The Pavilion Gardens Café, like the Royal Pavilion across the Gardens, is a unique Brighton institution. Throughout the last seventy years, it has offered refreshment, relaxation and a certain kind of charm to tens of thousands of visitors from around the world.

The Café also attracts a fascinating clientele of local people who are regular visitors to the venue. It is some of their ‘Teatime Tales’ about lives and Brighton and Hove’s history, that are featured here for the very first time.