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Café Nucleus

A collection of four unique café restaurants in four surprising locations in Chatham, Rochester and Rainham. Serving brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, fine wines and champagnes, gins and sprits and fine dining every Friday & Saturday evening. 

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Your Café Nucleus experience awaits. 

Join us for a truly memorable dining experience in some of Medway’s most spectacular and unusual settings. An experience that celebrates the diversity of our wonderful Kentish & British produce cooked with imagination and passion.

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the new kid in town

Café Nucleus Rainham

There is nothing else like it in Rainham. Now Open at The Langton Studios, Café Nucleus Rainham offers a breath of fresh air, bring fine wines, champagnes, gins and fine dining to Rainham. Not forgetting our famous brunch, lunch and afternoon tea menus. 

The FEAST

of Saint Valentine

Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than by treating your special someone to a romantic experience at Café Nucleus this Valentine’s Day Evening? Nestled in two surprising locations in Rainham & Rochester. The Boardroom & The Langton will be serving a delicious menu of locally sourced delights.  Café Nucleus has long been known for its warm ambiance and delicious menu. This year, we are pulling out all the stops to ensure an unforgettable evening for couples looking to indulge in elegant surrounds, eating beautiful cuisine and create lifelong memories.

Join us for an evening of champagne and Love….

Two sittings are available 18:00/15 & 20:30 

Rainham 140- per couple | Rochester 180- per couple – NOW BOOKING 

An Oasis on the High Street

Café Nucleus Chatham

There is nothing else like it on Chatham High Street.  Café Nucleus at the Nucleus Arts Centre offers a breath of fresh air, somewhere to rest your weary feet and enjoy a menu and setting unrivalled.

a destination in Rochester

Café Nucleus Rochester

At the award-winning Café Nucleus Rochester a warm welcome awaits.  Set in one of Rochester’s grandest buildings, it offers a unique experience unrivalled.

Winners of the 2021 Hospitality Business of the year and 2020 Café of the year for the Taste of Kent awards, Café Nucleus Rochester is a unique venue for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks. Whether you sit downstairs amongst the hustle and bustle of the café, to forgetting yourself in the grandeur of the Boardroom or relive a past holiday in the garden

Elegant and always charming

The Boardroom at Café Nucleus Rochester

Experience fine dining every Friday & Saturday evening in one of Rochester’s grandest Rooms. Head Chef Stewart Tyler creates an inspiring menu using the very best in-season Kentish ingredients. 

sit back, relax and unwind

Café Nucleus Lounge

Serving a wide range of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages and a diverse menu from light brunch options to jacket potatoes and homemade soups. The Café Nucleus Lounge is our ‘grab and go’ concept tailored towards quick bites, takeaways, cakes, bakes but with the quality and provence Café Nucleus is known for. 

It’s perfect place for an informal business meeting or community meet up. 

DINE WITH CREATIVITY

OUR AWARD-WINNING CAFÉS

With four locations to choose from, there is a Café Nucleus for you.  Nested amongst the palm trees in the heart of Chatham High Street, you’ll find the Café Nucleus at the Nucleus Arts Centre . In Military Road Chatham, you’ll find the Café Nucleus Lounge, perfect to sit back, relax and unwind with a coffee and a cake.  Café Nucleus Rochester is set in one of the towns grandest buildings, from the high ceilings to the wooden paneling – it’s reminiscent of a lost time. 

And finally introducing the all new Café Nucleus Rainham, opening September 2023 at The Langton Studios.

Interior view of the inside seating at Café Nucleus Chatham
Exterior view looking out at the entrance to Café Nucleus Chatham
The Oasis on the High Street

Café Nucleus Chatham

At the Multi award-winning Café Nucleus we are an oasis on the High Street, you’ll be welcomed with a warm smile, a great atmosphere, fantastic food and good service. Not only do we serve delicious coffee but we help promote and support the works of the Halpern Charitable Foundation which founded Nucleus Arts. We believe it’s important to support not only local Kentish economy and the vulnerable people in the Medway towns through the dedicated work of the HCF and Nucleus Arts. We help raise the profile of the arts in Medway by offering a friendly, approachable face in four of the six Nucleus Arts locations in Medway.

STYLISH AND ALWAYS WELCOMING

Café Nucleus Rochester

At the award-winning Café Nucleus Rochester a warm welcome awaits. Set in one of Rochester’s grandest buildings, it offers a unique experience unrivalled. Here at Café Nucleus Rochester, we realise that one of the first things you’ll want to do is to make up for lost time and laugh and drink with them in person. Winners of the 2021 Hospitality Business of the year and 2020 Café of the year for the Taste of Kent awards, Café Nucleus Rochester is a unique venue for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks. Whether you sit downstairs amongst the hustle and bustle of the café, to forgetting yourself in the grandeur of the Boardroom or relive a past holiday in the garden, Café Nucleus Rochester is the perfect location whatever the weather.

Interior view of the Boardroom at Café Nucleus Rochester with centre piece and 'Urchin" chandelier
Interior view of the yellow Chesterfield sofa at Café Nucleus Rochester
Looking down Rainham High Street with St. Margarets Church on the right.
Front view of Café Nucleus Rainham showing the entrances and front pathway
The new kind in town

Café Nucleus Rainham

A warm welcome awaits at Café Nucleus Rainham! Our beautiful café restaurant  is like no other and offers a breath of fresh air to Rainham. It’s the perfect spot for locals and visitors alike to grab a delicious bite to eat and relax in a comfortable, boutique atmosphere. We offer a variety of freshly made, locally sourced dishes that cater to all dietary needs, including vegetarian and vegan options. Our friendly team are always ready to provide an excellent customer experience and make you feel right at home. Whether you’re stopping in for a quick coffee or staying for a leisurely brunch, you’ll find that Cafe Nucleus is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy some delicious food. Come and join us for a meal and see what all the fuss is about! 

yellow slipper chair with coffee table set in front
2 Grey Chesterfield sofas with coffee table set between them.
WE LOVE TO MAKE THE COFFEE FOR THE TOWN WHICH LOVES TO DRINK IT

Café Nucleus Lounge

The Café Nucleus Lounge is in Military Road Chatham meters away from both the Pentagon Centre and the Waterfront bus station. Serving a wide range of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages and a diverse menu from light brunch options to jacket potatoes and homemade soups. The Café Nucleus Lounge is our ‘grab and go’ concept tailored towards quick bites, takeaways, cakes, bakes and being the perfect place for an informal business meeting or community meet up. 

Our smallest Café, it offers a fresh perspective to Chatham High Street.

Chatham

 Café Nucleus Chatham

Nucleus Arts Centre 272 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4BP
E:hello@cafenucleus.co.uk
T: 01634 406971

Chatham Lounge

Café Nucleus Lounge
13 Military Road
Chatham
T: 01634 406971

 

rochester

Café Nucleus Rochester
Halpern Conservancy Board Building
15a High Street
Rochester
T: 01634 406971

Rainham

The Langton Studios

35a High Street
Rainham, ME8 7HS

T: 01634 406971

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