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The Old Theatre Deli

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4 Market Place, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
01636 815340
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Derby, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've visited here a few times now. This visit was a definite let down. My food was OK but the other half's was decidedly underwhelming. I had ham, egg and chips which was fine but nothing to really write home about - one of the egg yolks was obviously broken when putting it into the pan and was completely solid... More 

Thank Nicola P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just great food and a great little place with a good atmosphere. It's nice to find a coffee shop and cafè in a great spot selling great food.

Thank Caroline W
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were delighted to arrange a coach trip to Southwell from North Staffordshire. The Minster and the Workhouse ! Lunch upstairs at The Old Theatre Deli in between was very special. Welcoming and efficient service, everything we had discussed was delivered to the highest standard and our food looked and tasted lovely. Heartfelt thanks to all, we delight in flying... More 

Thank Roundandaboutplenty
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163 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove from Quorn to have lunch here, that's how good it is. Really nice outside space for eating or you can grab an inside seat if your lucky. It gets incredibly busy. We treated ourselves to lunch so I went the whole hog and had the steak pie with triple cooked chips. Wow. The portion was huge . Delicious... More 

Thank quorny
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I write this review with hesitance.. I've visited the deli regularly over the past few years with friends and family and have even recommended the place to others but more recently I have felt more let down with each visit and looking at the reviews it seems there is a common pattern ; gorgeous place, styling and ambiance but... More 

Thank Gracempower
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called for lunch ,following a friends recommendation, we were not disappointed. The weather was fine and we decided to sit outside, the staff supplied cushions for our chairs as soon as we selected our table. Excellent selection of sandwiches, available on at least four types of bread, which is supplied locally. Our food arrived promptly and was beautifully presented.... More 

Thank Stuart60
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for a light lunch and opted for the seafood chowder from the specials menu. It was just perfect. Fresh, tasty and there were plenty of mussels. With 2 wedges of fresh artisan bread it exceeded our expectations. The cakes look very good too and will return to try them another time. Only drawback was the weather as there is... More 

Thank whinfellwanderer
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Southall on Sunday and stumbled upon this lovely deli serving very nice food and cakes with an iced coffee. Also have a lovely range of soft drinks. Out-side seating area for sunny days. Highly recommended. Setting of Southall with its beautiful minster.

Thank June M
Oakham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We went for breakfast having seen reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointred. A fabulous range of unusual breakfasts. Had the victory stack one of the best cooked breakfasts I have had. Also lovely real leaf tea in a pot with a cosy and v good coffee. The cafe is a little packed inside but on a nice day... More 

Thank Joandpaul2015
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We came to Southwell yesterday for lunch and a browse round the shops. On entering this establishment we noticed it was nicely decorated, light and everything was clean. I liked the jams and wines on display along with a few other items for customers to purchase. We ordered a pot of tea each which came with little tea cosy's (very... More 

Thank Claire S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, European, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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

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