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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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“cakes” (75 reviews)
“rosti” (14 reviews)
“jacket potato” (21 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Church Lane, Stafford ST16 2AW, England
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1 - 10 of 838 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

A must visit tea room. Service is second to none, it may appear busy but the attentive staff will always find you a seat in one of its hidden corners. Food is always excellent with a home cooked charm. If in Stafford make sure you...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have just popped in for a coffee and scone and as usual there are no disappointments. Their scones are the best in town. Very friendly staff and nice comfortable surroundings. Well done Duncan again.

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Soup Kitchen is my favourite place to visit for lunch or a coffee and a cake. I have been returning to Stafford for 30 years and find this is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family. We have held many a...More

Thank ReviewerLU7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fab staff & great old style decor. Catered for my grandson well & boxed up his food to take away when not eaten. Good quality food for a great price. Thank you!More

Thank Nikki B
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So happy Nikki that you approve of our staff and old style decor. We do try and also look after our younger diners and are pleased to hear that we managed to cater for your grandson and that he took a reminder of the fare...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Never disappointed with food, service, ambience. Particularly love the 'rostis'. The restaurant is tucked away in a little lane near to the church, so don't miss it.

Thank Pauline G
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Pauline for leaving this succinct review, which is truly appreciated. Best wishes from Duncan Sandy - owner.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the Soup Kitchen for afternoon tea today. We were given the option to sit inside and stay cool from the afternoon sun in the air conditioned rooms or sit on the roof top sun terrace. We chose to sit outside and really enjoyed a...More

Thank Glen R
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glen, this review has brought a smile to my face and I am so pleased that the good weather allowed you to enjoy your afternoon tea out on our roof terrace. I often go there when I need to take some fresh air and need...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since moving to Stafford recently I have been hear a handful of time with friends and family and every time the staff have been friendly and the food is great. Afternoon tea is a particular favourite and accommodated our preferences

Thank sophielove_259
ralph911, General Manager at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for coming to see us and I trust that you enjoy living in Stafford - I do!!!! I am pleased that you enjoy afternoon tea at The Soup Kitchen and thanks so much for leaving this review. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy - owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited last week with family for lunch. I think the "Soupie" must be one of the most welcoming restaurants I have ever been in, The Sandys and their staff make you feel that nothing is too much trouble. The food was lovely and everyone enjoyed...More

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

So pleased that you enjoy your visit yesterday to 'The Soupie' and for taking the time to leave this much appreciated review of your lunch here. I am happy all enjoyed the experience and you thought our food was lovely. Best wishes from Duncan -...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great cafe/restaurant. The place is huge, but manages to still be charming and cosy, with rooms rambling across multiple floors and winding through corridors (plus a great little roof terrace). The service was really good, helpful and with a smile, and the cakes were...More

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

So pleased you enjoyed your visit Kerry and if you are here this afternoon - and see this response in time - do make yourself known to me so I can say thanks for this in person. Sadly though it maybe a bit too cold...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably priced, friendly staff, lovely environment, great choice of food. Will definitely come again!

Thank Tessh111
ralph911, Owner at Soup Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for rating us so highly and your kind comments have made my day! All of us here at The Soup Kitchen look forward to your return. Best wishes, Duncan Sandy and all those who help me here.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kelly J
Hi what time is afternoon tea available & is booking required ?
17 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.
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.
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
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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