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38 Upper St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1JN, England
+44 1273 677243
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (77 reviews)
“cake” (62 reviews)
“quiche” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Upper St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1JN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmospheric place. Staff very friendly and had a good chat about gin. Ashame it doesn't stay open later than 10pm. Would definately go again.

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been meaning to try Afternoon Tea at Metrodeco for some time, finally got round to it on latest visit to Brighton. The staff here are excellent, incredibly attentive and they really looked after us. With the vast array of teas on offer it...More

Thank PaulT73
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Found this on our Brighton break, (needed to be dog friendly) and didn’t disappoint. Very ‘Deco’ and a most varied and pleasant menu. All dietary types catered for, including a range of gluten free homemade cakes. Will return soon for afternoon tea as that looked...More

Thank thischarmingprince
Reviewed 13 October 2017

There is a very extensive range of teas of all varieties that you can have as many as you like within the price of the afternoon tea. Between my girlfriend & I, we tried about 10 of them without any issues! The sandwiches, fruit scones...More

Thank Elliot M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I came here as it had good reviews for its vegan options. I had emailed a few weeks in advance to arrange some vegan scones only to be bluntly told by staff they didn't have any. When I said I'd emailed to arrange it I...More

Thank cluckinghell102
HellieTea, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hello, I am so sorry you were disappointed in your visit to us. There is no excuse for staff being unfriendly and for bad service. I was the person you emailed about the scones and I did make sure that there were plenty in for...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful selection f teas and real expertise about all the varieties and the differences. I also saw that they do cocktails so will have to return!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We visited here at the weekend, I have to say reading the reviews it looked good. We were given a menu on the way in to select which tea we all wanted. But it was 25 minutes before anyone came down to see us. Then...More

1  Thank Tiglet2
HellieTea, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi and thank you for taking the time to review our tearoom. I am sorry you weren't happy with your Afternoon Tea and though I can only apologise for the wait in service it is unusual for this to happen. It is our policy to...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Raspberry cake with coffee Lattee are amazing really. I read a lot about this cafe in Brighton and really it deserves that high rate and great reviews

Thank SultanMansouri
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We came here for a breakfast menu which was booked in advance. We paid £10 for it, and the breakfast was coffee or tea, fruit, a little croissant and half bagel per person. One of us doesn't drink tea or coffee so she was just...More

Thank Ester B
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Booked afternoon tea here to celebrate my Mum's birthday during a weekend away in Brighton. Lovely corner cafe in Kemptown area with a vintage theme. The afternoon tea includes as much tea as you like and the choice is lovely. The savoury tier could have...More

Thank mrcrdeacon
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Response from mskirstylou | Reviewed this property |
Yes, wifi available, just ask them for the password 👍🏻
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Response from Lindsey P | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe it is! Have Fun there xx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Upper St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 677243
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A lively tea room that also serves wine and beers. We specialise in Afternoon tea and tea cocktails and are dog friendly too. For something a little bit different and for a little treat then come and see us- you won't believe the size of our cakes.
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