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38 Upper St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1JN, England
+44 1273 677243
09:30 - 18:00
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Fri - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We booked afternoon tea at Metrodeco on a Monday. The booking process was easy and the staff on the phone were very pleasant and polite, which was a good start. Our visit was wonderful. The staff took time to explain how it worked, unlimited tea etc. The food was lovely. They have a quite a range of tea on offer... More 

Thank FuzzleyFuzzington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Huge thank you to the Metrodeco team for a fantastic afternoon tea, we visited as a group of 11 for a hen party and were made to feel so welcome even from the moment we made the booking. Having opted for the afternoon tea with prosecco (1 gluten free) we were amazed by the amount of food supplied and it... More 

Thank EmmaB508
Naestved, Denmark
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This place was absolutely perfect. I had travelled far, checked into my hotel and then I came here. A cosy chair, afternoon tea and scones and then a good book. I could have stayed for hours. This visit was the highlight of my trips to Brighton. A small, hidden gem. Go visit!

Thank ChristinaElviraDahl
Blue Mountains, Canada
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

A small, cozy tearoom with wide selection of scones/pastries/teas.I do love the interior very much.A lovely stop while shopping,

Thank milou1818
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Been a few times and always found pleasant. Arrived today to find 4 empty tables. We were told we could stay for 45 minutes. We asked for an afternoon tea and we're told we did not have enough time as they needed the table back in 30 minutes and anyway they don't have enough scones. Staff were not welcoming and... More 

Thank gster1977
Pompina T, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this review

I am so sorry you felt unwelcome on your visit. I know it can be irritating to come into a restaurant with spare tables and be told you can't be seated. However we do have to make sure the tables are ready when the bookings arrive. Also we do like to allow at least an hour for our Afternoon Tea... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived an hour early and were given a really warm welcome by the man who worked there. We ordered our first tea cocktail and weren't disappointed. Very quirky attention to detail that worked really well in the environment. We had booked an afternoon tea and when it arrived it was presented nicely. A good selection of open sandwiches, quiche,... More 

Thank Jessica G
Pompina T, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always want to make everyone welcome and have put a lot of effort into our Afternoon Tea and tea cocktails. It was a real pleasure to have you and we do hope we will see you again if you visit Brighton again. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Amazing food and wonderful tea, something for everyone (which is good when you're planning an event for people you've never met) everyone had a wonderful time. The staff were great, very friendly and very accommodating. The hen/birthday girl had a great time. Would highly recommend!

Thank sunshinefairy86
Pompina T, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is always nice to know that people have enjoyed their visits because that is what we are hoping to achieve with every customer. Hope we see you again. More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I don't know how this cafe justifies £22 for afternoon tea: the table was scruffy, scones were stale, food not good enough to finish, even though there wasn't that much, three pots of tea given between seven but we weren't asked which we'd like first, (no-one liked one of them) none were replenished and only half a small jug of... More 

2 Thank Katelsie
Pompina T, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Metrodeco and I am sorry you did not have a good time with us. It is always very disappointing to hear some one has not enjoyed their visit.I have to apologise if we forgot to put candles in your cake, this is a very unfortunate oversight as we do make an effort normally... More 

London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Popular quirky restaurant that serves breakfast / snacks / cakes and a selection of drinks. Seems to be very popular with hen parties / cream tea's etc. Over two floors and nicely decorated in typical Kemp Town style. Friendly attentive staff. Pre- booking recommended for weekends as gets very busy.

Thank Mike R
Pompina T, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It is much appreciated. More 

Huddersfield, England
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch. Amazing range of teas available, to suit all tastes. The toasted sandwiches were lovely. The cakes looked amazing, but we were too full. Worth a visit!

Thank halse45
Pompina T, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is much appreciated and it is good to know you had a lovely time with us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cafe, British
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Upper St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 677243
A lively tea room that also serves wine and beers. We specialise in Afternoon tea and tea cocktails and are dog friendly too. For something a little bit different and for a little treat then come and see us- you won't believe the size of our cakes.

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