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Blackbird Tea Rooms

30 Ship Street | BN1 1AD, Brighton, England
+44 1273 249454
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Ranked #100 of 833 restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $12
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.
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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.
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We always pass this place when visiting Brighton and it always seems busy. This time we decided to try it out. In many cities around the world we have visited cafes and hotels for afternoon tea. I would have to say this was not the best of them. The tea was unique with real fruit in the pot, the scones... More

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Capelle aan den IJssel, Nederland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

On their website (even on the door sign) it said they open at 9.30 am on saturday. We were there at 9.50 am and then they told us we open at 10. They finally opened at 10.10 am. But, we were on holiday so didn't take it too serious. We ordered the cream tea. I like loose tea, but unfortunately,... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

a charming place to unwind and enjoy the fare .staff are friendly and attentive, afternoon tea deal is a real pleasure

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely coffee and cake, pretty surroundings - friendly staff and it's not pricey either. A must if you like all things Vintage!

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Seattle, Washington
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105 reviews 105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Nothing is more charming than Blackbird. My favorite place to go fur afternoon tea, wonderful tea selection and the BEST baked goods. Try the banana passion cake, too good to be true, mouth watering just thinking about it. Everything is picture perfect on the inside with a delightful wait staff. Definitely check this out while in Brighton!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my first visit to The Blackbird Tea Rooms. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food and cakes very good. Every other table downstairs seemed to be having the Afternoon tea which looked amazing but I didn't choose it because I thought it was a bit expensive. What we chose (Eggs Benedict & Egg with asparagus) was... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A must every time we visit Brighton & wander down the lanes !! Always fab service & amazing food !! Our latest visit didn't disappoint again ! I had the croque monsieur with mushrooms which was new to the menu & delicious, my partner had the garlic chicken pie which came with creamy mash & he said was delicious !... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We visited on a recommendation, and were not disappointed! I had the cream tea with a freshly baked scone, fresh from the oven. My boyfriend had a beautiful banana cake and it was the best in Brighton! The cafe is delightfully vintage from the dispensary display, to the outside toilet! We were lucky to get a seat when we did... More

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Brighton, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you like care and attention given to your afternoon tea, if you like calm friendly service, and if a touch of quirk brings a smile to your face, this is for you. I've eaten cream teas all over England, and this is one of my favourites. There is an excellent selection of teas, all brewed properly, the cakes and... More

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Whilst in Brighton this weekend we required some refreshments and popped into these tea rooms, and what a find. A delightful experience. Try the Rooibos Early Grey and their signature Blackbird cake (a variation on the Victoria sponge) was excellent. Staff were very friendly and took time to chat, which all helped towards a very nice atmosphere. We will go... More

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