About Us

Blackbird Tea Rooms is the culmination of many year’s labour of love by friends Matthew Adams and Hannah Nwogu. Both are passionate about the quality of service and decor that once pervaded all aspects of dining and taking tea – from fine fancy hotels in Mayfair to the humble tea room that could be found on every High Street throughout England. Together they have created Blackbird Tea Rooms, not as an attempt to accurately reproduce an exact facsimile of a pre-war tea room but simply as a comfortable and charming little refuge from the madness of modern life. We offer not just delicious tea, cakes and savoury treats but also a little oasis of peace and calm, where you can slowly enjoy a modicum of affordable luxury in the style you so richly deserve.

Recent Reviews

Featured high in BuzzFeed's list of 21 Absolutely Charming Tea Rooms You Have To Visit Before You Die

Blackbird Tearoom recently featured in Refinery 29's places to visit in Brighton, and has been voted best tea in Brighton by Brighton Source!

The Graphic Foodie - "A visit to Blackbird Tea Rooms really is a must if you adore that quirky vintage vibe served along with your tea. It's really difficult to pull off without being too gimmicky or themed but they do it with such style and authenticity, as well as a contemporary twist in the food they offer. So far from stuffy or quaint"

The Simple Things Magazine"The wobbly cakes on their reclaimed glass stands taste as irresistible as they look."

Places I Eat Brighton - "Blackbird is the perfect pre-war tea rooms.. Lovely details make it exciting and fun- the uniformed waitresses, cakes displayed in antique glass cases and a sideboard heaving with vintage tea tins"

Blackbird Tearooms recently featured in British Vogue

Ruth, one of the hardworking waitresses at Blackbird Tearooms, graces the cover of Vintage Explorer

Diary of a Vintage Girl"The Blackbird Tea Rooms (and their loos) were lovely!" 

Laurenbythesea "I was in heaven..."

Flux Magazine - "A little piece of home.."

VintageBrighton.com "Savour a sense of authentic nostalgia.."

Pâtisserie Cyclisme "The decor is a perfect recreation of early 20th century tea shops.."