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Metrodeco, BRIGHTON, East Sussex

Metrodeco

4.6
4.6
57 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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Takeaway

01273 677243

Delivery

  • 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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 👍👍👍👍

  9. 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.

  10. 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 .

  11. SA

    ShellyA

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  12. 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 🥰

  13. JC

    JadeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were fantastic and very accommodating, would highly recommend

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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! :)

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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 ☺️

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the first moment we walked in the door the service we received was warm and welcoming. We had two people with special dietary requirements however, their afternoon tea was just as lovely as the normal afternoon tea. The food was delicious and the portions were so generous that we had to take home our cakes. Overall, we thought the customer service was outstanding, we felt well looked after and the food was superb. We would highly recommend Metro Deco.

  33. DB

    DirkB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Great food but poor service. Only three tables in the room but we had to flag one of the staff down every time we wanted anything. It felt like they were purposely avoiding us and that we were annoying them. Such a shame as we were celebrating a birthday and the afternoon tea was a gift. Probably wouldn't come back or recommend unfortunately.

  34. VP

    VickiP

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Lovely place for afternoon tea. The sandwiches took a little while to come although they had said they were already for us then one sandwich was a little dry but soon rescued by being eaten. Delicious and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend. Book it!

  35. M

    Mark

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great find. We had afternoon tea and had a brilliant time. Great service, we had to change times but they were very accommodating. Amazing selection of teas, lovely cakes and a very attentive service made for the perfect afternoon treat.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A lovely afternoon tea experience. Friendly service, an amazing range of teas and beautiful décor.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    I love Metrodeco and have been there many times. Afternoon was ok - my daughter found a hair in her coronation chicken sandwich and the sausages rolls would have been a lot nicer warmed up instead of served cold and grey. Generally everything was quite nice however, I feel like the place was looking very tired - the window near wehere we were sat was full of dust and cobwebs and the plant looked like it had a family of spiders in it - just seems like it needs a good clean and a bit of TLC Apart from that it was good value for money.

  38. a

    alibeeson

    London

    48 reviews

    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Fun and quirky venue with very friendly staff. Afternoon Tea was very pleasant and good value. Only criticism was the scones were quite small and bit hard. Otherwise very nice sandwich selection and good value for the price.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Very friendly service, lovely selection of teas. the food was very nice, I perhaps would have liked a ‘dantier’ selection of cakes but that’s just me! Impressed with dietary requirements being catered for, lovely little spot.

  40. KE

    KayleighE

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Celebrated my partners 30th Birthday with an afternoon Tea. The team are very welcoming and polite. The vegan options are very good and the tea selection is amazing! Over 25 to chose from if I remember right. Would definitely come back again, even if just for a tea or coffee.

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 57 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Order delivery or takeout

Takeaway

01273 677243

Delivery

  • 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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