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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 October

All Day Kentish Breakfast


Warm sausage and mushroom sandwich, Windmill Allotment leaves 6.75

Breakfast burrito bowl: butternut squash, peppers, mushrooms, baby spinach, topped with a free-range fried egg, spicy salsa and sour cream (V) 8.95

Buckwheat pancakes, blackberry compote, Greek yoghurt and honey (V) 6.95

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




Tagliatelle with roasted butternut squash, Kent cob nuts, crispy sage, Kelly’s goats cheese (V) 9.95

Local cod and caper fishcakes, house slaw with Kentish apples, tartare sauce and Windmill Allotment leaves 10.25

Quinoa and fennel salad, kohlrabi, chicory, sorrel citrus dressing, smoked paprika croutons (Vegan) 8.25

Sautéed woodland mushrooms with lemon and thyme, baby spinach, toasted Modern Provider sourdough (V) 8.50

                       Add a poached egg 9.50

Smoked haddock chowder with leeks, sweetcorn and saffron potatoes, Modern Provider sourdough 11.50

Soup of the day, Modern Provider sourdough, 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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World-class art for all
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Transforming Margate
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