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Soup Kitchen

2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
+44 1785 254775
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

They have recently been undergoing a face lift and I must admit that I hadn't envisaged it getting any better. But I have to say that the team have done a wonderful job. The new decor is inspiring and adds to the ambiance of this...More

Thank David W
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We have had many a favourable comment from customers about our recent face lift David but this is the first time that anyone has written about it on Trip Advisor. This review has made my day and thanks for taking the time to post it...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good food although often a little slow but it is cooked fresh. Good variety of coffe, snacks or meal. Great to sit in the window and people watch, especially at Christmas. Ambiance is great.More

Thank Dawn F
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for this review Dawn and I am relieved that you appreciate that everything here at The Soup Kitchen is cooked to order. Thanks for rating us so highly and I look forward to perhaps seeing you at Christmas when you come for your festive...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff and food is always quick and tasty! Never had a bad experience here and would highly recommend to anybody in the area!

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

Lola, this short but sweet recommendation is truly appreciated. I trust you keep coming to see us. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy, owner.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm and friendly establishment, relaxing ideal place to meet with friends and family for lunch or just for a drink and a snack. Soup Kitchen offer excellent service, Staff are friendly and a credit to the owners. If you are looking for quality food including...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us Sharon and I am so glad that you approve of what my staff and I try and offer here at The Soup Kitchen. I too appreciate we are probably not the cheapest place to eat in town...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast cooked to order friendly staff. Also the scones are wonderful. the cakes are great too

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

Thanks for coming in Adam for breakfast and taking the time to leave this review. My best wishes, Duncan Sandy - owner.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I want a treat and when I can convince the wife the Soup Kitchen is our go to place for a fantastic well cooked breakfast with excellent service, it's not the cheapest place for breakfast but its well worth the money and a lovely...More

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

All I can say is I hope you can keep on the right side of your wife and that you and her continue with your breakfast teats! Thanks for this writing such kind comments and stating that we 'are well worth the money and a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had the most amazing day out in Stafford. Took the train from Stockport and 30mins later we're out of the station and over the road into Victoria Park which is impeccably kept. Beautiful gardens with the river Sow flowing through. Through the...More

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

What a review and what a great recommendation! I am so pleased Simon that you enjoyed your visit here and after lunch when things get a tad quieter here I must go round to the lovely lady in the candle shop to thank her for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our Canadian visitor for afternoon tea, to treat her to a very British setting! Lovely staff greet you at the door, serve you at the till and also carry your tray to your table! We had scones and cake and they were amazing! Will...More

Thank Frances W
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for bringing your Canadian friends in for afternoon tea Frances and also for taking the time to write such a great review on here. I am so pleased you appreciate what we try and offer at The Soup Kitchen. Hopefully we will see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 16th Century Soup Kitchen , was a real find. I was looking at the church near by and loving the quaint old buildings when I came across this eatery. They have their own bake house and everything is fresh. It was lunch time and...More

Thank gardenofEden667102
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This kind review reads like an advertisement for The Soup Kitchen - thanks so much for writing it and rating us so highly! I am so pleased that you spotted us while looking in at the church at the top of the lane and am...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited yesterday for some early lunch, haven't been for a while due to a change in circumstances but as soon as we arrived we were welcomed in and a table was found for us straightaway. All the staff were friendly and happy and went...More

Thank Lindylou129
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What an incredible review and we are so flattered that we are now your bench mark for when you visit other hospitality places. Thanks so very much for posting this and writing about us all on here in such positive glowing terms. Do come back...More

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28 August 2017|
Response from ralph911 | Property representative |
We can cater for that no probs - maybe give me a call before perhaps before visiting and I can run past you what is freshly made here. My father is gluten free so know exactly what you require. All the very best and thanks... More
Craig J
23 July 2017|
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Response from Paul J | Reviewed this property |
Great breakfasts from full English and oatcakes to toast and porridge and everything in between. The service is always good.
Kelly J
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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
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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