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Pavilion Gardens Cafe

Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
01273 730712
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Ranked #49 of 833 restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: English
Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Description: Established in 1941 in the gardens adjacent to the Royal Pavilion. The cafe is very popular with customers and known for its famous rock cakes baked on the premises daily. Now located between the Royal Pavilion and Theatre Royal and close to the Brighton Dome right in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. This is an Oasis in the Heart of the City.
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Description: Established in 1941 in the gardens adjacent to the Royal Pavilion. The cafe is very popular with customers and known for its famous rock cakes baked on the premises daily. Now located between the Royal Pavilion and Theatre Royal and close to the Brighton Dome right in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. This is an Oasis in the Heart of the City.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The staff are always so nice, visited every day some days twice. Cakes are very nice and the tea is good.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

There is no better place in Brighton to sit and watch the world go by. The drinks are very good and served by the best staff. The food is all fresh and home made. I saw a sign saying it had been saved from demolition. I'm so pleased it has. I would be the first to sign a petition if... More

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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this review

I am very glad you enjoyed our cafe - please come again. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Lovely outdoor cafe in the gorgeous surroundings of the Pavillion gardens. In the heart of the North Laines next to the theatres. Following local opposition to the proposed closure of this historic cafe it appears that it's won a reprieve. Please support it. It would be a tragedy if it went.

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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review More

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Just excellent. To my taste, best place in Brighton to relax and enjoy lazy afternoons, feed squirrels and chat to regulars and friendly staff.

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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We try and encourage a laid back ambiance at the cafe with our loyal staff and customers. The squirrels as you mention are now becoming a feature in the gardens and at the cafe. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

A special place to watch the world go by, eat lovely food, and listen to great music - bands, individual artists and singers. And ..... With a great view of the Royal Pavilion.

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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review, I am glad you enjoyed our food and your visit. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Food was so lovely I really recommend afternoon tea .the staff were so attentive and friendly.very comfortable environment

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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our food and staff. More

Manchester
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

This place is fantastic I came here to way not knowing what to expect and how I was pleased with service and atmosphere and to top it all off the food was stunning, it looked amazing and tasted even better. I will be back gladly.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There is nowhere better to sit on a sunny day than in Pavilion Gardens, looking at the world go by. The best view of the Pavilion for the price of a cup of tea and a delicious cake. We want to keep it just the way it is. Don't let the Council move it or close it down!

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I liked pretty much everything! We had a very nice tea wit English scones. But they have a pretty big variety for everybody's taste. Including the cucumber sandwiches.I personally think this is a great idea to have a tea in Th eRoyal Pavilion, otherwise ...where else? Great time!!!!

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Confolens, France
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I really think the sandwiches here are the best available in Brighton. Always fresh and crammed with filling which can be slightly awkward to eat, but it's all about content content and content, and they are truly delicious. The salads are also fab

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