Bingley’s Station Masters House is reopening as a pancake and waffle house
Platform 3 Pancake House specializes in sweet and savory versions of popular desserts.
The menu features anything from American-style millionaire cake pancakes or millionaire cake pancakes to breakfast options and Eton Mess waffles.
It’s a dream come true for business partners Matthew Bell and Tracy Bennett.
Matthew, whose family have lived in Bingley since the 18th century, had always wanted to open a business at Station Masters House.
“It was one of them that whenever we drove by, you thought, ‘This needs something,'” Matthew said. “When I saw it was open again I jumped at the chance because it stands out. It needs something good there, and hopefully we’ve done that.”
He added: “The construction was initially completed about three years ago. It was railway themed so we kept it because of its setting.
“We changed out some pieces. We have a function room upstairs.
“It’s something a little different and everyone loves sweets.
“We thought it would be different for Bingley.
“We’re from Bingley. My family has lived in Bingley since the 18th century.
You can find breakfast pancakes with crushed avocado, lemon or bacon, fried eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, and cheese.
For those with a sweet tooth, the menu also has traditional options like banana and vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
There will also be servings of locally made ice cream, Groovy Moo, as well as sundaes.
“They don’t add a lot of extras to it,” Matthew said.
“The story behind Groovy Moo is a bit of a sad one. The guy who set it up, he got cancer. It’s unfortunate that he died before launching the company, but somehow, the legacy he left behind is truly incredible.”
Platform 3 Pancake House is newly decorated with odes to the site’s railway history throughout.
There is also a function room upstairs.
“I have another job with my partner Tracy who will be there most of the time,” Matthew said.
“You’re going to run it. Tracy has catering experience, and she grew up in a café. When we came up with this idea, she really jumped at it.”
The Station Masters House has been brought back to life as a fish and chip shop after falling into disrepair over many years.
Previous owners Matt and Joe Hogg announced their closure “with sadness and regret” in September last year.
The location reopened as a restaurant for a short period this summer.