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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, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 45
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Good Place for a Catch Up with Friends

I've been to Stray's a couple of times now as it is a favourite hangout of some of my friends. The coffee and cakes are nice, as are the paninis. My only reservation is that sometimes there can be a bit of a delay between ordering and getting your food/drinks. On this occasion we ordered, but did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Danielle W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Stray's a couple of times now as it is a favourite hangout of some of my friends. The coffee and cakes are nice, as are the paninis. My only reservation is that sometimes there can be a bit of a delay between ordering and getting your food/drinks. On this occasion we ordered, but did not receive our... More 

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Thank Danielle W
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having heard very good things about Strays, we decided to have a coffee there. The coffee itself was very good, and there ends the positive! Admittedly it was late afternoon when we ventured in, BUT the place was dirty, crumbs on the seats, even more under the tables and the rest of the floor, the upholstery of at least one... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, efficient service, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere all as normal. My favourite place to go so I had to introduce my friend from Norfolk who was staying with my family!

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Thank lottie1232016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of tasty hot and cold food (although hot food wasn't available when I visited). Combined with a little live music and a discount from the Civil War Museum made this a good place for some lunch.

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Thank Paul D
Newark, null, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Strays is lovely to pop into for just a coffee, a cake or full lunch, always a great atmosphere, lots of seating and quick service....

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Thank Suzy L
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We had a light lunch on a very busy pre Christmas Saturday and as such it was difficult to find a free table. However, I thought the service was excellent with enough staff to keep the orders flowing. The Coffee was good and the food was very tasty and well presented. We shared a prawn and avocado on granary bread... More 

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Thank Vicspires
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A wonderful selection of lunchtime eats and homemade cakes! This is a great place to go as it has so many little rooms and a great book shop! Great service and those wedges with Aioli are the ultimate comfort food!

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Thank Teagirl23
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Warm atmosphere in this lively, town centre café, which is part of a book store complex. Great menu choice, delicious food and fast service. Reasonable value for money (cake & coffee approx. £5.50)

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Thank SusiefromNotts
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

my wife and i and a friend went to a jazz with tapas night in november . the jazz was ok although it was really back ground music . the tapas were a bit overpriced for what they were . house wine 14 pounds a bottle overall with drinks cost for 3 about 75 pounds . i will say that... More 

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Thank rod s
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Great sones, cakes and sandwiches. A lovley atmosphere with great service, does get busy though but has a great reputation

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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 7 - 71
  • Cuisine: British, Cafe, Spanish

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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