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“Traditional coffee house”
Review of Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 256 Restaurants in Stafford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff, excellent service. One suggestion: All the delicious cakes and pastries should be displayed in a covered glass unit with a lift up door. Customers queue close to the uncovered pastries which is not hygienic, especially if they are suffering from a cold!

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1  Thank SidmouthSally
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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

Hello and thanks for posting a review on us - so appreciated. I take on board what you write about the uncovered pastries - we are on the case!
Come and see us again soon, best wishes, Duncan Sandy.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

The Soup Kitchen has a traditional British set-up and absolutely excellent very friendly staff, cosy atmosphere.

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1  Thank Steve J
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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

I and all the people here who help me run The Soup Kitchen really appreciate you leaving this kind review and we hope you will keep coming to eat with us.
Kind regards, Duncan Sandy - owner

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Popped in yesterday whilst waiting for my husband who was working in the area. Absolutely amazing service. They could not be more helpful and attentive. Main man was fab and waitresses lovely. The food was very nice and the place for a half hour break. Would thoroughly recommend. Thanks.

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1  Thank samdorsett
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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

It is so good of you to post this review and it was our pleasure to welcome you to The Soup Kitchen for half an hour while your husband was working in the area. Please do come and see us if you are ever up this way again.
Best wishes from Duncan Sandy and all the 'lovely waitresses'!

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Lovely place to eat, whether its just coffee and cake or a full meal, everything I have had there is tasty, great quality and served by very friendly staff.

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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

I am responding to this on the day we have just discovered that we are the top most rated restaurant in Stafford by TripAdvisor reviewers. I am just so grateful to folk like you - and the other hundred or so of our customers - who have taken the time and effort to post such kind comments about us on here.
Thanks so very much from Duncan Sandy and all the staff at The Soup Kitchen.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely place to eat for either lunch or just to pop in for a cuppa and one of their delicious scones! They go out of their way to make sure you are well looked after and nothing is too much trouble. They are always busy but you don't have to wait long for them to find you a seat. My only criticism is that some times when we have gone in for lunch on a Saturday although they have taken our order promptly, the food has sometimes taken a while to come out. However it is such a lovely place to sit that if you are not in a rush it isn't a problem. Overall a lovely experience.

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1  Thank HP1976
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ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to leave this glowing review and I take on board what you write about what can sometimes happen on a Saturday when we are invariably very busy. We hope to welcome you at the Soup Kitchen very soon.
Duncan Sandy - owner

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