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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Breakfasts, made-to-order sandwiches and lite bites, made-to-order lunch...
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 6.30Pm - live jazz from 7pm 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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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A good find

Friends who live locally took us there for coffee. The atmosphere was bustling, and the scones were clearly home-made. We will certainly visit again when in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
kitespotter777
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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English first
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Very relaxing, have been many times for coffee and a light snack. So many nooks and crannies to sit either alone or with company

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

A friend and I went to the Jazz night on the 17th. It was such a wonderful evening, the tapas was delicious; the service impeccable; and the Jazz was delightful. We've already set a date for us to return!

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Friday night was a lovely night out for me at Strays. The food was superbly cooked, innovative tapas. The staff were extremely accommodating to my wheat free, dairy free diet. They couldn't do enough to help me enjoy the evening. Will definitely go again.

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Nottingham
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you want the 'Friends' atmosphere then this place is for you. If you want Good quality food and reasonable prices then go elsewhere. Nothing special but excessive prices for the quality

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My wife and I called in for lunchtime snack, two coffee's and a couple of sandwiches over £17.00 sandwiches were very poor,salad garnish is one elongated slice of cucumber and segment of tomato ,my beef and Stilton was very short of beef looked like bits that were left over ,my wife's chicken ceased was slightly better but again skimped on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went in looking for lunch but they were no longer serving which is fine people need to finish up. But when we asked for drinks it felt like we had disturbed a youth club. The girls behind the counter were rude and surly. As other customers came in they received the same treatment. I felt I had gate crashed... More 

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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Absolutely incredible place! My mum's gluten intolerant and was thrilled with the size of the menu that was on offer for those with allergies. Lovely decoration with that cozy feel, and it definitely doesn't give the impression of being a 'big' restaurant. We also really enjoyed the music. I'll definitely be back the next time we're in Newark!!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Ordered just scones and drinks, they were fine. The manager should take a look at the stained menus, dusty window sills and skirting boards - off putting and so easy to sort.

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Myself, husband and son and daughter in law visited for breakfast last Saturday. I'd never been before although the others had. It was quite busy but because the tables were packed quite closely together it felt as though you were on top of each other. The food was nice, but nothing special, pricey for what it was. The staff were... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Friends who live locally took us there for coffee. The atmosphere was bustling, and the scones were clearly home-made. We will certainly visit again when in the area.

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Additional Information about Stray's

Address: 16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1636 700597
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 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  6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 76
Cuisine: Cafe, Dessert, Spanish, Family Fare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 700597

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 76
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Dessert, Spanish, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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 6.30Pm - live jazz from 7pm 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 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
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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