Borrow a dog at Metrodeco

This is a guest post from the wonderful people at Borrow My Doggy – letting you know about their fantastic scheme.

Tasty sandwiches, yummy cakes, delicious tea and adorable dogs… Now this sounds like a perfect tea party! If you’re like us and love dogs and wish you could attend a tea party surrounded by cute canines – we have great news…

Not only are Metrodeco happy to host pooch parties but if you can’t own a pup right now or your dog is in need of some pals to party with, BorrowMyDoggy in Brighton might be able to help. The platform is dedicated to connecting dog owners with dog borrowers for walks, weekends or happy holidays – and the community in Brighton is going strong.

So now you have the guest list underway, we’ve found six great occasions to throw a doggy tea party for – read on to find out more.


What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a doggy tea party? Whether it’s your birthday, a family member or friend’s birthday or even your dog’s birthday, it’s a great way to spend the day. Bring some friends of both the human and canine kind and you’ll have yourself a party!

De-stress party

If you’re a student tackling university stress or if your work is impacting your mental health and the thought of spending an afternoon in the company of pups sounds like heaven, why not have a dog de-stress party?
All you need is a bunch of doggies and some delicious food and you’ll be feeling tip top soon enough. According to Psychologies Magazine “spending time with a dog can make you a happier person”…so it’s a perfect excuse!

BorrowMyDoggy speed dating / thank yous

If you’ve already signed up to BorrowMyDoggy but are yet to meet your pawfect pal (furry or otherwise), why not contact some local members and arrange to meet at Metrodeco? Meeting in person is a great way to get to know local members and to see if you can come to a borrowing arrangement that works for everyone. And the staff at Metrodeco will make your four legged guests feel more than comfortable.

For dog owners who already have some great borrowers, how about a thank you tea party so borrowers can get to know each other in the presence of the dog that’s brought them all together? Lovely!

Socialisation / puppy party

Dogs Trust says, “if you want a happy and friendly dog that you can take anywhere and meet anyone, then early socialisation is the key”. A party to meet some fellow local dogs and friendly people is a great way to socialise both younger and older dogs. Another ‘pawsome’ idea is to party with dogs of similar breeds and ages too.


Charity cake bakes, a doggy ‘best in show’ or best dressed competition are some great ways to raise some money for your favourite charity. And having the fundraiser as a dog themed party would be a great incentive to attend and donate some cash!

We hope you’ve had some inspiration for throwing your very own doggy tea party. For enquiries please call/email Metrodeco on 01273 677243. If you’re intrigued about dog borrowing, you can check out BorrowMyDoggy in Brighton online or get in touch with their dog loving help team.

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Gin Tasting Evening

Metrodeco are very excited to be hosting the second of their gin tasting nights on Friday, March 16th. If you love gin and want to know a little more about this delectable beverage then this is the night for you.

We will take you through all the different styles of gin with a little history of how they came to be, so you should be able to tell your London Dry from your Old Tom and your Genever from your Bathtub. Though if you can’t then don’t worry, you will have enjoyed trying.

What you get
Start the evening with a classic gin cocktail. Taste four different gins and finish with a Metrodeco tea cocktail- of course laced with gin.
To help soak up the alcohol we will provide a cheese board with some lovely English and French cheeses.

All this for £35. Just call 01273677243 between 12 and 5pm. Or email and leave your number and we will call you back.

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Christmas Opening Times

Metrodeco and all the staff would like to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas and festive cheer. For those who are planning on visiting us over the holidays our opening times are as follows

Dec 23rd 10.30-7pm

Dec 24th 10.30-4pm

Dec 25th, Dec 26th and Dec 27th CLOSED

Dec 28th  11.30-6pm

Dec 29th 11.30-8pm

Dec 30th 10.00- 8pm

Dec 31st 10.00- 4pm

January 1st 11.30- 6pm

Thank you for your custom in 2017 and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018.

