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The Old Theatre Deli

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4 Market Place, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
01636 815340
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great place for coffee.

Good coffee and a great place to sit outside with the dog, although it's become a little bit of a family joke when we ask for a gluten free cake, the chef is always making it tomorrow.....

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Lynn M
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United Kingdom
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent bacon sandwich for breakfast, space is a little cramped and door needs fixing, never closed properly when ever any one went through created a bit of a draft if sat next to it

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Thank Stephen N
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit this venue often but wish they would value comfort over profit. The food is great but you are literally sat on the lap of people on the next table. Outside is better with more space and blankets when it is cold. It's a bit pricey but you do have some wonderful food! You can also purchase a variety... More 

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Thank Angela A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a busy cafe even on a quiet post Christmas Saturday. No room downstairs but happy to see upstairs open.. Although there were empty tables these were pushed together to make a table of four with only couples sat on one of the tables. No staff members offered to part the tables not required (even though there was plenty... More 

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Thank Caroline D
United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Good coffee and a great place to sit outside with the dog, although it's become a little bit of a family joke when we ask for a gluten free cake, the chef is always making it tomorrow.....

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Thank Lynn M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Great venue, friendly staff, super food although often hard to get a table inside (downstairs) Great to sit outside and watch the world go by when on a bike stop. I noticed recently that blankets and hot water bottles are laid on too. There are more tables upstairs but I prefer to be downstairs.

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Thank Dominic H
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I've been a few times for Coffee & a snack - although they now do more substantial dishes. This is a classy venue & very in-keeping with elegant Southwell. The staff are very helpful & friendly - it is clear that customer service is #1 on their list of priorities. The Coffee is good & the choice of cakes &... More 

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Thank PeterStanley
Southwell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We held a Christmas party upstairs at the Old theatre deli and the food was amazing. We all had too much to eat and it was of excellent quality with friendly staff serving us. Highly recommended!

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1 Thank Michael C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Love this place. The staff are so friendly and very helpful. The variety of food on the menu is fantastic and the food itself is amazing, especially the cakes!!! Plus you can buy a whole range of great treats to take home. I love visiting Southwell as it is such a lovely town and a stop off at The Old... More 

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1 Thank 14Joanne
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Enjoyed poached eggs and kippers on rustic granary bread, presentation lovely and food tasted even better. Staff pleasant and riendly.

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1 Thank Broomy46
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We do like it here: best to book ahead to ensure seating. Particularly love the pastries here, the baked goods are delicious.

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Thank Mark L

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Restaurant Details

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: 01636 815340

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, European, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?