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Pavilion Gardens Cafe

Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
+44 1273 730712
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good38%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock cakes” (12 reviews)
“sandwich” (7 reviews)
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Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
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11 - 20 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 25 March 2017

This little cafe situated right next to the Royal Pavilion seemed very popular. The prices seemed reasonable and quality was excellent. Plenty of staff working so queue went down quickly.

Thank ianwilson151
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We try to maintain good standards of quick service for our customers so they don't have to wait longer than needed.

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Favourite pleace to come on a warm day for tea and for my family and dog (4 generations)lovely on a cold day but wrap up. Vistors love its oppiste the Pavilion and has lots of fat squirrels who dont hibanate due to being fed cake....More

Thank Gayemarie C
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thanks for your feedback and support over the years. We are so pleased to retain regular customers who bring their families and dogs along to enjoy the cafe and gardens.

Reviewed 4 January 2017

A lovely place for a cup of tea/coffee - limited seating but worth it! Highly recommend the mint tea.

Thank Mrs J A R
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your feedback on our cafe. We use Pukka tea bags where possible and for the three mint tea you sampled.

Reviewed 3 October 2016

Popped by for a quick coffee. As always temptation got in my way. Lovely Rock Cakes and Lemon Drizzle Cake

Thank starrsabove
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Your lovely feedback was appreciated. We are now in our 76th year of baking home made rock cakes at our cafe in the Pavilion Gardens.

Reviewed 17 September 2016

We spent a very pleasant hour or so here, eating red salmon baguettes & sharing a pot of tea while a saxophonist played jazz in the park and the people walked by. And if you can't get a table..... either someone will find another &...More

Thank Lynda P
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your nice comments about the cafe food and general ambience in the gardens. We have always historically been a quick service cafe but nowadays customers are ordering coffees that take more time to serve such as decaff and soya based latte's for...More

Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nice location with music wafting through the air. Food is okay we both had baked potatoes both heaped with filling maybe less filling but better quality ingredients next time. But they are producing a lot of food from a very small cafe too very large...More

Thank ATChalmers
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We aim to produce good quality food using good ingredients e.g. Hellman's mayonnaise, free range eggs, Real Patisserie Bread and baguettes and oven baked potatoes etc. As you say sometimes being too generous with fillings can spoil the meal but...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had a short break here during our bike tour. Beautiful coffee & homemade coconut rock cake. Very friendly team.

Thank JackieDean500
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thanks for your lovely comments about our cakes, coffee and cafe staff.

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Sitting in the gardens in a summer day it seems like the world is at peace with itself. People are clearly relaxing and enjoying themselves and I found myself doing the same. Good self service. Good selection of snacks and drinks. Life can't get better...More

Thank LeeKZN
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Life as you say on a summer's day at our cafe in the gardens is great. An Oasis in the Heart of the City is a tag line that fits the bill. Thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 15 August 2016

this is a great spot to take five and relax and unwind - the cafe is situated in the grounds of the pavillion and is great for people watching - there is a large choice of cakes to accompany a morning coffee or afternoon tea...More

Thank MarkandSean
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Thanks for your kind words about cafe and it is a lovely setting to relax and enjoy the Pavilion Gardens

Reviewed 5 August 2016

The best rock cakes you'll ever eat can be found at the Pavilion Gardens Cafe, Brighton. A peaceful venue in the middle of a busy town. The cafe faces the Royal Pavilion Buildings across a spacious lawn where many people were having a picnic. Surrounded...More

Thank Karl F
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Glad your enjoyed our rock cakes made from my grandfather's 75 year old recipe and the peaceful setting.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 13
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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