Rafters

The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, United Kingdom, NP18 1HQ
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Monday to Saturday
Lunch: 12pm - 5.30pm
Sunday Lunch: 12pm - 4.00pm

Monday to Sunday
Dinner : 6.00pm - 9.45pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Rafters

This luxuriously relaxed restaurant makes a striking statement with its soaring cedar wood beams which lend the restaurant both its name and its unique atmosphere.

Set within the prestigious Twenty Ten Clubhouse, diners will enjoy the stunning views over The Twenty Ten course and beautiful Usk Valley. The Rafters menu is simple and elegant, with a touch of Welsh flavour.

Rafters’ talented chefs have created a menu with many local ingredients to create succulent steak and grills.

Dining at Rafters is a good excuse to dress up, although there are no stuffy rules. You’ll feel equally at home in smart casual attire or something a little more formal (please no shorts, vests, flip flops, torn jeans, trainers (white or coloured), football or rugby shirts). Formal footwear is required.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Excellent food, setting & service

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Took 3 hours to serve lunch and there were only 2 other tables in the restaurant !! Lacked management......

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Visited On Monday, 09 September 2019

When you know you are paying very high prices for a dining experience you expect to leave with a wow factor and a satisfaction that you have experienced something out of the ordinary. This dining experience was less than ordinary. Some of the food was tasty and enjoyable, some dishes received by colleagues were dressed up on the menu as something interesting and different and turned out to be bland and dull. Portion sizes were very small. Service was poor with some sides arriving halfway through the meal, almost too late. The pricing was excessive, especially given that with many dishes you had to add basic carbs and veg as a side at additional cost despite already paying top price for the main. Totally disappointing experience and one that my organisation will avoid for the future.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Wonderful setting with great food and friendly but professional service. Look forward to dining here again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Alexandra was lovely, though busy did a fabulous job.

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Visited On Monday, 02 September 2019

Excellent can’t fault it

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Beautiful Sunday lunch, very relaxed atmosphere and good value for money. Service was slightly too relaxed!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Fantastic meal and great service, quite expensive however but that appears to be the same throughout the resort. Rees was our waiter and cook for the night (Steak Diane) amazing !!!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Amazing food, amazing place, a little quiet but that’s just because we were a bigger group so felt like we were loud. Our genuinely amazing waitress forgot to press send on our order for dessert so 30 mins later we asked and she confessed, sadly that meant another 15 mins before receiving food so a 45 minute wait for our final course. Alcohol v pricey but that’s the same across CMR. I’ll pay more for quality food but paying more branded drinks we purchase elsewhere for half the price doesnt sit well with me. Amazing place and food.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

My friend and I had a great evening at Rafters, great food and service. My only small complaint is that we wanted a later table and were told we could not yet there were tables free around us all evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

The service was exceptional... the team were super happy and welcoming.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Lovely, friendly staff who made us welcome. A relaxing evening.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Good food and great service in a beautiful location.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

As usual the food was excellent. Although held in the main Rafter's Restaurant as opposed to being in a private room, the lack of other guest made it so much more personal and comfortable. The service was impeccable and always at hand for every whim. It was also excellent vfm. Please be assured that we will continue visiting...

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

Staff at the restaurant were particularly attentive and every effort was made to accommodate a guest with a gluten intolerance.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

A lovely meal - the whipped goat’s cheese with the beetroot was sublime but the beetroot variations all tasted quite similar (maybe slightly more seasoning required). Striploin was absolutely melt in the mouth and just enough veg and gravy. Only comment would be the amount of mustard plopped on my plate. I like it but not that much! And as for the ‘Egg Custard’!! Stunning.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Everything was great and our charming waitress added greatly to a really pleasurable evening she is a great asset to have an employee

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Highly recommend

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

Great food and views. The only way problem we had was a few mistakes with the bill but this was sorted out at guest services the following day. Service was very good and the steak diane was amazing!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

We enjoyed a superb meal with no complaints from any of the eight of us. Good food nicely cooked and presented. Served by knowledgeable, attentive staff. Well worth a visit

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Very Disappointed to find the midweek menu had been removed when it was still available online. The only reason we chose this restaurant was for the midweek menu as some of the meal choices weren’t available on the normal menu and the price was excessive in comparison.

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Visited On Monday, 19 August 2019

Very relaxed atmosphere, good wine options just seemed a lot of money for what it is.

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Visited On Monday, 19 August 2019

Have eaten at almost all the Celtic Manor restaurants now and this was possibly the best. Food was amazing and it was clear that the staff take great pride in the level of service and experience they offer guests; right from the driver who took us from the hotel to the restaurant to the chef and waiting staff.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Good food and the service started ok BUT the crockery from our main course was not cleared away and our glasses remained empty for over 20 minutes whilst waiting staff cooked flambé steaks for other guests around us. Having cleared the crockery away ourselves and absent being offered a further drink, the moment for a dessert had passed so we left early without a dessert and without paying the service charge. What could/should have been a good night was spoilt by staff practicing their flambé skills on others at our expense. If this is a service that the restaurant wishes to offer then it should ensure that there are sufficient staff to do so! We won’t be returning which is a real shame!

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Excellent service, especially from the new Czech waitress (sorry cant remember her name). The steak Diane is expensive but was superb and I loved the Glamorgan sausage. Only criticism- the choice of desserts were not great for us as we didn’t like any of the options and just had ice cream instead. But overall another excellent night. We are regular visitors to the resort and Rafters is always outstanding and by far our favourite.

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