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38 Upper St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1JN, England
+44 1273 677243
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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38 Upper St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1JN, England
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

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 6 March 2018

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 26 February 2018

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 6 March 2018

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.

Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

10/10 afternoon tea - great selection of delicious teas, delicious afternoon tea and bit more character in the food too - camambert, smoked salmon and ham and pickle among the sandwiches, the scones were heavenly, and the apple tart was great too. Staff were lovely...More

Thank TheWanderingJock
Reviewed 19 January 2018

booked afternoon tea, what a suprise . Fairly busy with obvious reurning visitors we had the choice of savoury : Pork pies scotch eggs ( amazing! ) , pork pie , cakes and scones, or tradional, 4 open sandwiches , 4 cakes and cream scones...More

Thank 60jaffa
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

what a wonderful delight. Delicious refreshing tea and the most scrummy sandwiches and cakes in quaint comftable surroundings. Cant wait to return 😊

Thank Carlos B
HellieTea, Owner at Metrodeco, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 10 December 2017

Lovely atmospheric place. Staff very friendly and had a good chat about gin. Ashame it doesn't stay open later than 10pm. Would definately go again.

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We have been meaning to try Afternoon Tea at Metrodeco for some time, finally got round to it on latest visit to Brighton. The staff here are excellent, incredibly attentive and they really looked after us. With the vast array of teas on offer it...More

Thank PaulT73
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Found this on our Brighton break, (needed to be dog friendly) and didn’t disappoint. Very ‘Deco’ and a most varied and pleasant menu. All dietary types catered for, including a range of gluten free homemade cakes. Will return soon for afternoon tea as that looked...More

Thank thischarmingprince
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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
14 February 2017|
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Response from mskirstylou | Reviewed this property |
Yes, wifi available, just ask them for the password 👍🏻
26 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
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Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 40
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 AM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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