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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 Wednesday, 12 December 2018

We found the room in the 20/10 clubhouse to be on the chilly side, my husband rarely feels cold but he was there. I was also cold so could do with more heating.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The food was very good and being 26 people it’s a lot in one go But the manager and staff were first class no one could find a fault This is our 3 Christmas lunch and we will be back next year Thank you all

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Children's food was too fussy. My 6 year old barely ate as herbs in sausages and brownie too fancy! We didn't get our mince pies and petit fours either.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Festive menu very limited choice took about hour b4 first course cime when restaurant half empty

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Opted for steak Diane, never had my meal prepared at the table before, what a fab experience and it was lovely. Excellent, courteous, efficient staff in a beautiful room. Need to visit in the summer months, would imagine the view to be breathtaking.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

The chicken liver parfait was really lacking in flavour it was almost tasteless. The rest of the food was well presented and flavoursome.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Our table was booked for 7.15 but we were able to sit down before then. As the restaurant filled up the atmosphere was better and there was a nice buzz about the place. There were lots of orders for steak diane and it was part of the experience to see these being flambeed at the table. Slight disappointment at the panna cotta as it was too solid.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Lovely setting, relaxed, unhurried meal. Will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

We had a lovely lunch here on Sunday. It takes a while to drive there (such a huge resort) but the views on the drive to Rafters are fantastic. One of our party was delayed in arriving but there was no hassle to sit at the table and we enjoyed a drink in the bar. The meal was superb and I will definitely be visiting again.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Very friendly staff and an excellent meal. I highly recommend the steak Dianne .Would highly recommend. Only one small piece of feedback - when the restaurant is so quiet - would be good to spread the diners more around the restaurant - there were only 17 people having dinner - we were a table of 2 enjoying a nice quiet meal and then had 5 ladies seated right next to us

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

We dined here on 24th November, lovely setting , such a shame there was a party going in the function room which we could here the very loud disco, at the same time as the dreadful Christmas music & HYMNS playing in the background which would have been more suited to an old people home. Both main courses had to be sent back as they were luke warm, as brought out into the restaurant then left on the side, ignored by several waiting staff, then taken back to the kitchen, returned again, left again before being brought over. We were unable to catch anyone’s attention to point out we suspected (but didn’t know for sure) it was ours. When we called someone over to complain dishes were Luke warmit was taken away but no apology given until the replacement food brought back. Complimentary drinks were provided but still no apology. With the exception of the girl who brought our replacement dishes back, service was lacking and far from attentive. Such a disappointment. Having previously dined here before we had high expectations but this visit fell far short of these. Having to listen to two sources of music at the same time, one of which was the disco ruined the evening. You should have made us aware there was a function on that night and the music from the disco would disturb the restaurant atmosphere. We gave up trying to get someone’s attention to complain.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

As the statement says...Rafters is a relaxed restaurant. It has lovely food and they don't seem to rush you so you can enjoy your meal more. The staff are always very friendly and approachable.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Through a voucher the price was fair for a 3 course meal. Service quite slow - not the staff but the time for the food to arrive. Drinks expensive and sides needed as portions small. Lovely surroundings but should issue directions to tell you to drive towards the 2020 clubhouse as no signage for rafters or mention of the clubhouse on the voucher or google maps which takes you to the main hotel! It was ok but no atmosphere or music.

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

Your on line booking system would not let me book so I had to phone to confirm which wasn’t an ideal start. The dining room was laid out for an evening event which meant that there were not many tables available & they were in very close proximity to each other, to the point where a table of 4 sat down next to us & apologised for being so close!The service was good although the soup that came for both of us was cold & we had to send it back. The main courses & desserts were nice & the room is lovely.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

A very good quality Sunday Lunch very much enjoyed by all the family. Great to have a resturant on site away from the hussle / bussle and general celebrations at the Celtic Manor. The service was excellent,unobtrusive but friendly and nothing was too much for the staff.We will be back.Diolch.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Great building food was lovely! Shame about the atmosphere the place seems void and bland. Would try the other venues before coming back.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

I felt cold so did my daughter Good food gorgeous starter salmon nice main potato a bit wrinkled & over cooked with plaice. Fab dessert berry fruit Great service But I didn’t get a plate for the bones skin & spine on my fish. Otherwise great. My daughters beef dinner looked great My son loved his onion soup.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Really lovely experience. Quality of food excellent. Staff very attentive and helpful, nice atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Starter and main was lovely... desert came out and had to get up to ask a staff member for a spoon as no-one was around to ask....Then Asked for the bill waited abit then had to ask again... I had a dining voucher and I did say this before doing the bill.. when the bill came my voucher wasnt take off then had to wait again for another bill to come.. staff didnt look happy at all

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

We visited for a special celebration and it went down very well. Some of our family can be quite picky but everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was absolutely excellent. We had asked to be sat near a window to make the most of the view but were seated almost furthest away. This was a little disappointing but didn't have any impact on our enjoyment of the day. Even though some family members were apprehensive as its not the sort of place they would visit normally, they showed interest in booking in again for our next special occassion. I took one star off for atmosphere because it wasn't very busy so seemed too quiet and lots of staff were stood around.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Lovely restaurant with fabulous views great place for a birthday meal really special.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Amazing Sunday Lunch!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Needs updating. Food average. Atmosphere too sombre. Service ok but could be a lot better

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Was disappointed before, but really enjoyed lunch this time. The menu descriptiondoes not do it justice. Dishes were well-presented, tasty and good-sized portions. Service efficient; neither rushed nor slow. Only improvement I can suggest is to vary, or supplement, the menu choices. After lunching 4 times in 6 months, another choice would have been welcome.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

Never usually write reviews or make a fuss however it were appauling service hwoever lovely food. Don't waste your time.

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