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 or 3 courses for £19.95.

Our Christmas Menu will be available Fri 13 & Sat 14 December and Fri 19 & Sat 20 December during evening service - 3 courses for £25.00 (download the full menu below).

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.

Breakfast - served until 12 noon

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.




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