Best Afternoon Tea in Brighton

Considering an Afternoon Tea in Brighton but unsure which establishments offer afternoon tea and which are the best places to go.

We have compiled a list of the best afternoon tea Brighton can provide, so if you are looking for the perfect afternoon tea with friends, a romantic valentines afternoon tea, a mothers day afternoon tea treat for your mum, or just a special treat for yourself, check out:

25 Afternoon Teas Brighton Has To Offer

Afternoon Tea Brighton - The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

97-99 King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 2FW

Having been voted by the public as Brighton’s Best Afternoon Tea the Grand Afternoon Tea is a not only a celebration of tea and scones, but of the glorious traditions that form part of this famous ritual. ‘Afternoon Tea by the Sea’ is served in the opulent Victoria Terrace & Lounge.

Guests can indulge in freshly made sandwiches, pastries, scones and cakes, as well as some delicious surprising treats bespoke to The Grand’s famous tea. There are over 30 teas to try.

Grand Afternoon Tea for £24.95 from Monday to Thursday and £29.95 from Friday to Sunday.

Served daily.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Browns Brasserie

Browns Brasserie

3-4 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AH

Take a break and treat yourself to a delicious assortment of savouries, warm scones with seasonal jams, and irresistible mini cakes and puddings.

Enjoy with hand-blended, Fairtrade teas, a perfectly chilled glass of Moët & Chandon Impérial, or a delightful boutique British G&T.

From £19 per person

Served daily 2-6.00pm, Saturday 3-5.00pm.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Metrodeco


38 Upper St James’s Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1JN

With its vivid 1930s décor, stepping inside the is like stepping back in time.

Tuck into typical English favourites like cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, sweet treats, and scones. Sip on loose leaf tea of your choice or opt for a boozy afternoon tea – there’s a choice of prosecco, G&Tea, and Sussex sparkling wine.

It even comes with a specially created vegan afternoon tea, a gluten-free afternoon tea, and even a dog-friendly menu.

From £23.50 per person

See website for opening times.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - That Little Tea Shop in the Lanes

That Little Tea Shop in the Lanes

Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB

That Little Tea Shop offers one of the best traditional cream teas in Brighton. Tuck into freshly baked scones served with jam and Devon clotted cream, a sandwich of your choosing from the menu, and a steaming pot of specialist tea or a cafeteria of coffee. There are special prices for a group of two and three guests.

See website for prices and opening times.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Julien Plumart

Julien Plumart

48 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XB

The Julien Plumart cafe offers an afternoon tea in Brighton with a difference. On top of the variety of delicious treats, they’ll provide in an elegant setting, you can bring your own booze.

The Afternoon Tea for Two includes two pots of tea (or coffee) and a good mixture of sweet and savoury options. For those with a sweet tooth, the menu includes two cakes and macarons and a warm brownie served with a dollop of ice cream.

Booking is highly recommended. See website for more details.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Bohemia


54-55, Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB

Bohemia offers a traditional Sussex afternoon tea for two in Brighton. Think fresh sandwich tiers filled with tasty finger sandwiches, scones served with jam and Cornish clotted cream, and a tier of home-baked sweet treats. They also offer a vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free afternoon tea alternative.

You can upgrade to a champagne afternoon tea served with a glass of Veuve Cliquot.

See website for prices

Served daily 3-6.00pm.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Leman Tea Room

Leman Tea Room

15A Madeira Place, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TN

One of the smallest tea rooms in Brighton, offering a traditional English afternoon tea. Set just off Brighton’s main pier, this cosy little tea room is one of the city’s hidden gems You can look forward to a mouth-watering array of homemade cakes, fresh sandwiches, and cream teas served with a steaming cup of tea in vintage bone china.

Prices unavailable

Open 10am-5.00pm

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Cakes The Difference

Cakes the Difference

142 Mackie Avenue, Brighton BN1 8SB

This family-run patisserie and tea room in Patcham is a home away from home with vintage china, table cloths, and a laid back atmosphere.

The produce is made on-site, using free-range eggs and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Afternoon tea includes your choice of sandwiches, a range of homemade cakes and pastries, and a scone served with jam and clotted cream. A percentage of their profits go to the woman’s refuge.

Priced at £19.95 per person

See website for opening times.