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Presenting…our new monthly Pooch Party at Metrodeco


By Maggie Morgan,

Co-owner, Metrodeco

Tuesday (November 3rd, 2pm-4pm) sees the launch of our monthly Pooch Party at Metrodeco in conjunction with Black and Tan, the dog care company.

Our aim is to celebrate what a wonderful gift it is to have a canine companion and what makes it even better is if your best friend is reasonably well-behaved.

I have had dogs for most of my adult life and not all of them would have graduated from dog training school, I’m sorry to say. But with advice and guidance, I’m sure they would have done. Believe you me there is nothing worse than being in a park full of well-behaved dogs and yours not only stealing everyone’s ball but completely ignoring you when you’re calling him and then happily cocking his leg and peeing on a man sitting on a bench.

Black & Tan’s Terry Peckham will be on hand to give guidance and advice on all canine concerns from 2pm to 4pm. Don’t let your dog lead you; we all need to take the lead so our dogs are stress-free. Sit and enjoy tea and scones while your dog learns how to socialise. A plate of our delicious doggy treats will be on hand to reward good behaviour.

We’re raising money for the fabulous Karen Lippit and her team at Helping Paws, who have  brought in over 200 dogs from Spain and Portugal for re-homing and also contributed to numerous projects throughout Europe. This organisation is completely dependent on donations and fundraising so come for an afternoon out with your best friend I mean the one with four legs and a loud bark.


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Metrodeco opening later – to put on these events…and more!

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Metrodeco has changed its opening hours and we are now putting on some dazzling and exciting events.

From now on, we will open later into the evening to give you more chance to enjoy our new wines, beers and cocktails. We also have a new evening menu so come and have a nibble on our delicious new dishes.

We have a number of events lined up for the rest of the year so you can be entertained while wining and dining. Do come along and join in, our events are good fun and friendly and some involve our canine friends too.


October 28th (Weds): Quiz night – hosted by co-owner Maggie Morgan. 7pm-9.30pm, £3pp entry.

November 3rd (Tues): Take The Lead –  Canine advice & dog party hosted by Black & Tan. 2pm-4pm, £10 entry including tea, scone & dog treats. In aid of Helping Paws.

November 11th (Weds): Quiz night – hosted by co-owner Maggie Morgan. 7pm-9.30pm, £3pp entry.

November 13th (Fri): Vintage Vibes swing hosted by Lindy- Lizzie & Lady-Be-Good. A night of cocktails & swing dance, for beginners & accomplished dancers alike 7pm-11.30pm, £3 entry.

November 22nd (Sun): Tea and T-dance – in support of the LGBT switchboard. 6pm- 8.30pm, £10 a ticket, includes live music, DJs, sandwiches, scones and tea.

December 1st (Tues), 2-4pm: our second monthly Pooch Party at Metrodeco in conjunction with Black and Tan, the dog care company, in aid of Helping Paws. Trainer Terry Peckham will be on hand to give guidance and advice on all canine concerns.Tea and scones and doggy treats available!

December 13th (Sun): Noelle Vaughn – a singer and temptress whose smoky voice will transport you back to a golden age. 7pm-9pm, £10 entry.

For more information on each event please go to our Facebook page or call us on (01273) 677243 where you can also book.


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Vintage Vibes at Metrodeco – enjoy jiving and cocktails

imagesAfter the success of our Tea Dance with Sussex Swing as part of the brilliant Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival we are very excited about our latest Vintage Vibes night this Friday (September 4th) and introducing some new people to the swing dance scene.

Lindy Lizzie and Lady Be Good will be spinning some sassy swing – so get on your jiving shoes.

If you don’t want to dance feel free to come along and watch or just enjoy the cocktails. All our drinks are discounted for the evening.

Where? Metrodeco Tea Salon, 38 Upper St James’s Street, Brighton (map here)

When? Friday, 4th September, 7-11.30pm (DJ until 10.30pm)

How much? Entry only £2

Enquires? Please call Metrodeco on 01273 677243.

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Vintage Vibes at Metrodeco

Vintage Vibes

We’re opening our doors to an evening of cocktails, vintage sounds and dancing.

