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35 Castle Gate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AZ, England
+44 1636 702066
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Called in for a much needed lunch in the middle of Christmas shopping! Great selection of freshly cooked food. On my visit there was main dishes of curry, veggie casserole, home baked quiche, tasty soups. Had a great hot goats cheese quiche with a mound of various salads and a really good coffee. Large range of cakes available including gluten... More 

1 Thank R#0Pjb8 W
Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Have been coming here for many years, always has excellent service and the food is home cooked and delicious, sometimes you can struggle to find a seat, then I've always found the staff will try to help you. Fab carrot cake on my last visit, thank you.

1 Thank R0bP66
Newmarket, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Nice spot for a shopping break. Cappuccino could do with being hotter. Offers gluten free choices for my friend. I had pumpkin and honey cake that was very good. 2 slices of cake, a cappuccino and a rooibos tea was about £10.00. Could do with some music to warm the atmosphere up a bit.

Thank ExBrit62
Belper, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We tried to book a 20 person function here and the owner could not even be bothered to email me back. We didn't eat here, but the coffee was expensive and the decor upstairs was very dated and dismal.

Thank 601sascha
high wycombe
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

My mum and I have always enjoyed our visits to gannets but the last time was terrible. Food cold and microwaved. To top it off they forgot mums dinner. It didn't matter though because mine was cold and had to be sent back. The food arrived 5 minutes later and the lasagne was microwaved and awful. It wasn't the usual... More 

2 Thank FlorenceMarieRose
East Anglia
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We found this lovely café by accident while wandering around Newark. The lunch we had was great, freshly cooked food with plenty of vegetarian choices as well as meat ones. It got busy around the lunchtime as plenty of people obviously already know how good it is! I would recommend calling in early to get a nice table.

Thank EastAngliaBunny
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

we returned to try the Bobotie a South African spicy& fruity mince dish topped with an egg custard. sounds strange but is very nice indeed, my wife is S.African so I've tried it a lot before. This was very similar to what we had in SA. It was served with 3 mixed salads which were very tasty indeed. once again... More 

Thank richard c
newark on trent
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This place is very popular at lunchtime..the hot dishes are well prepared and there is always a good selection of salads. Thepuddings are to die for.

Thank ann h
Darley Dale, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Met up with a friend and brought my young granddaughter with me. On my friend's advice we called in for some lunch. I am so pleased that we did. All the food was delicious. We enjoyed quiche, cheese scone, lasagne and the salad. Followed by coffees and cake. Would recommend it! The waitresses were lovely, patient and accommodating.

Thank Sue H
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313 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Called on a busy Saturday lunchtime. It is much bigger than it looks from outside as there is seating at the front, further through to the back and upstairs. There are specials on the board and straight away you can see that it all looks home made and fresh. Plenty of choice, hot, cold, cakes etc. We both had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $28
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Castle Gate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 702066

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?