The Kitchen

empowering our community through food



Wednesday  – Saturday:

Closed Sunday – Tuesday



3 Cliff Terrace
Margate CT9 1RU

About The Kitchen CT9

It’s not just about the food. It’s about using it to bring people together.  To practice the art of community. To be a place where people can share their lives with one another.

A kitchen is at the heart of the family providing warmth, and accessible to all, where regardless of age or background, everyone comes together around the shared experience of food.  

That’s what we have built.

Food Surplus

Millions of people in the UK regularly experience hunger. Yet tonnes of surplus fresh food is thrown away every day.  We set out to change this. No one should have to miss a meal.

Pay as you feel

We know that how much people have to spend on food varies widely which is why all our prices are ‘Pay-As-You-Feel’

This means that those who can, help those who need a little support.

Daily Menus

Our ‘dish of the day’ is always inspired by the surplus ingredients we have delivered to us. Being this creative in the kitchen leads to a tasty, nutritious & varied menu


A Fresh Approach to Food 

By using surplus food The Kitchen CT9 is not only supporting the community around Thanet, but also saving tonnes of harmful carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere. Each year 10 million tonnes of food is thrown away in the UK, and food waste accounts for 8% of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gasses.

Also, by using surplus we can showcase how good food doesn’t have to mean expensive ingredients.


Pay It Forward

If you would like to pay it forward, in other words show community to someone with limited finances at the moment, then please buy a voucher that we can pass on and make someone’s day.


We are known for our scrambled eggs.

Tasty, simple, nutritious food to set you up for the day.

We also offer a great full English.



Our freshly made soups are always a winner.  You will also find steaks to pasta, innovative stir fries to classic “old school”

There’s always something new to try on the menu.

All Day

We have the finest Italian coffee to an extensive range of teas.

Pastries, cakes & snacks. 

An afternoon cream tea.

You will never be hungry! 

More than just a cafe

Interest Clubs

We have a weekly craft group, a coffee morning, a monthly book club, support groups, a cafe church. 

There is something for everyone.  Drop by to find out more.

Space for hire

Whether you are having a party, a business meeting, or anything else that you might need a space for, we have a downstairs function room or why not book the whole cafe?  Come in and ask us more.

Community Fridge

We hate food waste.  

We receive regular surplus from supermarkets, farm shops, other food businesses that we give away for free. 



News & Events

Keep in touch

  Thanet Iceberg Project made the hard decision to close The Kitchen CT9 after 3 years of serving the community at Cliff Terrace. We did not take the decision lightly.  We shall still operate our Furniture Project, The Loft at our premises behind B&Q at...

February Supperclub

February Supperclub

The first "Cenetta" - supper at The Kitchen - will be held on Saturday 15th February. We will open at 19:00 for a start time of 19:30 Whilst that is Valentine's weekend, and you may wish to book as a couple, this will not be your usual, run of the mill, romantic...

Cenetta – Supper at The Kitchen

Cenetta – Supper at The Kitchen

Cenetta is the Italian word to describe a simple, but delicious dinner, a special supper particularly in an intimate or romantic setting. For the team at The Kitchen CT9, Cenetta describes the evening suppers that we will be hosting throughout the year. Based upon the...