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“Timeless tea”

Blackbird Tea Rooms
Ranked #6 of 76 Coffee & Tea in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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. In addition to our traditional tea and cakes we also have a wide selection great breakfast and lunch dishes (see website for menu). We are very busy all day both Saturday & Sunday and therefore are unable to take reservations for the weekends (sorry).
Brighton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Timeless tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Wonderfull period tea rooms, great decor, atmosphere and service. A little pricey but super quality and well worth it!

Visited October 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely space crappy food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

I waited a long time for this place to open, the place looks stunning but sadly after three visits yes three I have always felt the food was pretty awful especially the savouries but the cakes were also really bland and have been dry. The tea was nice but I didn't like my cup not matching it's saucer and it was chipped which is a no no , such a shame as this could be the gem of Brighton, what's the point in months of marketing and facebooking and all the lovely styling if the food doesn't match the rest what a disappointment

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Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect tea room!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

We visited late afternoon and managed to get the last table . Although it was busy the service was excellent.I enjoyed a meringue, served with delicious thick cream and fresh berries.I can honestly say I have never seen such a huge meringue! My friend ordered cucumber sandwiches which were also delicious and a huge piece of carrot cake beautifully decorated with fresh flowers.We both loved the pots of tea all served in pretty, delicate china.
the cafe itself is gorgeous...a perfectly restored Victorian building decorated with vintage photographs and the table are covered with pure while linen tablecloths.
This cafe is so different from the many run of the mill corporate type tea rooms and we loved it and will be returning soon!

  • Visited November 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Little Place for Afternoon Tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had a friend visiting from Spain and wanted to take her to a traditional English tea house to live up to the stereotype of the English having afternoon tea!

The Blackbird Tea Rooms is a quirky little piece of English nostalgia with everything dating to a previous age, from the decor, to the crockery and even the waitresses dress. We arrived post-lunch on a Saturday afternoon and the place was extremely busy and we got the last remaining table upstairs. There’s a good selection of savoury and sweet dishes on the menu alongside teas and traditional beverages. We both had the savoury scone and I couldn’t resist a piece of carrot cake – both were good sized portions and baked to perfection.

Despite the tea rooms being busy and the waitresses being run off their feet, the service we received was excellent. Overall this is a fantastic place for a spot of lunch or afternoon tea in Brighton.

  • Visited November 2012
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Hove, United Kingdom
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“PLACE TO GO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

The food is just fantastic, the servcice perfect, i love the pure English ambiance and you really have to be difficult to not enjoy it.

  • Visited October 2012
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