Royal Pavilion Tearoom

The Royal Pavilion reopens from Monday 27 July but the Tearoom will remain closed until we can be sure it can be operated safely. We will update our website with the opening dates as soon as have them.

The beautifully restored Royal Pavilion Tearoom, on the upper floor, is an eccentric yet sophisticated cafe, with a sunny balcony for the warmer months overlooking the glorious Royal Pavilion gardens. Take a break from your tour and enjoy elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea or a little something from the all-day menu.

Photograph of a family eating cake and drinking tea in the Royal Pavilion tea. Mother and two sons.The afternoon tea menu offers a wide selection of teas, from our own Sussex blend to soothing herbal infusions. This is paired with a choice of traditional sandwiches, cakes and scones.

The tearoom is open daily

October to March 10.30am-4.30pm
April to September 10am-5pm
Closed on 25 and 26 December

Access is via the Royal Pavilion only (admission fee payable).


We can cater for groups in the Royal Pavilion Tearoom with a maximum capacity of 54 seated for dinner across two dining rooms (40 in the Adelaide Room and 14 in the adjoining Small Adelaide Room).

Photograph of the small Adelaide room available to hire. The wallpaper is bright blue with bamboo effect design, the chairs are purple velvet and the tables are black, large oil painting of George IV hangs on the wall

Standing receptions have a maximum capacity of 70 across both dining rooms. In fine weather the balcony can also be used at no extra cost.

Please contact the catering team if you would like to book a group.

Photograph of the Royal Pavilion Tearoom, a couple sit at a table drinking tea by the window with two women sitting at another table behind them

Private parties

We can also cater for small private parties in our function room. Please contact us for further details.

Please note the Royal Pavilion Tearoom is situated on the upper floor, which is accessed via a staircase only.

Pavilion Tea Company

Situated next to the Royal Pavilion shop on the ground floor the Pavilion Tea Company is open to everyone.  Serving cream teas, light snacks and a wide selection of teas as well as coffee.

Photograph of a customer being served at the counter in the Royal Pavilion Tea Company

The Pavilion Tea Company is open daily

October to March 10.30am-4.30pm
April to September 10am-5pm
Closed on 25 and 26 December