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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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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 via mobile

I sent my parents here for my mother's 70th birthday, they said they had a fantastic time. Excellent service and a fantastic table by the window. Afternoon tea was delicious and even had some birthday candles in her cakes. Made her birthday she said. Would...More

Thank Stuart J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really charming tea room, with friendly service and nice options for every kind of taste, vegan included. Highly recommended.

Thank emy c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delectable loose leaf earl grey and humble staff. China cups and floral saucers. Go and have a tea party!

Thank Jemma211
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here for a gin afternoon tea (a christmas gift). We had booked a table which was just as well because even on a dreary Monday afternoon in February there was a steady stream of customers. The afternoon tea was excellent and our waitresses...More

Thank Jim100Uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for scones and tea to this lovely cafe in Kemptown. The cafe was decorated with an eclectic mix of furniture and artefacts which lent a unique charm to the place. Relaxed atmosphere and good service. We had tea and scones which were delicious. A...More

Thank A A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first arrived no seats available which can’t be helped but after a few minutes seated. The cafe is dog friendly, and was very calm when a dog got nervous and barked. Nice deco, gluten free options, nice place x

Thank Sophie L
HellieTea, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We do like to look after our doggie friends as much as our two legged customers :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here Saturday 24th February for afternoon Tea organised by my daughter for the start of my Hen celebrations with my 11 Hens. Lovely quaint little place, we were welcomed and shown to where we were going to be for 2 hours. The food was...More

1  Thank 852debbie
HellieTea, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Debbie, I am so pleased to hear you had a lovely time with us despite the couple of hiccups. Our basement can be a little chilly so we do put the heater on to curb the cold, however once there are people down there...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our hen party brunch here to kick us off before a day of activity. It's a lovely atmosphere and with croissants, bagels, fruit and a bucks fizz for £14 we thought it was good value for money. We were in the downstairs room...More

Thank Collette O
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Great tea selection but the afternoon tea did not live up to the hype. Worth visiting when it's not busy.More

1  Thank Skoghvardsson
HellieTea, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Hi, thank you for taking the time to make a review. I am sorry you seem to have been disappointed in your Afternoon Tea. Forgive me but I don't think here is any "hype" around our Afternoon Tea but many people do enjoy it and...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

I've been visiting Brighton for over 25 years, and a few years back was unable to get a table here. Making the most of a birthday weekend, I finally got to sample Metrodeco on a very cold, windy, dull damp Sunday afternoon. Service was charming...More

1  Thank galileo72
HellieTea, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry for the late response but thank you so much for the lovely review. It means a lot to hear our customers enjoying their time with us. Hope to see you again.

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Stella C
17 February 2018|
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Response from 60jaffa | Reviewed this property |
They are very helpful and quite inventive , so i'm fairly certain they would be able to help you . Whoever it was for should still have to book a table in advance
13 February 2017|
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Response from mskirstylou | Reviewed this property |
Yes, wifi available, just ask them for the password 👍🏻
25 October 2015|
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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$6 - US$41
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
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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 serve breakfast and lunch but are known for our Afternoon tea and tea cocktails. If you have a dog then bring them along as we 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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