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Soup Kitchen

2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
+44 1785 254775
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (92 reviews)
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

A very busy but well run establishment. Great to see smiles on all the staff faces as they served up tasty home made food. I was impressed by how courteous the staff were when under pressure. I ordered the Steak & Stilton pie with vegetables...More

Thank Mozzyp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brilliant afternoon tea so much cake had to have a takeout box. Great service lovely setting worth a visit

Thank annejjohnstone64
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a succinct and pleasing review. Glad you enjoyed the cake. Many thanks! Best wishes, Duncan Sandy

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although others in the family have visited the Soup Kitchen many times and I had heard a lot about it, I had never been so I was surprised to see how big it is and the range of food that they serve. We went late...More

Thank AnnieM452
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

What a great start to my week by reading this very kind and considered review. I am so pleased Annie that you came to eat with us and were impressed with the overall experience. I am also glad that you all enjoyed our rostis which...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The soup kitchen is a wonderful place to have a little cosy meal, everyone is always very friendly and the decoration is very different. Menu has a good selection of food, even though I always go for the same thing. Roast chicken, which is amazing....More

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

Hello you Radicalteen and I am so pleased that overall you enjoy your visits to us. This recommendation is appreciated and I do apologise if once or twice you have been waiting a tad longer for your meal than you may have wished but as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely delightful lunch we just had very polite friendly staff clearly customers come first Well mannered very polite which you don't see that often very well do e to all the staff food was lovely worth every penny Will definitely be back owners...More

Thank 317537les
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, what a fantastic review and thanks for taking the time to leave it. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and I and those who help here me here at The Soup Kitchen look forward to welcoming you back again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, tasty food, always a nice experience. Recommended 100% - afternoon tea is a bargain too 😊More

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

Thanks so much for this one hundred per cent recommendation and I am so pleased that you enjoy our afternoon teas here at The Soup Kitchen. That reminds me time for a cream and a homemade scone - blow my diet for today!!! Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not too far. Just to a time when you were taken to somewhere like this for a treat by a person in your life who made a difference. Not too posh for a youngster to be uncomfortable, but posh enough for you to remember until...More

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

Bryan, what an evocative and extremely well written review. You so obviously appreciate what we try and offer here at The Soup Kitchen and thanks for sharing your thoughts about us and rating us so highly on this very influential on line travellers site. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the good fortune to come across this place on a recent visit to Stafford. We were very impressed with both the service and the food. Roast beef for me and chicken curry for mom. So nice to be served these days rather than...More

Thank claremallin09
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us for the first time and I trust it will not be your last! These kind words on here are so appreciated by me and all who help me here at The Soup Kitchen. Kind regards, Duncan Sandy, owner.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good service, nice food, good setting and very friendly welcome. Would highly recommend it for any occasion.

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

Rita, thanks so much for taking the time and reviewing us so highly on here. This recommendations is so appreciated by me and all who help me here. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy - owner.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we visit Stafford we always go to the Soup Kitchen for lunch. The food is always of good quality and the staff are very friendly and efficient. However, when we visited today I ordered a ploughman's lunch and must comment on my disappointment with...More

Thank davelindop12
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am concerned to read that you felt the ploughman's lunch you were served did not represent good value and that you left disappointed but am relieved that this has not put you off returning again. When you do, please ask for me so that...More

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August 4, 2018|
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Response from lindaphoenix | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they will help All they can
January 22, 2018|
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Response from Kcrackers | Reviewed this property |
No parking outside it’s on a no access road it’s just off the high street u would prob b best to park on the new marks an Spencer’s car park and walk across into town it’s about 2 to 3 min walk. Car park is 3pounds for 3... More
November 16, 2017|
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Response from ralph911 | Property representative |
Sorry completely missed this - do call me. Duncan Sandy - owner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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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