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.

The city of Newport has a year round choice of dining offers, with recent additions including the third floor Mercure Hotel restaurant and Newport Market, which offers a range of cuisines. 

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

Gem 42, a restaurant owned by Italian twin brothers, was awarded the 2022 Good Food Award winner – Gold Seal. A small restaurant with a lot of personality, Gem 42 is one to add to your list when choosing a place to eat in Newport.

The Priory Hotel  won the 'Best Hotel Restaurant' category for the South East region in 2018. The Priory has since gone on to retain the award for 2019, demonstrating their consistency in quality and service. 

Local microbrewery Tiny Rebel is an award-winning brewery from Newport, South Wales. They are the youngest and only Welsh brewery to win Champion beer of Britain.  

Newport's 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.