Vintage Tea Room

We love real tea, home made cakes, a Sussex breakfast, brunch, cream teas, Sussex cheeses, Meantime Brewery and local fish with a back drop of film memorabilia, industrial lighting and antiques and a soundscape of everything from Wizard of Oz to Trojan Records to Matt Monro.

We serve Breakfast, Brunch and Afternoon Tea all day. We think you will like it too especially as we are a pebbles throw from the beach.

There has been a tea room or milk bar here since 1911 when the building was opened as a roller skating rink and cinema. The cinema now has two screens.

Bookings for Father’s Day now being taken with a Special Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea Offer in the Main Lounge! 

The Vintage Tea Room is open as usual from 10.00am – 5.00pm as it is every day. Table Bookings are advisable. Please note that we do not take bookings of more than 10 on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact us on 01903 210044.

We love dogs but do not allow them inside the dining room. There is also an outside seating area for 30.


This is a rare independently owned tea room inspired by all things iconic and beautiful from any vintage period in Britain whether it is 1920’s cocktails to mods and rockers, Falcon enamelware to Singer sewing machines.

The food and drink is also a celebration of classic British seaside fayre from PG Tips and British Full English, to Blackdown Sussex Gin and Knickerbocker Glories. We even have a menu for Vintage Little People.

The Dome Kitchen produces the majority of the food in house using some key local suppliers. All the cakes and scones are made daily.   We also produce gluten free cakes and sandwiches on request. We serve all items all day so you choose when you want to eat. The sharing boards of cured meats, smoked fish and Sussex cheeses are served daily.

The tea is whole leaf and the coffee roasted in London. There are beers from Camden, Meantime and Samuel Smith’s Brewery.

The best thing to do is see what people say about us and better still come along to see us.


This is a very quirky space for your breakfast meeting between 7am-9.30am or evening party after 6.00pm.

The room has  enjoyed a variety of purposes since 1911 including an original tea room and 1960’s milk  bar. The space is now fully licensed with a lovely Drinks List  including craft beer and eclectic spirits.

There is memorabilia galore from the 105 year history of The Dome. This makes it a very special and intimate space for a business or social event. The Party Menus  work well as evening menu options.

Room Capacities are  Boardroom 18 Theatre 30 Cabaret 30 Cocktail Party 45


There are additional items of equipment  which are available for your event including projectors and a background sound system. Please contact us for availability and charges.


Contact us directly and we will keep you informed about our events and plans for the Vintage Tea Room. The future is full of ideas for Pop Up Nights, Cocktails and 78’s and Tea Tasting Sessions. It would be lovely to expand the family so get in touch.


  • Monday – Sunday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • To make a booking please call us on 01903 210044
  • Daytime group bookings can be taken for lunch or high teas in our other larger spaces for parties of 20 or more.



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