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Pavilion Gardens Cafe

Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
+44 1273 730712
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  • Very good38%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock cakes” (12 reviews)
“sandwich” (7 reviews)
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Healthy, Cafe, British
Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The Museum suggested we eat lunch here, and we were not disappointed. Freshly toasted sandwiches served cheerfully with a salad and a cuppa. Tasty. So good in fact, we returned for afternoon tea to enjoy one of their traditional rock cakes. Mr T would be...More

Thank gerryp24
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Just like real estate, this cafe is about location, location, location. Great to chill while looking over the pavilion gardens (even better when there is a concert of gig on at the garden). The coffee may not be great, but you are not really there...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This cafe is a lovely little spot on the side of the Pavilion gardens - ideal for people watching. We just had a coffee (flat white), which was well made. I'm sure the cakes were as good as they looked!

Thank Lalls92
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little cafe, perfect for sitting out in the sunshine and people-watching! We stopped here for some drinks. There is a wide variety of food, snacks and drinks - all reasonably priced! Staff are friendly too!

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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for your good review

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

If you visit Brighton this place is a must. Great coffee with home made cakes. We even got a chance to chat to the owner about the history. So if your ever in town pop along your love it

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Always different choice of cakes, good coffee. Just mind the seagulls and pigeons. popular on sunny balmy days used by locals

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Loved it, a quick baked potato with cheese followed by the famous rockcake and a cappuccino.. thanked my friend for bringing me along (5 star)

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We've lived in Brighton for 16 years and don't often come to this place. No real reason other than it's often busy and we are usually on our way somewhere else. But we were visiting the neighbouring museum for an exhibition and had the dog...More

Thank BrightonBelle_10
Reviewed 30 April 2017

BANG ON . A definite Brighton experience for a sunny day. Quality better than you would expect from a kiosk set in a perfect environment overlooking the pavllion to sit and chill on a sunny day.Prices are reasonable and always something to sit and see...More

Thank john w
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks for your kind feedback about our cafe.

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Lovely cup of tea in a wonderful atmosphere and gardens. Lovely staff, clean area and loved listening to the buskers in the gardens. What better way to spend a bit of down time.

Thank _julietcox28
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely feedback on our cafe and staff. We use Clipper two cup bags which I feel gives a really good cup of tea.

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Response from David S | Property representative |
No we do not - however when this topic first hit the headlines I thought about it for a while. In practice I am not sure whether it would work at our cafe, I'd need to be convinced by other local operators of the scheme
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 4 - USD 13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 730712
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Established in 1941 in the gardens adjacent to the Royal Pavilion. The cafe is very popular with customers and known for its famous rock cakes baked on the premises daily. Now located between the Royal Pavilion and Theatre Royal and close to the Brighton Dome right in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. This is an Oasis in the Heart of the City.
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