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Rafters

The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, United Kingdom, NP18 1HQ
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Opening Information

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 Saturday, 18 August 2018

Excellent waitress and food. Atmosphere wasn't particularly 'warm' or luxurious though. £80 additional costs for a mediocre bottle of wine, bottled water and coffee was overpriced, bumped up by adding a 10% service charge to the whole bill then taking the pre paid food off. Wasn't impressed in general with the addition of 10% service charge to everything at CM. Expect service to be included in the price and we would tip for exceptional service.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Excellent staff - beautiful outlook relaxing.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Good choice of food and the quality was excellent but a little disappointed that our 'inclusive' gift voucher did not allow for any 'served with' vegetables hence proved a little costly.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Absolutely loved our meal here. The service was superior. The staff couldn’t do enough for us. Every food course was presented beautifully. Each course tasted absolutely incredible. The venue is so lovely and the view is breath taking. We had the three course offer which was amazing value for money. We can’t wait to come back again.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Lovely setting & views over the Usk valley. Service was slow, had to ask for a few things (bread & dessert menu etc). Slightly pricey but worth it for the quality of meat served. Would return!

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Been here many times and will continue to do so. Food can be a little bland at times and wish it was more heavy on the local ingredients, but overall a fantastic night out with my Fiancée every time.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

When every single dessert is shown with Gluten I wonder what the chef is doing. this is 2018 and everyone offers at least one gluten free alternative. I did not choose this condition and cannot afford to risk the effects of gluten. WHY???

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

Fabulous service and wonderful atmosphere along with stunning views! Food was delicious, just wished there was more of it!

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Very quite service not great food ok

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Whilst the waiter James Ford was excellent and very accomplished he was let down by his inattentive colleagues. Having eaten in a two star Michelin restaurant earlier on in the week, it is the attention to detail that let Rafters down. At no point did a passing member of staff attempt to top up low or empty wine glasses ( the restaurant was no more than a quarter full), also when ordering liquor coffees with dessert it became clear these had been overlooked or possibly deliberately left as the waitress behind the bar had to wait for a colleague to help her make them, I had my suspicion that additional training was needed. Despite having had several good meals in Rafters over the year both myself and my friends felt the place had gone downhill since our last visit just over a year ago.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Our waiter james ford was brilliant all night. He really made us feel welcome. He was very friendly and charming all night and cooked us an amazing steak. We will be coming back to this wonderful 5 star restaurant

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Happier with the latest menu but not as good as a couple of years ago when we first started visiting the hotel. Service was good though.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Excellent service , and food. We ordered a bottle of wine, which didn't arrive, until after we had finished our starters, this was the only negative.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

As usual a great experience

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Fantastic meal, excellent service. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Food (roast beef) was very poor. Served pink but tough. Vegetables under cooked. One beef replaced by fish which was over cooked. Very expensive - poor value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Could not be faulted in any way from the moment we walked in to Rafters to the moment we left, all first class. Will definitely return soon

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

A very pleasant evening enhanced by the superb setting. My only complaint would be that the setting sun coming through the window made it very uncomfortable for the diners facing that way. Other diners were also forced to rearrange their seating positions. Other reviews have commented on this so it is surprising that a solution has not been found.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Premium prices on drinks. Way too expensive. Asking for more money when you’ve slready paid for the room and dinner is plain nuts - get rid of the additional charges! Dust all over the piano next to our table, and I asked for our cake to be returned to the hotel instead of which I had to come back and pick it up myself. Not a great first impression, lucky for you it was my mothers birthday or words would have been exchanged.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

We booked Rafters as part of our one night stay at the resort. Nice setting with great views. Food though rather overpriced and quite bland and certainly not what you’d expect for fine dining in a five star hotel complex. The waiters forgot to bring bread to us, they bought us the wrong bill at the end and we were charged twice for the meal, which I noticed on the invoice sent to me once we’d checked out and left the hotel. So I had to spend time over the phone organising a refund. Disappointing overall.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Great food great service definitely came back.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Lovely food, great, friendly service and a fabulous view

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Thank for the delicious food, stunning scenery and fabulous service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Fantastic visit as always, wonderfully attentive staff. It’s always a joy to eat here as a family, we’ve never been rushed which is important to us as we don’t live near each other.

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