BRAVO’s Top 20 Afternoon Tea’s

Afternoon tea is a special occasion in its own right, the classic afternoon tea is a three-tier meal of sandwiches, petit fours and scones usually served with tea, sometimes coffee, and sometimes bubbles. Non-traditional afternoon teas are also plentiful in Sussex with creative and fun plays on the classic, but for this category, it has to be something a little more grand than just tea and cake.

Simply Business finance sponsored Best Afternoon Tea in this Sussex-wide BRAVO 2020 category. They love to tea, and now we know where you love to tea too; 

1st place

When it came to selecting the Best Afternoon Tea Brighton you decided to have it all; Victorian splendour, a plush terrace with uninterrupted sea views and a menu by award-winning chef, Alan White. For the second year running you have declared The Grand Hotel Afternoon Tea to be the Grandest Afternoon Tea in the land! (well, Brighton).

2nd place

Scoring second place for the second year running is Metrodeco. The appeal of the roaring 20s and 30s got you all in a flap with afternoon tea at Metrodeco, Kemptown. With their signature blend teas and freshly made selection of fancies, the opportunity to act like a P. G. Woodhouse character amidst Art Deco designs and furniture was too good to miss. Tea at Metrodeco is a snapshot in time for the timeless afternoon ritual.

3rd place

From classic Victorian elegance to the buzz and revelry of the 20s and 30s, Terre a Terre’s entry at third place in the Best Afternoon Tea Brighton for the second year has come as a welcome left-field move. You swapped little sandwiches for irresistibly moreish steamed bao and tiers of treats that bring the Terre a Terre ingenuity and creative spirit to the afternoon favourite.

Treacle and Ginger. Best cafes Brighton. Brighton Restaurant Awards
5th place

Treacle & Ginger

Black Mocha Brighton Best Coffee Brighton Restaurant Awards BRAVO
6th place

Black Mocha

The Steyning Tea Rooms
8th place

The Steyning Tea Rooms

Mock Turtle Best Tea and Cake Brighton restaurant awards BRAVO
11th place

The Mock Turtle

Real Patisserie.afternoon tea brighton.Brighton Restaurant Awards
12th place

Real Patisserie

Ice Cream and Gelato in Brighton and Hove
13th place

Cloud 9

Sugardough Best Tea and Cake Brighton restaurant awards BRAVO
14th place


Brighton Regency Routemaster. afternoon tea brighton.Brighton Restaurant Awards
16th place

Brighton Regency Routemaster

18th place


Gravetye Manor
19th place

Gravetye Manor

Cakes The Difference
20th place

Cakes The Difference