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

    Turner Contemporary cafe

    Photo Ming Tang-Evans
  • Photo Lee Thompson

Visit > Turner Contemporary Cafe

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5.30pm

Evening dining Friday - Saturday 18.30 - 21.30pm

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 our modern seasonal cuisine, whatever the weather.

We aim to prepare our food with ingredients sourced from independent suppliers within 40 kilometres of Margate, and are a member of Produced in Kent.

Free wifi available

Perfect for browsing, working and studying whilst soaking up the 'Turner skies' over Margate harbour.

Seasonal Menu

Every season, we create a new menu to complement your visit to Turner Contemporary with weekly hot and vegetarian specials. You can download the menu at the bottom of this page.

Local suppliers

Crusties (Bakery)

Bachelors (Patisserie)

Joseph and Henry (Butcher)

Fruits de Mer (Fishmonger)

Extract Coffee 

Page & sons (Kentish soft drinks & Wines)

Nash Farm  (Fruit & Vegetables)

Windmill allotment (Salad Leaves)

Solley’s Farm ice cream (Ice Cream)

Town & Country Fine Foods

"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 


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