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Stray's

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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Selby, Yorkshire
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stray's is just the kind of eating place you'd like to see in every town. Central location. Quirky and interesting building with local history. But you go there to eat - so it's more important to mention..... Great food, quality drinks, home cooking, quick service, super-friendly staff But you might be concerned about the ambience. Don't be.... Cool jazz in... More 

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1 Thank glyndavid
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mediocre at best...service slow and not the friendliest, noisy surroundings and again ordinary food. OK if you have nowhere else in mind.

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1 Thank Ian P
Tuxford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely couple of hours just sitting in the courtyard. We had an Elderflower or two and coffee (well made) it was a beautiful day and very relaxing. As it was gloriously hot my friend and I could not resist sitting in the sun. Inside was equally welcoming for the shade with ample tables and chairs to fit all... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in for a coffee. Ordered a hot chocolate and a glass of milk. Quite busy so was told it would be about 20 minutes but when we complained after 40 minutes all they did was give us a refund. No apology just threw the money in my hand and said there you go. When I wrote a letter of... More 

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1 Thank Rita W
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Our favorite place to have lunch when shopping in Newark. Superb meals and excellent blends of coffee. A must if you are in Newark and only a couple of minutes walk from the famous Newark Castle.

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1 Thank Sally1862
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Always a friendly smile and great lunches, cake and coffee. This is the best place in Newark to get gluten free food

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1 Thank Lesley P
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The best coffee in Newark, hands down. It's easy to see why it's packed all the time because the coffee is so good. Great atmosphere with jazz playing in the background. Our first stop when arriving in Newark. If I could offer one improvement it would be the sandwiches would benefit from being made with some artisan breads. Especially when... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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345 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is a really excellent spot. Spread out among several quirky spaces, there are lots of choices for places to sit. The coffee is well above average, and the selection of tasty cakes and other food is wide, varied and tempting. This is one of the best coffee shops that I've visited in UK. Great background music too. Well done... More 

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Selby, Yorkshire
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is just what I look for in a café. Great food, keen prices made and served by folk who clearly care about their craft. Any great café has to have that - but Stray's has way more : In a building with a long history Lots of quirky rooms and seating areas Great book shop - with good local... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We were wandering in Newark and came across Stray's and decided to stop for a bite. really nice food and excellent service. Quirky because it has so many rooms and a book shop. Would definately recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $64
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Spanish, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?