Living a short train journey from Brighton has major advantages – the biggest being plenty of girly days out with one of my closest friends. A few weeks ago we decided to visit the Blackbird Tea Rooms for a spot of afternoon tea.
The food wasn’t perfect. I’d question the freshness of the salmon (it was a little grey looking, with a fishiness not usually there in smoked salmon), and some of the cakes tasted of sugar and not much else.
Bonus points for the tea, which was loose leafed. I found it refreshing, perfectly stewed and pretty spot on – when I remembered to use the strainer of course! Service was pretty awesome too, and other food around looked fab. I was very jealous of the poached eggs I spied at a neighboring table!
The actual tea rooms were stunning. Properly ’40-’50s style, not ‘fashionable vintage style’ as is so overdone. The garden area was so charming, whilst not warm enough to sit out we visited them on the hunt for the (outside) toilet.
Have you ever had afternoon tea? Any Brighton recommendations?