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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, 23 May 2018

Confusion with regards to members of the group being allowed to order the set menu as well as others ordering the al carte option. Twice we were told that our group of 8 had to all order from the same menu. The restaurant manager had to be eventually called to confirm that we could order individually from either menu. Not good service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Our party of 4 were smartly dressed as per your suggested dress code but we were surprised to see a young couple arrive wearing very casual clothes.The young man wore a grey t-shirt ,black shorts and red and white trainers ,the young lady wore something that might be worn on a beach.So much for your dress recommendations .

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Visited On Monday, 21 May 2018

Great experience at Rafters definitely be returning and recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting. Food was very good and the staff were happy and polite.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Great customer service

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

We had such a lovely lunch on Saturday 19th may, we have booked my father in laws 90th birthday lunch on the 1st June.Many thanks for a lovely relaxed lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Very relaxing evening

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

We have eaten at the Rafters many times and the food and service has been spot on. The menu and chef has changed and no longer sell the fillet steak also the food is not as tasty as before but to upgrade to the steak on six restaurant we were not able to bring our daughter. We paid £265 for our dinner bed and breakfast for our anniversary but were disappointed 😢 we always try and visit And stay the night as much as possible but the rafters let it down for us on this occasion

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 May 2018

AMAZING FOOD AND SERVICE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK .

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

It was great food was awesome

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Staff are friendly, beautiful views, but could have been more choice on the menus.

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Lovely venue, stunning views! 3 courses £ 20! Good food. Will return & recommend. Thanks

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Staff were really professional and welcoming. It wasn’t busy/packed but there was a fair amount of people and only 2 staff taking orders etc and they kept it under control in a elegant manner. They ordered us transport to go back to the manner also with no hesitation. Atmosphere was dead in there, felt like I couldnt enjoy myself too much as it was quite quiet... overall was such a good experience, definitely go back for an occasion.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon the food and service was Excellent,and we shall certainly return again. Well done.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

LOVELY VENUE

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

We had the beef as main course and we struggled with cutting,chewing and swallowing it, it was very rubbery. The waitress was abrupt and difficult to understand. This isn’t the first time we have been here but previously the food was good. We had friends from London with us this time. It was very disappointing food. My husband and I felt sick most of the evening as if we had food in a cheap shop.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

The only let down for us was there was not that much variety on the desserts menu. Saying that the banana fosters wasn’t available on the day for us which was a shame. Bar this minor thing everything was outstanding and no complaints - just compliments.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Service needs big improvements here! It’s shocking that service can be so bad in a 5* world class resort. Didn’t seem to be any management structure which clearly filtered down to the service received.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Front of house was really excellent, very welcoming and attentive. Please thank them from us for helping to make a very special 60years wedding anniversary. The food on the other hand was very disappointing and something I’m trying to not think about. People travelled from as far as London, Hastings, Yorkshire and South Devon to join us for the lunch and I was embarrassed by the food they were provided. The starters were disappointing, followed by the Belly pork which was almost pure fat and luke warm, the crackling was bad, two cold potatoes. Other dishes left people saying “no comment”. Desserts were probably the better dishes but not at all what we’re used to. To be honest, I was expecting an excellent lunch having been several times before albeit in a smaller group. I wonder if the kitchen struggled to cope with the numbers of people in our group. However we did send a pre-order so should have been fine. I felt embarrassed about the food which really marred a special occasion. We won’t have another 60years anniversary for our parents so it has left a slightly sour taste, thankfully rescued by the excellent front of house staff who couldn’t have been more helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

First time at this restaurant, very relaxed atmosphere Food was outstanding. Will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Excellent food, service & atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Lovely hot food, staff very courteous

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Food was 5 star, but I only have 4 stars as the lager was served in bitter glasses, which made it taste flat. When we requested lager glasses the bar man said there was a widget in the bottom of the glass and walked off. Earlier our waitress had brought lager to the table in straight lager glasses, after we requested them and she was helpful.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

From the moment we entered Rafters until the time we left everything was excellent. Thank you to everyone.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Brilliant love it ... food is 10/10 even accommodated my dietary requirements. Excellent food coupled by a great service

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