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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (43 reviews)
“cake” (37 reviews)
“hummus” (4 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
9:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
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Reviewed February 18, 2016

an uninterrupted catch up ... we had scones mine was a cheese and chive served warm with butter and philly cheese, friend had a fruit one. They were delicious and the coffee perfect

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed January 23, 2016

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...More

Thank Danielle W
Reviewed January 22, 2016

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...More

3  Thank John N
Reviewed January 13, 2016 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!

Thank lottie1232016
Reviewed January 13, 2016

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.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed January 6, 2016

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....

Thank Suzy L
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...More

Thank Vicspires
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!

Thank Teagirl23
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)

Thank SusiefromNotts
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...More

Thank rod s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
  • E-mail
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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