16-20 Middlegate, Newark NG24 1AJ
t: 01636 700 597

We are open

MON—FRI: 9pm–5pm
SAT: 9am - 5.30pm
SUN: 11am - 4pm

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Our catering menu is made to the same standards as our daytime menu – so the experience you give your guests will be just like you’ve brought them all to Stray’s, but in your own venue instead.

To that end, we can provide one of our house bands as part of your package, for the full Stray’s jazz effect…

You can have a full range of food and drink to cater for most, current dietary needs including:

  • Dairy and Gluten Free sandwiches, salads and cakes
  • Soya and lactose free milk for coffees & teas
  • Vegetarian menu available

If you wish to hold your private event on our premises, we can offer a bar service for your guests or hold individual tabs for each table.

How long is a piece of string?

For events in your own venue, we provide all the food and drink initially. If you require crockery/glassware, we charge for this per item, so 100 plates would cost more to hire than 10 but this is done at a nominal price and 50% of this amount is refunded after your event, minus costs for any breakages.

If you wish to hire a jazz band, this is provided at the lowest cost possible by us, and depends on the size of the band. Ideally, a trio is perfect for a light, cocktail sound and co-owner Mat Short at Stray’s will advise on this, to ensure you get the right sound for your event.

The cost is based on a price-per-person but for your calculations, it’s a good idea to have a budget for the whole event. It also depends on whether you want hot and/or cold food and the type ie sandwich and cold buffet and/or a selection of pasta salads etc.

If you wish to hire Stray’s privately, the price is worked out on a per-person basis again, but there are no costs for crockery/glassware etc and we can provide table service and/or a bar or you can have a buffet with just a couple of staff on hand. Of course, we can provide a jazz band for this type of event too.

And if your event is for coffee fanatics, we can throw in some barista training sessions for your guests too!

Let us have as much info about your event as possible and we’ll get in touch to go through a quote with you a time to suit you…

For outside catering, once a quote is agreed, we require a 50% deposit for your order. The balance is payable on delivery/collection of your order and will be on a VAT invoice.

For private functions, again a 50% deposit secures the booking and then the balance is payable at the end of the night, depending on whether you opt for a bar etc. Again a VAT invoice is provided for your accounting needs.

We’re not being vague in this section of the website, but over the years have found that most people have a clear idea of what they want – but rarely are two people the same!

So, let us know what you’re looking to do and we’ll do our very best to provide it for you, at a price that won’t break the bank, but with an ambience that will create a stir among your guests on the day or night!


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