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Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
+44 1273 730712
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Established in 1941 in the gardens adjacent to the Royal Pavilion. The...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great summer vibe

We stopped here for a coffee during our Brighton Bike Tour. It was great people watching everyone enjoying the gardens on a spectacular summer afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Julianne A
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Dining on a budget
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for a coffee during our Brighton Bike Tour. It was great people watching everyone enjoying the gardens on a spectacular summer afternoon.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited the garden at lunchtime where the city was bustling with students awaiting their graduation at the Pavilion. That said we managed to find a table and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and portion sizes. Generous amounts of filling on each sandwich freshly prepared and presented with its own seagull proof cover which we observed... More 

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

I am glad you enjoyed the quality of our food and large portion sizes. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Really nice and friendly people. In the summer you can enjoy with the Pavillion view and great people around.

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Thanks for your lovely review. More 

Aylesford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My wife and I grabbed a coffee and cake here while we was strolling through the pavilion gardens. It's has a delicious selection of cakes and they actually manage to produce some fine tasting coffee - all-in-all, this is a very pleasant - better than your usual coffee kiosk - way to pass a period of time.

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

Thank you for your kind words about our cakes which are 90% homemade and our coffee. Please come again and visit us. More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Love the location for people watching on a sunny day, good strong tea plus extra hot water without begging and cake. Much better than the tea leave served above warm water in the museum, and much better price.

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

Very kind words about our good strong clipper tea and nice cake. More 

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Stopped here as part of our Brighton Bike Tour. Staff were lovely as were the tea and cakes. Lovely atmosphere with a street performer in the distance and people enjoying the sunshine. Would definitely recommend.

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

Very glad you enjoyed our family cafe as part of the bike tour. Thanks for the kind words about our staff, tea and cakes. More 

Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It is a very nice location to sit and enjoy the Royal Pavillon but the prices are high and for what you get. The service was fast by the way.

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

I am sorry you felt our prices were high which I am sure you would understand I totally disagree with you. We also give very generous portions so not sure what you purchased at the cafe. The location as you say is good with a view second to none of the Royal Pavilion and gardens - An Oasis in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Coffee is not as good as in Italy, but not as bad as in the rest of Europe. Location is stunning. The garden and the building is woderful trip to faraway places. The only pity is the tall building from 70s visible behind the pavillion.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Seagulls are flying rats! It is now hard to find a traditional British sandwich these days. Most have Italian bread and fancy names. However this charming family run cafe with outdoor seating sells delicious Rombolds Belgium filter cafe plus the inevitable Speculous biscuit. A rarity these days in the city plus old fashioned sandwiches. I settled down to eat mine... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful, tranquil oasis in the centre of Brighton. A view of the gardens & the pavilion. It's a cafe - it sells coffee & cake. Simples.

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I am glad you found the cafe an Oasis in the Heart of Brighton. Thanks for your review. More 

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Additional Information about Pavilion Gardens Cafe

Address: Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
Phone Number: +44 1273 730712
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 730712

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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.
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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