A bustling market town, you’ll find everything from cool coffee shops to buzzing cafés and some outstanding restaurants in the heart of the town. To help you get started, here are just some of the best places to eat in Newark.
Places to eat in Newark
There are several outstanding Indian restaurants in Newark, but two of the town’s favourites are The Everest Inn and Koinonia. The Everest Inn marries the best of Indian and Nepalese cuisine and is a modern restaurant decked out in stylish white interiors, a lively bar and some of the most delicately spiced and balanced curries around.
Koinonia, meanwhile, is one of the top-ranked TripAdvisor restaurants in Newark and home to some incredible dishes, including their butter chicken, Goan fish curry and their dosas, a lighter and smaller version of naan bread, which are perfect for mopping up their curries at the end.
If big flavour burritos and stonebaked pizzas are more your scene, then head down to Holy Moly, one of Newark’s coolest eateries. Expect a relaxed atmosphere, latin music and some surprisingly reasonable food considering its quality. They’re based on Stodman Street in the town centre, just a short stroll from the Town Hall Museum & Art Gallery.
You have to head a few miles out of Newark towards Southwell to find our next recommendation, but The Bromley at Fiskerton is well worth it if you fancy some high quality British fare. It’s not the cheapest, but we would argue it is still reasonable considering the quality of the food on offer. Their refined a la carte menu features delicious options such as chicken chardonnay and rump of lamb, or if you’re visiting on a Sunday you can take advantage of their excellent roast.
If you need to refuel after a hard day’s work looking around the tourist hot spots, Pastability is one of the most popular cafés in town. Equally adept at knocking out a homemade soup and sandwich combo as their range of pasta dishes – their chicken lasagna is a winning take on the classic – the Carter Gate café also boasts the best ice cream range in the region, making it the perfect place to spend a sunny day.
In the heart of Newark just off Kirk Gate, The Old Bakery Tea Rooms and Restaurant is a wonderfully evocative place to enjoy a well-deserved hour dedicated to tea and cakes. Housed in a medieval wood-framed Tudor house, the Tea Room was renovated in the 70s and is another example of Newark’s impressive architectural history. Head down to try their cakes, cream teas, lunches and light bites until 5pm from Monday to Saturday.
Lastly, Gannets is one of Newark’s café institutions, having been serving up breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes using locally sourced organic ingredients since 1979. The family-run café is opposite Newark Castle and is a stylish establishment housed in a gorgeous Georgian building.