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Platform One Cafe

Fire Fly Avenue | Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
+44 1793 466622
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (17 reviews)
“jacket potato” (6 reviews)
“sausage rolls” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Fire Fly Avenue | Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tea was very nice and reasonably priced, not a great selection of cakes though. Disabled access was very disappointing - disabled customer in a (museum owned) mobility scooter struggled to manouvre out of the lift due to a large table being stored in the turning...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ben K
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Museum cafes are not renowned for fine dining. This one has very good quality simple food at a reasonable price. There is also a good selection of drinks. The sandwich selection was unimaginative though.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed November 22, 2018

On the first Floor of the railway museum. Went in for a pot of tea. The tea was plentiful and hot water was no problem, the price was very reasonable. Went back later and we were the only customers. The food menu looked good and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank roscwmbran
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Before taking our grandchildren into the Steam Museum we stopped at Platform One for lunch. The menu isn't extensive and is largely simple fare but is very good value. A stones throw from the Designer Outler where more expensive eateries abound it's well worth a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MartinJL
Reviewed October 11, 2018

This is a great café, the food is reasonably priced and very good. You can visit the café without going into the museum (which is well worth a visit).

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank D1251IWkareng
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Had a coffee break and lunch there while visiting the Steam museum. Nice and clean. Modern but with an historic railway theme. Very good value for money compared with most museum cafes and generous portions.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Found this little gem during visit to STEAM. Food great, good prices and friendly staff. Great place to eat, will visit again. Hope not too many people know about it as quite small and could get very busy.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank C P
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Lovely, clean, cafe situated in the Steam museum Friendly staff and good service. Very clean. I had cheesy jacket potato and a pot of tea which was lovely and hot. Will return if I am ever in the area again

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MTDancer2030
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Sixteen people were served a traditional English breakfast, which was hot and tasty and of good quality and was enough to keep us going for the rest of the day.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mariannevictoria2014
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Went for tea after 3 hours in the museum, excellent pot of tea for two but terrible choice of cakes so we didn't bother. It was a quiet day so maybe much better choice at other times. Clean and light, we had the comfy chairs...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Marion W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fire Fly Avenue | Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 466622
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