Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Operated by Leek and Rudyard Railway Ltd

Platform 2 Cafe


Great Food, Great Location

Platform 2 Cafe is open from 1000 to 1600 hours on all railway running days (please see our  Timetable for further information).  Delicious food and drinks are available together with snacks, chocolate bars, crisps and 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.  

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, but booking and pre-ordering is essential for larger parties.  We are also pleased to offer 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!).

Cafe Location

Platform 2 is located on the site of the old full size railway platform at Rudyard Station. This was the Southbound platform.

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