Low Tea | Top 20 Afternoon Tea Winners

Low tea or 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, to be the best afternoon tea, it has to be something a little more grand than just tea and cake.

Starling Virtual Assistance Services sponsors this year’s low tea or afternoon tea category.

1st place

For the third year running, you’ve chosen the lavish setting of The Grand Brighton’s Victoria Terrace as your Afternoon Tea victor. Plush velvet interiors, Victorian grandeur and sea views meet a menu of peerlessly tiered sweets and savouries making this afternoon tea a very grand affair.

2nd place

In second place for best afternoon tea, you voted for Metrodeco. A trip into Kemptown is a trip back in time with this Art Nouveau themed cafe. The charm of sitting amongst the eclectic 20s and 30s decor, while dining on freshly made, locally sourced sandwiches and petit fours earns this local gem a rightful place in the BRAVO hall of fame.

3rd place

You decided the buzz about this vintage bus was well worth the hype. The converted RML 2333 Routemaster combines a coastal and historic landmark tour with an afternoon tea you were keen to get on board with. Afternoon tea bus tour? Yes please.

Cloud 9,afternoon tea brighton.Brighton Restaurant Awards
6th place

Cloud 9

The Steyning Tea Rooms
9th place

The Steyning Tea Rooms

Sugardough. afternoon tea brighton.Brighton Restaurant Awards
10th place


Black Mocha
11th place

Black Mocha

Mock Turtle Best Tea and Cake Brighton restaurant awards BRAVO
15th place

The Mock Turtle

16th place


Real Patisserie.afternoon tea brighton.Brighton Restaurant Awards
18th place

Real Patisserie

Open Bakery - exterior shot
19th place

Open Bakery