Pad

The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, United Kingdom, NP18 1HQ
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Wednesday to Monday
Dinner - 6.00pm – 10.00pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Pad

Passionate. Asian. Dishes.

Offering a deliciously different dining concept, Pad serves up an exciting menu of fresh, contemporary Asian cuisine.

From delicious fluffy steamed bao buns filled with hoi sin duck or pork belly; to succulent sharing platters of Peking duck and Korean fried chicken, savour this sociable dining experience bursting with authentic pan-Asian flavours.

Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Glass roof of the restaurant was incredibly dirty in places. Not a big deal but was definitely noticable. Staff were excellent.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Thankyou Charlotte for your professional and personal attention, we had a superb evening.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Incredible food. Perfect location for date night!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Big THANK YOU to Valter P who served us on the day. He was top class.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Service was amazing, our waitress (young lady with dark hair and glasses) really knew her stuff and was extremely knowledgeable with the cocktail menu and food menu, her recommendations were spot on! Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Excellent service first class food of the highest quality, table service was superb from Anais and the manager Ryan was very informative and helpful, all round great evening and really looking forward to booking for a third time

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Service and atmosphere very good. Had Thai fish cakes which were very chewy. Had Thai green curry which was very watery. Not anything like a proper Thai green curry. Very disappointing considering price paid.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Excellent food and lovely staff serving. Well done 👍

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

We visited for our anniversary and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer evening. The staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive throughout dinner. The food was fantastic and great value for money. We will definitely be returning!

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Karol was an excellent server, very attentive and knowledgeable

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Enjoyed our dinner and drinks. The right amount of selection and very tasty food.

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

We had a great time at Pad. The food was great and the service was superb. Will definitely come again.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Amazing food, large portions & really good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Fantastic meal with very good service

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

We had a lovely time at the restaurant. Food and service were second to none. It was our first time here, I have recently become a leisure member so thought we would try pad out for my husbands birthday. The card and glass of bubbly were a lovely gesture and made his night. Our server Anais was very attentive, and professional. The gentleman who seated us (didn’t get his name) was also very helpful and friendly

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Great food really fresh and tasty

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

When taking food and drink order we ordered a bottle of wine. We had received and eaten our starters and the wine had not arrived. We had to ask where the wine was so that we could actually enjoy a drink with our mains?! We also had to ask for prawn crackers after noticing other tables had received them on being seated as a pre starter. Not a major issue but enough to make me contemplate about returning. Not the type of service you would expect from this level establishment.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Disappointing for the price. Second time been to Celtic Manor for dinner and been disappointed.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Excellent...we will definitely return...

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

As a couple we found this dining experience perfect as the food was delicious and the service wasn’t rushed whatsoever.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

The small plates were very good, the main dishes were rather basic and disappointing- not up to the standard of the small plates. The desserts were also very good.

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

We arrived on time. Very long waits between courses. We were very hungry having been cycling all day but to be honest both the mains were very sub par. The Singapore noodles were sloppy and there was no sign or taste of any chilli in the mix, the shallots we're crispy and the pork belly was nearly all fat. I've had tastier pot-noodles. The Sri-Lankan curry looked like diced frozen veg in a grey sauce and the butternut squash was omitted from it. Fish cakes starter was rubbery and well over-salted with fish sauce. Deserts were the high point. Staff were friendly and we didn't give them a hard time as the faults obviously emanated from the kitchen and we needed to eat.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

First time here And the food was amazing could not fault what came out of the kitchen the service was tip top to I will be definitely coming back to sample more or your culinary delights

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

We ate in PAD last night as part of an all inclusive dinner/B&B package. Having stayed at the Celtic Manor on a number of occasions and having always been very happy with the standard of the hotel and the various restaurants, we had high hopes for Pad. Unfortunately we were let down by what can only be a described as one of the blandest and tasteless meals we have ever had. The starters were actually nice and held great promise for the remaining courses. No complaints there, however the main meal has to be up there with one of the worst I have had in recent years. I had Chicken katsu and my partner had the Pork Belly with Singapore noodles. My dish came with rice which was barely cooked and which I sent back once, only to receive an exact replica of what I had just returned. Having travelled Asia myself, I consider myself to be fairly well aware of what Asian food represents and something as basic as a bowl of steamed rice is just basic cookery skills. I’ve honestly never seen a worse bowl of rice in my life. Sadly Pad is miles away from any authenticity whatsoever. My wok-fried vegetable side dish was limp, tasteless and cold. My partner on the other hand had to ask for salt and pepper to make her dish more tasty after sending the pork belly back to the kitchen. The pork was full of fat and barely represented anything close to edible. The waiting staff promptly brought out a new side dish of Belly Pork which was much better. However that has to be a first for me, Salt and Pepper should simply not be required with genuine Asian food! The waiter was terrific in fairness and seemed to suggest that this was not the first complaint of the evening. In fact, it was fairly obvious that there are some issues with this restaurant which extend beyond last nights service. Having checked other recent reviews whilst sat at the dinner table last night, it is clear that the Pad kitchen needs to be overhauled and falls far short of the usual high standards expected of the Celtic Manor resort. I honestly wouldn’t come back to Pad if you paid me. Total let down and we left feeling very much that we’d made a bad choice. Having said that, our waiter was great. We felt sorry for him. We also complained to the manager who did his best and offered us some free drinks but as my partner is pregnant, we politely declined.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Very pleased with our dining experience at Pad. Great tasting food with a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. We were served by Valfer who looked after our needs professionally but worth warm conversation

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