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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the bookshop come coffee house serves some f the best ckes in Newark well worth a pitstop while walking about the town.

Thank mintmoocher
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm fairly new to Newark and popped in with a visiting friend for a mid morning coffee, lovely place with lots of room but not cramped, we really enjoyed it.. The menu looked great too!

Thank BADaws
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

strays is great for sandwiches / light bites but can get really busy. The Bakelite latte, Black Forest mocha and the chocolate cheesecake are all worth the wait.

Thank knackered_rambler
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strays was always my go to place for meeting friends for a coffee or lunch in the town however on my last two visits the place has definitely gone down hill. The first time I noticed the decline my friend and I both ordered lunch. Her lunch arrived and she dutifully waited for mine to arrive to eat hers. In... More 

Thank miffyjo
Ely, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popping in for a coffee while waiting for a friend and what a lovely find very chilled place and lovely jazz music playing Lovely coffee too and didn't have to wait to long for it

1 Thank Citroen2CV6
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the very talented jazz band that were playing. Had a bite to eat whilst there. Scruffy burger. Amazing is not remotely close. Thick and lean meaty burger with double fried chips, coleslaw and salad. Top quality. Only bug bear is the small bottles of beer which is excusable as they don't do enough trade to warrant draft.... More 

1 Thank Anna N
Nottingham England
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284 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place does great coffee - probably the best in Newark in my view. Cakes is all homemade and portions are huge! Lemon drizzle is my favourite - lots of lemon in it to the point where it is slightly stodgy!

1 Thank Sarahweb1
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Intriguing coffee shop cafe. It meanders through several adjacent buildings and so has plenty of seating. V popular and good menu. Just had coffee but would go back to eat another day. Not cheap but food looked excellent.

1 Thank Ian C
1 review
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

While spending the afternoon in Newark with my wife and two children, we decided to visit Strays for lunch. Initially, it seemed a pleasant place although staff were not welcoming. We sat down and I ordered food soon after, staff were so miserable that I felt we weren't welcome. Food was no better than average, and including drinks the bill... More 

Thank StephenDougherty
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

this is quite a big place with a number of connecting rooms and linked to a bookshop. The coffee is good and the service is ok but the overall feel is perhaps a bit claustrophobic

Thank nottsadviser

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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, 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
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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