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The Old Theatre Deli

4 Market Place, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
+44 1636 815340
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (50 reviews)
“sandwich” (16 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Place, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a regular haunt but our recent experience was disappointing. It was Sunday breakfast with the café 50% full. The server brought hot chocolate with marshmallows so seriously spilled into the saucers we had to ask for extra napkins. The butter portion with the...More

Thank Mandm61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really excellent and, given the quality and the fact it’s all made to order, is remarkably good value. No dearer than one of the awful chains. Lovely location and very attentive staff. Great selection of cakes. Chips are the business! Could do...More

Thank 857billf
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Great busy cafe in the middle of southwell, the food here really is outstanding, pie of the day was chicken which looked amazing, the mackerel and quinoa salad was incredibly tasty and the warm squash and lentil salad that I had had so much flavour,...More

Thank quorny
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We stopped here for a lovely tasty lunch with prompt, efficient friendly service. It was a busy but had a nice atmosphere. The chocolate cake for desssert was delicious but an unexpected large portion .... mmmmm!

Thank Elanios
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The 'pie of the day' was awesome! To start with it was a pie with PASTRY top and BOTTOM. The cafe fries were also great. We sat outside and on this cold November day the blankets and hot water bottles were very welcome. My only...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

On every visit to Southwell, I always insist to my family and friends that we must stop of at The Old Theatre Deli. At any time of day, whatever you have it is always such a pleasure - the service, food and surroundings - inside...More

1  Thank Lucy J
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We visited The Old Theatre Deli today 1st November 2017 at 13.30. Very pleasant surroundings and the customery excellent service (especially the young man behind the food counter ... charming) We ordered two slices of lemon drizzle cake, 1 cappuccino and 1 tea. The cake...More

Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This place is obviously very popular, despite the high prices and cramped seating. I had a scotch egg and a piece of chocolate cake. The scotch egg was too much scotch and not enough egg for my liking. The cake may have been good a...More

1  Thank BillyBunterBeverley
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A group of 'old boys', who, many many years ago, went to Southwell Minster Grammar School had a buffet dinner in the upstairs room one Friday evening. Without doubt the location was so nice, the buffet food was excellent and there was more than enough...More

Thank John46H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Went to the deli for lunch with my partner and friends. The food was excellent and was served quickly and was very reasonably priced for the high quality of food served. Our waitress, Rebecca, was superb, very helpful and efficient. Would definitely return when visiting...More

Thank Janeyh73
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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