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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
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only popped in for a cuppa but the atmosphere was buzzing and the cakes looked great. Lots to choose from for lunch and a snack

Thank Chris S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful place in lovely small town of Southwell. Food quite varied and most of it looked lovely, but my special from the board, pretty tasty, but certainly over priced. Other issue - no Wifi!

Thank 1southwold
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Goregous stylish little eatery. Had a rare roast beef sandwich on granary with lots of dressed salad leaves on the side. Good bread with excellent horseradish . Bread and butter pudding and custard also good. Excellent friendly service, top notch environment and very fairly priced!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Berlin, Germany
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to sit inside in the morning, arrive before 9am. There are outside sheltered tables with blankets and warm water bottles for cold weather but the indoor tables fill up fast. The upstairs opens on Saturdays to increase capacity. There is a wide range of teas, including herbal, all the coffee options you would expect, a good breakfast... More 

Thank Julie B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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