Family friendly café on the Middlebeck Estate

Gannets was proud to unveil its second café in mid-November 2019 in the heart of Newark’s newest community in Middlebeck on Bowbridge Lane. Close to the Sustrans route, it is the perfect stop-off for cyclists, runners and walkers, as well as an ideal spot for residents and visitors to catch up with friends.

Gannets Middlebeck boasts a contemporary, urban design and is a café with a beautiful outside seating area.

Guests can enjoy a menu of homemade dishes using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, from hearty breakfasts, healthy lunches, and sweet treats.

Gannets is family-owned, maintaining a legacy of signature dishes using locally sourced and organic ingredients, a seasonal menu and daily specials. Gannets provides delicious food for vegetarians and vegans as well as daily choices of dairy and gluten free lunches, cakes and puddings. There is also a lovely children’s menu available.


10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Daily specials available to takeaway, all day everyday

Our entire menu including our daily specials are available to take away. Both our cafés at Middlebeck and Castle Gate offer a take away facility for hot food, drinks and cakes. 

Whether you fancy a coffee and cake on your daily walk or someone else to take care of the cooking tonight, pop in or order in advance……

Great set up and friendly helpful staff to keep you safe whilst ordering and eating. No change in the quality of the food and drink though – still amazing! Great drinks, meals and cakes and lovely staff. There is simply no better cafe in England, let alone in Newark (I live in Darlington).
Andrew A

The food was lovely! I had vegetable soup it was delicious I would actually love the recipe for it was that nice, accompanied with an olive piece of bread yum! My husband had filled potatoes and found it very tasty. The children opted for simple cheese on toast and again this was really lovely.

The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming! I could not recommend enough.

Kristy C

Nothing is more rewarding than stopping bye at Gannets on a fresh windy winters’ day. Always cosy and warm, there’s lots of atmosphere with families and all sorts of jolly customers. So many healthy and moorish options to choose from either; quick snacks or something a bit more substantial, but always very fresh and tasty.
LordAppetiser (Tripadvisor)

Been a couple of times to this lovely little cafe and I’ve enjoyed each visit. On previous occasions I have enjoyed the lunches there but this time I just opted for a scone and a pot of tea. The tea is traditional and very tasty and is a lovely touch. The scones were delicious and accompanied by clotted cream and jam I was very happy. There are always a variety of options when it comes to what appears to be home cooked dishes and also cakes
Beki Charlotte

Lovely lunch spot, popped in on a Sunday with friends and their 2 children.
Prices were very reasonable with a good selection of veggie and vegan options.
It’s good hearty, home style healthy cooking without being too right on.
We each had something different and enjoyed it. The mushroom and hazelnut lasagne, and the sticky toffee pudding were the big highlights.
Maria Kerry

This is becoming a habit coming to Gannets simply because the food is excellent, I love the mushrooms on toast, wife loves the plum bread.
Lunch is excellent always looks fresh and tastes really good. Friendly staff, good portions of good tasty food, seems like a winner to me


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Gannets - Middlebeck

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Gannets Middlebeck

The View
Bowbridge Lane
NG24 3XP

07398 128001

Gannets Middlebeck

The View,
Bowbridge Lane
NG24 3XP