Turner Contemporary
  • Photo Lee Thompson
  • Photo Lee Thompson
  • Photo Lee Thompson
  • Turner Contemporary cafe

    Turner Contemporary cafe

    Photo Ming Tang-Evans
  • Photo Lee Thompson
  • Herne Bay Pier, Simon Roberts

    Herne Bay Pier, Simon Roberts

    Courtesy of the artist and Flowers gallery
  • Southend-on-Sea, Simon Roberts

    Southend-on-Sea, Simon Roberts

    Courtesy of the artist and Flowers gallery
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Turner Contemporary Cafe

Eat, drink, enjoy, relax...
Our café is a great place to relax, drink, eat and meet family and friends. With stunning views across Margate bay and an outdoor terrace, you can enjoy the modern seasonal cuisine, whatever the weather.

Our food is local and seasonal. We aim to prepare our food with ingredients sourced from independent suppliers within 40 kilometres of Margate.

"Great food, great value, great view - the perfect accompaniments."
Dawn, visitor

“The ploughman’s lunch in the gallery café was pretty good too.”
Editor, Sunday Express 

"Playful bright furnishings and simple understated décor is met by a striking photographic exhibition and the culinary expertise of a characterful bistro."
Inside Kent Magazine 

"The museum's excellent café serves dinner on Friday and Saturday night. Dishes might include pan-fried scallops with chorizo and pea and mint puree, and steak with liver pâté and horse raddish mash."
Sunday Times

Winter opening times (11 Oct 2014 - 28 Feb 2015)
Tuesday to Thursday 10am - 4.30pm
Friday and Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sundays 10am - 4.30pm
Closed Mondays

Make a booking

Call 01843 220253
Email cafe@turnercontemporary.org.

Cafe late night opening - Every Friday and Saturday
Watch the sunset whilst you enjoy a meal with specially selected wine, or Kent brewed ales. 
2 courses for £16.95
3 courses for £19.95
Available from 6.30pm until 10pm (last orders 9pm), to reserve a table please call Marcio Morali on 01843 220253 or e-mail cafe@turnercontemporary.org

Autumn Menu

Our autumn menu is now available, including homemade soups and salads, along with hot dishes including a lemon and parsley pan-fried Sole fillet served with crushed new potatoes and seasonal greens. We also have weekly hot and vegetarian specials.


We serve a selection of hearty breakfasts, including our house special Turner hash of fried chorizo, Brogdale farm suasage and bacon with new potatoes, duck egg and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

Simon Roberts Pierdom Tour
1 July until 28 September 2014

This summer,we're showing photography by Simon Roberts in our cafe as part of a national touring exhibition. For the past 3 years Simon Roberts has been travelling the coastline of Britain photographing the last remaining pleasure piers. Culminating in a comprehensive and fascinating photographic record of these monuments of Victorian engineering and eccentricity, Pierdom is a broad architectural and ethographical study of our coast and of British society.

The exhibition coincides with the 200th anniversary of the construction of Ryde Pier in the Isle of Wight (the first of the British piers), showcasing 1-5 pieces from the series at Turner Contemporary. The aim of this exhibition is to generate a national conversation to highlight the historical significance of these architectural structures, enforcing the idea of Britain's piers as cultural landmarks, tracing history and national identity from the Victorian period until now.

For full details of the project and to see all the images in the Pierdom series visit www.pierdom.com

Works courtesy of Flowers gallery. Funder by Arts Council England.



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