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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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London, United Kingdom
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839 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in here after finding gallery closed. Great cup of coffee and as it was fairly empty very quite and pleasant.

Thank PHE22
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Consistently interesting, good quality food, seasonally varied, reasonably priced and cheerfully served, even though the café always seems to be crammed with visitors to the gallery. A real pleasure to visit in its own right, but particularly when compared with some of the direr offerings of Margate. So summer sees a platter of smoked fish , winter produces a smoked... More 

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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502 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

very busy so food was on minimum 30 minute delivery so we just had a pot of tea each. We were fortunate to get a table close to the window to look out over the harbour. Tables weren't cleaned and tidied very quickly and they hadn't cleared our table from the previous occupants when we left

Thank jacqui3744
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The menu is very varied and interesting. The staff are very good and cheerful. We just had coffee after a late breakfast. Very busy and friendly, coffee is good.

Thank James B
Canterbury, Kent. UK
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112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Lovely views of the sea, great cakes and superb coffee, but for me what is always a treat is that they do Soya milk as I don't drink dairy.

Thank maggieyaxleysmith
Bangkok, Thailand
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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226 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 5 November 2016

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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839 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank PHE22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 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, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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