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Stray's

16-20 Middlegate, Newark, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
01636700597
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Ranked #6 of 95 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I love this place, it's friendly and relaxing with a fantastic choice of food and all freshly prepared and served with a smile. Cakes to seriously tempt you off your diet but why not when they taste that good and as for the coffee it's a perfect cuppa everytime. Great place for families to eat but also good for girly... More

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Lincoln
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is clear that this place does something right, the reviews suggest that and we struggled to find a table on a Saturday afternoon. I liked the place, it's independent feel and character but was surprised at seeing food smeared menus and again food or maybe chocolate across the outside of the sugar sachet pot. We actually moved from one... More

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Nottingham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Super little place in heart of Newark, excellent service and really nice food. Was a bit unsure when first walked in, but this place is a really interesting maze of tables and chairs, inside and out, and cafe and book shop. A real unique place. Good range of sandwiches and light bites, nice bit of family history within the menu... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited Strays last year and didn't like the very loud jazz music they played... yes I know this is a jazz café but it was too loud for us. Thought we'd try again as the coffee was good and we were very pleasantly surprised, we sat outside in the covered courtyard where there was no music or if there... More

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Newark, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We're actually quite the regulars in Strays and there isn't often a week goes by without a visit. We popped in today and my favourite, their salted caramel cheesecake, was siting their looking delicious so I had to indulge while the wife had the Coconut and Lime cake to go with our Lattes. The staff are always warm and friendly... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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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amz20
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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