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59 Blatchington Road | Goldstone Way, Hove, England
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Description: A world of buttery biscuits and bold dark brownies, Cream teas served in...
A world of buttery biscuits and bold dark brownies, Cream teas served in vintage china tea-sets and good food with no fuss.We want you to feel like you have popped into your grandma's house for Welsh Rarebit and a slice of raspberry and rosewater Victoria sponge to follow, served on vintage china with a silver cake fork.For lunch there is a large menu of freshly prepared dishes, which includes an all-day breakfast section, the Spinach potato Rosti is a favourite, topped with melted cheese and an organic poached egg, and the proper homemade chips are not to be missed.The organic cappuccinos are smooth and fairly-traded and there are freshly pressed juices and fruit smoothies to be savoured. The Rosebud tea is also one to try from the large selection of loose teas, which looks as pretty as it tastes.Our intention is for our cafe and our food to be comforting and nourishing, and have tried to create a little haven in hove where you can maybe forget about the outside world for a brief moment as you enjoy your organic latte listening to Billlie Holiday.
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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 of 5 stars
Great for brunch or breakfast

Friendly staff and a lovely warm welcome. Hot and tasty food. Very cosy. Priced a little over the odds. they don't serve pork so expect beef sausages.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
WayneDurant
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hove, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I come to Ethel's (I know it's changed names!) at least once a week for a pot of tea and cake. Fabulous tea, pretty cups and saucers and homemade cakes. A really friendly, relaxed cafe.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff and a lovely warm welcome. Hot and tasty food. Very cosy. Priced a little over the odds. they don't serve pork so expect beef sausages.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Been coming here for some time, and no regrets, very happy to pass on for recommendation.... Good range of food and staff very helpful...nice friendly atmosphere .....

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Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Simple food with beautiful smiley service. The banana split was delicious. Good place for no thrills munch.

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East Sussex
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Firstly, please note Ethel's Kitchen is now THE HIDDEN PANTRY. Still the same enjoyable cakes, beverages, breakfasts & lunches. There is seating outside and in. Note the inside seating area is downstairs. The location of this café is in an excellent spot for shopping, nearby you have 2 of the major supermarkets, hairdressers, Oxfam books/clothes etc. They are open 7... More 

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Shoeburyness
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A delightful establishment with friendly staff providing excellent service. The food looked scrumptious and did not disappoint; the only problem was making the right choices! Hubby was totally satisfied with his "proper" cuppa, a rare occasion indeed. The staff even told us the name of the local supplier and handed us some tea bags to take home to be getting... More 

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Brighton - UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food is amazing and the service equally impressive! We visit here as often as possible for breakfast as it never disappoints

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hove
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Been a few times for brunch/lunch and had a good experience each time. Good veggie choices at a very good price. Lovely décor and good service. An excellent lunch venue, one of the best in Hove now that the Hub has closed.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Well I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Ethel's. I love the décor,the ambience and the staff are really friendly but the food is always a bit disappointing. Good points first. The teas and cakes are always first rate. I think the cakes are bought in from an artisan baker they are of good quality, moist yet... More 

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Toulouse, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I was delighted to find Ethel's as it is such a pretty shop and has so much character. Unfortunately the "book" (food) did not live up to it's cover. I went in at lunchtime and it was quite full so I expected to have to wait, and wait I did. The service was exceedingly slow and I was worried about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 Blatchington Road | Goldstone Way, Hove, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Hove

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

A world of buttery biscuits and bold dark brownies, Cream teas served in vintage china tea-sets and good food with no fuss.We want you to feel like you have popped into your grandma's house for Welsh Rarebit and a slice of raspberry and rosewater Victoria sponge to follow, served on vintage china with a silver cake fork.For lunch there is a large menu of freshly prepared dishes, which includes an all-day breakfast section, the Spinach potato Rosti is a favourite, topped with melted cheese and an organic poached egg, and the proper homemade chips are not to be missed.The organic cappuccinos are smooth and fairly-traded and there are freshly pressed juices and fruit smoothies to be savoured. The Rosebud tea is also one to try from the large selection of loose teas, which looks as pretty as it tastes.Our intention is for our cafe and our food to be comforting and nourishing, and have tried to create a little haven in hove where you can maybe forget about the outside world for a brief moment as you enjoy your organic latte listening to Billlie Holiday.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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