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The Tea Cosy

3 George Street, Brighton, England
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Ranked #319 of 839 restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Came here for tea during a hen weekend. Eccentric decor and lovely staff. I had a salted caramel scone which was a revelation to me. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

After reading reviews we realised we should have booked ahead, so we got on the mobile and via their website sent a request for a table in 2hours time. An hour passed as we were in the area so thought we would pop in to see if they received our booking request and if they had space before making plans.... More

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Norwich uk
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Second visit and still a friendly and charming establishment. Refreshing and top notch tea. We ordered perfectly cooked boiled eggs and soldiers and boy did we get them. From the first spoonful we knew these were amongst some of the best eggs we had experienced. It's a great place. Go.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place is interesting with its nostalgic decor it is quirky and fun. Great location for afternoon tea. I think it is under new management and I think the level of service is friendly but sparse. When we first walked in there was no one about but someone came up from downstairs which I think may be the living quarters.... More

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

It's great, camp but not in Kemp Town!... Good tea and service, however don't upset the management (of one).

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Local friend took me here for Saturday Lunch, décor is incredibly nostalgic and patriotic which adds to the whole experience. I opted for the Salmon sandwiches and Nutella Scone which were wonderful, value for money is also brilliant and completely worth it! Highly recommend if you're in the area!

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Pre-booked lucky saw lots turned away as no space. Great cake/scones and fresh sandwiches lovely teas on offer at different tastes to meet everyone's needs. Good service and asking for more tea was not a problem a wonderful Brighton Experience - but book

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