Gallery Kitchen Café
Open: 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Sunday (same as the Gallery, closed Mondays)
Please note last orders for hot food* is 2.30pm or for cakes & drinks 3.30pm daily.
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free options are always available (see ‘Background’ below).
* Sorry to disappoint but we can only offer a limited hot food menu on Saturdays.
A SMALL RECENT SAMPLE OF OUR GKC MENU HIGHLIGHTS…
Awards & Reviews.
If you have enjoyed a recent visit to our Gallery Kitchen Cafe please consider nominating us in The Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food and Drink Awards 2017. Many thanks in advance.
On Monday 17th October at the ‘Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards 2016‘ (
#kentfda), out of hundreds of entries our humble cafe was a very respectable top three Finalist in both ‘Cafe of the Year’ and ‘Customer Service of the Year’ categories. Many congratulations to the Cafe team again for all their hard work this year!
News & Updates.
For the very latest Café news, Special Events and Menu updates please see our Gallery Kitchen Café Facebook Page where Lorraine and her team post photos of her wonderful creations, or you can follow her own Alsace Baking on Twitter (or the Gallery Kitchen Café on Twitter) and her Alsace Baking website.
After a number of impressive guest chefs, special event experiments, and a period of basic, irregular provision, we were very fortunate in September 2011 to discover Lorraine King*, a very talented local Chef. Since joining us our “Gallery Kitchen Café” has become a prime destination by regularly and reliably offering delicious light lunches, fabulous cakes, and quality barista coffee, or Fair Trade and locally-made herbal teas. Lorraine is passionate about using the finest, seasonal, and locally-sourced ingredients where possible, while constantly developing an eclectic, international menu, to mix spicey global influences with reassuringly familiar British conventions and favourites, such as her ever-popular ketchup recipe.
All our food is freshly prepared / cooked to order on the premises, and we always offer Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free options** alongside more traditional or exotic savoury dishes and desserts. The menu usually has something for everyone, although it is limited on Saturdays (booking is advised for parties of five or more all week). Whether visiting the Gallery Café for tea & cake, brunch, or a light lunch, all our customers can enjoy the stimulating yet calm atmosphere, with aromas of freshly-baked cakes, soups or sauces accompanying the frequently changing exhibitions of work by local artists.
* Our Chef Lorraine is Coeliac/Dairy/Lactose allergic and is fully committed to ‘Safe Eating Out & At Home’ principles at all times, and therefore has been highly motivated to initiate and deliver regular ‘Free From’ cookery classes here at the GKC, while additionally hosting a ‘Free From’ Support Group and Mentoring Programme, which is available to all (email Lorraine for more information). The Gallery Kitchen Café has also been entered for the 2017 FreeFrom Eating Out Awards.
** All our Gallery Kitchen Café team have attained their ‘Coeliac UK Private Sector Module’.
Amazing special effects film.
This special effects film shot here in our Gallery Kitchen Cafe features the work of chef Lorraine King (Alsace Baking)! Many thanks for permissions to video creators Burger Films and Ross Bugden (music).
— Gallery Studios (@creek_creative) August 31, 2016