Eating out

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

Download a Guide to Eating Out in Newport and the local area 

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

Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival

The 2015 Newport Food Festival was held in the city centre on Saturday 3rd October. This was the festival's fifth year, and the busiest yet, with visitor numbers topping all previous events. It also had a very local emphasis, with many exhibitors being based in Newport.

Look out for news about the 2016 event, exhibitors, Teenchef competition and chef demonstrations on the Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival website

Award-winning local producers

Local microbrewery Tiny Rebel scooped the prestigious Champion Beer of Britain award for their Cwtch beer at the recent Great British Beer Festival.

At this year's Food Awards Wales, Gemelli's and The Ruperra Arms both won accolades, Gemelli's getting the Best Italian award and The Ruperra Arms announced as the overall Best Restaurant of the Year in Wales. 

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