“Elevated modern cooking at a huge resort” - AA Inspector
The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. Situated within Newport's stupendously sprawling Celtic Manor resort, where there are three golf courses to choose from, not to mention around 2,000 acres of rolling parkland, Epicure restaurant could be forgiven for feeling a little lost, were it not for the fact that the venue has carved out a reputation for itself as a regional hotspot. An exposed walnut floor and dripping chandeliers hanging from circular ceiling recesses set an elevated tone for the modern British cooking.
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 50
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday and Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2.30
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 40
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: Modern British
Also in the area
About the area
The area of Newport neighbours Monmouthshire and is home to a cathedral city of the very same name again. Situated 12 miles from Cardiff, on the mouth of the River Usk, the Normans built a castle here. But Newport really grew up in the 19th century when its port became the place from which to export coal around the world – until Cardiff took over in the 1850s. It was also the site of the last large-scale armed insurrection in Britain, the Newport Rising of 1839.
The docks may have declined in importance, but Newport survived, building on manufacturing, engineering and service industries – some government departments are located here too, such as the passport office. The city is also reinventing itself. First off, it was granted city status in 2002, beating off competition from five other Welsh rivals, including Aberystwyth and Wrexham. It also opened the Usk footbridge in 2006, which won a number of awards, and attracted some big-name discount retail outlets. A few years later, it hosted the prestigious 2010 Ryder Cup at the nearby Celtic Manor Resort.
Places to Stay
Recommended things to do
Why choose Rated Trips?
Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
The best coverage
Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.
Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.
Plan your next trip
Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.
Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.