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Blackbird Tea Rooms

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30 Ship Street | BN1 1AD, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
+44 1273 249454
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Recently awarded the accolade of "Best Tea & Cakes in Brighton" (Brighton...
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 for the weekends (sorry).
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely afternoon tea

Resonably priced although was a little surprised that the scones cam out a good 10mins before the sandwiches and other bits. It was so busy and sat by the door it was a bit of a distraction with other groups of customers waiting for tables looking at me whilst i eat so felt rushed once the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Sandra H
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Resonably priced although was a little surprised that the scones cam out a good 10mins before the sandwiches and other bits. It was so busy and sat by the door it was a bit of a distraction with other groups of customers waiting for tables looking at me whilst i eat so felt rushed once the food did arrive. But... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Came here a few times and always had a good tea session. The teas are nice and worth trying. For their food, i have had their bacon and french toast most of the time. it is nicely done and makes you wanting more. Lovely atmosphere, with good service. Worth the visit when you are in brighton. =)

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I went here a couple of months ago, and the food was very good. I was too early for the tea so had the breakfast, very good and a decent price as well! Only criticism would be that perhaps the tables are a little crowded together. But for what it is, I had a pleasurable experience.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I came here a few times, and I was more than satisfied every time I visited. The afternoon tea is definitely worth the price, the wide selection of teas makes it possible for everyone to have a good time and the decor is on the spot. Even though the waitress mixed up the pots of tea last time I visited,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Right location, right size and at the right price! Was too early for "tea time" then but their breakfast selection is excellent! Only advice would be to dress up so you can take nice pictures there! Toilet is cute too.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

The service was terrible. The food unseasoned. My mothers afternoon tea was a bit of a joke. We sat without cutlery for five minutes. Quite obviously trying to look a certain way but a classic case of style over substance. Definitely won't be back.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I was greeted very insincerely, was huffed at when I asked to sit upstairs. Then I waited, and waited and waited to be served. Dry scone, not enough cream and I had to ask for Jam. Then I walked down to pay as I couldn't get any attention at the table and was huffed at again, and was asked if... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Having seen the reviews online for this little restaurant we decided to visit one weekday morning before embarking on a spot of retail therapy. We had seen the special deal giving half price breakfasts Monday to Friday before 11am also giving a free tea or coffee. My daughter decided on the Eggs Benedict with a coffee and I had the... More 

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Uster, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely little tea shop themed in 1940's style. Right in the heart of the Lanes - so perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle to enjoy a reviving cuppa. Great for a cream tea whilst you watch the world go by. The staff look great in their uniforms, and are very friendly. Blackbird has a lovely little garden, and the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A friend and I went here for lunch yesterday and we shall definitely be back. The service was very attentive and the food tasty. I was also impressed by their range of loose leaf teas. We only meant to have a sandwich, but the cakes looked so tasty we just had to share a slice of the double chocolate cake... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Ship Street | BN1 1AD, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 249454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 21

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 for the weekends (sorry).
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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