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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (77 reviews)
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Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is usually really good but on this occasion I was so disappointed. The staff were rude and very complacent, we asked them to clear our table as it was dirty and they did this reluctantly. Really very poor service but the food was...More

Thank Jennifer Mary M
Reviewed 2 days ago

When I meet my sister for lunch, Strays is where we go and usually the food is good. However, on this occasion, it was very poor. Had we not had so much to catch up on, we would have sent the food back but we...More

Thank 50Cas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Strays has a uniqueness all of its own! If you can find your way through a bizarre and somewhat unintelligible blackboard menu, pay for what you chosen and then found a free seat in the maze of the building, you will have done well. The...More

Thank FWWB
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Visited here last week for lunch and had sandwiches and drinks. It is a mixture of rooms so it was a case of hunt for a table. Place orders at the counter. Staff were friendly and polite. Food was fresh and tasty but lacked a...More

Thank Thelma A
Reviewed 1 July 2017

£12.50 for two panninis seemed reasonable until they arrived! Bacon was sparse and under cooked seemed more boiled than grilled. Panninis weren't toasted or warm, brie? where? no side salad but half a bag of crisps between the two of us.(fine if your five). Nice...More

1  Thank 78notimpressed
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Visited here last week and wasn't disappointed, so many places in Newark to eat and drink but this one certainly holds it's own. Had the posh cheese on toast which was really tasty and just enough to fill up on at lunch time. Great service...More

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We came for lunch and I had the Espanola! open sandwich and it was delicious! Loved the food and the atmosphere with the jazz music was great, there aren't enough places that appreciate jazz! Would definitely like to come back to see the live events

Thank Kris_Tailor
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were recommended this for lunch, and it didn’t disappoint. A little quirky, there is a tangle of rooms and corridors. Find somewhere to sit and look at the menu. First problem – too many interesting choices: Order your food and drink, the drink may...More

Thank SPR-amble
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Strays is always busy and I've visited several times so it deserves a review. Lunch is good but for me it serves the best coffee in Newark. And the cakes are delicious too. You just might struggle to find a seat.

Thank 24HoursFromTulsa
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

It's perhaps the best place in Newark to have coffee, and there is a good selection of cakes including gluten free. You need to find a table then order which is tricky if you are by yourself some 'table reserved' signs would be good. Sometimes...More

Thank kgh58
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Child-friendly
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
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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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