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Soup Kitchen

2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
+44 1785 254775
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
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1 - 10 of 920 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this place, so nice. Really friendly staff, lots and lots of seating. Tasty food, delicious drinks. Great atmosphere.

Thank Asma O
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Asma and thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts about your visits to us - it was so kind of you. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy - owner

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love this place, great friendly staff can’t do enough for you, meals are always perfect. Never visited and had a bad thing to say. It’s a must place to have breakfast or lunch when in Stafford.

Thank marthastrips
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

You love The Soup Kitchen Martha ....... I love this review! Thanks so much for posting it. Kind regards. Duncan Sandy - owner.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on Saturday afternoon the place was very busy we had to wait in the door way for a table this didn’t put us off though, as you know if it’s very busy it means it’s going to be good! And it didn’t let us...More

1  Thank Kcrackers
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to post this detailed review and I am so pleased to read that despite us being busy last Saturday lunchtime you all had an excellent lunch. This recommendation is so appreciated and has helped us slip into the number one...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked to see the Pantomime at the Stafford Gatehouse a few days after Christmas and booked The Soup Kitchen for lunch. We were a party of 9 adults and 4 children. As it was also our daughter's birthday it was a special get-together,...More

1  Thank CarolStaffordshire
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello boys and girls and what an incredible pre-pantomime review. Oh yes it is ........ or no it is not! Excuse me if I slap my thighs but I am so pleased that you all had a great birthday lunch and I am also relieved...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to queue for 15 minutes to get a table as it was very busy before Christmas. We had prawn cocktail starter and steak and kidney pie and fish pie. The service was a bit slow which was understandable due to the restaurant being...More

1  Thank raz51504
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so sorry you had to wait fifteen minutes to be seated and felt the table service was slow - I can only apologise. However despite all this, I am so pleased that you rated us so highly and deemed the lunch to be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only place to go in Stafford!! Great food, lovely atmosphere, very children friendly and waitress service.More

Thank Julie B
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Julie and thanks so much for this first review of 2018. In fact can I wish you and everyone who has left a a comment on here about us a very happy new year. All of us at the Soup Kitchen so appreciate folk...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tea room with the wow factor friendly and welcoming staff really like it here. Deffinatly be visiting again soon

Thank trevnbev88
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! What a review! Many thanks from Duncan Sandy and all at The Soup Kitchen.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Duncan and his Staff are always on hand to ensure an enjoyable visit to this popular olde world cafe. Add to this an excellent menu and you can’t go wrong.More

1  Thank Raymond K
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Raymond, I am responding to this on Christmas Eve and am excitedly wondering whether Father Christmas will be visiting my home later but have just realised there are no chimneys! But in the meantime I thank you for this early Christmas present of a great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

called for coffee and scone whilst doing my shopping. Service was great and I ordered for the conservatory and my tray was carried for me. Definitely a good price, good service and definitely visit again.

Thank 1bookie
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for popping in for a coffee and a scone and I am glad to read that you will do so again. Happy Christmas from Duncan Sandy - owner.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a very warm welcome, the food is also very good with the soup especially served nice and hot. The pate is also to be recommended, never rushed to finish your meal and go.

Thank Gail W
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much Gail for posting this and I am pleased to read you never feel rushed when you eat here. Happy Christmas from Duncan Sandy and all at The Soup Kitchen.

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LJP7
17 November 2017|
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Response from ralph911 | Property representative |
Sorry completely missed this - do call me. Duncan Sandy - owner.
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Natasha T
20 October 2017|
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Response from ralph911 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We allow guide dogs in our restaurant but we do have seating area outside the front of the property where you can enjoy any of our refreshments with waitress service from our team if you would... More
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Piglet_and_Eeyore
28 August 2017|
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Response from ralph911 | Property representative |
We can cater for that no probs - maybe give me a call before perhaps before visiting and I can run past you what is freshly made here. My father is gluten free so know exactly what you require. All the very best and thanks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: +44 1785 254775
Description
The Soup Kitchen, at the top of Church Lane overlooking St Mary’s Church, has been run by the Sandy family for over thirty years. We pride ourselves on our freshly cooked food and are so flattered that folk keep coming back time and time again to visit us. When the weather is fine our roof top garden is always popular and it’s a great place to relax and let life pass you by. From Monday to Saturday we are open for breakfasts, morning coffees, lunches and afternoon teas. Everything is homemade and our team in the bake house work throughout the day turning out delicious pastries, cakes and other delicacies. We offer table and self-service.
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