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Join the Brighton Regency Routemaster afternoon tea tour for an experience that’ll make memories. Set on the restored decks of the RML 2333 the bus takes you on a tour that highlights Brighton’s most iconic and historic attractions. Packed with nostalgia and charmed by the vintage beauty of the transport, you’ll also get to enjoy a full spread of traditional afternoon tea. An assortment of sweet and savoury patisseries, cakes and sandwiches are presented as a tantalising feast, shortly after the tour begins. You can pair the feast with tea, gin cocktails or Prosecco and sit back and watch the sites of Brighton pass by through the windows while being serenaded by a soundtrack of classic 1960s anthems.

Afternoon tea is without a doubt the most delicious English tradition. Every visitor to the beautiful Leonardslee House should expect to enjoy the very finest food, spectacular views and the ultimate tea experience. Afternoon tea is set within the drawing-room of the two-storey Italianate mansion, dating back to 1801. Guests enjoying afternoon tea can enjoy impressive views over the gardens and South Downs. Choose from three afternoon tea selections, including a fun version for children. Find out more.

The Vineyard Kitchen at Mannings Heath Wine Estate and Golf Club serves afternoon tea seven days a week. In the summer the sundrenched terrace is the spot to enjoy your tea, with views over the beautiful estate. In the cooler months the wood-panelled, log fired comfort of the Tudor dining room makes for a suitably special setting. They serve both savoury and classic tea, with free-flowing tea or coffee or you can add cocktails or wine for something more naughty.
Has a 24-hour booking window on it and a 50% deposit is needed to secure the clients booking.

New from February 2017, The Salt Room launched its Afternoon Tea menu – a chance to relax, enjoy a range of savoury and sweet treats along with a pot of Jing tea or Roasted Bean Co. coffee. A selection of Afternoon Tea treats with the savoury element picking up naturally on their fish and shellfish menu for which they are famed, the menu is likely to change based on what is caught that day – what remains consistent is the quality. Not really a tea, but too wonderful not to mention is the Taste fo the Pier, sweet sharer for two, Pier inspired, The Salt Room engineered, to give you a top quality take on the 99, candy floss and edible pebbles.

We can’t think of anywhere we would rather enjoy a spot of afternoon tea than at The Grand Brighton. Seated in a sleek and stylish Victoria Terrace overlooking the sea, choose from a selection of different tea options, including their classic Victoria Terrace Grand afternoon tea.

Full of decadence and culinary brilliance, three tiers of pure delight await. For the G&T fanatics amongst you try the Brighton G&Tea, showcasing local artisan gin served with traditional sweet and savoury treats. For a little extra luxury, opt for the Moet Moment afternoon tea, where you can enjoy a glass of Moet alongside your scones! 

The intimate, stunning and independent Laines based cocktail bar, 2 Church Street, are enriching the last Sunday of each calendar month with an offering worth getting excited about. Their Afternoon Tea features three tiers of traditional sweet and savoury favourites. A towering display of traditional English scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, patisseries, macaroons and fresh fruit. Sandwiches, sausage rolls and quiche make up the savoury selection. You can enjoy all this alongside tea or upgrade with fizz or your favourite cocktail. Tea for two? Don’t mind if we do!

Small Batch Coffee are renowned throught Brighton and Hove as one of the most popular and successful locally grown coffee houses. They also have their own bakery and skilled pastry chefs which allows them to serve excellent baked goods. They’ve introduced a Café Gourmand experience which originated in France in 1985 and consists of three petit fours and a coffee. Should you wish you can swap out the coffee for an espresso martini made with their exclusive Coffee Liqueur collaboration with local distillery, Madame Jennifer. It’s not quite a full afternoon tea, but tiny cakes and the possibility of a cocktail make it “afternoon tea adjacent” in our eyes.

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Vegetarian giant, Terre a Terre serve up a selection of delicious savouries followed by two tiers of sweet. Forget cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, Terre a Terre use this menu to show off and prove just how wrong people who say ‘vegetarian food is boring’ are. Like the Terre Tapas, the afternoon tea and cream tea demonstrate the level of innovation and imagination that has marked this restaurant out as one of Brighton’s most celebrated. Vegan and gluten free teas are also available.