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Pavilion Gardens Cafe

Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
+44 1273 730712
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good39%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rock cakes” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Healthy, Cafe, British
PRICE
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LOCATION
Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you visit Brighton this place is a must. Great coffee with home made cakes. We even got a chance to chat to the owner about the history. So if your ever in town pop along your love it

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Always different choice of cakes, good coffee. Just mind the seagulls and pigeons. popular on sunny balmy days used by locals

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Loved it, a quick baked potato with cheese followed by the famous rockcake and a cappuccino.. thanked my friend for bringing me along (5 star)

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We've lived in Brighton for 16 years and don't often come to this place. No real reason other than it's often busy and we are usually on our way somewhere else. But we were visiting the neighbouring museum for an exhibition and had the dog...More

Thank BrightonBelle_10
Reviewed 30 April 2017

BANG ON . A definite Brighton experience for a sunny day. Quality better than you would expect from a kiosk set in a perfect environment overlooking the pavllion to sit and chill on a sunny day.Prices are reasonable and always something to sit and see...More

Thank john w
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks for your kind feedback about our cafe.

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Lovely cup of tea in a wonderful atmosphere and gardens. Lovely staff, clean area and loved listening to the buskers in the gardens. What better way to spend a bit of down time.

Thank _julietcox28
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely feedback on our cafe and staff. We use Clipper two cup bags which I feel gives a really good cup of tea.

Reviewed 25 March 2017

This little cafe situated right next to the Royal Pavilion seemed very popular. The prices seemed reasonable and quality was excellent. Plenty of staff working so queue went down quickly.

Thank ianwilson151
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We try to maintain good standards of quick service for our customers so they don't have to wait longer than needed.

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Favourite pleace to come on a warm day for tea and for my family and dog (4 generations)lovely on a cold day but wrap up. Vistors love its oppiste the Pavilion and has lots of fat squirrels who dont hibanate due to being fed cake....More

Thank Gayemarie C
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thanks for your feedback and support over the years. We are so pleased to retain regular customers who bring their families and dogs along to enjoy the cafe and gardens.

Reviewed 4 January 2017

A lovely place for a cup of tea/coffee - limited seating but worth it! Highly recommend the mint tea.

Thank Mrs J A R
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your feedback on our cafe. We use Pukka tea bags where possible and for the three mint tea you sampled.

Reviewed 4 October 2016

Popped by for a quick coffee. As always temptation got in my way. Lovely Rock Cakes and Lemon Drizzle Cake

Thank starrsabove
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Your lovely feedback was appreciated. We are now in our 76th year of baking home made rock cakes at our cafe in the Pavilion Gardens.

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No we do not - however when this topic first hit the headlines I thought about it for a while. In practice I am not sure whether it would work at our cafe, I'd need to be convinced by other local operators of the scheme
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
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Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 730712
  • E-mail
Description
Established in 1941 in the gardens adjacent to the Royal Pavilion. The cafe is very popular with customers and known for its famous rock cakes baked on the premises daily. Now located between the Royal Pavilion and Theatre Royal and close to the Brighton Dome right in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. This is an Oasis in the Heart of the City.
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