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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 Friday, 18 December 2020

We had a pleasant and enjoyable experience, being vegetarian it would be good to have more of a selection. The food I had was delicious.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Really enjoyed a superb Christmas meal at Rafters this week. We felt that every care had been taken and we would like to extend our thanks to all the staff for looking after us.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Amazing food, lovely views, great service

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Thoroughly exceeded our expectations. We have visited Celtic Manor many times previously but this was the first time we dined at Rafters. Food good quality, hot and ample portion size in lovely surroundings. Staff more than helpful and very welcoming. A lovely Christmas lunch. Thank you, Lisa & Trystan

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Excellent

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

I emailed to customer services for overcharged on my bill, waiting for reply, can you can chase it up for me?. Thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

We visited on Sunday myself,husband and 2 children. First time at the rafters it was my husband birthday. We were seated in the window (corner) the window had at least 15 flies flying around. I asked to be moved. We ordered our starters and main i asked if I could maybe pay the extra and have stuffing on my children's lunch but was told no. My husband ordered the beef which came with no shallots, red cabbage or the Yorkshire pudding this was extremely disappointing. I did mention the the waitress who was lovely. Over all I don't think I'd be in any rush at all. No comparison to the Newbridge.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

The restaurant was fully covid compliant and well organised. We had a lovely table and Christmas crackers, a nice atmosphere. Excellent service provided by Martyn, he was so attentive and courteous. The Christmas turkey and gravy were fabulous, best I’ve had for many, many years. The bread and truffle oil were a treat also. A good choice of desserts- the orange tart, sorbet and Chantilly cream were heavenly. We finished with coffee (no alcohol permitted!!) and had a lovely time. Well done the chefs and we’ll be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

I had the carrot soup to start and it was very bland also the roast potatoes were hard and undercooked, the beef was perfect and gravy was very nice

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Staff and service were outstanding, especially with our 3 year old and despite covid restrictions.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Our first visit to the restaurant since Covid restrictions. Felt totally safe and was impressed with how well the staff have adapted to the changes. The waiters made our experience very enjoyable, especially Martin and the food was great too. Thank you to all the front and kitchen team.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Loved the food, and beautifully presented.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Great lunch shame we could not round it all off with a nice gin or glass of wine. hopefully next time thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

The food was very good hot and tasty but the atmosphere was very lacklustre and clinical the service was as always very good

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Very impressed with the food, the social distancing and the efforts of the staff. The only small point I would have is we would have liked our dessert a little quicker than the 25 minutes. BUT, overall, a wonderful dining experience, especially given the current situation. Recommended :)

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Visited On Thursday, 10 December 2020

I was very confused with the ordering. The waitress told me to order via the app. After I ordered my food and drink, she came up and asked my what I wanted to eat. It turns out, you only order your drinks this way. Why can’t it be one way or the other. After the confusion, my food came and was absolutely beautiful. My dessert was lovely as well.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

The server upstairs I think Michael from the Netherlands was excellent. My wife is a vegetarian and he arranged for a different starter and main to be made as she did not like celeriac.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

We had an excellent meal, thank you very much to the staff that served us

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Excellent service and festive Sunday lunch. Great choice of non alcoholic beverages too throughout the restrictions.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Main meal was excellent, starter and main was average. There was a mix up on the order of my wife’s dessert, and when the correct dessert was eventually brought out the rest of the party had finished their dessert.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

So the 4 stars on food was due to the there getting no local non alcoholic beers or ciders on offerb as that's all they were allowed to serve and as the food was only Luke warm at best. But the quality of the food was good.3 stars for the atmosphere as there weren't any Christmas songs or music on upstairs and it felt a bit flat. The service was spot on our waiter (I can't remember his name sorry) was very polite and happy and any problem or question we had was resolved 👍👍👍and finally value was really good as the was 25 %off and for a family of 4 having 3 course meals and 6 drinks in total came to just over £80 which I believe was good value for a restaurant from this prestigious hotel .

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

I’m not criticising the venue in anyway when I say this, but it’s not the same having Christmas lunch with your family on another table :( Circumstance dictate sadly. Wouldn’t do it again in a hurry as felt we needed to raise our voices to talk, and it wasn’t appropriate to do so for the other diners. Beautiful setting and your staff are so lovely :) we will visit again one day, when normality returns, but who knows when that may be......

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Staff were great and very attentive.

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Beautiful meal in a beautiful setting!

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Excellent. Thank you. All staff very friendly and welcoming. Food was lovely, excellent service and very good value for money. Thanks - will be returning.

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