Developers bring Gannets to its new neighbourhood Middlebeck

A popular independent café is set to open a second venue at Newark’s newest neighbourhood, Middlebeck, Urban&Civic has announced.

Located in the heart of the growing community, the new addition will be run by the team behind Newark’s much-loved town centre venue, Gannets Daycafe and Bistro, and is expected to open its doors in October.

Gannets Middlebeck comes as part of master developer Urban&Civic’s plans to create a community hub at the gateway of the Middlebeck, which in the future will also feature shops and a host of amenities right on the doorstep of residents.

The café will offer an extensive menu of homemade breakfast and lunch dishes, as well as sweet treats, using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients where possible.

There will also be a range of daily specials, plus a selection of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. For those looking to grab a bite on the go, the café will also offer all items on its menu to take away.

The new venue, which comes as Gannets celebrates its 40th anniversary in Newark, will boast a contemporary, urban design, and will seat approximately 30 diners.

Johanne Thomas, Communities and Partnerships for Urban&Civic said: “We are delighted to reveal details of Middlebeck’s new eatery, Gannets. We are passionate about supporting local businesses, and are delighted to welcome Gannets, a much-loved, well-established venue, which shares our approach to quality.

“We are committed to creating a neighbourhood with a host of first-class facilities at its heart, from our primary school opening in September 2021 and café to extensive green spaces, and we are certain Gannets will become a focal point of Middlebeck’s growing community, as well as the wider Newark area,” she added.

Neil Stevens, owner of Gannets Café, added: “As a family run business, we are passionate about offering our guests the very best experience with every visit, and will serve residents a fantastic selection of fresh, homemade dishes with a smile.

“As we are celebrating our 40th year in Newark this year, opening a new venue in Middlebeck is the perfect way to mark the occasion. We are very much looking forward to working with Urban&Civic and becoming part of the new community as Middlebeck continues to grow and flourish.”

With five stunning show homes available two view, prospective homebuyers can choose from a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes from two quality housebuilders, Avant Homes and Bellway Homes.

Once complete, Middlebeck will boast a new primary school, a shop, a café, significant green infrastructure including a waterside promenade, walkways and cycleways, and formal open space and sports pitches, as well as over 3,000 new homes.

Formally known as Land South of Newark, Middlebeck is a 694-acre urban extension on the southern edge of the town.

23rd February, 2020

Veggie, vegan or just trying to eat less meat? Check out what plant-based guru @LucyandLentils thought of the vegan options at @GannetsInNewark https://lucyandlentils.co.uk/review/special-menu-at-gannets-cafe-newarkhttps://pic.twitter.com/rT8z4ifWkw

21st February, 2020

There’s a whole world of wildlife waiting to be discovered here at Middlebeck…get involved with our Greener Greenways project with @sustrans and discover what’s on our doorstep http://ow.ly/eOfF50yedSN https://pic.twitter.com/EqYMlSrtrF

19th February, 2020

Want to keep up to date with all of the latest happenings here at Middlebeck? Put the kettle on, sit back and dive into the new issue of OnStream https://pic.twitter.com/R5D3QkD04w

17th February, 2020

Today is Random Act of Kindness Day! How are you showing your friends, family and neighbours kindness today? https://pic.twitter.com/yLh7O1Foge

12th February, 2020

Did you know Route 64 of the National Cycle Network runs through the heart of Middlebeck? Time to dust off those two wheels and start exploring https://pic.twitter.com/EnhjK68Uvh

9th February, 2020

From wildlife walks and arts and crafts, to Forest School sessions and group volunteering, keep your eyes peeled for some of our exciting activities coming up with @sustrans this year and find out how you can get involved http://ow.ly/TTCa50yed9V https://pic.twitter.com/aIBQm8s4Wz

7th February, 2020

To celebrate the opening of @GannetsInNewark, we've teamed up with foodie @LucyandLentils to create a delicious, 100% plant-based secret recipe. Pop in and discover the dish this week but be quick - when it's gone it's gone! https://lucyandlentils.co.uk/review/special-menu-at-gannets-cafe-newarkhttps://pic.twitter.com/Aaxb0pE4Rw

6th February, 2020

Love is in the air It's easy to fall in love with your new home when it looks this beautiful http://www.middlebecknewark.com/ https://pic.twitter.com/jd3lhgOHV7

1st February, 2020

We're teaming up with @sustrans to bring the Greener Greenways project to Middlebeck! Learn more about how the scheme will help us make the most of the natural spaces and cycleways on our doorstep http://ow.ly/v0As50y5NVm https://pic.twitter.com/0puXwVpdx4

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