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Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
+44 1273 730712
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09:00 - 17:00
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Worthing
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Popped by for a quick coffee. As always temptation got in my way. Lovely Rock Cakes and Lemon Drizzle Cake

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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We spent a very pleasant hour or so here, eating red salmon baguettes & sharing a pot of tea while a saxophonist played jazz in the park and the people walked by. And if you can't get a table..... either someone will find another & set it up, or there's always the lawns. There was a bit of a queue,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nice location with music wafting through the air. Food is okay we both had baked potatoes both heaped with filling maybe less filling but better quality ingredients next time. But they are producing a lot of food from a very small cafe too very large crowd.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had a short break here during our bike tour. Beautiful coffee & homemade coconut rock cake. Very friendly team.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Sitting in the gardens in a summer day it seems like the world is at peace with itself. People are clearly relaxing and enjoying themselves and I found myself doing the same. Good self service. Good selection of snacks and drinks. Life can't get better than this.

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Thank LeeKZN
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

this is a great spot to take five and relax and unwind - the cafe is situated in the grounds of the pavillion and is great for people watching - there is a large choice of cakes to accompany a morning coffee or afternoon tea and an extensive lunchtime meun - seating is outdoors so you need it to be... More 

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Thank MarkandSean
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words about cafe and it is a lovely setting to relax and enjoy the Pavilion Gardens More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The best rock cakes you'll ever eat can be found at the Pavilion Gardens Cafe, Brighton. A peaceful venue in the middle of a busy town. The cafe faces the Royal Pavilion Buildings across a spacious lawn where many people were having a picnic. Surrounded by luxuriant floral flower beds, this is an idyllic place to spend an hour or... More 

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Thank Karl F
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this review

Glad your enjoyed our rock cakes made from my grandfather's 75 year old recipe and the peaceful setting. More 

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My choir sang in the lovely Pavilion Gardens yesterday. So both before, during our interval and afterwards many of us had cups of tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes and ice-cream. All were served with friendliness and efficiency despite the long queues. My husband who is a coffee fanatic said his coffee was excellent. The cafe is on the edge of the... More 

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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this review

Pleased you enyoyed our cafe, friendly service and efficiency. We all enyoyed your singing. More 

brighton&hove
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Its great to sit and have a tea or coffee and some homemade cake or a sandwich the staff are always friendly and welcoming and there is quite a selection of things to try there are lots of tables and chairs. There is sometime music or activities going on especially during the May festival.

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Thank SouhernBelle
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed the service, homemade cakes and freshly made sandwiches at our cafe. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our agency Bamboo Events Ltd organised a corporate teambuilding event throughout Brighton and contacted the Café to provide 41 x lunches as part of the event. David and his team were extremely accommodating with our request and provided tasty sandwiches, cakes, fruits and drinks for the day (and reserved seating!) while our guests got to take in some of the... More 

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Thank BambooEvents
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this review

Glad to help Bamboo Events in providing lunches for your guests. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cuisine
Healthy, Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 730712
Description
Established in 1941 in the gardens adjacent to the Royal Pavilion. The cafe is very popular with customers and known for its famous rock cakes baked on the premises daily. Now located between the Royal Pavilion and Theatre Royal and close to the Brighton Dome right in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. This is an Oasis in the Heart of the City.

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