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Blackbird Tea Rooms

) #6 of 77 Coffee & Tea in Brighton #110 of 942 Places to Eat in Brighton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ British, Cafe
30 Ship Street | BN1 1AD, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
+44 1273 249454
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“scone” (38 reviews)
“cakes” (77 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (24 reviews)
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British, Cafe
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30 Ship Street | BN1 1AD, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
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1 - 10 of 421 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a nice place to find. Had breakfast here and it was just lovely. Perfect start to a busy day exploring. Would certainly visit again if in Brighten again for sure. Cute decor and lovely waitresses.

Thank bethany450
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightfully quaint, charming but decidedly delicious pit-stop away from the pressure of high energy Brighton; good food, wonderful choice of teas and coffees and lovely staff; recommended

Thank Charles U
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Mostly packed, and lives up to the fame. Everything in the high tea was amazing, and the environment was elegant and cute, generally made me happy to be there.

Thank Duru Ö
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Nice cozy restaurant. Lovely staff member and very helpful. He was polish and very friendly and helping. I would love to come back soon again.

Thank Amit D
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Stopped here for a cream tea and it was really lovely. Old fashioned tea room with lovey staff and excellent service. Also, the scone, cream and jam was all great - top quality and not too expensive. If we return to Brighton we will visit...More

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Beautifully decorated and appointed tea room. Had a great cream tea, service was brilliant except after we received our bill, all staff disappeared! Lovely little spot, though.

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Five of us went there on a recommendation. We all wished we had'nt. We ordered a variety of food including eggs benedict from the menu and it arrived in dribs and drabs to the extent that some of our party had to start otherwise their...More

1  Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The service is lovely and the food delicious. I really liked my choice (scones with cream and jam). My friend ordered eggs benedict and it was also good. I definitely recommend this place. The only bad point is the fact that the tables are very...More

Thank andreag5286
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Tried twice to get into the tearooms for afternoon tea, but fully occupied. Eventually managed coffee mid morning with the downstairs tables quickly being filled. Great selection of teas and coffee's with orders taken at table. -a little surprised that no biscuits were on sale...More

Thank Stewart A
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Good on 'traditional looking tearoom', good on home made cakes, good on array of photos to take you back in time in Brighton. Quaint lavvy in the garden with wooden seat and pull chain mechanism, that worked. Not suitable for aged or disabled. Tea rooms...More

1  Thank vivcherrill
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Annette C
is the tearooms open again
14 May 2017|
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Response from vivcherrill | Reviewed this property |
The tea rooms have suffered a flood and are closed until further notice for refurbishment. Suggest you check the website on progress!
Rose P
Can I bring my dog (pug)
30 December 2016|
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Response from Gail G | Reviewed this property |
we had a dog with us. we just sat outside and ate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 18
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Ship Street | BN1 1AD, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 249454
  • E-mail
Recently awarded the accolade of "Best Tea & Cakes in Brighton" (Brighton Source Magazine), Blackbird Tea Rooms with its quintessentially English traditional style, has become the favourite retreat of lovers of good old fashioned quality and service. In addition to our traditional tea and cakes we also have a wide selection great breakfast and lunch dishes (see website for menu). We are very busy all day both Saturday & Sunday and therefore are unable to take reservations for the weekends (sorry).