Best afternoon teas in Brighton

Food & Drink
The explosive popularity of afternoon tea is undeniable, especially in the city of Brighton. There are quirky options, trendy hot spots and quintessentially British tea rooms where you can enjoy the most exquisite pastries, sandwiches, loose leaf tea and even specialist cocktails. Whether you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or you want to find your latest lunchtime favourite, here are some of the best places to grab afternoon tea in Brighton right now.


Metrodeco Afternoon TeaPhoto: Metrodeco Afternoon Tea, photo credit:  ©

You won’t just find traditional English Breakfast tea in this Brighton cafe. Metrodeco is all about serving quirky cocktails with satisfying snacks, cakes and pastries. One of the best touches in this experience is the teapot filled with a gin cocktail! Don’t worry if you are looking for a spot of tea; there are over twenty-five different varieties for you to choose from at Metrodeco.

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This afternoon tea spot is nestled in the Sussex countryside and will provide a real experience for you and your lunchtime companion. It's a place where you will find traditional afternoon tea complete with freshly baked cakes and handmade sandwiches made to order. The cheese is especially recommended as it comes from their great Weald Farm selection.

The Salt Room 

The Salt Room is the ideal afternoon tea experience if you’re a keen social media buff. The decor and presentation will boost your Instagram likes by hundreds. The best thing about the Salt Room is that their menu changes by season, so it will be different every time you visit. The pre-theatre menu for £20 is an especially good value for money; you will have a choice of sweet and savoury options before you catch a local show.

The Mock Turtle

You can’t have afternoon tea in Brighton without visiting the oldest tea shop in the area. The try Victorian vibe will make you feel as though you are experiencing a real afternoon experience from a time gone by. The expensive and classic china teacups will serve you only the finest loose leaf teas. It is a must-visit tea room in the Sussex area.


Silo is a fabulous place to visit if you are hoping to support Brighton’s mission for a greener way of living. This is the very first zero-waste cafe in the UK so you will find only the best ethically made cake in this establishment. For a little slice of heaven that is completely, guilt-free Silo is the place to be.
Afternoon tea nowadays can come in many different forms. Whether you’re looking for an indulgent chocolate experience or a traditional high tea with cream scones and cucumber sandwiches, Brighton has everything to offer you and more. Where will you choose to go for your next afternoon tea experience?