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Soup Kitchen

) #2 of 201 Restaurants in Stafford ££ - £££ Cafe, British, Soups
2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
+44 1785 254775
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
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11 - 20 of 838 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went the this afternoon and after just discovering this delightful place I was totally blown away by how lovely and the charming it was , the staff went out of there way to help , the food and drinks were to die for and we...More

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

Hello there from The Soup Kitchen Mike and thanks so much for this 'amazing' review and I am so pleased you have now discovered us. We all look forward to welcoming you here again and thanks for this recommendation. Kind regards, Duncan Sandy - owner.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had friends visiting for the day and needed somewhere to go for lunch. I called a couple of days before to book a table for 5 for a Saturday lunchtime. When we arrived we were shown to our table by the very efficient front...More

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

I am so glad that your Saturday lunch out with your friends was a success and thanks for choosing The Soup Kitchen as the venue. These kind comments and high rating are truly appreciated and you know where we are should you feel the need...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to visit. Staff, on the whole, are friendly and helpful when struggling to come to a decision as to what to order. You are never made to feel rushed. Families actively encouraged to visit.Clean homely feel. Food always fresh and presented nicely....More

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

Debbie, I am so pleased that you have been visiting us for the last two decades and I am encouraged to read that over the years you have appreciated what we try and offer our customers and what you deem as 'old fashioned hospitality'. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my dad came here for brunch yesterday, as we saw the advertised rooftop garden (which was lovely in the sunshine!!). This is where we decided to sit for our brunch. We were greeted by a very friendly server, who promptly took our order...More

Thank eleanorg94
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sincerely sorry that on this occasion we did not live up to your expectations and I can only apologise. You say you will not be visiting The Soup Kitchen again but if you are prepared to give us another chance do call me...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always lovely to go here for a light snack at lunch time. Will earn that it does always appear to be busy when you get there, but surely that speaks volumes that there are so many people wanting to be there and eat! The meals...More

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

Thanks for writing such kind things about us Miriam and I am pleased that you enjoyed your light snack at lunch time. We look forward to welcoming you here again. My kind regards, Duncan Sandy - owner.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come every Saturday morning and the staff are always very welcoming! They always have a conversation with us and are always helpful! Food and drinks are always good and the service is spot on!!

Thank Jade H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly welcome and cheery hello from staff on arrival. Wide menu with something for everyone we prebooked afternoon tea. On request we were seated on the lovely roof top terrace a real oasis from the town. We chose a selection of coffees to go with...More

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What better than to enjoy a toasted teacake and milky coffee. Lovely ambience and enjoy anytime of the day. Family friendly Hard working staff.

Thank Caroline B
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Caroline and what a kind review which is so appreciated. My best wishes. Duncan Sandy - owner.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy this little oasis , but sadly on this occasion our outside garden experience was spoilt by a gentleman smoking a cigar and his companion smoking a cigarette.More

Thank penrhiwceiber
ralph911, Manager at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am so sorry your time on our roof garden was spoilt by a gentleman smoking a cigar and his companion puffing away on a cigarette and I sincerely hope this does not stop you returning to our 'little oasis'. My kindest regards, Duncan Sandy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy going to the Soup Kitchen. The staff are always friendly & more than happy to accommodate your needsMore

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

Thanks for this kind review and I am glad you enjoy your visits here - with or without the 'monkeys'! Thanks for taking the time to post this much appreciated review and I hope you continue to come in and see us. Best wishes, Duncan...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kelly J
Hi what time is afternoon tea available & is booking required ?
16 February 2017|
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Response from ralph911 | Property representative |
Hello, we close at 5pm so we serve afternoon tea until 4pm. booking is helpful.
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Floobie1
Hi Is the Soup Kitchen a breast-feeding friendly cafe? Daughter now has small one.. who also needs to eat whilst Mum enjoys your delicious food :)
31 January 2017|
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Response from ralph911 | Property representative |
Yes absolutely, we were awarded a "Breastfeeding friendly public venue" certificate.
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freeranger99
Do they offer non-dairy milk?
12 November 2016|
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Response from kathella | Reviewed this property |
sure they do. offer soya
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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