To all our dear customers.

Because of the continuing Coronavirus pandemic we have decided to take steps to protect you and ourselves by temporarily closing the Vintage Tea Rooms.

We hope this does not continue for too long and that once we are all past the worst of the situation you will once again visit us in the Vintage Tea Rooms. All news pertaining to opening times can be found on our website

For now, please stay safe and take care of each other.

We will see you on the other side.

Vintage Tea Room


There has been a tea room or milk bar here since 1911 when the building was opened as a roller skating rink and cinema. Now with three screens, the building still holds its old charm and is perfectly situated a pebbles throw from the beach.

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

The Vintage Tea Room is open 10.00am – 5.00pm every day unless specified. Table Bookings are advisable. To reserve your table you please fill out this form and we will confirm that reservation.

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 or 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. The tea is whole leaf and the coffee roasted in London. There are beers from Camden, Meantime and Brew Dog brewery.

The Dome Kitchen produces the majority of the food in-house, from cheese boards to our fresh scones, using some key local suppliers  We also produce gluten-free cakes and sandwiches on request. We serve Breakfast until 2 pm with the rest of the menu served daily. We even have a menu for Vintage Little People.

We have a selection of Vintage Teas on offer, from the traditional ‘Cream Tea’, to our Sussex G + T and all are served on vintage crockery. Our popular High Tea and Sparkling High Tea is available to purchase as a gift voucher for your loved ones. You can buy these gift vouchers in-house or by calling us on 01903 210044


Private Hire


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.

Contact us




To reserve a table please fill out the contact form below or call us on 01903 210044, we will respond with your confirmation. Please note that on weekends we do not take bookings for groups larger than 8.


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  • 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.