‘Lindy Lizzie’ & ‘Lady-Be-Good’ will be spinning some sassy swing so you can tap your toes or even get up and shimmy.

Free welcome drink and half price cocktails and beers. Special offer on our platters too: £8 (usually £12)

Friday, July 10th from 7pm-10pm. 38 Upper St James’s Street. Call 01273 677243 for enquiries.

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Elsie Diamond is back at Metrodeco!

Elsie Diamond is appearing at MetrodecoIt’s been a while but Elsie Diamond is back!

The burlesque performer is due to perform her show at the Edinburgh Fringe in August but is doing an exclusive performance at Metrodeco in Brighton to preview her show.

Elsie’s loyal fans have already booked their seats but we’d love to introduce a new audience to this Northern minx. She’s a true delight on the eyes and the ears – especially if a little cheek and naughtiness is what you like!

A little more about the show

Elsie Diamond, international burlesque performer, compère and singer, presents this one-woman show, inspired by her day job: dresser to the stars in the unpredictable world of costume. A comic, sexy and heartfelt piece told through spoken word, song and striptease. With her vintage looks, a voice from a bygone era and exquisite costuming, Elsie transports you effortlessly through different eras while maintaining her very modern sense of humour.

Having worked in opera, theatre and television as a dresser at the same time as moonlighting as a burlesque diva, Elsie has a unique perspective on being on both sides of the curtain. Telling tales from her own and her friends’ careers – with some artistic licence – these stories couldn’t possibly be true…could they?

Booking details

Tickets to see Elsie Diamond at Metrodeco are £10.

The show starts at 7pm on Sunday, July 5th – but doors open at 6.30pm. Come early to get a drink and food and to settle in for the show.

Please call (01273) 677243 to book your ticket. Metrodeco is at 38 Upper St James’s Street, Brighton (map here).

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Love is in the air as jazz singer Aneesa Chaudhry plays Metrodeco

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Aneesa Choudhry

The mood is love on Valentine’s weekend and we certainly love singer/songwriter Aneesa Chaudhry.

Aneesa will be playing her own brand of Jazz, Eastern Flavours, Jazz Asian Fusion, Big Band, pop, contemporary and easy listening at Metrodeco on Sunday February 15th at 6.30pm.


Her first performance at Metrodeco was a sell out and this event will be too. There are only a few tickets left for this Valentine’s performance so if you do want to treat your loved one and yourself to some wonderful music then you can buy through Eventbrite.

Alcoholic drinks, including wines and beers, are available and we have a selection of small but delicious food platters.

Check Aneesa out at her Facebook page. You’ll see how her fans adore her from the reviews – and rightly so!

Happy Valentine’s xxx

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Metrodeco’s Christmas party menus

Our intimate vintage venue is perfect for smaller groups (up to 25) and for those seeking something a little bit different for the office Christmas party.

Served 12-5pm

Afternoon Tea with a mulled wine or Prosecco……£21 per person

Served after 6pm (minimum of 10 people)

Cocktails and canapés – a cocktail on arrival and a selection of canapés for the evening…£18 (extra drinks can be bought on the night) Canapés only……£12 (drinks not included but can be bought on the night) 

Seasonal buffet……£16 per person (see menu below – drinks not included)

Platters and welcome drink……£12 (see menu below – extra drinks can be bought on the night)

Seasonal buffet menu

Joint of honey roasted ham 

Poached salmon 

Luxury pork  pie 

Vegetarian quiche / filo parcel

Herby puy lentil salad with walnuts & avocado

New potato salad with chives

Cheese board selection with pickles & relish 

Selection of breads Mezze selection – hummus, olives, sun blush tomatoes, artichokes

Mini mince pies and cream


Cheese and biscuits

Veggie mezze

Nachos with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and cheese

Meat platter with focaccia and pickles.

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+44 (0) 1273 677243 (During opening hours) or
+44 (0) 7956 978115 (out of hours)

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