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Visit > Turner Contemporary Cafe

Cafe opening times: 

Monday - Sunday

10am - 5.30pm

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 September


Seaside hash: smoked haddock, spring onion, new potatoes, wilted spinach leaves, free-range fried egg, £9.25

Green eggs: baby spinach leaves, spring onion, peas, courgettes, coriander and chilli, poached free-range eggs, Modern Provider sourdough toast (v), £8.95

Smashed butterbeans with chilli and cumin on Modern Provider sourdough toast, thyme roasted tomato, poached free-range egg, basil micro cress (v), £8.25

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

Warm bacon sandwich, allotment leaves, £6.25


Spiced potted crab, Modern Provider sourdough toast, wild fennel, samphire salad, £12.25  

Grilled local sardines, pepperonata, almonds and basil oil, £11.50

Giant couscous salad, roast aubergines, peppers, courgettes, basil, micro cress (vg), £9.95 

Smoked haddock and saffron chowder, £9.95

Soup of the day, Modern Provider sourdough, English butter (vg), £5.50

Roast figs with Kelly’s goat cheese, watercress, breakfast radishes (v), £10.50

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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