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The Old Theatre Deli

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4 Market Place, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
+44 1636 815340
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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324 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in on spec - it was very busy both inside and out but we were lucky and found a table. The food is a mix of sandwiches, soup, quiche etc plus a an array of home made cakes. Quite pricey for deli cafe food but the quality is very good. Bread is like door stops! Tea served in pots... More 

Thank Sheffview
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impromptu visit here. Delicious breakfast of eggs benedict with ham . Lovely pot of fresh tea made with loose tea that tasted so much better than tea bags . Inexpensive and friendly service. Have already arranged to meet a friend there as enjoyed it so much .

Thank janemrs2016
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on a Monday when we saw it was so popular. Was a lovely warm day so sat outside. The menu was very enticing and didn't disappoint. We had two sandwiches, a side of chips and took cake home for dinner! In terms value for money, it's a little steep but where in Southwell isn't?! All in all,... More 

Thank Katy S
Keswick, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never having been to Southwell before, we came across this place in the town centre by accident. The presentation and menu are very attractive with loads of daily specials. The staff were friendly and attentive. Not cheap, but a great lunch.

Thank Tim_Pickles
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Nice to sit outside watching Southwell folk go buy. Good service and range of food. A place to read a newspaper and pass the time

Thank Steve F
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A scotch egg with salad and a rare roast beef ciabatta sandwich made an extremely tasty light lunch for the two of us. Ingredients were first class and service was both swift and charming. With two very good Americanos and a bill for under £20, what could you complain about on a bright Spring day in early March? I wish... More 

Thank Wellfed
Poole, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We found this wonderful deli by accident. We had egg sandwiches in wholemeal bread, which were just delicious. The staff were nice and friendly. There weren't any tables free inside so we sat at one of the outside tables, where there were hot water bottles and blankets provided which was a very nice touch.

Thank michellenF9805FU
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We only popped in for a cuppa but the atmosphere was buzzing and the cakes looked great. Lots to choose from for lunch and a snack

Thank Chris S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Have visited the deli on several occasions now but I won't be going back ! Food is over priced and under delivered . On my last visit it looked like a dogs dinner ! Owner should smile more and be more grateful for custom rather than scathing at paying guests as well as take notice of constructive customers complaints.

Thank Michael A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Delightful place in lovely small town of Southwell. Food quite varied and most of it looked lovely, but my special from the board, pretty tasty, but certainly over priced. Other issue - no Wifi!

Thank 1southwold

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Place, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent  >  Southwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 815340

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