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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
01636700597
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Ranked #17 of 183 Restaurants in Newark-on-Trent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $49
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Spanish, Café, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Breakfasts, made-to-order sandwiches and lite bites, made-to-order lunch menu, home-made cakes (made daily) using local producers and suppliers wherever possible.Friday nights - Tapas & Live Jazz - menu available from 5pm - live jazz from 6pm with solo artists, duos, trios and the occasional quintet- all included in the price of your meal.Last Thursday of the month - Live Jazz Sessions from 7.30pm with lite menu.
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English first
Midlands
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Title of the review says it all really. Popped in for coffee and cake based on the excellent reviews, but found the staff to be incredibly surly. Very simple order but they forgot to bring the cakes over until we went back and checked on it. Cakes were very nice, coffee above average and the surroundings were pleasant. Again though,... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I meet with two friends every saturday for coffee,beautiful setting. staff are welcoming you never feel rushed.children are welcome, they even have a box of books that children can use. i would say 10 out of 10 for strays .

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

All, I left Newark sometime ago and moved to Lincoln but a little bit of sale shopping attracted me to Newark again. I couldn't avoid Stray's knowing they'd serve me up a grand cuppa and my usual fridge biscuit. Okay, you pay a bit of a premium but that is never an issue if the quality is there and I... More 

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Mat S, Owner at Stray's, responded to this review

Hi Steven, thanks for your review and kind words about our 'empire'! And just a note for next time - we do offer fresh pouring cream for coffee. The norm is UHT creamer as it's much easier to use in so many ways, but some customers ask for fresh cream because they prefer it and we are always glad to... More 

Nottingham
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

After today I won't be visting again, it's such a nice building has a great business model but the food just dosent live up to it, the sandwiches are basically like something you'd get at a service station the menu sounds great but the reality is poor, and it's really expensive, cakes are better but we will be giving another... More 

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Mat S, Owner at Stray's, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you've felt the need to post a contradictory review about our business. Not being a regular service-station patron, I can't comment on your comparison of our sandwiches. I doubt however, that service stations prepare their ingredients on a daily basis; nor that their ingredients are sourced for their quality, rather than price point. With regards to our... More 

Lincoln, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Never had a meal here but we often go for coffee and the quality of the drinks is as good as anywhere I've been, especially the hot chocolate. The cakes are also good. It does tend to be busy but that's to be expected and the wait is usually no longer than places I've been that are quieter. The staff... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I used to visit Stray's very regularly, at least a couple of times a month. I've started to go less and less of late, and my most recent visit might well be my last. There are too many disinterested staff, especially at weekends, and the cakes are much smaller and less well-made than they used to be - and if... More 

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Mat S, Owner at Stray's, responded to this review

I'm glad you've been coming once or twice a month but saddened that you've reviewed us poorly based on inaccuracies. I'm not sure which coffee and cake you bought, but two lattes and two cakes would cost around £11-£12 (2 x £2.60 plus 2 x £3)- pretty much average for a better-quality product than most other offerings? With regards to... More 

United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife surprised me for my birthday and took me to Stray's. Neither of us had been there before but it came recommended by a friend. On the night we were there, there was a guitar duo playing and they were spot on. The food was fantastic, great flavours and well executed....not too much, not too little. The staff were... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

just popped in for a tea and cake, but sadly the coffee and walnut cake didn't taste of coffee. Maybe an off day!

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Mat S, Owner at Stray's, responded to this review

Hi Oxo C, not sure what happened to your cake on this occasion? Feel free to pop in with a print out of this review and I'll get you a free coffee and cake so you can try it again and see if we've rectified the issue! Thanks for letting us know but if ever there's a problem again, just... More 

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We went here on a Friday night a few months ago and it was really good fun. Live music and excellent tapas made made for a memorable experience for us and our out of town guests. Will definitely be returning and recommending.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

my wife and I have visited Strays on a number of occasions the staff are very friendly we usually go after shopping for a Latte and a lovely piece of cake of which there are to many to mention,well worth a visit if you are in the Newark area

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Additional Information about Stray's

Address: 16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
Phone Number: 01636700597
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 49
Cuisine: Dessert, Spanish, Café, Family Fare

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