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2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
+44 1785 254775
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Stone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is always perfect and the staff are lovely. I am not surprised that it is sometimes queuing out of the door. By far the best place in Stafford and would definitely recommend.

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Thank sunset3614
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

What a great review and thanks so much for deeming us to be the best in Stafford! We are so flattered that you have posted this and please keep coming in to eat with us here at The Soup Kitchen. Best wishes from Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place will never die out Lovely place to go for breakfast lunch or dinner. So pretty inside Food is always on point Cannot fault it and the staff are great and always helpful

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Thank oliviaws20
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

What an amazing review Olivia and so appreciated. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave what you think about us here on TripAdvisor. Kind regards from Duncan Staff and all at The Soup Kitchen. More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had another lovely breakfast at the Soup Kitchen. The service and the staff are excellent, very friendly especially Duncan who makes you feel very welcome. I would recommend the Soup Kitchen. We will be back very soon. Thank you.

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Thank Barbara W
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

So pleased Barbara and Les that you enjoy our breakfasts here at The Soup Kitchen o thanks for this recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back here very soon. Best wishes from Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Cannock
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Already in the Christmas spirit with the crumbliest, richest, bestest mince pies ever at the Soup Kitchen.

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Thank Paul A
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing our mince pies so favourably!!!!! May I be the first Paul to wish you Happy Christmas. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy - owner of The Soup Kitchen which, as you write, is already in the festive spirit. More 

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called "The Soup Kitchen", but had to ask what soup they did. Homemade Soup is delicious, we had a choice of 3 different soups. Carrot and Coriander Soup was wholesome and tasty. Well laid out eatery. Can be very busy, possibly waiting for a table. A popular place. Lovely, Warm and Welcoming. Jacket Potatoes are nice too.

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Thank paulmyatt
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Paul, I am so pleased that you appreciated the three soups we had on offer when you came in yesterday and thanks for writing such lovely things about us and rating us so highly. Your kind review has helped us retain our number two spot out of the 180 or so other eateries in town. We hope we are never... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food, good service and friendly. Food is not cheap, but it is of high quality. Gets very busy at peak periods but B that is due to high standards.

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Thank 5904
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave this review and for recognising the high standards we try and achieve here - both with our food and service. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it is just me, but limp lettuce and salad floating around in the baked beans covering a jacket potato is not very appropriate or appealing. Reduce the price and do not include the side salad. Suggestion...could you add crumpets to your menu?

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Thank NellieG236
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Sorry to read that your baked potato together with with baked beans and salad did not live up to your expectations and sincerely hope it will not deter you from visiting The Soup Kitchen again. Thanks for taking the time to leave this review Nellie. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yet again a enjoyable experience. Staff and food excellent as usual. Visit at least once a week. Waiting on service available and does get busy so if you don't mind a short wait at its worth it. There is also a self serve counter you can use. On busy times seating for self serve is mainly on one side of... More 

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Thank Caroline B
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Caroline thanks so much for visiting us again and I am pleased to read that you found our staff and food to be as good as on previous visits. I trust you do keep coming to see us! Best wishes from Duncan Sandy and all of the staff at The Soup Kitchen. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never expected this high quality service in a place in Stafford from the staff. Fast response after one of the meals was unavailable. The food and milkshakes were unforgettable(vegetarian and gluten free options are available), the place is very well maintained and the atmosphere was welcoming; as well as having so many cute decorations. Would recommend to anyone looking for... More 

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Thank José F
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello José F and I am pleased your girlfriend enjoyed her Soup Kitchen experience! It has made my day to read what you have written about the service we try and offer our customers here and I am happy to read that you will return. Thanks for this recommendation and I take on board what you write regarding food descriptions.... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch two weeks ago on a busy Saturday. There was a short wait as the place was packed but the service was excellent. Not too long before the starter was served,followed by a lovely meal. All cooked well,served with courtesy and a quality meal .the food was good and a very substantial portion also. Will go again without... More 

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Thank Peter P
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your Saturday lunch with us three weeks ago and thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about your visit here on TripAdvisor. This recommendation is truly appreciated. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?