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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Surrey, England
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely rabbit warren of a place. Visitor to area and only ever had snacks. would love to try out the Jazz evenings.

1 Thank Pamelala
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times and not been to bad. However, on this last occasion my boyfriend took me for lunch. He ordered a cold sandwich and me a hot one. Alas, something went quite wrong. My hot sandwich came out, no drinks with it, then 20 mins later my other halves cold sandwich came out with the drinks?... More 

Thank mountaingoat_rll
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today was my first trip into Strays but it won't be my last. I ordered the Strays burger, it came with twice fried chips, salad and coleslaw. The best thing i have had for lunch in a long time. They also do homemade cakes. Make sure you visit, it will be worth it.

Thank KJC5563
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I regularly go to strays as it offers excellent coffee... far better than the other coffee shops in the town. The food is also of an excellent standard the cakes have to be seen to be believed. There is a nice busy atmosphere with always some good jazz playing. They do evening Jazz nights and so on which are great... More 

1 Thank tryforyourself
Navenby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Went for the first time today for lunch. Food was very good and the coffee excellent. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Will definitely go again and listen to some jazz.

1 Thank Steve R
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Good central Place to meet for teas and cake Clean and tidy have used a couple of times and will use again

1 Thank jodycav
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a sprawling type of café with about 3 entrances and up to 6/7 different seating areas. A bit chaotic but if you like quirky and aren't in a hurry its a charming place to have a coffee / tea and a delicious home made cake. The staff are a little busy but nevertheless pleasant and efficient. Really enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Willowfield8
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

My Mum recommended this place as a must eat there. So I did. I caught up with a friend I hadn't seen for 15 years and we had a lovely lunch and chat. The coffee was delicious and the chicken salad light and fresh. My friend had the prawn cocktail salad which I actually wish I'd had. Highly recommended for... More 

1 Thank Emma W
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184 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

well out visiting friends and on way back to the car they suggested here, I was impressed live jazz Saturday afternoon!! when trying to find the toilet I fell upon a book shop.my heaven.. nice place

1 Thank frenchitalia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I have been here several times over the years, and it use to be better than it is now, but only marginally. It has everything going for it, a brilliant location, loads of seating area, nice little rooms spread throughout it. It should be the best in town however it gets some basics really sadly wrong. 1) The tables are... More 

Thank Andrew B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
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
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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