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38 Upper St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1JN, England
+44 1273 677243
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (77 reviews)
“cake” (63 reviews)
“quiche” (13 reviews)
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9:30 am - 6:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Upper St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1JN, England
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Unfortunately the afternoon tea was disappointing, pieces of bread roll with a meagre topping and scones that seemed extremely dry. The cakes also seemed very tired. Staff were nice enough but not particularly attentive and as we were sat downstairs in very dusty surroundings I...More

Thank TC1947
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

A nice little coffee house with a great selection on teas staff are friendly but too many dogs allowed

Thank robert k
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

It poured it down when we visited, but it just made it more cosy! A lovely vintage afternoon tea with fizz! I even got my own vegan cake stand full of yummy goodies! We were in forties getup - and the staff were all in...More

1  Thank Gypsy J
Reviewed 30 July 2017

As soon as you walk in the atmosphere draws you into a bygone age. We enjoyed everything. All done superbly. Smoked salmon & cream cheese with beautiful granary bread, plus one of the nicest cheese and ample ham toastie. Proper loose leaf tea. I can...More

Thank picaso2013
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We enjoyed an afternoon tea here, although we had wanted the savoury afternoon tea they didn't have everything they needed, they did change a few of the things on the regular menu for us. The sandwiches were nice and the scones were good. The range...More

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Lucky enough to be staying just up the road. Walked past here, looked fab and seen reviews. Popped in around 8.30 Sat night. Lovely. Treated ourselves to couple of cocktails, all really different, little pricey but worth it. Quaint little place, lovely deco, atmosphere and...More

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Purchased a bag of the lovely earl grey tea at Metrodeco last week. I am a big fan of earl grey and have to say that this is the best tea I have tasted. It has light taste with hint of rose without the bitterness....More

Thank Sheela H
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Natalia is a delight to organise group bookings with, she’s very accommodating and unlike many other hen activities you will probably be booking, Metrodeco do not charge for cancellations, they simply adjust your remaining balance:- fabulous. I would perhaps suggest a reminder regarding dietary requirements...More

2  Thank Lucy-Claire M
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Great afternoon tea. We went as part of our pearl wedding anniversary in Brighton. It's a off beaten track but it's worth the walk (you'll need the walk as the set tea was very filling). Great setting, the staff were welcoming and attentive. I was...More

Thank CliveG917
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Great afternoon tea, thea and cake. The cocktails they serve in the evening are inspired and different and yummy. All within a relaxed comfy atmosphere. HOWEVER, check times by calling because we went all the way out there at 7pm on saturday night only to...More

Thank Simon B
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Response from mskirstylou | Reviewed this property |
Yes, wifi available, just ask them for the password 👍🏻
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Response from Lindsey P | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe it is! Have Fun there xx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 11
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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
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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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