Visiting a tea room is something of a rite of passage when you come to Arundel…
Arundel is often described as the quintessential English market town.
Well placed between the spectacular South Downs and the Sussex Coast, the town has managed to maintain its distinct nature through years of careful preservation and a strong community spirit that has helped resist the usual swathe of High Street stores that has come to be expected in so many parts of Britain. Here in Arundel there has long been a deep respect for independent retailers which encompasses every sector of the retail industry from grocery shops and bakeries, to hotels and restaurants.
This respect for tradition and heritage has led to a number of stellar tea rooms and cafes being established all of whom gently competing to provide visitors with the best post possible experience, whether it be a quintessential Cream Tea or a slap up Full English Breakfast.
These cafes have consistently proved themselves as quality establishments that have not only please visitors, but have also won over the locals’ hearts – no easy task!
A long standing favourite for locals and tourists alike, Suzanne and Lewis preside over this small but fastidiously cosy cafe. Partners cater for every taste and appetite, happily serving all breakfasts to an impeccably high standard from a simple slice of toast to a full blown steak breakfast.
On top of offering an excellent breakfast spread the small team here also excel at simple wholesome lunches cooked to perfection, including hand-cut freshly prepared chips.
Tarrant Street Espresso
The Arundel High Street is always a joy to wander down, shop windows exhibit their unique goods and alluring scents drift out of open doors. What better to accompany your walk than a delicious cup of freshly ground coffee? Tarrant Street Espresso only opened recently, but it has quickly become a haven for coffee lovers all over town with its excellently served coffee and clean cut aesthetic. Drop by during the day to sample their wide selection of homemade cakes and sip an indulgent hot chocolate.
Motte & Bailey Cafe
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The team at Motte & Bailey perform an impressive balancing act every week serving food from up to four different menus throughout the day. Their breakfast menu is served every day featuring their unique take on a Full English, as well as a handsome menu of egg dishes that should please any vegetarian. Their lunch menu features some classic cafe grub and some winning brunch offerings. Then, during the evenings from Wednesday to Saturday, the cafe turns into a bustling tapas bar serving a staggering array of dishes as well as a good range of wines.
For over half a century Belinda’s has been synonymous with excellence. Marie, Kim and Sonia pull the strings here and all three ensure that the food served on the premises is freshly made right there.
Fresh local produce is put to the forefront here, as well as traditional cooking and bakes that you simply will not be able to buy anywhere else. They have a wide range of cakes that are perfect with a cup of tea but they also serve some classic English cafe dishes such as Chicken and Ham Pie and even a traditional Roast Dinner.