Afternoon tea Brighton - The Salt Room

The Salt Room

106 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FU

Salt is a seaside restaurant that focuses on serving sustainable and local produce.

A simple afternoon tea menu caters for both sweet and savoury seafood-inspired palates. Think fish sandwiches, lemon crumpets and cod fritters, paired alongside spiced scones, macarons, and doughnuts.

Pair your afternoon tea with a steaming cup of JING Tea or Pelicano Coffee.

See website for further details.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Talk of Tea

Talk of Tea

26 Spring Street, Brighton BN1 3EF

This cosy and charming teahouse is home to the biggest selection of loose leaf teas to be found in Brighton, made of dried fruit and flowers. Tea flavours include Japanese cherry blossoms, organic lavender, and ginger and lemon. The full afternoon tea with its mini sandwiches, scones, and cake selection is a real treat. However, for those looking for a lighter option, there is a cream tea and there are also options for vegans and gluten-free.

See website for further details.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - The Mock Turtle

The Mock Turtle

4 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ

Hidden down a side street close to the seafront it’s the oldest tea shop in all of Brighton. With its turquoise façade, the décor at the Mock Turtle is a mix of period furniture with rustic wooden tables and sophisticated blue willow china. The traditional cream tea offers a choice of white, wholemeal or fruit scones served with finger-licking clotted cream and homemade jam.

If you decide to opt for a DIY afternoon tea, you can take your pick of anything on the menu or from the specials of the day.

Contact the Mock Turtle for prices and opening times.

The Metropole Bar

Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FU

The Metropole Hotel has been serving an affordable afternoon tea on the Brighton Seafront for more than 125 years. Enjoy a set of sandwiches, scones, and cakes prepared fresh daily by the hotel’s head chef, such as lavender mousse, pistachio and mascarpone tart, and a slice of red berry and matcha tea Battenburg. The Met Bar also offers a gluten-free cream tea and a high tea alternative should you seek it.

See website for prices

Served daily 11.00am-5.00pm.

Afternoon tea Brighton - Terre A Terre

Terre a Terre

71 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HQ

Terre a Terre is one of Brighton’s best vegetarian restaurants. The special Savoury Tier includes a range of delicious veggie-friendly options, such as tapioca seaweed crackers with pickled vegetables, steamed rice and halloumi buns, and spicy stuffed potatoes. There are also three more tier options to choose from if your palate leans towards sweet more than savoury: two sweet options and a traditional tier of scones, jam and clotted cream.

From £26 per person

Served daily 2.30-4.30pm (not available on Saturdays)

Afternoon Tea Brighton - The Queens Hotel

The Queen’s Hotel

1-3 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NS

The No1 Bar & Bistro located inside the Queen’s Hotel offers a choice of traditional afternoon tea and a classic English high tea as well as a festive afternoon tea.

Take your pick of home-baked scones, freshly made finger sandwiches, and a choice of delicious chocolate, carrot or cheesecakes all served with a steaming pot of tea. Book early to grab yourself a window seat.

Visit the website for further details.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - The Brighton Regency Routemaster

The Brighton Regency Routemaster

Pool Valley Bus Station Brighton, BN1 1NJ

One of the best and most unusual ways to enjoy afternoon tea in Brighton is with a trip on the restored Brighton Regency Routemaster bus. This bright red fine dining bus offers a range of tables for two or four customers where you can tuck into a delicious afternoon tea with a special twist.

Enjoy your tea whilst taking in the sights of the Brighton Pier, Royal Pavilion, Hove Grand Avenue, and other iconic attractions. Book early if you have a large group as it gets very popular.

See the website for further details.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Hotel Du Vin Brighton

Hotel du Vin

2 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AD

Everyone should treat themselves to an afternoon tea at Hotel du Vin in Brighton at least once in their lives. The perfect mixture of sweet and savoury, the menu offers a tasty selection of finger sandwiches and handmade scones. They also have a fantastic festive-themed afternoon tea arranged for the Christmas season so make sure that you check the website in advance for updates.

£30 including champagne

Served daily 12pm to 5pm

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Malmasion Brighton


The Waterfront, Brighton Marina, Brighton BN2 5WA

You will have your choice of option from a traditional afternoon tea, the Mal afternoon tea, or a cocktail, prosecco or champagne afternoon tea. Think fruit or plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam served alongside decadent treats like dark chocolate mousse, a slice of Battenberg, a salted caramel banoffee tart, and lemon meringue cupcake.

