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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 - 4.30pm

Evening dining Friday - Saturday 6.30 - 9.30pm

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 

Incredible dinner
"I noticed this restaurant has very limited reviews on its dinner services. I have previously visited the turner centre for dinner for an anniversary meal with my fiancé and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and service provided, I am puzzled why this venue isn't wall to wall bookings! I visited the restaurant more recently for a family birthday and would still highly recommend. The food was incredible and the staff were very attentive. If your looking for a restaurant with really well presented and most importantly tasty food with beautiful views of the infamous Margate sunset- this restaurant is a MUST." 
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