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Turner Contemporary's 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 233 022 or

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Sunday Winter Sessions at Turner Contemporary Cafe

Warm up the cold Sunday afternoons and join us for soothing jazz from the Dulcie May Trio. On the 1st and last Sunday every month from 2.30pm. Download more information about Christmas at Turner Contemporary at the bottom of this page.

25th November 2018

2nd December 2018

30th December 2018

6th January 2019

27th January 2019

3rd February 2019

24th February 2019

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Our menu for 

January Menu


Warm back bacon sandwich, Windmill Allotment leaves  6.25

Breakfast burrito bowl: butternut squash, peppers, mushrooms, baby spinach, and a free-range fried egg, spicy salsa and sour cream (V)   8.25

Smashed butterbean with chilli on Modern Provider sourdough toast, rosemary roast tomato, free-range poached egg and micro cress (V)  7.95

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

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


LUNCH 12pm-3.30pm

Smoked haddock rarebit, preserved lemon, Windmill Allotment leaves   9.25 

Roast butternut squash and spinach Dal, cucumber soy yoghurt  raita, coriander (Vg) 8.95    

Jerusalem artichoke, chestnut, parmesan and thyme  tart, parsnip crisps, watercress  salad (V)  8.75

Spiced potted crab, Modern provider sourdough toast, chicory and orange salad  10.95

Romney Marsh Shepherds Pie; braised lamb shoulder and vegetables with creamy mash top, spiced red cabbage  11.95

Vegetable  bean  Chilli, cauliflower cous cous, lime soy yoghurt (Vg)  8.25

Soup of the day, savoury scone, English 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



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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