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9 High Street | SP7 8HZ, Shaftesbury SP7 8HZ, England
+44 1747 858575
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Ranked #26 of 40 Restaurants in Shaftesbury
Price range: $8 - $23
Mon - Tue 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
Thu - Fri 8:45 am - 5:00 am
Sat 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Our deli serves the best cheese for miles, where we showcase the pick of local classics such as Montgomery and Dorset Blue Vinny, plus the finest examples of the European Greats. We stock cheeses so good, so extraordinary and perfectly matured, you'll taste the difference in every mouthful. Turnbulls Bistro serves seasonal home made lunches with many dishes under £10, made here by us with carefully sourced local ingredients. And our coffee, well, it's Great Taste Award winning, and our hot chocolate special is renowned in playgrounds from Bath to the Jurassic Coast.
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I have tried this cafe several times and found it wanting - staff are slow to aknowledge customers especially if you visit for tea after 4ppm when part of the cafe is shut for customers. The food always looks good and deli is excellent but staff are not very friendly especially if you are a woman only partyin my experience.... More 

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london england
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Have been a regular for many years,mainly because of good coffee and great waitresses.Took a friend today for the first time for breakfast.The proceeding order of toast/marmalade arrived,along with the coffee.8 slices of completely untoasted toast,together with an empty jar of marmalade were served.Apologising,as we Brits do,pointed out that the toast was un-toasted and,no marmalade left in the jar!.So,the toast... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Turnbulls has been around for 12 years but is a Shaftesbury institution. Run by the energetic and enthusiastic Charlie Turnbull, it is famous for its cheeses (try the amazing Gorgonzola) and the cafe/bistro at the back is a wonderful way to pass the time .

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

On our visit to Shaftesbury we visited Turnbulls Deli for a cup of coffee. The staff welcomed us with a smile and were friendly. The decor was clean and smart. The overall service we noticed was a bit slow, just as well we weren't in a hurry. They offer a good menu as well as a good selection in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Simple review this one. Went in with some friends visiting us from Lancashire, we went through the shop, sat at a table didn't see any waiting staff, no greeting, sat there like spare parts for 20 minutes no one spoke to us, we got bored and left. Had to apologise to our friends. Thanks for nothing!

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very tempting, very satisfying to visit with good service, cakes and all varieties of naughty stuff to hit the waistline. Excuse? I am on holiday! Prices very reasonable, too.

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Hampton Court
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Turnbulls looks attractive from the outside, inside you find a nice deli with a great selection of local cheeses. Would be a good idea if the staff were more highly trained though. My cappuccino was bitter and came with unasked for chocolate. Nice old cookery books to read in the back room.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Used to be very good, now slow service rip off prices although some things are nice. Shame! used to be so nice and good hearty food.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

great food. amazing deli. Staff need to WAKE UP!!! quick turn arounds on tables requires a little bit more haste and speed! you guys have got a good thing so don't ruin it with slow un trained staff.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

First visit and it was disappointing. Far too expensive for very ordinary fare. Poor service also. The place looked scruffy. They had run out of bread. We asked for the mince pies which were on the Menu, only to be told it was out of date - sorry - and they no longer served them. Needless to say, we will... More 

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Additional Information about Turnbulls Deli

Address: 9 High Street | SP7 8HZ, Shaftesbury SP7 8HZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1747 858575
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
Open Hours:
Monday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:45 am - 5:00 am
Friday 8:45 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: English

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