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“For once something right on the railways!”
Review of Platform 1

Platform 1
Ranked #7 of 10 Coffee & Tea in Deal
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Deal
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“For once something right on the railways!”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

A perfectly refreshing sanctuary with good hot drinks, snacks, newspapers, welcoming hosts and a touch of nostalgia. Especially attractive around 8 when dozens of of hyperactive schoolchildren are pushing each other and generally 'performing' on the platform opposite. Well done.

  • Visited September 2012
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3 Thank DealVeterans
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“An oasis for the weary traveller”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

I had become resigned to enduring a barren, coffee- and paperless train journey to work from Deal station and relying on the hit-and-miss refreshments trolley.

Imagine my delight, then, when this little gem appeared and I think it is time it got a long overdue mention. For a caffeine and newspaper addict like me, discovering the Platform 1 coffee shop was like finding an oasis in the desert.

Platform 1. Well named, as it adjoins the platform of the same name at Deal station, discreetly advertised by a neat sign at the door.

It's branded in retro-style - old Southern Railway livery, I'm told. It's unpretentious and manned by friendly staff. Apart form hot beverages and papers it was selling cold drinks and chocolate bars too, and I noticed that hot cereals are on offer too.

At a time when independent shops are disappearing from Deal town centre, it's great to see Platform 1 bucking the trend . Thanks, guys, for this much-needed amenity.

  • Visited August 2012
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5 Thank Stephen H
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