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“England, we love you when you're like this!”
Review of Beyond Design

Beyond Design
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Brighton, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“England, we love you when you're like this!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

After a bracing 45minute walk along the undercliff eastwards from Brighton Marina we needed some sustinence - tucked around the corner at the main coast road crossroads at Rottingdean we found a cracking little cafe that doubles as a glorious nick-knacks emporium. The fare is freshly made sandwiches and locally produced delicate pies backed up with good coffee and even better tea (good old English breakfast this time). The guys that run the place take orders, make sandwiches and ..... they seem to do everything. The relaxed atmosphere and the quirky decor - made up mostly of items for sale from crucifixes to Venetian masks - gives this place a definite come again feel so that's exactly what we did. Now the walk and the cafe provide an excellent half day out - easily combined with a visit to the Marina or Rottingdean's attractions we have been back several times and always receive a welcome and have never been disappointed. Try the humble but delightful Tuna crunch , home made soups and if you go in the afternoon the cakes and scones are superb. England we love you when you're liks this !

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank The Sundowners
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English first
Sussex
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162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Loved it but a couple of things”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Quirky place, friendly staff, great freshly baked cakes, good coffee and great pies. Beats the local competition hands down, well done. However open food on counters should be a thing of the past, they have plenty food items covered but a few not, which is off putting. When busy, the person serving at the counter/till struggles to keep up and when you just want to pay and go it can be annoying to wait to pay. They also allow well behaved dogs, which is great for those who have been for a stroll and don't want tie their dog up. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank The_1st_Lady
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quirky Cafe”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

What a lovely place to have a coffee and cake, light lunch, or cream tea. The surroundings are totally different form the bog standard High Street chains. A nice place to visit after a brisk walk along the seafront. Homemade food and beverages all presented nicely. Shear joy.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank veronica s
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Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Superb place to go for tea and cakes”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I visited this wonderful cafe with my Aunt recently for the first time and found we had discovered a real gem. We both had tea and I managed to restrain myself by having a delicious scone with jam whilst my Aunt enjoyed a large homemade coffee meringue served with cream.
As well as teas and coffees, the cafe serves a wide range of sandwiches, quiches and various other goodies. We were made to feel very welcome and will definitely return.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank JoWW94
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