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. The Priory has since gone on to retain the award for 2019, demonstrating their consistency in quality and service. 

Gemelli's has been storming away with awards, 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.   

Newport's much anticipated first micro pub, The Cellar Door, opened in early November 2017 and very quickly won the accolade of CAMRA's Welsh Cider Pub of the Year 2018.Three cask ales are sourced from small breweries, with some local brewers' ales appearing in bottles, including the Premium Stout and Smoked Porter from the very local Gwent Levels Anglo -Oregon brewers, and a range of ciders from other local producers. 

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.