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Soup Kitchen

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2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
+44 1785 254775
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09:00 - 17:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever I travel to Stafford to catch up with friends we always go here. And for once I happy to always go to same place. For a cafe a good choice of food. Cater for dietary requirements even for my vegan friend. Nothing too much trouble. Service great and friendly. Is old quaint and charming venue. Good value for money... More 

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Thank Meme R
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

I am pleased to read that we are your favourite port of call when you come to see your Stafford friends. This review and kind comments are so appreciated especially as it has helped us now get over eight hundred postings on here - mostly good! We do try our utmost to get it right but recognise that this does... More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say... I guess I first should admit to being a regular visitor... however this is my first trip for breakfast. As always the service is friendly and welcoming. The place is immaculate and the food and drinks are excellent. Definitely recommended - especially if you prefer good food to fast food. And they offer gluten free options... More 

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Thank Debi R
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

So glad you managed to join us for breakfast Debi and found the whole experience as pleasing as your often, later in the day, visits. Thanks for this recommendation and high rating and I am happy to read that you approve of our gluten free options. Long may you continue to come and see us here. Kind regards, Duncan Sandy... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Soup Kitchen is a wonderful quirky traditional establishment that we've been visiting for over 20 years. It is made up of different rooms all with a different feel with both self service or table service. A must for families or a cosy meal with a loved one. Staff friendly and polite and always interested in their customers. Long may... More 

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

Hello Sproxo and thanks for posting this kind review and for visiting us so often during the last twenty years - as you so kindly say long may all this last! Kind regards from Duncan Sandy and all of us at The Soup Kitchen. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot believe that someone is eating food and drink bought from a shop, namely sushi and juice in a bottle.

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

Caroline, many thanks for this strange sighting! Do you think this diner was perhaps suggesting that we should start serving sushi with our scones or cakes fresh from our bake house?! I will try some with a cream scone and report back to you ........ I am writing this two hours later and I think it's certainly not a good... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem of an eaterie in Stafford. The staff are so welcoming and friendly and will endeavour to find you a table as soon as possible even when it's packed out. The menu is extensive and there's something for all tastes. We opted for a toastie and a sandwich, with a bowl of chips to share. Delicious! Whether... More 

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

Thanks for describing us as a great destination - this review together with its kind comments is really appreciated and thanks for taking the time to write about Saturday's lunchtime visit. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty filling comfort food, love the traditional dress for the staff, all fresh and home cooked, excellent range of cakes to take a way!

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Thank Kate Ana R
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

I am amazed how many folk ask to take cakes away with them - maybe we should start a delivery service!!! Thanks for coming in to see us Kate and for this kind review. Kind regards, Duncan Sandy, Owner of The Soup Kitchen. More 

Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to visit The Soup Kitchen on my own for a coffee and cake, or with my hubby, friends or family. It's a great place to relax and enjoy something homemade and tasty. The atmosphere is traditionally English offering a friendly waitress service or just go to the counter to choose your food and drink and find your own... More 

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

Liz, what a very kind and detailed review and I am so happy that you so obviously appreciate what we try and offer here at The Soup Kitchen. Whether you return by yourself, with your husband or your Danish family you know that you are always welcome here to relax and eat our homemade food. Thanks for this great recommendation... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon tea at this quaint tea shop. The perfect respite after a walk around this market town. This is a return visit after coming some 18 months ago when last in Stafford and we were not disappointed. Lovely cakes / scones. Very friendly and helpful staff 👍👍👍👍👍

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Thank JSmed62
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Wow five thumbs up - you must have enjoyed your visit. Thanks for returning to see us for afternoon tea and I am so pleased that we did not disappoint again. Regards from us all at The Soup Kitchen, Duncan Sandy, owner. More 

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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again the food the staff and the atmosphere was lovely really reassuring to know you can eat healthy tasty food out. All well cooked great quality and the staff are wonderful x

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Thank Jackie H
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello Jackie and thanks for writing so glowingly about our breakfasts and about all who help me run The Soup Kitchen here in Church Lane. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had business trip to stafford and for lunch we found very cosy British restaurant and we enjoy it alot

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

Thanks for coming in to see us during your business trip to Stafford yesterday and I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards, 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?