Best Brighton afternoon teas according to TripAdvisor reviews ahead of Jubilee

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What better way to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee than with a terribly British afternoon tea? Picture: Canva
What better way to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee than with a terribly British afternoon tea? Picture: Canva

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is just around the corner and what better way to get you in the swing of things than enjoying a terribly British afternoon tea?

Cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, Victoria sponge cake, scones with jam and clotted cream, all washed down with a lovely pot of tea - items which, naturally, should be consumed with your little finger raised at all times.

If you want to raise a cuppa to the Queen, or you just feel like treating yourself to a tower of tasty treats, we've turned to Tripadvisor to find the best places serving up the traditional fare, according to reviews left by the people who have been there.

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Best places for afternoon tea in Brighton

The Ivy in the Lanes

Tripadvisor rating: 4/5

Number of ‘excellent’ reviews: 972

Location: 51A Ship Street, Brighton

One reviewer wrote: “Went there for my friends Birthday absolutely loved it, the decor is just beautiful.

"Food was great and Cocktails were amazing, lovely friendly staff. Can't wait to go back.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.

Metrodeco

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Number of ‘excellent’ reviews: 336

Location: 38 Upper St James’s Street, Kemptown, Brighton

One reviewer wrote: “Really classy decor, cosy sofas & seating creating a warm relaxing vibe. Also very clean.

"Just popped in for coffee & cake this time. Will Definitely be back with my girlfriend for afternoon tea soon.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.

The Argus: Sandwiches (Canva)
The Argus: Sandwiches (Canva)

Sandwiches (Canva)

Leman Tea Room

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

Number of ‘excellent’ reviews: 114

Location: 15A Madeira Place, Kemptown, Brighton

One reviewer wrote: Today I visited this beautiful tea store with my daughter. During our stay in Brighton we wanted to enjoy a typical afternoon tea. here we had everything in outstanding quality!

"I especially liked the scones. The owner was very friendly and told us a lot about Brighton. I can highly recommend the Leman.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.

Cakes The Difference

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

Number of ‘excellent’ reviews: 326

Location: 142 Mackie Avenue, Brighton

One reviewer wrote: “We visited yesturday for afternoon tea (you will need to book) it was absolutely delicious,freshly made sandwiches all beautifully presented, a selection of teas to choose from followed by the most beautiful homemade cakes.

"Having sampled afternoon tea at different venues...this is by far the best!”

Book via Tripadvisor here.

The Argus: Cupcakes (Canva)
The Argus: Cupcakes (Canva)

Cupcakes (Canva)

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Julien Plumart

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Number of ‘excellent’ reviews: 232

Location: 48 Queens Road, BN1 3XB

One reviewer wrote: “Five of us went to Julien Plumart for lunch. The seating area is quite small but we were lucky enough to get a table.

"We all had coffee and sandwiches etc. plus cakes, all great and the service was excellent.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.

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