Our opening hours are:
Lunch/Brunch - 11:00 until 14:30
EarlyBird Dinner - 17:30 until 19:00
Dinner - 19:00 until 22:00
Sunday Lunch - 12:00 until 17:00
Table bookings only available for food. If you book for drinks unfortunately we will have to re-allocate your table and ask you 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 open at 11am daily; serving great coffee & Homemade cakes. From twelve o'clock our lunch menu is on offer, enjoy the day and soak up the views with the finest wines. In the evenings sample our award-winning extensive cocktail list compiled by our bar manager Jan Kosler and his team while you enjoy sharing our small plates designed by our 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 smelling. Cocktail Masterclasses are also available for groups, minimum numbers apply.
Great night at the pod we will b back soon . The selection of food was not to my taste tbh but what I had was nice and well presented and the drink was good . The staff were good to and it was a very pleasant night and will do it again .
Thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch and look forward to coming again
Wonderful Sunday lunch, we'll definitely be back.
Another great evening at The Pod. One of our favourite venues in Newport, The Pod blends good food and drink, with friendly service and great live music creating a fabulous atmosphere.
Great food in a lovely place with staff that were friendly and attentive.
Top class food and service, great range of drinks too, love it here ❤️
My food was freezing cold.. but drinks were lovely
Had a great night at the Pod with the family, love the decoration of the place, looking forward to visiting again on a night with entertainment
Best Sunday lunch I've had in a long time !!! Excellent food
Food delicious, atmosphere good, service appalling. Service - booked 3 hours before online, but when got there, no-one to greet us. Had to queue at a busy bar to ask. Waitress didn’t know we had booked, but said she could squeeze us in. Doesn’t someone check online bookings? She was friendly, but looked scruffy and not dressed as she should be for a quote expensive place to eat and drink - stained black leggings and tshirt. Could she not be given an apron? Other female waitress very helpful and friendly. Male bar staff the most miserable I’ve ever seen and not the first time I have experienced this in The Pod. Didn’t smile once when communicated with or with anyone else. Waited ages for our bill. When told to go to the bar to pay, abruptly told by possibly the male manger to go to the other end. No smile, no eye contact, no friendliness. For an expensive and high end place to eat and drink, you would expect more from the staff. Put off going there again. Would have gone for my birthday this month, in a large group, but won’t because of this.
Delicious food, great service....looking forward to visiting again.
Atmosphere and service were great and the food was really delicious. will definitely be returning !
Had a lovely meal with the husband at The Pod (early bird meal burger & drink) Not usually a big fan of burgers, but the chicken one was really tasty, would definitely order again. Although the wedges were too salty for me. Lovely atmosphere and the table service was excellent. We will certainly return again.
After a amazing meal for the first time few weeks ago, second time round was really disappointing. Had to send one of the meals back due to finding something disturbing in it. Waited forever for them to return a fresh meal by the time all the veg was cold and didn’t get offered any more. Although the price was removed off the bill which sort of made up for it. The vegetarian meals was very poor, no roast potatoes or gravy with the meal. Had to ask a number of times for things that should of come out first of all. Service was very poor and very slow. Still a big fan of the pod. Just putting this down to a off day.
Atmosphere is amazing, our servers Tom, Ulrika, Naomi and Jan were very pleasant and happily and quickly able to advise us on menu items and special dietary requests. We were a small group that came in the afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful foodand beautiful drinks. We will definitely be returning and recommending to friends. A delightful breath of fresh air with class, style and elegance.
We felt slightly rushed. The vegetarian option could do with some improvement! The price is expensive for the content.
Seats could do with being abit higher or the tables lower, we all felt like we had our chins on the table, apart from that a great meal and evening
Me and a friend had the early bird deal of burger and prosecco for £10. The waitress was amazing and couldn't do enough, and the meals came out within 10 mins. Will definitely be returning!
One of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten! The cocktails were amazing too. We will definitely be back.
We had a fabulous meal and the service was great. Staff very helpful and friendly.Highly recommend it! Will definitely be visiting again soon. My only criticism is that I had the Oreo cheesecake which was delicious but was a small slice for the price, compared with the size of the waffle dessert!
Food was delicious! Will definitely be returning to try other things from the menu!
had a lovely time. food n drink great. music was too loud, couldn't chat as couldn't hear my friends. so left after we ate.
Amazing Amazing Amazing!!! As always! Great atmosphere, perfect cocktails! And really delish food served by top people! Highly recommend, everyone should try the Pod!
Service was fab, food was gorgeous, would recommend a visit,
First time eating at The Pod. Was fantastic. Attentive staff and beautiful food!