If there’s one drink synonymous with the British, it’s tea. The Tea Cosy in Brighton serves tea steeped in British kitsch. Renowned for its abundance of British and Royal memorabilia, the Tea Cosy offers delicious homemade Sussex Cream Teas, Cakes, Scones, High Teas, Finger Sandwiches, Chutney, Piccalilli, Preserves and an extensive Tea menu.
After an arduous, rainy car journey from Manchester we arrived on the South coast and headed straight to the Tea Cosy in Kemptown, Brighton. Thankfully we were seated straight away and sat down to a well deserved afternoon tea.
Just like the decor, the menu is a homage to all things Royal and wholeheartedly British. I ordered the ‘Clarence House’, which consisted of a round of Smoked Salmon and Cucumber finger Sandwiches, with a scone, cream and jam and a pot of tea for one. Our tea was served in the cutest brightly coloured tea cosies and to our right was a glass cabinet displaying several of the impressive tea cosy collection.
The finger sandwiches were delicious and went down a treat! The scones came in a variety of options from Lavender to Chocolate Chip. I opted for the chocolate chip scone for the very first time in my life and must admit, I’m a convert.
The service was friendly, efficient and jolly lovely. We were given a warm welcome and made to feel right at home. We had a whole heap of laughs and sat around admiring the Royal memorabilia, enjoying our tea and scones, before heading back out into the cold evening air.
The Tea Cosy is a little gem, tucked away on a terraced street, it’d be easy to miss from the road. I’d highly recommend paying a visit if you’re ever in Brighton for a slice of royally camp, kitsch British culture and bloomin’ marvellous afternoon tea, one would be rude not to!