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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
09:00 - 18:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:30
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

just popped in for a late breakfast and it was well worth trying, it was also very quickly seved but everything seamed to be very freshlycooked, great service and plenty of choice of places to sit from hi bar stools to normal tables to comfy chairs and coffee tables. certainly a busy place but good quaity food and drinks always... More 

Thank richard c
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited 18/1/17 Ordered the bbq pinini, my partner a tea cake. Tea cake came out with the drinks and about 5 mins later the pinini, the bread was soggy and the tasted very bland couldn't taste the advertised bbq flavour chicken. Lemon drizzle cake was good. Would try restaurant again.

Thank Marty_G60
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had fab lunch there. Also went for their monster hot chocolate another day ... a must but trust us you don't need cakes to go with it ... even if their cakes are incredible!

1 Thank Claire G
Tuxford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always busy but equally always has room for people to sit. So don't be put off if things look busy. You place your order at the counter then they deliver to your table. Full menu with fresh ingredients. Really impressed so try.

1 Thank 7juliet7
Surrey, England
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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 12 November 2016 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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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.

1 Thank KJC5563
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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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290 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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

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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
US$5 - US$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
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:30
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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