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Reviewed 19 April 2023

I decided today that I want something more exciting for lunch apart from my bland chicken sandwich and 2 apples. I came out of the office and walked across the bus way and saw a colleague of mine standing at the bus stop having some...fresh air. He asked where I was going, so I told him that I was looking to go somewhere for a sandwich for lunch. He suggested Co-op or Iceland, but then he said that I should go into Monk's delicatessen. He said he had some great sandwiches from there and their ingredients were very fresh and the manager frequently gave him the end of the ham, saying that it would be too stringy to put through the slicer. I decided to go to Monk's on his recommendation. The staff were very warm znd welcoming and were very attentive when I mentioned my dairy intolerance. They ran me down the ingredients they used to fill the sandwiches and there were many meats, cheeses and extensive salad ingredients too. The staff told me what had milk products in and what didn't. I chose brown bread, 3 types salami, roast ham and all of the salad. I also selected an Oasis summer fruits bottle. It all came to £6.20. My colleague said that the costs would be comparable with Co-op or Iceland sandwiches. I thought on average the price was slightly more expensive. However, the price of the sandwich was only £5 and matched the freshness of ingredients and was very filling. The saltiness of the ham and the spiciness of the chorizo complimented each other with the freshness of the salad ingredients which cut through the smokiness of the meat. It was incredible value compared to the packaged sandwiches of the other local shops. The sandwich was 'fit' and 'to die for' as I described it back to my colleagues in the office. From the first bite to the last, the freshness of ingredients and the smokiness and spiciness of the meats were delightful and certainly did more than fill the void in my stomach that normally my bland chicken sandwich did. Incredibly friendly and attentive staff and beautiful hand made fresh sandwiches which I definitely would return if I needed a tasty sandwich for lunch. Thank you very much and keep on making!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2022 via mobile

I come here for my sliced cooked meats when I want a treat, takes me back to my childhood when my Gran would take me with her to her local deli. It is a little expensive ( sorry) but I don't mind paying more for...quality freshness home made and for a small business to thrive. This is a place I visit when I want something a bit special and the home made pies selections of cheeses are amazing. I appreciate small places of quality like this are not easy to come by and I think it has a special touch, I am a foodie so it was like a hidden cave of surprises.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 September 2022 via mobile

We always come here for our meat pies they are so so nice every time we are not disappointed the taste is always the same would definitely recommend the pies 👅

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022

Always use monks as their food is amazing quality and fresh, However is it a requirement for their staff to be so rude and snotty to the customers?More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Monks_Deli, General Manager at Monks Delicatessen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2022

Hi, We pride ourselves on old school customer service and have a fab little team at the deli made up of the most lovely group of people, so I’m really shocked and saddened that you have had a negative experience with us that has led...More

Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Best Delicatessen ever! Always do gorgeous sandwiches and pies and Always consistent with the quality of their food. Decent prices aswell.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 May 2021

brillant selection of cheeses , roast potatoes , wedges on sale here , easy to find with plenty of transport links to get here

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2020

I love this place, really friendly staff, and amazing food. I just love going in there and finding something new.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 May 2020 via mobile

It's a lovely shop with quality foods. They make great Sandwiches. My favourite are the meat pies also have a wonderful selection of cheeses and meats. Very helpful staff that you only get in shops like Monks.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

Lovely sandwiches made to order whilst you wait, Sue Cowards steak pies are to die for, a good old fashioned delicatessen.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

Fantastic shop, bought a few things for Christmas presents for my mum as she loves different biscuits and chocolates

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 7 February 2020

Just like to say that the quality of food here is great. May not be the cheapest but you get what you pay for. The staff are always friendly and very helpful.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

This business has been top of the tree for years. If you want the best, this is the place for you.. This business has been established for many many years. Their produce is fresh & tasty. The owner is always around personally, & his staff...can't do enough for you. The service is top class. Get yourself down there & try out the "goodies" .......you will be back.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Great staff very friendly great selections of items from meats to pies,sandwiches and a good variation of jams,lemon curds etc lovely shop.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

I went with my daughter to buy lunch and I was really spoiled for choice. We ended up with a pasta box and it was delicious.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 21 July 2019

Fresh quality ingredients No where else in the old town does great butties like this. Sometimes a que but well worth the wait for lunch fix just wish they did more fresh cakes

Date of visit: July 2019
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I think the plate pies are available on a daily basis. They are very popular and generally sell out quite quickly, your best option would be to contact them to reserve what you want. I don't think they are 100% as per the... More
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Monks Delicatessen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5