Eating out

Dining out 2

Newport and the surrounding area boasts quality restaurants and a wide variety of cuisines, including some nationally recognised award-winning venues.

Wales has embraced the slow food, local ingredients ethos, and made use of the fantastic variety of top quality, fresh, local produce, seafood and meat which is available on our doorstep.

Watch a short film about local food and drink producers.

See local drinks producers in the Capital Region Tipple Trail film

See the Eating Out Wales Guide for south east Wales 

Award-winning local producers

Two local businesses were announced as winners in the Food Awards Wales 2018.

The Priory Hotel  won the 'Best Hotel Restaurant' category for the South East region, and Gemelli's won the 'Best Italian Restaurant' for the whole of Wales.

Gemelli's is storming away with awards at the moment, having received the 'Best Italian Chef' and 'Healthy Dish of the Year' awards at the Welsh Italian Awards.

Local microbrewery Tiny Rebel took home the Gold in the CAMRA Best Bitter category and overall Bronze winner for its Cwtch red ale at the great British Beer Festival 2017.  




 The best in Newport

Modern British / Welsh

 Modern food with quality ingredients

Traditional / Inn with food

 An informal night out with good food


 Local hotels with in-house restaurants


 French, Italian and Spanish cuisine


 Traditional and contemporary dishes

Chinese / Oriental

North, South and Central American 

 Including Thai, Mandarin and Cantonese

 Burgers, fried chicken and Mexican       cuisine 


 For something different

Cafés and tea rooms

 A tasty snack or afternoon tea


Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Newport City Council has adopted the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

We visit food outlets to check hygiene standards and operating procedures which are rated on a scale from 0 (urgent improvement necessary) to 5 (very good).

These ‘scores on doors’ indicate how hygienic and well-managed the food preparation is. 

The venues listed on this website have been inspected and achieved a rating of 3 (generally satisfactory) or more.

Visit Food Standards Agency food hygiene ratings 

Search by post code e.g. NP20, the word 'Newport' - be aware that your search will pull through businesses in other Newports - by restaurant name or by using the map.