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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
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here for morning coffee with friends. It had a lovely continental feel about it. Good service and nice coffee. We enjoyed it so much we returned later for lunch. The weather was kind and we were able to eat outside. The menu was a little different to the norm and very enjoyable. Will certainly go back.

Thank Ann S
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244 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely spot for a sunny day with lots of outside seating. Friendly staff and great choice from the deli counter.. Platters looked great and cakes were soooo tempting. Good selection of cheese-all in all a good find and one to return to.

Thank Alison23lufbra
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we arrived in southwell hungry and thirsty, sun was out, so we decided on the old deli. Choice of teas and coffees, Sandwiches, meals cakes, all looked heart and appetising. We had chicken and beef sandwiches in door stop bread, masses of meat and lovely salad, not cheap but worth every penny

Thank johnl1950
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just happened upon it, great choice of food and good service. Busy at lunchtime but worth the wait for a table.

Thank Angela T
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The OTD is my favourite cafe stops when I'm out cycling. Excellent variety and quality of food, friendly, brisk service, and a lovely location, particularly when the sun is shining when you can sit outside and watch the world (or Suth'll, anyway) go by. Not the cheapest, but the prices reflect the quality.

Thank Tony O
Coventry, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't believe how much variety there was of cakes quiches etc in this lovely place. Olives, wine, wit was all there. The cornflake cake was a revelation, A big enough piece to share. Tea cosies, and tea strainer, I was expecting to see my Gran nay mnute, I felt cossetted.

Thank Stephen392013
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524 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst visiting Southwell we decided to stop and grab lunch here. It is very tasteful with outside seating and friendly staff. The food was nice and all freshly prepared and well presented.

Thank Stumpy12345
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 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 

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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 Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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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