Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Operated by Leek and Rudyard Railway Ltd

Platform 2 Cafe

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Great Food, Great Location

Platform 2 Cafe is now open from 1000 to 1600 hours on ALL railway running days (please see our  Timetable for further information).  Delicious hot and cold food and drinks are available together with snacks, chocolate bars, crisps and scrummy soft-serve ice cream cones and tubs with assorted toppings.

We pride ourselves in the use of quality, fresh ingredients, locally-sourced where possible, and all staff are fully trained and available to answer your questions in respect of ingredients and food allergens.  Breads and spreads suitable for vegetarians and vegans are always available.  All food is freshly cooked or made to order and will be delivered to your table without delay.

Although the cafe is now under new management, many of the old favourite menu items have been retained including our famous bacon and sausage baps, beef burgers and hot dogs and our Special Hot Chocolate with dairy cream, marshmallows and a chocolate dusting.  New menu choices include filled Staffordshire Oatcakes and hot buttered toast and crumpets.

The cafe is open to the public and it is not necessary to ride the trains – walkers, runners, cyclists, passers-by  and well-behaved dogs will all be made welcome at Platform 2.

We are delighted to cater for groups (either hot or cold buffet food) but booking and pre-ordering is essential for larger parties.  We are also pleased to re-introduce Kiddies Birthday Parties with full catering on our decorated platform area and a train ride on the Birthday Express (please go to our Birthday Party link for further information on a stress-free alternative to doing it yourself!).


Cream Teas and Afternoon Teas will now be served from 1400 hours on our upgraded covered platform area where you can simply relax and watch the trains, people and world go by.

Cafe Location

Platform 2 is the old full size railway platform at Rudyard Station. This was the Southbound platform and some original features from the 1840s when it was built are still in use.

Access To Cafe

There is level access to the Cafe from the station car park via the level crossing. Alternatively you can use the footbridge.

Please also see Platform 2 Cafe's own Facebook page for daily updates

Platform 2 Cafe achieved its 5 star food hygiene rating again in 2016