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2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
01785 254775
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Soup Kitchen, at the top of Church Lane overlooking St Mary’s Church...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A delightful meal

I thought I knew Stafford a little but I had missed the Soup Kitchen. It's a beautiful old place serving excellent food and all done with a smile. We will be back, thank you to Duncan and all the team.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Roger B
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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I thought I knew Stafford a little but I had missed the Soup Kitchen. It's a beautiful old place serving excellent food and all done with a smile. We will be back, thank you to Duncan and all the team.

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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Roger, I am so pleased that you have finally discovered us and we all look forward to welcoming you here back again soon. Best wishes, Duncan and all who help me here at The Soup Kitchen. More 

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We love as a family to come to the soup kitchen which everyone in our family does. U are always welcomed with a smile and kindness.

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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for this 'brill' review and I look forward to welcoming you all again on your next visit. My kindest regards, Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A visit with 1 year old was made easy by help and wecome from staff high chair no problem help with puschair . Very good and child friendly.

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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

When my father Freddie Sandy started running The Soup Kitchen many years ago his motto was always ‘children welcome, grannies adored’ and we have hopefully upheld this ever since! So he will be so pleased to hear of the contents of this kind review and I will make sure I will tell him when I see him at the weekend.... More 

stafford, England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A very homely cosy place to eat and relax ideal for newcomers to the area who I am sure would find the Soup Kitchen a very unique little eating experience with very tasty food good choices home cooked and excellent service especially if you opt for the waiting on service :) Duncan the owner is a very nice gentleman always... More 

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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello Nurse Jules, and thanks for taking the time and effort to post such a kind and glowing review about us here at The Soup Kitchen. This recommendation is truly appreciated and please keep on coming to eat here. Kind regards from 'The Nice Gentleman'! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Superb comfort food, great atmosphere, genuinely nice staff!! A pleasure! I'll be there again soon!!

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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks you for this 'sensational' review and all of us here at the top of Church Lane overlooking St Mary's Church thank you for sharing your thoughts about what we try and offer here. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes from Duncan - owner. More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lovely setting, good old fashioned service from pleasant staff. We have been coming here for years and the quality is consistent. I particularly like the rosti and the prawn and smoked salmon sandwiches. I can also recommend the breakfasts. Do not be put off by the queues outside, the place is bigger than it looks, you are not waiting for... More 

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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

I am always so pleased when our customers keep returning time and time again and thanks for your kind comments regarding what you have so enjoyed eating in the past. Also I truly appreciate you advising folk on here that it is worth queuing on the occasions when we are busy. As you say The Soup Kitchen is much bigger... More 

Ludlow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very unusual lunchtime venue nice variety of cakes and also has an outside area when the weather is nice.

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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us from Ludlow which is another delightful county town which has many a similar cafe and restaurant. Therefore your kind comments about us here in Stafford are truly appreciated. All the very best from Duncan Sandy and staff here at The Soup Kitchen. More 

Head Of Chezzetcook
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very pleasant staff and great food. With over 300 seating capacity, Duncan (the owner) spent time chatting with us during the lunch time. My husband who is not normally a quiche-eater, found it to be quite favourable & light. I had a homemade scone, clotted cream and preserves which was very good. Service was attentive and friendly. We will definitely... More 

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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you when you visited us and thanks for taking the time to post such a great review. We look forward to welcoming you here again in the future. Best wishes, Duncan More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stumbled across the Soup Kitchen by chance on a quick visit to Stafford. Lovely place with a wonderful friendly atmosphere. We just had a drink and a cake - the cakes were the best we had ever had - the chocolate fudge cake was a dream! Fantastic place

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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

'Wow' what a review and I am so pleased Andy that you stumbled over us during your recent visit to Stafford. Thanks for posting such kind comments about us. Kind regards, Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Stafford
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My family and I went to the Soup Kitchen for tea and cakes as a birthday/end of school treat at the beginning of April. It was very reasonably priced, I had a slice of lemon meringue pie... It was beautiful! The staff were very friendly and helpful. Definitely returning!

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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Sara, thanks so very much for posting such a great review again about your family's visit here last month - it is truly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you all here again. Kind regards from Duncan Sandy and all of the 'friendly and helpful' staff at The Soup Kitchen. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: 01785 254775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?