• Gannets to go

    Our entire menu is available to takeaway daily! So why not treat a friend to a piece of cake or enjoy a healthy lunch in the wonderful castle grounds.

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    Our Menu

    Chosen from British seasonal ingredients, we provide a varied daily specials menu including soups, hot dishes, cakes and pudds – there really is something for everyone!

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    Our Bistro

    Why not book our beautiful bistro! Available 7 days a week, lunchtime or evening. You can personalise a menu, or choose from our signature dishes and enjoy a quality evening.

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  •   In the historic market town of Newark on Trent sits Gannets Day Cafe! Established in 1979, Gannets Daycafe and Bistro is a renowned stopping place with fabulous food and a warm welcome. Housed in an elegant Georgian building situated opposite the ruins and grounds of the beautiful castle, Gannets is an idyllic location perfect for visitors in Newark. This family owned cafe maintains a legacy of signature dishes using locally sourced and organic ingredients and a seasonal menu. Gannets provide delicious food…
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  • “We had our Alive Womens afternoon tea here, from booking the bistro, all communication with Neil, through to the actual day was excellent. The bistro was perfect and looked amazing. The afternoon tea was lovely, my personal favourite was the lemon shortbread! The two ladies who served us all afternoon were exceptional. Thank you from Alive Newark church”

    Lois Unwin

    “Not been to Gannets in Newark for 25+ years as I moved away. Used to be my favourite lunch spot. Delighted to find the food is every bit as delicious as it was then”

    Joy Salt

    “We always pop in when in Newark and would thoroughly recommend it. Lots of gluten free cakes and lovely coffee. Very friendly, helpful staff”

    Val Smith

    “My favourite cafe in Newark the food is excellent and great value. Love there salads they are not boring like many other places”

    Swain Therese

    “Beautiful fresh, tasty, healthy food. Excellent service, our favourite place to eat in Newark!”

    Liz Ward

    “Absolutely love this Bistro, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and a fabulous range of food”

    Liza Walker

    “Delicious, fresh, homemade meals, cakes and desserts. Carrot cake to die for. Have been going to gannets for 25 years, always friendly and great service. I always recommend to my friends”

    Andrea Taylor

    “Nowhere better for food in Newark, been coming for 20 years, best carrot cake and the gratins and bakes are fab”

    Laura Hunter

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