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Blackbird Tea Rooms

30 Ship Street | BN1 1AD, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
+44 1273 249454
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Ranked #106 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $23
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Recently awarded the accolade of "Best Tea & Cakes in Brighton" (Brighton Source Magazine), Blackbird Tea Rooms with its quintessentially English traditional style, has become the favourite retreat of lovers of good old fashioned quality and service. In addition to our traditional tea and cakes we also have a wide selection great breakfast and lunch dishes (see website for menu). We are very busy all day both Saturday & Sunday and therefore are unable to take reservations at the weekends (sorry).
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Recently awarded the accolade of "Best Tea & Cakes in Brighton" (Brighton Source Magazine), Blackbird Tea Rooms with its quintessentially English traditional style, has become the favourite retreat of lovers of good old fashioned quality and service. In addition to our traditional tea and cakes we also have a wide selection great breakfast and lunch dishes (see website for menu). We are very busy all day both Saturday & Sunday and therefore are unable to take reservations at the weekends (sorry).
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Acceptable afternoon tea but below rather than above average by our reckoning. The sandwich bread was too spongy, the cucumber too thick, for example. Nothing really stood out as excellent.

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clover266
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

In a very lucky twist of fate the cafe opposite was full so I stepped into Blackbird and I'm very glad I did. The welcome we received was fantastic, our Australian server was charm personified. We ordered brunch which was better than restaurant quality - by that I mean mind blowingly good. It was really well presented and beautifully seasoned.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Only stopped for a quick coffee but we couldn't help ourselves when we saw the food being served. Everything is fresh, no stale cakes served here that for sure. Service was on the money and prices were reasonable. They even nipped out and purchased some Gluten Free bread for my son because they had run out! Now that's service for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Quaint, friendly and very welcoming combined with an enticing menu. Lovely spot for afternoon tea or a lunch. Suited as all!

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Substandard tea, chocolate torte had been sitting on display shelf uncovered so when it arrived it had dust and fluff on it - urghh.Ordered a scone never arrived despite telling the waitress twice never received it. The place was lacklustre as was the service and the food - as previous reviewer stated the bird has truly flown.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Since I passed this lovely little vintage tearoom and saw it from the outside a few months ago I've always wanted to visit it for a traditional english tea time experience. I finally had the chance to do so few days ago with a friend of mine who visited me from Germany. We both loved it! The cakes were delicious... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A couple of years ago, whilst in Brighton , I visited this delightful tea room, where the staff wore vintage uniforms and the sandwiches were succulent. So obviously this became my first choice when deciding where to take the family when we all returned to Brighton for a couple of days recently. Oh dear, oh dear. It appears that in... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lovely place, like stepping back in time. A huge range of teas and lovely cakes. The only downside was the really horrid tepid cappuccino. Should have stuck to the tea!

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited in Summer 2013. Had a wonderful main course, great as you can bring your own booze. Friendly and efficient service. Would highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We came across this place whilst looking for a late breakfast, staff where instantly friendly and happy. We ordered a 'greedy sandwich' and 'cinnamon toast', our drinks arrived quickly and they bought tap water too due to the heat wave we where currently experiencing. Our food arrived in a unique presentation and a smile, they checked if everything was ok... More

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