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The Mock Turtle

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Place Page 4 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ, England
+44 1273 327380
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found this whilst on weekend break, thought it looked quaint but once inside it felt t grubby and tatty not shabby chic tatty but tatty. Cream tea was ok but the servers didn't smile the whole time we were there so the atmosphere was bland, overall disappointing.

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Thank judy s
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here with 10 friends for a light afternoon bite and had a good time. The soup was DELICIOUS, the bread was yummy and everyone said they had a good lunch. The fizzy drinks are over priced but I guess that's because they want to serve you tea. One of the girls I was with got a toasted sandwich... More 

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Thank AliceeeBradley
Brighton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mock Turtle is a kitch, cute and cosy tearoom. They have a menu of light bite tearoom type dishes and then there's the cakes... and the cream tea.. my god! You might be tempted to have a cream tea for one but realistically you can share this. The tea comes in a lovely China pot with China cups and... More 

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Thank Bambam1313
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Brighton, ask for the scones at The Mock Turtle. They are huuuuge and delicious. And the house tea is also a must have.

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Thank Janaina F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The nicest pot of proper tea I've ever had, food was most excellent, really lovely friendly staff and a pleasant place. Highly recommend.

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Thank Chadwick M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked just behind the seafront off East Street, the Mock Turtle is a charming cafe tea shop. I can't comment on the all day breakfast but afternoon tea was very enjoyable. The tea lovers enjoyed the Mock Turtle blend (proper leaves) and the whopping scones were served warm with loads of jam & cream or lemon curd. We sat downstairs... More 

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Thank Sh0girl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The Mock Turtle is the kind of place to only find in small English towns. Eccentric, characterful & packed with nick-nacks. they do superb real tea in real pots with cups and saucers (excellent fit teaching your tealeaves btw) and amazing range of home cakes. Hot food menu is more basic but I can recommend the "English Welsh Rarebit" &... More 

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Thank Caspar A
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

great place to stop off for some splendid tea and lovely homemade cake. i always love the ginger cake and they always give you an ample amount. never tried lunch but just love the cosy atmosphere. Its in a small alley close to The National Express bus depot.

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Thank lenk888
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I haven't been to the Mock Turtle since it changed hands many years ago and have to say it was a bit disappointing on this return visit. The food (welsh Rarebit) was delicious and the donuts were excellent but the atmosphere and service really let this place down. We waited an age to be served, and when we were eventually... More 

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Thank mamalinzi
Hove, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Having not been here for a few years, I was looking forward to the great food, service, charm and incredible cakes that I remembered. Unfortunately, the soup tasted like packet soup, bread stale and tables really sticky and dirty. The service was underwhelming and all of the cakes were presented covered in cling film in the window, so after the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place Page 4 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 327380

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?