At the Gulbenkian Cafe our hot and cold food is freshly prepared by our chefs everyday, and we source our ingredients from local producers to bring you great Kentish foods.

With delicious breakfasts, healthy (and less healthy!) meal options and a selection of enticing cakes every day, the Gulbenkian Cafe caters for your needs whatever time you are visiting.

Gulbenkian Cafe is open every day but our opening hours vary throughout the year. Please check our full opening and service times downloadable from this page.

Table Reservations

To reserve a table in the evening, please call 01227 769075, or book online as part of your evening experience when purchasing a ticket.

Opening hours

Download Gulbenkian Café Opening Times Dec 2019

Download Gulbenkian Café Opening Times Jan 2020

Christmas Closure 2019-2020: Gulbenkian will be closed from Sun 22 Dec 2019, 4pm and will reopen on Sat 4 Jan 2020 for the Christmas holidays.  Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Christmas Parties
Christmas Parties

Christmas Parties!

Whether you are celebrating with friends or fancy dinner and a film, our Christmas themed menu features festive inspired dishes and winter warmers.

Two Courses £12.95 / Three-courses £15.95

Download Christmas Menu – December 2019

To book call 01227 769075 or email


December Children’s Menu

The Gulbenkian Cafe will be running a special festive inspired menu during December 2019.  Download December Children’s Menu.


Happy Hour: daily, 5-6pm

Enjoy happy hour drinks promotions at Gulbenkian.


Daily Specials:

Soup of the Day (V), served with bread (Gluten free option available) – £4.10

Monday Salad Bar
Monday Salad Bar


2 main meal specials available daily.  Check the board at Gulbenkian daily offering.  Priced approx. £6-£8.50


Coffee & Cake offer – daily, £4.50


Monday salad bar – runs on Monday lunchtimes 12pm-2pm in the cafe.  Serving three delicious different vegan and gluten free salads with a range of vegetarian and meat add-ons available.


Evening menu  – available after 5pm daily.  Our menus change regularly, if booking a table for the evening please see Sample Evening Menus 2019 which provides an idea of what will be on offer.


Burger and Drink Deal – available on selected event nights. Check event listings or call 0122 769075. View Burger and Drink Deal – £11.95

Cafe - event catering

Event Catering

Gulbenkian offers a variety of catering options for events, including sandwich lunches, afternoon teas, buffets and drinks receptions.  For more information contact Dan Parsons, Gulbenkian Cafe Manager,


Also from the Gulbenkian

Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people