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The Old Theatre Deli

4 Market Place, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
+44 1636 815340
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4 Market Place, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place several times and have really felt welcomed every time. The deli also offers soya milk which was fantastic. Catering to different dietary requirements really pushes this place to another level, as I for one will be a repeat customer as I am...More

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off at the Old Theatre Deli en route to a weekend away and had a delightful tea and cake pit stop. I loved that the tea pots came with cute embroidered caddies :-) My partner and I both had cake and they were...More

Thank Emma936453
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on a hot sunny day after dropping our son off at Newark Station . All outside tables were full but we managed to get a table inside which wasn’t a problem - we both had coffees and mascarpone & raspberry cake which were...More

Thank Malcolm R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Southwell Workhouse today and came into this cafe for a warm drink, which was lovely. The cakes looked amazing and the food menu was really good with healthy meals. The place was very busy and there was a good atmosphere, the seating was...More

Thank mrselphillips
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I've been here a couple of times for tea and cakes. I'm gluten free and sometimes these visits are tricky but NOT at the Old Theatre. The gluten free cakes are some of the best I've tasted and generous portions too. There's plenty of tea...More

Thank Ji11yB
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Met some friends for lunch who are more local to the area and suggested meeting at this Deli. It is very centrally located and very visible which is great for business. Good menu and great selection of salads, well presented. It is by no means...More

Thank deeeeMidlands
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We popped in for coffee to get out of the rain. The coffee was good and we were tempted by the dishes on display so stayed for lunch. I enjoyed the baked goat’s cheese salad with pecans while my friend loved her mushroom dish. We...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a regular haunt but our recent experience was disappointing. It was Sunday breakfast with the café 50% full. The server brought hot chocolate with marshmallows so seriously spilled into the saucers we had to ask for extra napkins. The butter portion with the...More

1  Thank Mandm61
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

The food is really excellent and, given the quality and the fact it’s all made to order, is remarkably good value. No dearer than one of the awful chains. Lovely location and very attentive staff. Great selection of cakes. Chips are the business! Could do...More

Thank 857billf
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Great busy cafe in the middle of southwell, the food here really is outstanding, pie of the day was chicken which looked amazing, the mackerel and quinoa salad was incredibly tasty and the warm squash and lentil salad that I had had so much flavour,...More

Thank quorny
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Colleen B
25 February 2018|
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Response from Pieman1969 | Reviewed this property |
I would expect that they would have vegan options, but have to confess it’s not a focus of mine so please check directly with the Deli 01636 815340
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: +44 1636 815340
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