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Soup Kitchen

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2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
01785 254775
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with friends from work, Great selection of cakes and drinks. Very friendly and obliging staff. Such a cute atmosphere. Great for lunch or tea.

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Thank kjm-diver
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

We have never been described as 'cute' before so thanks for making me smile at the start of another busy week here at The Soup Kitchen. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. Best wishes from Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A cosy cottage tucked away behind Stafford's high street, I had high expectations of the Soup Kitchen after seeing its excellent rating on here and hearing about how well regarded it is in the local community. I was not disappointed. The staff greeted me with great enthusiasm, and were genuinely friendly. The standard of service they provide is exceptional, with... More 

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Thank John O
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

What an amazing review and thanks for the very kind comments John about the folk who help me here - it is so pleasing to read and we all look forward to welcoming you back to The Soup Kitchen in the future. I am glad our reviews on here lured you in! Kind regards, Duncan Sandy - owner More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fill English breakfast. Very friendly polite staff. Gorgeous cafe. Lovely cooked breakfast although quite pricey. Had a standard house coffee....not much coffee init though!

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Thank Nikki g
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks Nikki for a review about our breakfasts and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed it. Sorry about the coffee - you should have just asked and of course we would have filled it up for you again! All the best from Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We go to soup kitchen every time when we want to eat out during lunchtime. The best place to eat after we have tried lots of other restaurants. They are especially friendly to children. The only problem is it doesn't open on Sunday and evenings, which made us don't know where to go when we eat out!

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

What a kind review and thanks for deeming us to be the best place to eat in Stafford. I am sorry 'your kitchen' is not open on Sundays or at evenings - but we all must have some time off!!! See you again soon hopefully. Best wishes Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the long drive from Essex to the Lakes so stopped in Stafford for breakfast as it half way. This place caught our eye because reviews were good and it didn't disappoint. It is in a nice part of the town and a short walk from the car park so easy to get to. Service was very good and... More 

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

Thanks for calling in to see us on the way to The Lake District and I am glad that we lived up to most of the reviews on here! The power of the internet as I am sure you would never had discovered us otherwise. Thanks so much for taking the time to post your own comments about your breakfast... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great personal service, good food at reasonable prices, plus a very friendly atmosphere, if you are visiting Stafford this is where you will enjoy a good lunch or afternoon tea - it is very historic building that reminds you of times past. Well worth a visit

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Thank kenns2
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your visit to us and thanks for writing so glowingly about The Soup Kitchen and recommending us on here. Kind regards, Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wonderful daytime restaurant is filled with many interesting rooms with the most friendly waitress service in all of them but there is a self service if you're in a rush. The food and menu are extensive and always good and how you want it served with a friendly smile and great service at a reasonable price. We particularly like... More 

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

I am so flattered that kind folk like your good selves keep returning to see us time and time again. I can think of no better recommendation and many thanks for sharing your thoughts about us on this very influential review site. Glad you like our breakfasts too! Many thanks from Duncan Sandy and all at The Soup Kitchen. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going here for years, never had a reason to complain. Food always perfect. Met a guy who had been going to Soup Kitchen for over 50yrs and he says exactly the same. Management and Staff are exceptional.

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Thank terry2ivan
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

I am getting emeotional again!!!! What a very kind review and thanks Terry for deeming us to be the best restaurant in Stafford. Kind regards, Duncan Sandy - owner of The Soup Kitchen. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you are enjoying Breakfast, Lunch or Coffee and Cake, the Soup Kitchen offers value for money, excellent service in a cosy and very family friendly surroundings...if u visit Stafford it's a must place to visit!

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Thank Jane J
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

I have just had to put away again my hanky! (See my management response to the review below yours). Thanks you for these kind comments. Best wishes from Dincan Sandy - owner. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten in this restaurant on a number of occasions and can honestly say the food and service have been excellent, Staff who are very helpful and food that never lets it down well done and thanks

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

I nearly cried when I read this very kind review Stuart. We really do care what we offer here and when we get a negative review - see some below - it does affect us all. We accept we cannot get it right all the time but luckily for you we have done and I am so pleased to read... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 01785 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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