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Turner Contemporary Cafe

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The Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG, England
+44 1843 233000
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Bangkok, Thailand
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love the view of Margate Sands and seascape... we returned having eaten superb breks with let's say a tiny bit above average service. This time the person at counter was a tad 'Stepford' and on auto-pilot, customer service skills lacking and very loud, verging on brash. We chose a table with the bestest view and awaited Brek. My field... More 

Thank Lili S
Reigate, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely views from the window, and a clean and contemporary environment. Good coffee, and the cakes looked amazing. If we hadn't just had breakfast, I would have found it difficult to choose from the array.

Thank maisielane
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded, but decent café as part of the Turner Contemporary Gallery. Popular with the ladies lunching and art crowd (for obvious reasons). Hot food brought to the table, reasonably promptly - the bacon sandwich was freshly prepared and well-filled. The "speciality" hash was plentiful and filling. Reasonable coffee too.

Thank algernon204
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a late lunch as part of a trip to the gallery. The lateness was deliberate as the cafe had been quite busy when we arrived. Despite the earlier rush, the place was clean, staff were very pleasant and the full complement of dishes from the menu were still available. It wasn't cheap, but compares very... More 

Thank makesflowersgrow
London, United Kingdom
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682 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Seemed a very high price however the food was good. Very crowded cafe with difficulty walking between tables.

Thank PHE22
Kent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went to the current Turner exhibition and had doubts about finding anywhere much to eat in Margate. The cafe at the gallery was a revelation. Very efficient service, nice decor, views of the harbour, and most importantly, a very imaginative lunchtime menu using really local ingredients - suppliers are listed on a board by the counter-it was tasty and... More 

Thank M S
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My friend and I wanted a light lunch during a visit to the Turner exhibtion. The menu is varied and something to please most tastes.The food is good value and tasty. My friend is gluten intolerant and asked if there was an alternative to bread with the ploughman's lunch. The assistant cheerfully brought some delicious savoury biscuits. It was all... More 

Thank Janet M
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Smallish cafe with some outdoor tables on terrace. Floor to ceiling windows, fab view of harbour, but you may need your sunglasses on a sunny day if you sit by the windows! Good quality food and efficient service. We were there for lunch. I had tasty chicken and olive stew which was very filling and I was hungry. Fair price... More 

Thank FinchleyLass
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Came on a lovely sunny day and sat outside overlooking the beach and harbour. Food very good and good value.

Thank Karon W
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Popping into the Turner for a drink,snack or meal never disappoints. There is a wide range of choice . Their cakes are scrumptious, enjoy .

Thank Sandra C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 233000
Our creative catering team work with honest seasonal food. We are committed to supporting local businesses, with at least 80% of ingredients sourced from independent Kent suppliers and only use fresh ingredients.

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