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Merlin Cafeteria

Manston Road | at the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, Manston CT12 5DF, England
+44 1843 821945
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (7 reviews)
“panini” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Manston Road | at the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, Manston CT12 5DF, England
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Reviews (37)
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe to stop at and let the world go by, the menu was varied weather you wanted tea and cake or a full blown meal, it was all there, staff were very pleasant and helpful plus the added bonus of the Spitfire and...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Nice to stop here after a look around the adjacent museum. Big menu and nice cakes. Friendly staff too.

Thank JAC-B-321
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful cafe. Given that it is attached to a museum, the selection of food is terrific. We opted for a jacket potato for our lunch and we were both defeated by the generous plateful! In my opinion, the prices are reasonable too....More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We have been here many times, even when we are not visiting the museum, because it is a great cafe. Plenty of seating, friendly staff, good service and great food. What else could you want!

Thank Roverlass
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The venue is marvellous with both museums next door tea and cake is excellent and you can sit back and take in the vista

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Cold chilly day walking around the museum. Lovely to come into the warm cafe for coffee and a light lunch. Lots of food selection, quick service, cheerful staff. Will definately pop back in the summer, will be lovely to sit outside.

Thank j0j0mick
Reviewed 5 December 2016

For a museum this is a very, very good cafeteria with home cooked meals and desserts ... or just tea and cakes. Very nice atmosphere filled with like-minded individuals to chat with.

Thank Davis W
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We visited the museum with my grandchildren and afterwards decided to sto and have a snack to eat. The menu was varied and the pricing good as well as the quality.

Reviewed 12 November 2016

Such an extensive menu of good old favourites mixed with simple honest food. Burgers and chips, sandwiches, panini, cauliflower cheese, all day breakfast etc..plus great homemade cakes and scones. Good, friendly service. Really well presented food. A great place to stop off and enjoy a...More

Thank phil0047
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful cafe attached to the RAF memorial museum.. Between many times as it became our preferred cafe when visiting Thanet. Nice welcome, well prepare menus. Food quality very good. Excellent service. Well recommended.

Thank Kenneth A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 7
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manston Road | at the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, Manston CT12 5DF, England (Formerly Merlin Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Manston
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 821945
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