the menu, a mischievous smile crept onto his face-it looked like he wanted to try something new too!
I was so excited to try this restaurant. I had been dying for a while after hearing how good it is. It’s also really cool that they have their traditional menu too, which includes all sorts of weird and wonderful dishes!
So when my friend from out-of-town came over, we headed here first thing because she has the taste buds of an adventurous eater just like me.
Chinese restaurant and takeaway serving standards along with more unusual dishes.
The restaurant was half full when we walked in, but the smell of good food and spicy spices made it a welcoming place. I took that as an immediate hint this would be worth my time once again! The hostess escorted us to our table immediately as well; the only other non-Asian person at any table with people sitting around it.
Delicious Chinese Food
A dish that we ordered was Crispy salt and pepper chilli squid. This is delicious! The batter is light, crispy and perfect for the salty taste of this dish. There is just enough heat to give it a good kick, so you don’t get bored with all those flavours in your mouth but not too spicy. One of my favourite things about ordering out is the opportunity to try something new. So when we saw Marinated Duck Tongue on a menu, well…I was hooked! They were so tender and full-bodied that I couldn’t stop eating them. The three types of barbecued meat were delicious. We had crispy pork belly, roast duck and soy chicken which we selected from a selection that was offered to us when ordering the dish; it went well with rice or bread!
For the veggie dish, we had Morning glory with garlic sauce. This was also delicious, but it’s nothing like anything you’ve tasted before! It tastes similar to a pak choi in flavour. The garlic sauce was divine as well.
A restaurant is not just about the food. It’s also a social experience, and no one does it better than Good Friends! The staff are always so eager to please you that they’ll remember your favourite dish when ordering time comes around again–and their service makes even long waits worth it for dishes like braised beef brisket hot pot, crispy pork belly, roast duck or salt and pepper squid.
Chinese cuisine focusing on South East Asian/Cantonese.
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery
Address: 24-25 Preston St, Brighton BN1 2HN
GPS: 50.82344522652008, -0.1512819
Phone: 01273 779836