NO NEED TO BOOK TABLE FOR SNACK AND SHARING PLATERS, FIRST COME FIRTS SERVE!
Our opening hours are:
Snack - 12:00 until 17:00 (no booking required)
Dinner (Sharing platers) - 17:30 until 21:30 (no booking required)
Sunday Lunch - 12:00 until 16:30 (booking required)
TABLE BOOKINGS FOR PARTY LARGER THEN TEN ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON REQUESTS. Please contact us via telephone or email. £10 per person food deposit (non-refundable) required to secure large paties.
If you book for drinks, unfortunately, we will have to re-allocate your table and ask you to sit in the bar area.
Card details are now used to secure bookings - card will be charged £10 per person if you weren't to show up or cancelled with short notice without good reason.
Card details are held on a secure database with a 3rd party company called Stripe only for the purpose of deposit.
Venue Hire Available - Contact via Email
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Gluten Free Available
- Event Space
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Business Lunch
- Awesome View
About The Pod
The Pod Bar and Restaurant is an all-day dining and drinking space situated across the bridge from Newport Castle with a great garden terrace offering great views of the river Usk and the city centre.
We are open from Wednesday until Sunday. From twelve o'clock our snack menu is on offer, enjoy the day and soak up the views with the finest wines and spirits. In the evenings sample our award-winning seasonal cocktail list compiled by our bar manager Jan Kosler and his team while you enjoy sharing platers designed by our very talented Executive Head Chef. Relax and unwind as Newport comes to life and music fills the air.
We are offering two unique packages of Gin Masterclasses in our private Gin Room where you will learn the history of gin along with a tasting of five gins and hands-on botanical experience. Cocktail Masterclasses are also available for groups, minimum numbers apply.
Delicious Sunday lunch! Well worth a visit
We booked a large party for a birthday celebration, the atmosphere and service was great as usual. Everyone enjoyed their delicious Sunday lunch and there was so much of it too! Thanks to the Pod for making a special occasion even more special:)
Will definitely be back!
Excellent food and presentation, best Sunday lunch in a long time !!!
Lovely restaurant and great drinks menu, however the food menu is somewhat limited.
Cheeseburger was superb!
A lovely meal in a great venue. Service is excellent too. I went with a friend for a girly catch-up and we also enjoyed the gin cocktails. Would definitely recommend and will look forward to our next visit!
Another superb evening
Twelve of us attended and had the Christmas Menu. Food was amazing well worth the money. Feasting plate was fantastic and well worth the money. Roasties were the best ever. Will definitely be going back.
Compliments to all. It was early, but there was a nice ambience. Gateway
We all had a great time, everyone enjoyed their food. The only complaint I have is that my vegetarian gravy came out so late that I had finished he meal by the time it came, we also had to ask for it twice. The food was beautiful, but I did miss the gravy. I think it should have been brought out at the same time as my veggie meal. Other than that, great night, will return.
Food was lovely. Staff are lovely and friendly
We came Friday afternoon as a table of 14. We did enjoy our afternoon, the service was great and the food was delicious but the majority of people on the table didn't think the Feasting Boards were worth the money. It doesn't state on the Menu that these boards are to be shared out. There was 1 feasting board between 9 people on the one half of the table and most people only had 1 piece of meat each. Also, Those who ordered the Arctic Yule Log for Dessert were disappointed with the portion size of this too.
A great night ! Lovely food and good service . Great atmosphere with a fantastic band !
Food was lovely but the sharing board could have fed four and there were only two of us so lots of waste.
Although the food and the service on the day was good- after pre-booking and pre-ordering well in advance, there were differences between what we had pre-ordered and what was actually available on the day. Other than an apologising, nothing was offered in way of compensation (not even a bottle of wine) despite our party spending £400-£500 in total. Unlikely to organise a meal there again in future.
Will definitely be coming back. When things changed on the reservation. I was contacted, so no unpleasant surprises on arrival. Overall a lovely little venue with great food.
We had a brilliant evening, thank you. The food was fantastic and all the staff were attentive and friendly. We definitely plan to return again soon.
Food was lovely and i was able to order a meal that wasnt on the menu due to my allergies which was great. Really appreciated that. Service however wasn’t that good. We were sat in quite a busy ‘walkway’ area so were constantly passed by with food orders. Appreciate its a fairly small venue though. We were left waiting for an order to be taken for a while and had quite a long wait for our food. Couldn’t work out if there were other menus to order from as there were loads of dishes going out that weren’t on the menu we were given? We were asked if the meal was okay and asked if we needed sauces etc so that was good. Had to ask for the dessert menu but no one came back to give it to me. Waited a while and then asked for the bill. No one came to collect the money either. Had the place been really busy i could let certain things slide but it wasn’t, probably only a quarter full. I might give it another go one evening but im not overly impressed. I was with my mum and it was an early Christmas treat and she said that she doubted she would come back which is a shame as the food we had was nice and the place itself looks really good. Overall experience was 6/7 out of 10, didnt particularly feel overly welcomed and felt more like people who were out for Christmas works meals were focussed on.
Very enjoyable from the time we got ,until we left
Food was beyond amazing, drinks great, atmosphere and music on point. Service was a little slow and would expect it to be fast considering it wasn’t that busy at the time.