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Metrodeco, BRIGHTON, East Sussex

Metrodeco

4.6
4.6
66 Reviews
£25 and under
Afternoon Tea
A vintage inspired tearoom and café in the heart of bohemian Kemp Town just off Brighton beach.
Our food will flow with the seasons, our cakes are naughty but natural and our love is in everything that we do.
Our Brunch menu, which is ideal for breakfast or lunch is now here and offers a range of delicious and seasonal offerings! It is available everyday 9am - 3pm and can be viewed here: Brunch Menu
Our Afternoon Teas (available Friday- Sunday ONLY) are hand made using best and fresh ingredients from local market suppliers. We pride ourselves on being able to cater for your dietary requirements, just let us know in advance and we will prepare something special just for you.
We offer a bespoke range of artisan teas supplied by our fabulous local tea partner. Our range of around 30 tea blends are crafted from traditional and contemporary flavours, from the the classics such as Assam and Darjeeling, to the exotic flavours of maca and Genmaicha, there’s a taste for any occasion.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeaway

01273 677243

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Cafe Dining, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 09:00–15:00 Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 13:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    01273 677243

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Cross Street

    38 Upper St James's Street ( at the top of Charlotte St)

  • Parking Details

    There is only on street parking available and though it is fairly easy to find spaces on the seafront it is expensive. We recommend you look on Freshfield Rd which is a 5 min walk from Metrodeco.

  • Public Transit

    Bus No. 7 ,17, 23, 27, 271, 273, 29, 37b, 700

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

What 66 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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    Brunch

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  • Brighton

    Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and tasty food! All our family had a really lovely afternoon.
  2. G

    Grimbo89

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was very good and the staff were excellent. We were both fairly disappointed with the afternoon tea that we were served. No sandwiches as advertised just a small piece of sausage roll a little savoury and another small little thing. Then 2 very small scones with a jar or jam to share and again small amount of cream and then 3 dinky sweet treats. Wouldn’t go again due to not good value for money
  3. AS

    AlisonS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a Christmas gift from my son for my sister and I. We had a lovely time. Metro deco is beautifully decorated and we received a warm welcome. We had preordered one vegan and one ordinary afternoon tea. I’ve had vegan afternoon teas before with dense cakes and scones like bricks. Not at Metrodeco. The cakes and scones were superb. The savouries were delicious too and the vegan cheese pie was wonderful. Vegan cheese can be revolting but this tasted so good.
  4. M

    Mags

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent vintage tea rooms welcoming and attentive friendly staff an enjoyable experience.
  5. ST

    STaceG

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from start to finish! Friendly hosts, great atmosphere, tasty food. I can't recommend Metrodeco enough! Perfect for all occassions.
  6. NC

    NinaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the vegan menu and my guest the vegan gluten-free menu. Both outstanding, delicious, and beautifully presented. Highly recommended.
  7. s

    sarahw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden treasure a few minutes from the Lanes. Lovely setting, fantastic hand made food lots of different teas to choose from and excellent service. One of our party was vegan, their food looked identical to ours and was delicious. Cant rate it high enough
  8. LH

    LorraineH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous afternoon tea here. So many different teas to choose from and all the food was so tasty and very fresh. Never seen such a giant scone before, that was delicious! Couldn't manage to finish everything at the time so took some home to enjoy later on. Would definitely recommend.
  9. LR

    LaurenReckert

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an incredible afternoon tea experience at Metrodeco! The atmosphere was cozy and vibrant, with absolutely beautiful decor. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, creating a mix of vegan and vegetarian nibbles for my friend and I! The tea was sensational with a variety to select from -- and more than I could drink in one sitting. I was blown away by the treats - freshly baked and a nice mix of sweet and savoury! Lastly, fantastic value for money- would definitely go back and highly recommend to anyone visiting Brighton. :)
  10. MG

    MeganG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The afternoon tea was delicious, and the chef was excellent at accomodating those in our group with allergies. The staff were friendly and helpful. We felt very welcome.
  11. LG

    LindaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere, very helpful and attentive staff and as for the food…… Yum! Highly recommend and we would definitely go back.
  12. M

    Maria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent gin afternoon tea for my belated birthday. Very friendly staff nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely visit again.
  13. AT

    AfternoonTea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food! Loved the savouries especially. Served fresh and lovely and warm. Really delicious. Service was impeccable too!
  14. HT

    HarrietT

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, everything homemade and super scrummy! Service was fab, nothing too much effort, they even welcomed my friend’s dog and gave him treats. Fabulous treat for my birthday.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked the gin afternoon tea here after reading the reviews and were not disappointed. Everything was delicious! I would certainly recommend a visit. Delicious food, great service, lovely ambiance! 10/10.
  16. ED

    ElaineD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having chosen A Gin afternoon tea with a voucher I had been given for my 60th birthday it had taken 18 months to achieve due to Covid …. But it was definitely worth the wait!! The usual selection of sandwiches has been replaced by homemade hummus, carrot pate, a locally sourced sausage roll and a cheese savoury - each one a tasting experience in itself followed by scones and a lovely selection of cakes. The menu of teas was 2 pages long and we tried as many as we could! Graham and his team were really welcoming and friendly and we will definitely be finding a reason to return soon!
  17. B

