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Blackbird Tea Rooms

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$$ - $$$
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30 Ship Street | BN1 1AD, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
+44 1273 249454
08:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really really disappointed! Overpriced bad food. Don't get me started on the service!! Absolutely horrific!!!

Thank Sam A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Mostly packed, and lives up to the fame. Everything in the high tea was amazing, and the environment was elegant and cute, generally made me happy to be there.

Thank Duru Ö
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Nice cozy restaurant. Lovely staff member and very helpful. He was polish and very friendly and helping. I would love to come back soon again.

Thank Amit D
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Stopped here for a cream tea and it was really lovely. Old fashioned tea room with lovey staff and excellent service. Also, the scone, cream and jam was all great - top quality and not too expensive. If we return to Brighton we will visit again.

Thank Terry F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Beautifully decorated and appointed tea room. Had a great cream tea, service was brilliant except after we received our bill, all staff disappeared! Lovely little spot, though.

Thank Becky H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Five of us went there on a recommendation. We all wished we had'nt. We ordered a variety of food including eggs benedict from the menu and it arrived in dribs and drabs to the extent that some of our party had to start otherwise their food would have gone cold. The afternoon tea was particularly poor value; two afternoon teas... More 

1 Thank Christopher B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The service is lovely and the food delicious. I really liked my choice (scones with cream and jam). My friend ordered eggs benedict and it was also good. I definitely recommend this place. The only bad point is the fact that the tables are very small, we were a group of 3 so the space was not really good.

Thank andreag5286
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Tried twice to get into the tearooms for afternoon tea, but fully occupied. Eventually managed coffee mid morning with the downstairs tables quickly being filled. Great selection of teas and coffee's with orders taken at table. -a little surprised that no biscuits were on sale to accompany coffee, but still a great drink. Prices very very good for this type... More 

Thank Stewart A
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Good on 'traditional looking tearoom', good on home made cakes, good on array of photos to take you back in time in Brighton. Quaint lavvy in the garden with wooden seat and pull chain mechanism, that worked. Not suitable for aged or disabled. Tea rooms are notoriously cosy but it was hard to feel comfortable sitting almost on top of... More 

1 Thank vivcherrill
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I walked into this cafe today to enjoy a lovely cup of tea and a slice cake after a afternoon of shopping only to be told that they were closed! It was 3pm! The reason given was that they had been quiet all day because of the weather! Incidentally 6 other people were turned away behind us! I have been... More 

2 Thank Daniel F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
British, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Ship Street | BN1 1AD, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 249454
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).

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