The Pod

Rodney Road , Newport, United Kingdom, NP19 0AP
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Opening Information

Lunch: Weds-Sat, 12pm-4pm (no booking required for parties of less than 8 people)
Dinner: Weds-Sat, 5.30pm-9pm (no booking required for parties of less than 8 people)
Sunday Lunch: 2 sittings available - 12pm & 3pm (bookings required for all size parties. We also advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment)

If you wish to contact us, please call 01633 535440 (phone lines open during service hours, see above) or email - [email protected]

Please note - a £10 per person deposit (non-refundable) for food reservations is required to secure parties of 8 or more.

Card details are required to secure bookings. Your card will be charged a rate of £10 per person should you not turn up for your reservation and not cancel within a 24 hour period prior to the date of your booking.

Card details are held on a secure database with a 3rd party company called Stripe. They are held purely for the purpose of a deposit.

Partial and full venue hire available. Please email [email protected] for further information.

Facilities
  • 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
  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for

About The Pod

Dear Customer,

We have spent the past 12 months listening to your feedback and reading your comments and have discarded bookings for parties of less than 8 people. This open dining experience is available Wednesday to Saturday, day and night. If you have less than 8 people in your group, just turn up....no reservation necessary!

Our thinking behind this change is that we have a unique space and want as many people as possible to enjoy it, we will of course accommodate you where possible....be it on a high table, dining table, sofa or at the bar. This is The Pod's new era of casual dining.

Bookings for our Sunday roast fill up fast and are available for 2 sittings (12pm & 3pm) every Sunday. Any size table can make a reservation for Sunday lunch and is not limited to 8+. This is one not to be missed...book in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Pod 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.

Our lunch menu is available 12pm-4pm and our dinner menu, 5.30pm-9pm, Weds-Sat.

Enjoy your visit, soak up the views with the finest wines and spirits on offer....Our award-winning seasonal cocktail list compiled by our bar manager, Jan Kosler has something to wet all whistles. Team it with one of our food platters, designed by our very talented Executive Head Chef and you’re in for a treat!

We also offer gin & cocktail masterclasses, weekly live music, bespoke packages for weddings, parties and celebrations. All of which can be found on our website www.thepodnewport.com.

We hope to welcome you soon...

Cuisine: Locally Sourced, Dessert, Sunday Lunch, British, Brunch, Buffet, Contemporary, Seafood, Steak, Street Food Style, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

We had a fab time celebrating my birthday, entertainment was great with a party atmosphere many thanks 🎉🍾🍻🎉

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

The only disappointment was that we couldn’t book between the times of 1-4pm as the book a table tab was greyed out however around 1:30 we spoke to the owner Paul and the restaurant was only half full so we could have come later after all maybe there is an issue with the booking process ? Otherwise it was excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

The man that gave the gin masterclass was amazing! The history was so interesting and had a good laugh as well, thoroughly enjoyed it and would definetly recommend it to my friends

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Sunday lunch was beautiful, great service l, highly recommended

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Great Sunday lunch, food amazing, service great and enjoyed by all

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

First and last visit. Extraction for kitchen clearly not working properly. Restaurant filled with smoke that smelt of dirty chip fat. Made our eyes burn. Food over cooked and burnt. Dirty glasses. Really dirty. Dirty windows. Staff using hands not utensils to plate chips up. Staff eating while plating up. No drinks menus as apparently they were outdated. Slow service. Broken toilet seat in ladies toilet. Toilets dirty. Music to loud unable to hear each other speak.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Food was amazing and great service such friendly staff will definitely be booking again

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Very lovely restaurant , staff service was brilliant , atmosphere was a good vibe, food presentation was mouthwatering but unfortunately the lunch for both myself and partner was cold , we eat the food with complaining and the table next to us complained about their food was also cold. Wouldn’t recommend on this basis

