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The Tea Cosy

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3 George Street, Brighton, England
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not only the tea that's cosy at The Tea Cosy!

An extraordinary and unique, if, ever so slightly faded ambiance greets you at The Tea cosy in Brighton's most trendy, Kemptown. Originally set up as a shrine to Diana, Princess of Wales, The Tea Cosy now celebrates everything Royal, the walls and ceilings even being crammed with Royal Family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Richard G
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

An extraordinary and unique, if, ever so slightly faded ambiance greets you at The Tea cosy in Brighton's most trendy, Kemptown. Originally set up as a shrine to Diana, Princess of Wales, The Tea Cosy now celebrates everything Royal, the walls and ceilings even being crammed with Royal Family memorbilia, spanning well over 100 years. Beyond that, both the service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We ordered a complete High tea. Everything was fresh and homemade. We were served by the mother and she was a friendly women. The daughter is the one that makes all the good stuff. Yes the place is crowded with royal ''clutter'' but that is what gives the place it's charme. To be sure that you will not be standing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Loved the vintage style china and overall feel of the place. Food excellent and wonderful choice of scones and cake. Service was very attentive. Would definatley recommend a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Absolutely love the decoration! It's really cosy and warm. I was there just they were about to close so I had a piece of fantastic lavender and honey cake and english breakfast. I'm definitely going to visit there next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Tried to go here in July but venue was closed due to private party. I suggest booking in advance if making special trip to visit. Went here on Saturday afternoon. Was given warm welcome and shown to our table. Decided to go for smaller afternoon tea consisting of choice of scone with jam and cream together with pot of tea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Myself and a group of ladies visited here for high tea last year. It was my 30th weekend. We all enjoyed high teas of cute sandwiches and cakes. Was a very nice relaxed atmosphere not too stiff or poncy. Would definably visit again and real value for money too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Travelled to brighton from Bournemouth for a little get away and stumbled upon this absolutely adorable tea room, the lady working in the tea room was so lovely and had some really interesting cakes and scone to offer, I tried a rose scone which came with a rose jam and cream and it was so good I ordered another! I... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had been looking forward to our visit but was very disappointed.we had booked but was greeted by a sullen face staff member that seemed surprised to see us on opening.the sandwiches where bland and frankly I make better for my grandchildren.I had cheese and chutney,was two slices of poor quality white bread,no garnish.scones were tasteless.we were left alone for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited the Tea cosy today, very disappointed after reading reviews on here. We had the full afternoon tea, ,The sandwiches were cucumber sandwiches and coronation chicken, the bread seemed to be cheap value bread. The scones were tasteless and bland, there was no clotted cream just cheaper whipped cream. The best thing was the pate and toast, and the small... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

I found the place cosy and comfy but just too much 'stuff'. Tea cups and tatty old newspapers and even a toilet seat hanging from the ceiling. It just all felt a bit grubby. But the tea and cake was reasonable (if a little over-priced) but then this is Brighton after all. Not bad, just needs a bit of a... More 

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  • Address: 3 George Street, Brighton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton

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  • Cuisine: Tea Room

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