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Piano Southwell

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1 Westgate, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0JN, England (Formerly The Cafe Piano)
+44 1636 816770
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

With our hotel having to cope with a large wedding event, we decided to eat out in Southwell. The Piano Italian restaurant was welcoming and we managed to get a table, not too close to the piano itself which we had already read, was probably not a good idea. The menu was inviting, the service was very good, informal but... More 

Thank Simon D
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on Monday night, there was 6 of us and none of us had been before so we didn't really know what to expect. We were not disappointed with any aspect of the visit and would defiantly recommend and will be going back! The garlic bread with cheese was presented well with rocket and balsamic to garnish, a simple... More 

Thank Lisa M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

me and my husband came in last weekend and I must say it was the best meal we have eaten here. we both had fillet steak and they were cooked perfectly, the fillets come with vegetables but they allowed us to swap it out for chips which was lovely. the tiramisu was absolutely brilliant and was a very generous portion.

Thank louisesmith19
Level Contributor
66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Having eaten here 4 times I can honestly say it depends on where your table is positioned as some tables can be detrimental to your enjoyment if put near the piano or the door. I agree with other reviews food & service can be mixed. However, we have always come away having had a good evening. The Minster lit up... More 

Thank Ajlkyla
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
258 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We have been to The Piano once, about three years ago. My husband and I ate here last night. As one reviewer reported, the tables are very close together and the room we were in was very bright. I also think it could do with a bit of an update with the paint and decor. We just had one course... More 

Thank Susanv82013
Poole, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were a large group and the food was brought out without fuss. I had a fish meal wish wasn't very tasty. We couldn't hear the pianist at our table which was a great shame. In the general restaurant it was a bit tight, with tables very close together. The male lavatory wasn't working and the ladies was very small... More 

Thank michellenF9805FU
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great service and great food, good portion sizes also. Would recommend to anyone in the local area, we'll be visiting again

Thank Craig B
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We went for lunch having seen the restaurant online and booked ahead. The restaurant was great value for money with a variety of menu options. The food was gorgeous, we had three courses with wine. It was a lovely atmosphere, the staff were attentive, its great having trained silver service you can really tell the difference.

Thank robert w
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Always great food and amazing service!! Declan is always attentive and accommodating. A definite recommendation when visiting Southwell.

Thank Michael A
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Piano in Southwell experience is fine dining as it should be. From the moment we stepped in, the customer service was truly excellent. The food is full of flavour and well presented. There is plenty of choice and the meals are good sized portions. Beautiful view of the Minster in the back room but the front room is equally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Westgate, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0JN, England (Formerly The Cafe Piano)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent  >  Southwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 816770

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Matha, France
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?