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

The Pod hosted our wedding reception & we could not of chosen a more perfect venue. From the very first meeting with Jan, we were made to feel comfortable, relaxed & reassured. Jan & his team, including the chefs, were fantastic & professional from day one. Nothing was too much bother for them & their input & knowledge into making our day, perfect was invaluable. Their recommendations to the menu, drinks & even the band were spot on. When we turned up to the venue after the wedding, The Pod looked amazing. Everything we asked for, was done & all the staff were well prepared for our arrival. Canapés & drinks greeted our guests on arrival. The presentation of the drinks station was very pleasing on the eye & the drinks & canapés were served eloquently. Jan kept me up to date all night with proceedings & reminded me of certain tasks, such as cutting the cake, first dance & speeches etc, which was very much needed after a few beers. The food was amazing, it looked delicious & tasted even better. The staff were so friendly throughout the whole night & nothing was ever too much to ask for them. They were professional & efficient, especially Caitlin, who was the pick of a very good bunch. She didn’t stop smiling all night & she even joined in with the dancing at one point, showing us some moves which was great to see. You guys made our wedding everything and more & we can’t recommend you highly enough. So on behalf on my wife & I, I’d just like to say a huge thank you for an amazing night. See you soon, Ben.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

To be honest I was really disappointed. Our reservation was for 12 and I was early so mentioned I had a booking and sat outside, I wasn't made to feel that it would be ok to get a drink or sit in the restaurant. When my friend arrived we sat inside and the waitress who serviced us was very nice. Our food arrived quickly, and looked amazing, but the beef was inedible and the vegetables over cooked. We both tried hacking at the beef with both knives we were given but no hope. When the waitress took our plates we told her about the beef and she did apologise. I thought we might have been offered a drink on the house as that's what I would have done as a hospitality manager. The women's toilet was also ludicrous, the seat was far too small so impossible to sit on it without touching the porcelain front, yuck. Maybe that's ok for a bar but not what I would expect from a restaurant. After we paid someone else asked us how our food was so we again said how horrible the beef was and he tried to fob us off with some comments about that particular cut. I'd rather just have an apology than a lame excuse. Definitely wouldn't go back which is a shame as the location and presentation of the place was so promising.

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

Service was 10 out of 10 food was nice however did forget my husbands chips we did ask twice but gave up as you were very busy and we had finished eating

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Very accommodating for baby shower. We all enjoyed it a lot.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

In a word LUSH will br returning thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Very good

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

The pod was booked for my daughters 18th birthday. all i can say was what a fantastic night was had by all. the staff were fantastic and the food was superb. we will definitely be returning again in the future.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

A fantastic evening with Jan who was outstanding food was delicious all enjoyed yourselves thoroughly

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Excellent all around! Wow, I just can’t wait to book and go again. This is going to be a favourite of mine! There are not enough places like this and they are so rare to find. Service was flawless. Can’t say enough!!! Recommend to EVERYONE

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

As first citizens of the City of Newport we & our guests were impressed . Informal dining combined with first class atmosphere . Thank you Pod

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

This was amazing, very lovely atmosphere!! The staff were more than helpful and the afternoon tea that I had was great value for the money I paid!! Would highly recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Enjoyable afternoon. Food was very good & plentyful.

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

Great service and atmosphere, the menu is limited but great quality. Recommend to all my friends and it has become a regular place for us to visit

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Absolutely brilliant Sunday Lunch! Would definitely visit again!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

The Pod hosted a surprise party for my wife's 30th birthday. These occasions can be stressful for organisers but the staff at The Pod made it seamless and a positive experience, this was helpful when attempting to balance party planning alongside a busy job and a young child. I had multiple queries prior to booking the venue to which I received helpful and speedy responses. The staff were able to support with a selection of food and drinks which would suit all parties at a very reasonable price(considering the venue and service received). Mine and he guests experience of the Pod are as follows: * Top quality food - I received positive feedback from all parties who attended stating how good the food was. The Pod also accommodated a vegetarian option which was very much appreciated * Drinks - a great selection of drinks and process were reasonable * Friendly and accommodating staff * Excellent venue Thank you for your support and look forward to visiting again in the near future!

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

4 of us had food and drinks on the Friday night. Service and food was excellent as always.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

Lovely food but felt the food could have been warmer especially the meat. The detail of serving it on wooden boards looks very arty and has the wow factor initially but results in the food being cold. The vegetables and gravy were warm and the service was very good .

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