    Betty

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic afternoon tea all homemade and nice selection of teas 👍👍👍👍
  18. VM

    VMills

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    The afternoon tea was tasty but it’s overpriced and for that reason I wouldn’t return. It was extremely cold upstairs and we kept our coats on throughout which wasn’t really how I had pictured things.
  19. NH

    NatalieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service. Our afternoon tea was delicious. There was also live music, a skilled guitarist playing beautifully in the background. An all round 5 * experience, we would definitely visit again .
  20. SA

    ShellyA

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed afternoon tea at Metrodeco. Creative, original and delicious food in a lovely setting
  21. JH

    JohannaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most lovely afternoon tea. The staff went of their way to make it extra special for my parents birthdays. The food was hearty and delicious. Can't wait to come back many many times 🥰
  22. JC

    JadeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were fantastic and very accommodating, would highly recommend
  23. SP

    StephenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing here and Sam the chef made the effort of calling us the night before to double check if we had any dietary requirements. I needed gluten free and my partner is vegetarian which they catered for amazingly. They have so many nice teas to choose from to go with the food and the service and atmosphere were excellent. Thoroughly recommend!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The afternoon tea wasn’t just good, it was magical! Towers of delicious savory and sweet treats, bottomless pots of tea, you best come hungry. The people were wonderful as well. If you are in Brighton, afternoon tea at MetroDeco is a must do.
  25. ST

    SueT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Afternoon tea for 2 was a Christmas gift from a family member. So I can't judge if it was good value as we didn't pay for it. But I'm sure it was. Delicious food, excellent service. We will be back. My only very minor tweak is that the decor could do with a little refresh. As I say, a minor point.
  26. V

    Valentina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time here for afternoon tea, the food in incredible and staff are absolutely lovely!! Would recommend to all, thank you so much! :)
  27. KL

    KatherineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Metrodeco for afternoon tea. Extensive tea menu, from which you can continue to order more pots throughout, and a delicious selection of savouries and cakes, plus scones. We had the vegetarian savouries and they were excellent, not an afterthought at all like some places.
  28. JC

    JadeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the vegan afternoon tea here. Delicious food and great service by friendly and welcoming staff.
  29. GW

    GaryW

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Lovely choice of food and teas. Decor very tired and shabby. Staff friendly and service good.
  30. JD

    JoDisappointed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Very disappointing. Not a good ratio of savoury to sweet. Very stingy with the sandwiches, basically half a sandwich - which was very unrefined. Cold sausage roll not a good addition. All the cakes extremely dry. Very hard to get attention of servers and both times I had to get up put of my seat and walk over to the bar to request service. Not impressed and dreadful value for money. I would not recommend this place
  31. LM

    LucyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience at metrodeco. Staff are so friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. New manager introduced himself and was chatty and friendly. Made my mums birthday special. Thank you.
  32. A

    Andy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A short walk from the Pavilion but well worth a visit. Great food and a wide range of teas. Staff were brilliant. Love that you can purchase the tea. Will be going again.
  33. DC

    DebbieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely afternoon birthday treat. Although it was busy, it was very relaxing and you just didn't really realise how many people were there. The Afternoon tea was perfect and lovely you can take any leftovers home. The choice of tea was great and I will be going back to buy just more loose leaf tea.
  34. LM

    LouM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Metro Deco with my daughter. A lovely gift from a friend for my birthday. 8t was absolutely wonderful. Highly recommend.
  35. B

    Betty

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is amazing. Great that there's a vegan and gluten-free option. Had two afternoon teas recently and the selection was slightly different each time, which is good.
  36. MV

    MichelleV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Lovely gin afternoon tea, visited here twice in two weeks and will definitely be returning. Staff were very attentive and the food delicious! They had a huge selection of teas. Recommend the Masala Chai.
  37. LC

    LizC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special place to spend an afternoon with loved ones. The guys running it were super helpful and friendly without being in your face! Regulars popped in for takeouts and were genuinely welcomed, as were their dogs. We left happy and relaxed…thank you so much.
  38. TS

    TillySunshine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an afternoon tea at metro deco. It was amazing. I had the veggie option and my boyfriend had the normal one. They were super tasty. Tried some of the tea and would deffo recommend the chai masala. Great time and very filling.
  39. RH

    RHarley

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, great cocktails and service. All in all a great afternoon!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catered amazingly for intolerances - provided a lovely gluten AND dairy free afternoon tea. Also dog friendly ☺️

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Metrodeco using the Order Online button. Metrodeco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 677243.

Metrodeco is rated 4.6 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeaway

01273 677243

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Metrodeco

38 Upper St James's St BRIGHTON, East Sussex BN21JN

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    38 Upper St James's Street ( at the top of Charlotte St)

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 09:00–15:00 Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 13:00–15:00

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Cafe Dining, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is only on street parking available and though it is fairly easy to find spaces on the seafront it is expensive. We recommend you look on Freshfield Rd which is a 5 min walk from Metrodeco.

  • Public Transit

    Bus No. 7 ,17, 23, 27, 271, 273, 29, 37b, 700

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

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