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The Old Theatre Deli

4 Market Place, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent, England
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Ranked #13 of 25 restaurants in Southwell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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79% Recommend
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English first
Southwell
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There is nothing better than a pot of real tea (with leaves) and a breakfast at the Deli. All superb quality farm food. None of that supermarket rubbish. They will pretty much make what you want and nothing is ever a problem. Great selection of fantastic food. The best daytime food in Southwell.

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Midlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very average food, dreadful coffee, at over inflated prices. Oh and to mirror the comments of many others, really miserable staff!! After being a regular, don't bother now, as the small french deli on the high street serves far better coffee, and with a smile or pleasantry, take heed!!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had lunch here one Sunday afternoon, the service was good and the food was beautiful. It was all homemade even the bread! If it was a tad cheaper we would come more often but I wouldn't want that to affect the quality!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

As an avid pie fan, especially The Old Theatre Deli pies, I have to commend them on a new one - the ham, pea and mustard. An absolute winner! 5 stars!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Lovely staff. Great locally-sourced homemade food at reasonable prices. Great for both a snack lunch or cooked meal. Well worth a visit.

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Leicester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My daughter and I visited this Cafe on a day out .We called in for coffee and tea cakes in the morning and were so impressed went back later for lunch.On both accasions it was very busy but plenty of room upstairs and service was prompt. We liked the decor and the atmosphere was good.They do a wonderful selection of... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Having lived in Southwell I always thought prior to this deli opening there was a distinct lack of quality cafés! This place is lovely - very quaint, nice relaxed atmosphere and great cakes! Never had lunch here so can't comment on that. All I would say is often very busy so difficult to find a seat!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We came here for lunch one day. Oh dear the service was terrible and the staff were so rude to me and my partner. Wouldn't come here again in a million years. One of the worst cafés in Southwell

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

we called here just for drinks - not many tables but service was good - the table had a 'reserved' board on it for 12noon but as we were only having drinks we were told it was OK at 11.20

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a delight to have such attentive and charming staff. Very welcoming and lovely lunch. Great little cafe. I would definitely recommend this deli for lunching out if visiting Southwell Thank you to all the staff and will see you on my next visit to Southwell

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