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Turner Contemporary Cafe

The Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG, England
+44 1843 233000
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (20 reviews)
“cheese scone” (3 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a pot of English breakfast tea and a ham and cheese croissant- very enjoyable while looking out over the beach.

Thank DLWKent
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great coffee, friends tea was good too I am told, and cream tea very good, as were the cakes I am also told! Went twice and as good both times. Staff really helpful and ladies took my loaded tray to our table for me -...More

Thank Mervyn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my wife and I want a coffee in Margate we head for this Cafe because - if you are lucky - you can find a table looking out over the Harbour Arm (made famous by Sky Art's Landscape Artist of the Year Heat held...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Turner Contemporary Cafe is well worth a visit the food was absolutely delicious. They also have fabulous vegetarian selection which makes a delightful change. Perfect food, service and destination.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is very clean,overlooks the harbour and is part of the contemporary,it is very business like,not unfriendly just a little stand offish,still the coffee and croissants were very nice.

Thank twomorerollingstones
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this time had the pea and mint soup which was delicious and came with a cheese scone. Nice touch was that there was a jug of ice cold tap water and you could help yourself. The view across the sands was lovely

Thank MichaelMacartney
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A beautiful spot in Margate, Kent, we enjoined a tasty cake and also salmon sandwich and spinach goat cheese filled portabello, yummy 😋 do visit the exhibition, it's great!

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The cafe is perfectly situated with a great view of the harbour, but when we went we found it lacked atmosphere, felt quite sterile. The coffee could have been better and hotter, the selection of cakes, etc. available looked sad and unappetising.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great art gallery and huge asset to Margate but cafe could really improve. The cakes are often not that fresh and should really be covered at the counter. Prices are expensive for what is offered. Why not use more local ingredients rather than have Brakes...More

1  Thank suek94
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Not at all fancy, but okay. Salads premade and in plastic boxes. A few hot options; the chicken pie was tasty, but it seemed that the chicken and two pieces of carrot were thrown into the bowl and then topped with a prebaked pastry then...More

Thank EnviroGranny
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
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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.