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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
+44 1636 700597
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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16-20 Middlegate, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1AJ, England
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

me and my friends came for lunch on an afternoon and it wasn't overly busy. the food arrived quickly, however at different times and the drinks didn't arrive until we had all finished our food. the food is always delicious however the service is appalling.

Thank Emily Y
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

Thank mintmoocher
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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....More

2  Thank miffyjo
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Anna N
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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
Reviewed 28 March 2017 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
Reviewed 22 March 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...More

1  Thank StephenDougherty
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 13
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 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 - 5:30 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
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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 3pm - no tickets - just get here early!
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