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The Old Theatre Deli

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4 Market Place, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
+44 1636 815340
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice food if slightly over priced, good service delivered quickly. Only complaint too many tables making it difficult to get to your table without other people moving.

Thank RobEll4348
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great asset to Southwell. Good range of tasty breakfasts and lunches; coffee and homemade cakes excellent. Good waitress service.

Thank Christopher4747
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely food with a great menu and seasonal specials. The cakes are far too tempting and delicious as well. Only downside is the limited space and accessibility with a pushchair so my visits are limited to off peak times of the day, or warmer months to sit outside.

Thank JemimaHope
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happy to find this cafe open on a bank holiday. Excellent coffee, scrummy chocolate brownie, Victoria sandwich and millionaire's shortbread. Blankets and hot-water bottles at the outside tables were a welcome touch on this frosty day.

Thank kitzmarc
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited a few times in the past but this visit was disappointing and will not be returning. I ordered an almond cake, tasteless and tiny portion. A staff dropped a jug of milk, I was not aware of any apology or check to see if we had been splattered. The door was constantly being opened and left opened, by staff... More 

Thank Ming B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic little deli/cafe in the heart of Southwell. Although small and it can be hard to get a table, it's worth persisting as all the food I have had is excellent. In particular the soup which changes regularly is some of the finest I've ever tasted anywhere and that includes top restaurants!! Overall the service is excellent... More 

Thank Will S
Billericay, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Our early lunch stop at the Old Theatre Deli was a real treat. My mouth watered at the prospect of a warm sausage and stilton sandwich. The reality was beyond expectation and as I did not have the car I had the mulled wine. We all cleared our plates and then had to choose a cake from a gorgeous selection.... More 

Thank Terry H
Peppard Common
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Got to Southwell a bit later than hoped but shops looked good. Popped into deli for late afternoon snak as alternative to pub. Very pleasant atmosphere and in summer nice outside space.

Thank Catherine C
Southwell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Always great! Fabulous chocolate cake and brilliant coffee. A constant delight in the heart of Southwell.

Thank Mike B
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table as it was lunch time and there were some reserved tables, but we persevered and browsed the extensive menu and specials board. You order over the counter and its bought to your table. I chose the amazing steak and vegetable pie with chips and my wife had ham egg and... More 

Thank quorny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
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: +44 1636 815340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?