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Stray's

16-20 Middlegate, Newark, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
01636700597
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Ranked #7 of 94 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $49
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had the tapas from an extensive lunchtime menu is a very wet Newark. All the staff were pleasant, gave good customer service and worked extremely hard. The food was nicely presented on a wooden board, but possibly a little over priced. However, I would definitely visit again choosing something else. Coffee choice amazing.

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lincolnshire
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A most enjoyable tapas meal at this atmospheric location. Staff were cheerful, relaxed and knowledgeable, clearly personality is an important consideration with staffing policy and a major factor in providing the right atmosphere. Particularly important was their willingness to cater for the gluten free needs of one of our party. The food was outstanding, a wide choice, well presented and... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Dropped in for a lightish lunch as we were too hot to have a full lunch. I chose a hummus and roasted vegetable sandwich, my friend chose a BLT. We also decided to share a portion of chips... These chips were wonderful, they were like mini roast potatoes, fluffy inside and crispy outside.. I could have sat there all day... More

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Newark, nottingham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Attempted to go to Strays on Sunday morning for breakfast. After deciding what we wanted to eat, we ordered a full breakfast and 2 bagels with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon only then to be told they had limited eggs and could only do cream cheese instead of the scrambled eggs! You would think they would have used their initiative... More

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amz20
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Strays is the perfect place to go for choice of cakes and deserts. Me and a friend went on a saturday lunch and had cake and wine. It was lovely anda nice environment to have a good catch up and a bit of a treat.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wow! We came in here to rest our legs after a wander through Newark and the castle, this place is delightful! With some lovely jazz music playing in the background the atmosphere was lovely. Although busy it didn't feel cramped or loud and we were able to hear each other talk. We had hot drinks, teas and coffees - the... More

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Newark, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I ate lunch here with my adult son on a Saturday a few weeks ago. It was busy, as it always seems to be whenever you walk by. My sandwich lunch was a bit on the meagre side but not over-priced for what it was. My son's burger and chips was very good indeed, much more impressive and good value... More

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bury st edmunds
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Sun 8th june. Stopped in Newark for a coffee. Found Strays Jazz Cafe. Nice coffee, with a slice of cherry and almond cake and a drop of Michael Buble in the background. Just right on a Sunday morning.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Good food and yummy choice of cakes. Nice jazz music and in the centre of the historic market town of Newark.

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Newark, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We always enjoy our visit to Strays and have never had a bad experience. They make lovely fresh sandwiches, lots of choice of fillings on a choice of bread. The cakes are to die for and if I can't manage to fit a slice of coffee and walnut cake in, I can always have a take away ! The staff... More

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