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.

See a short film about local food and drink producers here.

See local drinks producers in the Capital Region Tipple Trail film

See the Eating Out Wales Guide for South East Wales 

Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival

The 2016 Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival was held in the city centre on Saturday 1st October. This was the festival's sixth year and the first with new sponsors, Tiny Rebel. It had a very local emphasis, with many exhibitors being based in Newport,and more newcomers becoming involved.

Look out for news about the 2017 event, exhibitors, Teen Chef competition and chef demonstrations on the Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival website

Award-winning local producers

Local microbrewery Tiny Rebel has taken 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. 

They have also now opened their new £2.5million brewery premises, including bar and restaurant at Rogerstone, just outside Newport, which has already proved extremely popular.

We are a city of award winners, with twelve nominations in the National Food Awards Wales 2016, and home to the winner of the Best Italian Establishment category, Gemelli's. Gemelli's has recently made an 85 kilo cake to celebrate the Champions League finals taking place in Cardiff, which also made an appearance on The One Show!.

Follow the links below for a selection of eating places in and around Newport.


The very best in Newport, catering for all tastes

Modern British / Welsh

Classic food in beautiful settings

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

Including Thai, Mandarin and Cantonese


For something different

Cafés /Tea Rooms

For a tasty quick snack or afternoon tea

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Newport City Council has adopted the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to help consumers make an informed choice about where to eat out.

Food outlets are inspected, unannounced, by Environmental Health Officers, to check hygiene standards and operating procedures, which are then rated on a scale from 0 (urgent improvement necessary) to 5 (very good).

These ‘Scores on Doors’ are an indication of how hygienic and well-managed the food preparation is at each food premises.

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

View food premises ratings (opens new website) and search by post code e.g. NP20, the word “Newport” (your search will pull through businesses in other Newports!), by restaurant name or by using the map