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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
01636700597
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Ranked #13 of 177 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
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Grantham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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13 reviews 13 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have been going back and forth to Newark for nearly 25 years and to be honest I tended to associate Starys witht he bookshop next door. Not any more this is a great find with a truly amazing range of cakes. Wonderful for a mid morning brunch or as in the future I think I will try the TAPAS... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One of those lovely tucked away places you would only ever stumble across.. I think whatever afternoon you visited here it would seem like a Sunday. With a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and (on this occasion) live jazz I could have stayed here until we were kicked out! Certainly on I'd drop into again when in the area!

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Long Bennington
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a place that is difficult to define - part cafe, part cake shop, part tapas bar, part time jazz venue and bookshop. The coffee is excellent, the food is first rate - this is the only place that I would or ever do order a burger because it is perfect! We visit the last Thursdays of the month... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is just the sort of place that I feel comfortable in. Having read the owner's ethos when setting up this cafe 10 years or so ago, I have to agree; good coffee, great cakes & my sort of music. They were playing Donald Fagen, James Brown and more easy-going jazz, while we popped in for a quick break. I... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went here for lunch last week as no where else was open and to be honest, we have eaten here before and was lovely, this time however, it wasn't!!! Ordered 2 paninis (1x BBQ chix melt and 1x bacon and Stilton) when they arrived my BBQ chicken panini was covered in Stilton, obviously the chef used the same knife to... More 

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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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