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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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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in just after lunch, was seated immediately. Decided on the chicken and mushroom in cream sauce with rice. Absolutely superb!! The ambiance never fails to please. Perfect place for breakfast, lunch or cake and coffee. Worth a visit if you are new to Stafford.

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

Thanks for popping in to see us and I am glad you enjoyed your chicken and mushrooms in a white sauce with rice - one of my favourites! Thanks for this kind recommendation - it is much appreciated. Kind regards from all of us at The Soup Kitchen, Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good old fashioned English Food served by traditionally dressed waiters /waitresses . Good sized portions and fairly priced

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Thank booty3
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving this review - it is so appreciated especially as I have just responded to the review below. I do not feel so suicidal now! Thanks for taking the time to review us on here and I hope you will come and see us again. My kind regards, Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Soup Kitchen is a lovely venue, very quaint. The staff are very friendly and attentive. However, the food is very basic and not worth the money. I went with my children. All the meals came at different times and my was last. My children had both finished eating when mine came. I only ordered a beef, watercress and horseradish... More 

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1 Thank Clare C
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello Clare and I am so sorry that on this occasion we did not come up to your expectations. I can only apologise that you were disappointed. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Reigate, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our lunches were of a good quality, hot and plentiful. The staff were friendly, fast and there were plenty of them. We were three covers and were served efficiently by four or five staff and there appeared to be no set tables for set staff, everyone mucked in. Clearly many of the eaters were regulars as they were warmly greeted... More 

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

Hello Al and thanks for coming in to see during your travels from Reigate. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us here in Stafford and your kind comments about what we try and offer are more than welcome and thanks for sharing your observations on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to read that you would be... More 

Stafford
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in one Saturday. The place was very busy and we had to que out of the front door whilst we waited to be seated. Eventually seated and I ordered pie, chips and veg. The meal was very tasty and satisfying however was a little expensive for the size of portion and possible options from surrounding establishments. Having said that... More 

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

Thanks for coming in to see us and I am pleased that you found your meal to be very tasty. I am relieved to read that despite your other comments you do wish to return so see you then. Kind regards, Duncan Sandy - owner More 

Stafford
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the soup kitchen, but be prepared for a really long wait for food at busy periods, last visit food took over an hour

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Thank lesleyo2017
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

I am so sorry Lesley that you had to wait so long when you last visited us - waiting for over an hour for food is totally unacceptable and I can only apologise. If you do return to see us do remind me of this so I can try and make some amends. Best wishes Duncan Sandy - owner More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and service always a lovely atmosphere will defiantly visit again Food all homemade very welcoming

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

Jackie I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to us and that you hope to return again. Happy New Year from all of us at The Soup Kitchen. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy, owner. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This establishment consistently delivers high quality home made food which I have enjoyed on many different occasions. I would recommend this place to anyone. However it is slightly more expensive.

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Thank Danny F
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this review

This kind recommendation from you Danny is truly appreciated. A very happy new year to you from all of us at The Soup Kitchen. Kind regards, Duncan Sandy owner. More 

yorkshire
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Granchildren love it as does the grand parents. Lovely food and a nice atmosphere.

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

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and thanks for taking the time to leave this review. A very happy new year to your two generations of family! Duncan Sandy - owner. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter booked a table for thirteen to celebrate her 40th birthday on Christmas Eve. Most of us had lunched at this iconic Stafford venue many times, you always feel part of an extended family there and to quote the message on the menu and table mats: "Grannies and children adored". The table had been booked at least a couple... 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
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?