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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (43 reviews)
“cakes” (77 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
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Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here last week for lunch and had sandwiches and drinks. It is a mixture of rooms so it was a case of hunt for a table. Place orders at the counter. Staff were friendly and polite. Food was fresh and tasty but lacked a...More

Thank Thelma A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

£12.50 for two panninis seemed reasonable until they arrived! Bacon was sparse and under cooked seemed more boiled than grilled. Panninis weren't toasted or warm, brie? where? no side salad but half a bag of crisps between the two of us.(fine if your five). Nice...More

Thank 78notimpressed
Reviewed June 11, 2017

Visited here last week and wasn't disappointed, so many places in Newark to eat and drink but this one certainly holds it's own. Had the posh cheese on toast which was really tasty and just enough to fill up on at lunch time. Great service...More

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed June 1, 2017

We came for lunch and I had the Espanola! open sandwich and it was delicious! Loved the food and the atmosphere with the jazz music was great, there aren't enough places that appreciate jazz! Would definitely like to come back to see the live events

Thank Kris_Tailor
Reviewed May 26, 2017

We were recommended this for lunch, and it didn’t disappoint. A little quirky, there is a tangle of rooms and corridors. Find somewhere to sit and look at the menu. First problem – too many interesting choices: Order your food and drink, the drink may...More

Thank SPR-amble
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Strays is always busy and I've visited several times so it deserves a review. Lunch is good but for me it serves the best coffee in Newark. And the cakes are delicious too. You just might struggle to find a seat.

Thank 24HoursFromTulsa
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

It's perhaps the best place in Newark to have coffee, and there is a good selection of cakes including gluten free. You need to find a table then order which is tricky if you are by yourself some 'table reserved' signs would be good. Sometimes...More

Thank kgh58
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Love going here for cake and catchup with friends. Have been 4 or 5 times and always a great selection of tasty treats

Thank Nicky_P08
Reviewed May 14, 2017

if you wont a nice cup coffee and cakes this is the place to go to ( and a very nice bacon cob ), clean tables, nice little places to sit in,,you will be ok with wheel chair, the staff was on form . drop...More

Thank colinwI3021XB
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

me and my friends came for lunch on an afternoon and it wasn't overly busy. the food arrived quickly, however at different times and the drinks didn't arrive until we had all finished our food. the food is always delicious however the service is appalling.

Thank Emily Y
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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
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Family-owned and run coffee bar with a difference - serving 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. Live Jazz every Saturday from 4pm - no tickets - just get here early!
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