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Pavilion Gardens Cafe

Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
+44 1273 730712
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good38%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock cakes” (12 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (5 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Healthy, Cafe, British
Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The opening of the Pavilion Gardens Café is a sign that Spring is here and is attended by many and as it is not publicised it is always so pleasing to see the tables and chairs. The sun was shining and there were a few...More

Thank TwoHotBlokes
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your very kind words. Yes our cafe location could not be better with excellent views of the the Royal Pavilion, Gardens and Brighton Dome.

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The key thing about this little cafe is it’s location next to the Brighton Pavilion and it’s outdoor seating on the edge of the gardens. The coffee and tea are nothing special and the cakes are expensive for measly portions but it’s a lovely place...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Museum suggested we eat lunch here, and we were not disappointed. Freshly toasted sandwiches served cheerfully with a salad and a cuppa. Tasty. So good in fact, we returned for afternoon tea to enjoy one of their traditional rock cakes. Mr T would be...More

Thank gerryp24
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Just like real estate, this cafe is about location, location, location. Great to chill while looking over the pavilion gardens (even better when there is a concert of gig on at the garden). The coffee may not be great, but you are not really there...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This cafe is a lovely little spot on the side of the Pavilion gardens - ideal for people watching. We just had a coffee (flat white), which was well made. I'm sure the cakes were as good as they looked!

Thank Lalls92
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little cafe, perfect for sitting out in the sunshine and people-watching! We stopped here for some drinks. There is a wide variety of food, snacks and drinks - all reasonably priced! Staff are friendly too!

Thank JasminReviews
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for your good review

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you visit Brighton this place is a must. Great coffee with home made cakes. We even got a chance to chat to the owner about the history. So if your ever in town pop along your love it

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Always different choice of cakes, good coffee. Just mind the seagulls and pigeons. popular on sunny balmy days used by locals

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Loved it, a quick baked potato with cheese followed by the famous rockcake and a cappuccino.. thanked my friend for bringing me along (5 star)

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We've lived in Brighton for 16 years and don't often come to this place. No real reason other than it's often busy and we are usually on our way somewhere else. But we were visiting the neighbouring museum for an exhibition and had the dog...More

Thank BrightonBelle_10
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Response from David S | Property representative |
No we do not - however when this topic first hit the headlines I thought about it for a while. In practice I am not sure whether it would work at our cafe, I'd need to be convinced by other local operators of the scheme
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 13
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 730712
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Established in 1941 in the gardens adjacent to the Royal Pavilion. The cafe is very popular with customers and known for its famous rock cakes baked on the premises daily. Now located between the Royal Pavilion and Theatre Royal and close to the Brighton Dome right in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. This is an Oasis in the Heart of the City.
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