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Turner Contemporary Cafe

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Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG, England
+44 1843 233000
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our creative catering team work with honest seasonal food. We are...
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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  • 20
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  • 12
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
GOOD SNACKS AND COFFEE

Not bad considering the fact that it is in a gallery. Not too expensive and serves a decent cup of coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
MichaelMacartney
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Margate, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There was absolutely nothing to entice us as visitors on a rainy visit to Margate! We looked at the notice board but found the offer rather pricey.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You are right next to the sea. Turner's sky is yours to be amazed at. What' s not to like. The foods OK too. When you have had lots of lovely food, you can go to the gallery.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Not bad considering the fact that it is in a gallery. Not too expensive and serves a decent cup of coffee.

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salisbury
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Scones were rather dry,and crumbly but tasted good Bit disappointed. Staff were friendly, and the cafe was clean.

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Kent, United Kngdom
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41 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went there this afternoon (16th April) after a long drive to get there. When we arrived in the coffee shop, we ordered 2 Afternoon Teas, not too bad and reasonably priced. However what was not nearly so good was the general state of cleanliness on the work surfaces behind the counter as well as the rather grubby looking wash... More 

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Marcio M, Manager at Turner Contemporary Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your feedback, it is necessary to ensure we can improve. I must apologise for the lack of cleanliness you witnessed during your visit. When we are busy it is hard to keep things as clean as they should be, but whenever there is a slight break in the queue we will always ensure that the... More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A sea view, a gorgeous gluten free cake, hot strong tea, charming service and an opportunity to think about what you have just seen in the gallery. What more could you ask......?

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A lovely refreshing menu using local produce and a lovely selection of cakes - stews, soups and cheese ploughmans or scones and clotted cream are all there! We went on a busy Mothering Sunday, so the staff were stretched, but they were charming and smiling - the lamb stew was rich, the ham hock like you'd cooked it at home,... More 

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Ilminster
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33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is the ideal place to meet friends for lunch. There is a wide menu which is very reasonably priced. It offers slightly different choices than most cafes. We had pea soup which was delicious and my husband enjoyed the Kentish ?Blue cheese. Soup was served with a herb scone which was the. Lightest and tastiest I have ever had.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Visiting one Sunday lunchtime, we decided to eat before exploring the exhibition space. We chose a sausage stew and beef stew for each of us. The food was well presented with a garnish and freshly baked bread. The food was tasty and reasonably priced. I would describe it as gastropub type fare, albeit the portion sizes are not especially generous.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Gorgeous view of the harbour and beach; Sunday lunch vegetarian option was a chick pea and vegetable casserole with locally grown salad and granary bed; a generous portion well presented, and all reasonably priced given it probably has the best view in Margate.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 233000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

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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