Independent eatery opens doors at Middlebeck

Newark eatery Gannets Café has opened the doors to its second venue at the growing neighbourhood of Middlebeck.

Located at the gateway of the new community and only a short drive from Newark town centre, the popular independent café welcomed its first customers, the residents of Middlebeck, on Friday 22 November.

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

Johanne Thomas, Communities and Partnerships for Urban&Civic said: “We’re delighted to officially host Middlebeck’s new café, Gannets. Its opening marks a pivotal moment for the development, as the café is the first amenity of several to be completed, with a primary school and convenience store among the wider plans for Middlebeck’s new community.

“We’re certain Gannets will become a popular focal point for both local residents and the wider Newark area. We look forward to welcoming the community for a cup of coffee and slice of Gannets’ signature carrot cake over the coming months,” she added.

Its menu offers guests an extensive range of homemade dishes, including hearty breakfasts, tasty lunches and sweet treats, as well as a range of daily specials, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients wherever possible.

Initially opening throughout the daytime from Wednesday to Sunday, the new venue will boast a contemporary design and will seat approximately 30 diners.

The café, which is run by Neil Stevens and his talented team, comes as the town centre venue celebrates its 40th anniversary in Newark.

Neil Stevens, owner of Gannets Café, commented: “Opening the doors to our new venue in Middlebeck is the perfect way to celebrate our 40th anniversary in the area, and we’re incredibly excited to welcome our first guests next week.

“Like Urban&Civic, we’re passionate about providing a high-quality service, and are looking forward to working closely with the Middlebeck team to offer the perfect place for residents and visitors alike to get together with friends and family.”

Gannets Middlebeck will be open from 10am to 3pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and from 9am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Once complete, Middlebeck will boast a new primary school, a café, shops, 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.

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.

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

23rd February, 2020

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21st February, 2020

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19th February, 2020

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17th February, 2020

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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

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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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