Monday, 10 February 2014

Blackbird Tearooms

A little while ago, me and Tora set ourselves a challenge to find the best afternoon tea in Brighton. It was safe to say that Blackbird was easily one of the highest ranking, and I have since been dragging other friends and family along to sample Blackbird's delights for themselves any time they visit!

The most recent visit was with Justine, Ellie, Steph, Nicola and Nicola, on a cold, rainy Sunday - perfect for cosying up with sandwiches, tea and cakes!

This beautiful, quaint little tea room has been in Brighton for coming up to two years now (this April, according the one of the friendly waitresses), and offers fresh, handmade sandwiches of your choice, a selection of cakes, scones and pastries, and a big pot of tea of your choice, for a very reasonable £12.50 per person. Inside is like stepping into the luxury of yesteryear - the decor is vintage, with perfectly mismatched china, antique jars and tins lining dark wooden dressers, broderie anglaise tablecloths, and miniature vases with handfuls of flowers on each table. I love that the waitresses have such authentic-looking uniforms, too! And if you're lucky enough to land a window seat, it also happens to be a great spot for watching the world go by, and making up background stories for people as they scurry on by with their shopping! :o)

Justine tried her hand at reading tea leaves...

You can't beat a big, fresh scone piled high with jam and clotted cream... especially when it's cold and raining outside. It adds an extra point on the Smug-mometer.

I love Blackbird! It's super nice in the summer, too, when you can sit out back in their little garden area. You can find the tea room on Ship Street, Brighton.

Thanks for an afternoon well spent, ladies :o)


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