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  • Vegan baguettes. lemon and cumin carrot with houmous,  fresh rocket, and coriander cress
  • Choose from a wide variety of fresh cakes

Visit > Turner Contemporary Cafe

Cafe opening times: 

Tuesday - Sunday

10am - 4.30pm

With stunning views across Margate Sands and an outdoor terrace, you can enjoy our cafe's modern seasonal cuisine whatever the weather.

Every season we create a new menu, and can cater for dietary requirements including vegan and gluten free. We aim to prepare our food with ingredients sourced from local independent suppliers, and are a member of Produced in Kent. Free wifi available.

If you have any questions, contact us on 01843 220 253 or
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Our menu for May


Warm smoked back bacon sandwich, Windmill allotment leaves, £6.25                                                                     

Smashed Butterbean with chilli on sourdough toast, thyme roast tomato, free-range poached eggs and micro cress, £7.95

Green eggs: purple sprouting broccoli, wild garlic, baby spinach leaves, green chilli and tamari, free-range poached eggs, sourdough toast, £8.50

Turner Hash: local pork sausage, smoked back bacon, chorizo, new potatoes, cherry tomatoes, dash of Worcester sauce and a free-range fried egg, £8.75

Seaside Hash: smoked haddock, spring onion, new potatoes, wilted spinach, a pinch of cumin, free-range fried egg, £8.95

LUNCH 12-3.30pm

Sauteed Portabello mushrooms with garlic and thyme, baby spinach, toasted sourdough (Vegan), £8.25
Add a free-range poached egg, £1.00

Grilled Sardines, puy lentils, preserved lemon, black olive and parsley salad, £10.25

Kent asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli, white anchovy dressing, pea shoots, toasted almonds, £9.95

Avocado and watercress salad, chicory, radish, grapes and smoked paprika croutons, £9.95

Cod fish finger bap, gem lettuce, tartare sauce, heritage carrot, radish and fennel slaw, £10.95

Smoked Mackerel salad, Jersey potatoes, cucumber, dill crème fraiche, £11.50

Soup of the Day, homemade savoury scone and butter, £5.50

CHILDREN’S MENU (under 12s)

Mini Turner Hash, £4.95

Mini Seaside Hash, £4.95

Kids Lunch box: choice of sandwich, Pom Bears, fruit, raisins and juice carton, £5.50


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Please note that every purchase in the cafe helps to sustain and grow Turner Contemporary's programme of exhibitions, learning activities and events.

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Did you know our cafe is free to hire?
Enjoy modern seasonal cuisine, an outdoor terrace and breathtaking views over Margate Sands.
Wow your guests by holding your next party, celebration or reception in one of the South East's most spectacular buildings.
To book, contact us on 01843 220 253 or
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Turner Contemporary's cafe is now using Vegware packaging and straws, which is packaging made from plants sustainably sourced. We are working with all our departments to continue to make our work environmentally sustainable.

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World-class art for all
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Transforming Margate
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