Savoury options include a chicken and turmeric wrap as well as oak-smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches .

Cocktail lovers will love the choice of cocktails that include the ‘Black Forest Martini’ with butterscotch schnapps and berries.

From £27 including prosecco

Served daily 12.30-4.00pm.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - The Claremont

The Claremont

13 Second Avenue, Hove BN3 2LL

The Claremont is a five-star Victorian-style hotel offering a traditional afternoon tea. Take your pick of the location you enjoy it in – drawing room, study, dining room, or perhaps the garden during the summer.

Choose from a selection of tea or coffee served with cream cheese and cucumber or egg and cress sandwiches and other treats like strawberry meringues, gin cupcakes, Victoria sponge and chocolate brownies. Specially themed afternoon teas are available at the Claremont too, so keep an eye on their website.Served daily 2-4.00pm, check their website for prices and special offers.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Cafe Rouge Brighton

Café Rouge

Unit 6 The Waterfront, Brighton Marina, Brighton BN2 5WA

Café Rouge offers a cheese afternoon tea known as the Homage to Fromage – the perfect alternative to a traditional afternoon tea in Brighton.

On the menu, you’ll find some tasty cheese dishes, such as baked camembert served with crudites and garlic flatbread, an artisan cheese board with baby figs, grapes and water biscuits or a baguette, and your choice of Croque monsieur served with ham or a veggie version served with baby spinach, goat’s cheese and a splash of truffle oil.

From £13.50 per person

Served 12 noon – 5.30pm

Afternoon Tea Brighton - The Ivy in the Lanes

The Ivy in the Lanes

51A Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF 

Tucked away on Ship Street within the Brighton Lanes, the Ivy in the Lanes is a great location for afternoon tea.

Take your pick of the simple cream tea option that includes tea and scones, the traditional afternoon tea that comes with a little extra, or the champagne afternoon tea with a glass of bubbly. It comes with savoury options such as truffled chicken brioche and cucumber and dill finger sandwiches as well as warm fruit scones.

See website for prices

Served daily from 3.00pm.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - The Glass House Wickwoods

The Glass House

Wickwoods, Shaves Wood Lane, Albourne, Hassocks BN6 9DY

Set in beautiful West Sussex woodland, enjoy a delightful afternoon with tea, scones, finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and Petits Fours

From £22 per person

Available from January Monday-Sunday 3.00 – 4.45pm

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Cherry Tree Cafe

Cherry Tree Cafe

46A The Waterfront, Brighton Marina, Brighton BN2 5WA

Cherry Tree is an exciting new café providing local produce, homemade cakes and a wide selection of breakfast, brunch and lunch items. You can enjoy toasted crumpets, fresh figs and local honey.

Visit the website for further details.


Afternoon Tea Brighton - The Wardroom at the Old Ship Hotel

The Wardroom at the Old Ship Hotel

Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NR

The Wardroom serve a classic style afternoon tea with delicious warm scones, delicate finger sandwiches and sweet treats including a chocolate and rum delice and a mini banoffee pie. This is served with a tea of your choice or you can upgrade to the Princess or Royal tea for a glass of fizz.

From £18.50 per person

See website for opening times.

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Harbys Bar and Diner

Harby’s Bar and Diner

64 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NA

Afternoon Tea at Harbour is an indulgent and tasty treat. Inspired by the Brighton Pier Fun Fair, the afternoon tea features a selection of nostalgic fairground favourites including; mini cheese burgers, doughnut balls and chocolate sauce and classic cotton candy! It’s the perfect accompaniment of a flute of fizz or a dangerously good cocktail or two!

From £30 per person

Served daily from 3pm – 5.00pm (pre-booking is required at least 24-hours in advance)

Afternoon Tea Brighton - Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie

The Sussex, 36 East St, Brighton BN1 1HL

Expect high-quality artisan pastries, flawlessly handcrafted celebration cakes and a welcoming café atmosphere.

Afternoon tea includes six savoury items and an assortment of patisseries to fight over.

See website for further details

From £29.95 per person

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