Gallery Kitchen Café
Open: 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Sunday (same as the Gallery, closed Mondays)
Please note last orders for hot food*: 2.30pm or for cakes and drinks 3.30pm daily.
* Sorry, we cannot offer hot food on Saturdays. Check our Gallery Kitchen Café Facebook Page.
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 Cafe 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.
This amazing special effects film featuring the work of our chef Lorraine King (Alsace Baking) was filmed here in the Gallery Kitchen Cafe! Many thanks for permissions to video creators Burger Films, with music by Ross Bugden.
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!
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.