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

Facilities
  • 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 Wednesday, 16 October 2019

I thought the service was great our waitress was lovely (the Irish girl) but the food wasnt great at all, the duck with the wraps were dry, the fish cakes were rubbery and the duck main tasted like it was swimming in orange juice. Overall the atmosphere, service, drinks were fab it's just a shame the food wasnt on par.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

A lovely celebration for my Nan's 80th birthday, delicious food and atmosphere. Please can you say thank you so much to Emma Mackie for making my nan feel so special throughout the evening. She is a credit to the resort and deserves a well done! Nan was so chuffed. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Staff were so considerate. Very lovely evening

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Emma was great the waitress that served us.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Fabulous food, full of flavour and presentation was top class. Service and atmosphere also brilliant. Highly recommend

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Visited On Thursday, 10 October 2019

I had a Chicken Katsu dish and there was virtually no curry sauce so the dish was extremely dry and my wife had the Sri Lankan curry which was full of chewy bits of herbs

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Eaten here three times - two out of three times the food hasn't been good and I've had to comment to the server. We go to the celtic Manor on a regular basis, I will be choosing another restaurant in future.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Our party of 4 were bitterly disappointed by the whole experience. Firstly, the food. The starters were awful. The duck was dry and was initially served without the pancakes (the pot was empty). The gyoza were dried up and so hard it was impossible to put a knife through them. The bao buns were stuck to the plate so much we had to scrape them off to eat. It was as though all starters were left out for some time before being served up. The mains weren't much better. The Thai green curry was bland and full of too much chicken which was overcooked. The Sri Lankan curry and the Katsu chicken were passable, just. We didn't have dessert (usually do) but we were so disappointed that we just wanted to leave. Secondly, drinks. One of our party ordered a Parma violet gin and was told that although sold in the Celtic Manor could not be served in the Pad restaurant. Surely a 5* hotel would accommodate such a request? Thirdly, the service. Poor, slow and not very welcoming. A smile goes a long way. Further, the price. £190 for 4 people is vastly overpriced (two courses and two drinks each). The manor itself and facilities. The toilet (at 9pm) outside the restaurant was cluttered with cleaning equipment; I had to step over cleaning materials to enter. The trip to Merlins bar after dinner. We passed several dripping ceilings on the way; it was raining but you would expect a 5* hotel to be maintained and inspected regularly. Merlins bar itself was like a working man's club with a singer that sounded like a poor karaoke effort. She was even passing the microphone to customers in the bar to finish off her lines. We couldn't wait to leave the place. It was a birthday occasion too and we felt that we couldn't complain on the night but feel compelled to write this review online. By the way, you've even spelt our surname wrong in the email booking reference. We won't be going back and we certainly won't be recommending the place to anyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Really enjoyed lovely food, service was very good with friendly staff!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

We had heard good reviews about Pad but we had a disappointing meal. Service and atmosphere was good. Our main meal of roasted belly pork with Singapore noodles I am afraid had very little taste./seasoning Which resulted in us leaving most of us. Such a shame as we love Asian styled food.

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Great food, huge portions, pricey but worth it! Fantastic service, lovely restaurant, made our experience staying at Celtic Manor extremely enjoyable!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

All the staff we came across or a credit to your restaurant Maybe the lighting could make it a bit lighter but the evening was fantastic thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Great location for birthday celebration with friends

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Food and drink was delicious but what made our evening even better was the young lady named Anais who was fantastic and friendly servant. She would always make sure our wine glasses where full and to top it off she had a fantastic sence of humor whilst having a chat and a joke with us. Really was a pleasure to see a staff member able to take 2 mins out of her work in order to string along a normal conversation whilst also remaining professional. 10/10 for Anais. From Aaron and Emma.

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

We booked the restaurant for my wifes 40th birthday and everyone enjoyed the night. There were 16 of us in total and everyones meals were perfect. We met for a few drinks before hand in the cocktail bar which was nice. The only criticism i would have was the price of some of the cocktails were bery expensive. I had been speaking to ryan bonner for the few weeks leading up to the meal and he was very helpful with any requests that we had

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

lovely staff, the food was great but i have only marked down because I have had better elsewhere, that being said, it was wonderful and I would absolutely recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Our waiter Karol was very pleasant and thoughtful.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Would like to thank your Staff member Karol. He was first class and made my daughters night. He went out of his way to ensure we had a great night and that my daughter ( whos Birthday it was ) was made to feel that extra bit special. I want to extend my gratitude and will definitely recommend PAD. A lot of people could learn plenty from Karol. Well done :)

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Outstanding costumer service. Our waitress for the night was Emma. Made us feel very welcome, always smiling. As it was our wedding anniversary dinner, we’ve received complementary glass of bubbles which I thought it was very nice. Highly recommended

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Excellent evening made all the more brilliant by Callum, our waiter for the evening. His knowledge of the menu and wine list was exceptional as was his calm efficient manner on a busy service. The food is incredible and the atmosphere is divine, we will return.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Only one other observation and that is that range of menu options is a little limited. Otherwise everything was fine.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Great looking restaurant and staff give a warm welcome on arrival. I wasn't impressed with the food, the rice had a rubbery texture like it had been prepared in the microwave and the main course lacked any real flavour. The menu descriptions sounded amazing but we were both disappointed when it arrived. I preferred the standard of food when it was The CEN. I will opt for a different restuarant in the resort next time.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

We stay in hotels a lot, and I was very disappointed by lack of service, plus sitting us right next to some other guests was not comfy at all. There were lots of tables empty and we were put right in the corner next another couple which there were that close I could here what they were saying to each other it was uncomfortable to say the least. The food was ok wasn’t fantastic. Our friends are staying next week and have told them not to eat in pad.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Fantastic service from Karol, made the celebration very special. More vegetarian options would be ideal, one guest was unable to attend due to only one option on the menu (which he wasn’t keen on).

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