Opening Times
Sunday - Thursday10.30am - 7pm
Friday - Saturday10.30am - 9pm

01273 677243
38 Upper St James's St, Brighton, BN2 1JN
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Why we love it

Afternoon tea by the seaside once involved trying not to sully the fancy hotel linen in front of the judgmental bellhops. No more. Mini sandwiches, quiches, scones and a glass of fizz? Check. Nifty prohibition touches (gin cocktails served in a brushed chrome teapot)? Check. The chance to slip on some Jazz-age vintage garms as you sup? Check. And they go so much further; consider the ‘Gentleman’s afternoon tea’ with real ale or a choice drop of whiskey. It’s not just about booze; some 25 varieties of their own tea are on offer, served in to-die-for retro crockery. The root-toot soundtrack and artfully mis-matched furniture elegantly complement the speakeasy vibe. Dogs are even welcome, as are (presumably) hip cats.


The Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong Tea
‘Chrysler Breakfast’ tea, for that authentic art deco pick-me-up
Louche ‘Shady Lady’ gin cocktail
Brie and bacon toasted sandwich great if you need filling up

Top Wriggler reviews

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Big selection of teas with sweet or savoury scones, everything was great. The staff were lovely and friendly. The also have homemade treats for dogs. Would definitely go back.


The scones I got where stunning. They were a bit warm what was really lovely. The jam was absolutely tasty. The different teas I had to choose from sounded all good. I took a white tea as you don’t find them often. I enjoyed also the music and the environment.


Metrodeco is just beautiful, both as a venue and an experience. The tearoom itself is full of character and the essence of Kemptown. The food and more importantly tea is of very high quality and generous portions!


Delightful staff happy to help anyway they can providing exceptional services and extras to boot! Also fantastic gin and cheese.