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“Brilliant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Platform 1

Platform 1
Deal Railway Station, Queen Street | Queen Street, Deal CT14 6HD, England
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Ranked #19 of 82 Restaurants in Deal
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

This is a brilliant cafe run by really lovely people.
Always cheerful even at 6 in the morning!
What a fantastic asset to the staton, everyone must use it or we will lose it.
Great coffee and stocked with everything a business or tourist traveller could possibly need.

Visited June 2014
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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“WELCOMING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Having just popped in (sorry about the unorthodox entry ) for a cup of tea we found the place very welcoming, the manager was extremely chatty and informative about the forthcoming East Kent high speed service. Keep up the good work

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deal, United Kingdom
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“love it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have loved this place since it started and it makes such a change from the usual railway cafes..not only a wide choice of food/ drinks..but also great posters and lots of information about Deal..it's informal, clean and the staff are actually friendly (try having a chat at the one in Dover!!)
And the bacon roll I had was unlike another reviewer, really good!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Rubbery Bacon Rolls”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If you're starving then have a cake.
Do not and I mean DO NOT be tempted by the bacon rolls as they shove them in the microwave and you might as well use it as a bouncy ball!
Tea and coffee were ok and the staff were polite.

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MacCorkindale, Manager at Platform 1, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Hi, and thanks for your review.

Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your bacon roll - for this you have our sincere apologies.We sell many freshly-made filled savouy rolls and bacon rolls to our customers, using rolls from a local independent supplier and a local independent butcher (both in Deal). We have had, and continue to have, many satisfied customers in more than two years of trading. We will, however, take your opinions on board. Quality is our watchword, so thanks for your input.

Being such a small cafe space we are very limited on cooking facilities: hence the use of the microwave. Also, the fact that we are serving a very fast turnover of clientele (who often only have less than a minute to spare before boarding a train - sometimes seconds!) means that speed is of the essence.

Our high quality coffee beans are also roasted by a local supplier; in fact, our variety of coffees we serve garner much praise from our customers at Platform 1.

Thanks for your kind words about our cakes and our very polite staff and we hope to see you again soon.
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Deal, United Kingdom
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“Bourdet1”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Nothing to dislike good hot drinks and food a quick stop off between trains. Lovely, hard working people there to cater for your travelling needs.

Visited December 2013
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