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Healthy, Cafe, British
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

Surrounded by rats and pigeons, rude staff and underwhelming food and coffee. The location is great but cafe itself an eyesore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Lovely place to sit outside for a coffee or something to eat.Today there was music too.Excellent egg sandwich, freshly made, lots of filling and served covered in case of seagulls.Good coffee too.

Date of visit: July 2023
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David Sewell, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2023

I appreciate your lovely comments in relation to our coffee and food offering. For anyone enjoying music there is a series of Band Concerts on Sunday afternoons from now until the third week in September. Thank you again.

Reviewed 19 June 2023

This is a relaxing spot in view of the Pavilion, and tranqil despite backing onto one of Brighton's busiest streets. The cafe building is a treasure and the staff are very helpful and accommodating. The food is plentiful, and served promptly - though a disparity...in portion size between different kinds of dish could be a bit embarrassing if you end up with something big! It's a lovely spot for a catch-up with friends and is thoroughly recommended. A bit puzzling though that coffee can be served in a selection of different sized cups, whereas for tea one size only is available.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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David Sewell, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2023

Thanks for your lovely comments on our cafe. Coffee is available in two sizes, regular or large, whereas tea is available in mugs or pots. Sorry if the displays on the options of sizes weren’t clear.

Reviewed 17 June 2023 via mobile

Lovely outside cafe. Clean everywhere. Staff are wonderful. We visit 2 times a week. Reasonably priced food. Lovely selection. Food comes in covered container as pigeons are friendly visitors. Squirrel are seen also. Relaxing place in sun. Been going here since 1990 and been so...great to eat and drink.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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David Sewell, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2023

Thanks for your kind comments. We always try to give good service to our customers.

Reviewed 12 December 2022 via mobile

Lovely cafe in pavillion gardens , nice coffee and cake and good service , great atmosphere watching the world go by and good service

Date of visit: December 2022
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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2022

Thanks for your lovely review.

Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Nice gardens, very popular for a lunch or brunch stop. We also had a rest here and enjoyed the warmth of the sun while waiting for our slot to go up the i360

Date of visit: August 2022
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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2022

Thanks for lovely comments.

Reviewed 26 June 2022

Just a few feet from New Road, it felt like we were in the country: bird song, squirrels, dappled shade and the best apple pie I have had. The homemade food was fantastic and the staff were very friendly. A nice mixture of people, some...with their dogs, some with kids in tow and some more elderly regulars, everyone having a good time. I wish we could have stayed there much longer but it was the perfect Sunday morning chill.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2022

I am really glad you enjoyed our cafe experience and Apple Pie. We try to employ lovely staff who make our customers feel welcome. Trading for over 80 years as a family business in the Gardens helps us keep continuity and a community ambience. Thanks

Reviewed 14 June 2022

We decided to have a drink, a snack and to get out of the sun for a while on a day trip to Brighton. It was lovely to sit under the shade of a tree and have tea and a rock cake with jam and...cream, delicious, very reasonably priced as well.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2022

Lovely comments - thanks.

Reviewed 3 June 2022

My son and me were cycling from Herne Bay to Lands End. We were 12 miles from our next accomodation and stopped here for a rest. The weather was amazing and we found this was a fantastric place for a reast and some excellent coffee....All the staff we spoke with were very helpful and friendly.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022 via mobile

We were on a very time restricted visit to Brighton and wanted to see the pavilion. Wanted a quick lunch so went to this very convenient cafe. What a lovely place, lovely view, excellent menu with plenty of gluten free choices. Very quick service, delivered...very quickly to our table, and cleared away very promptly. Really enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2022

Thanks for your comments - glad you enjoyed our cafe experience.

Reviewed 5 January 2022

Love sitting here having Tea and sometimes a Rock Cake nice to see it is still open at the moment it does not feel cold sitting here as it is quite sheltered

Date of visit: January 2022
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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2022

Thanks for your lovely comments.

Reviewed 15 August 2021

Delicious cakes (the coconut rock cakes, chocolate rock cakes, apple pie and Tunisian orange cake are particular highlights), sandwiches and coffee, tea, cold drinks and hot chocolate in a wonderful setting with a lovely view of the Pavilion and gardens. Friendly staff. We always love...coming here when we visit Brighton. We would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2021

Thanks for the lovely review and see you again when you next visit Brighton.

Reviewed 11 June 2021

Great service and couldn’t of been happier with the atmosphere that the staff set from the outset. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: May 2021
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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2021

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 4 May 2021

Haven’t been to Pavilion Cafe for a while. Always lovely but they’ve really upped their game! Great cuppa and fantastic choice of homemade cakes. I ended up having 2 as can’t not have a rock cake. Friendly service as well.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 January 2021

Visited on Saturday 10th October 2020. Had a snack before going into the Royal Pavilion. Nice atmosphere with a threat from aggressive birds if you don't follow the advice on the cafe to cover your food. The staff were very friendly and offered a range...of toppings for our pie. Extensive menu for such a small establishment. Pretty posh but not in a bad way. Good SD in place and well organisedMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Pavilion Gardens Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5