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The Mad Hatter

35 Montpelier Road, Brighton BN1 3BA, England
+44 1273 722279
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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“eggs royale” (3 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
35 Montpelier Road, Brighton BN1 3BA, England
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We ordered coffee to go from The Mad Hatter and it was extremely good. The cafe is Alice In Wonderland themed with a sort of twisted, quirky slant on the original. Although we did not drink in, the cafe seemed an ideal place to work...More

Thank Calum S
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Went here to meet a friend for a coffee. Very busy place on the main road. Food looks delicious and the drinks were nice. The staff were friendly. If you are in central Brighton this is a nice place to stop for a breather

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We have been here for breakfast, as this place looked like a nice and cosy café from the outside. However, we soon had to experience that this place does not make the impression of being very professional. Already when sitting down, we asked the waiter...More

2  Thank AlexSoton
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We enjoyed a sunny seat and had a good breakfast after the long drive. Everything was very good and I would go back. Note you need to order at the bar.

1  Thank Hay888
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had been here on several occasions and wonder if this has now changed ownership as our experience was really dreadful.The café was not particularly busy but we waited ages for our lunch orders to come.We were a group of 5 which included 2 young...More

4  Thank ABarrett_12
Haroun Xavier M, Manager at The Mad Hatter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi there and thank you for you review. all reviews are important to us bad or good in order to get better. I do apologise for what happened during your visit to the mad hatter. The place didn't change the owneship but i can say...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Nice for a lunch. Decent jacket potatoes and nice side salads (potatoes, pasta, roasted vegetables). Nothing fancy but does the job.

1  Thank Laura P
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I went to this cafe in 2015 ( but TripAdvisor won’t let me go back that far ) me and a group of friend stumble across the cafe and we had breakfast here second out of the four day stay in Brighton, the staff are...More

1  Thank Jo S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Not the cleanest of places but they serve a lovely cup of real tea with strainers and all. We shared a rock cake which was moist and tasty.

1  Thank Geoff T
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This cafe is on busy Western Road and we went for Saturday breakfast as we were visiting town. The staff are friendly and helpful and took our order quickly. There is a good choice of food for breakfast - full English, omelettes, sandwiches, etc. We...More

1  Thank Bernard C
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This place is in a great location at the 'end' of Brighton's Western Road. Prices are reasonable for its location and the menu offers plenty of variety. A good spot to people-watch and free wifi.

1  Thank emmainbrighton
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Montpelier Road, Brighton BN1 3BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 722279
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