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Turnbulls Deli

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9 High Street | SP7 8HZ, Shaftesbury SP7 8HZ, England
+44 1747 858575
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Today
8:45 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Our deli serves the best cheese for miles, where we showcase the pick of...
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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the gogonzola.

This is a deli with a 'bistro' - we had great sandwiches, baguettes (ah! the bacon), flan, chips - all very very good. Loved it. Good coffee and a nice bottle of Bristol Gold beer (local cider also available). Only downside was the lack of training of the young staff who didn't really know the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Bill D
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped off in Shaftesbury to visit Gold Hill and decided to have a bite to eat and a coffee. We both had a Mocha Coffee, a slice of Victoria sponge cake, and a Flapjack. The Coffee was ok but the cakes were way to sweet and for a few pence short of a tenner was overpriced in my opinion.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a very cosy little café, but you have to be careful how you enter through the double doors - both hands are required!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Being locals we come here often as the food is cooked really well, there's a great atmosphere here and Charlie and his staff are really friendly - Try some of his cheeses while your there - He is after all a famous cheese expert!

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Tisbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Turnballs deli is in our local town and has sadly been going downhill for some time. We went and had lunch there a few days ago and despite the fact that it was not busy had to wait nearly half an hour for our order of Welsh transit and croque monseiur. The food was pretty tasteless when it arrived although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I've noticed some mixed reviews here, and I cannot understand why. We visited 3 times whilst on holiday last week, and were delighted with the experience. The staff are knowledable, friendly and helpful. The food is superb, and good value considering it is of high quality. The bistro itself is pleasantly decorated and puts you at ease. And yes, the... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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67 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a deli with a 'bistro' - we had great sandwiches, baguettes (ah! the bacon), flan, chips - all very very good. Loved it. Good coffee and a nice bottle of Bristol Gold beer (local cider also available). Only downside was the lack of training of the young staff who didn't really know the menu, couldn't tell you what... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food here is lovely, there's no doubt to how well it's cooked, it is on the pricy side but matches the standard of the food. However whilst having lunch with my sister, we ordered a pot of tea for 2. There wasn't enough for 2 cups each, so I asked if the pot could be filled and we just... More 

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Bath, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Super food - best pizza - gorgonzola and rocket - delicious. Deli counter excellent - lots of local produce and fantastic cheese counter. Well worth a visit.....

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Shaftesbury, Dorset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

A busy Saturday in the cafe but I was still greeted with a smile and served a lovely cup of hot chocolate chilly. Great team, great atmosphere.

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shaftesbyry
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I occasionally go into turnbulls to buy items from the deli counter and it always looks busy so two of us decided to go there for breakfast one Friday morning. Previous reviews say that staff were slow but a waitress came to take our order very quickly.We both ordered ''Mexican march hot chocolates'' and eggs benedict (one ham and one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 High Street | SP7 8HZ, Shaftesbury SP7 8HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 858575

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: English

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.
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

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