The Pod

Rodney Road , Newport, United Kingdom, NP19 0AP
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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, 11 May 2019

Amazing venue, amazing service and cannot thank the staff enough. Thank you for hosting my baby shower. We love the Pod! The food was stunning and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!! Thank you millions

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

The food is always super, one small complaint would be that the potatoes and parsnips were undercooked. I think staff could be slightly more attentive, I have been twice now and the restaurant is very quiet, yet staff take quite a while to even acknowledge you. I personally feel you should be welcomed as soon as you walk through the door. Everything else though was faultless, and I definitely will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

we had a wonderful time Saturday night, the food was excellent and the cocktails were amazing! Thankyou x

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

This was my 4th time to visit The Pod but unfortunately it was the worst experience. We walked in and stood at the door to be seated but after a few minutes of no attention we looked for the table with our name and sat ourself. Others who may not have visited before might not have known to do this. Service was slow; we was sat a while before anyone came to take our drink order (surprising, as it was quiet in the restaurant). They had run out of several drinks (seems like poor organisation as it was bank holiday). Nobody asked us our food order but I had mentioned when booking on the phone that we required 4 meat platters and 1 veggie platter. Instead, 5 meat platters arrived leaving the vegearian of the group waiting to eat. My sister went to use the toilet and my words were, ‘They toilets are very modern and decorated nicely’. She came back to the table to say that the toilets were discussing. In general is was very dirty (unacceptable as we were the first sitting of the day), the toilet seat was so loose that it slid all the way off the pan, it was splattered in brown stains and the soap dispenser was broken. I also used the toilet and couldn’t believe how grubby it was. The food itself was enjoyable. We had to ask twice for the bill (we were the only people left eating at this point so it wasn’t busy) and when the bill did arrive it was wrong as we’d been charged for 5 meat platters so we had to wait longer for the bill to be changed. All in all it wasn’t ‘The Pod’ experience that I’ve had in the past and I would be dubious about returning and wouldn’t recommend to friends like I have done in the past. Unfortunately, standards seem to have slipped and customer service is at a low.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

lovely place

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Amazing

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Amazing night served by very attentive staff

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

All was good apart from receiving a cancellation e-mail at 01:49 which I had not cancelled. I was then unable to get through by phone to query it so I had to drive down to be told it must have been a system problem as they still had the booking. Not much in way of apology, didn't seem the slightest bothered that I'd had to drive down. Food was tasty but not as hot as I'd like.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Fantastic service, amazing food

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Visited on mother’s day, was disappointed with the food but the atmosphere, service and drinks where 10/10.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Lovely food but the service was so slow. When we arrived we had to wait at the bar & the only reason we found our table was because we happened to notice our name on one of the close tables - we then waited 15 mins before a waiter came over even through we asked the bar. Food was great but Sunday service not great

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

We had a nice meal and the whole experience was quite good. The shared platter for dessert was the best part of the meal. The roast dinner only luke warm, the gravy wasn’t very tasty and we thought it a mistake to roast potatoes with skin left on. The vegetables were very good, although the cauliflower cheese lacked any cheese flavour! The beef was very good and some of the chicken fine, I ended up with a leg and thigh, there was very little meat on either and it was over cooked. It was a more expensive Sunday lunch than other places that we’ve been and have been more satisfied with less costly meals. Staff were very pleasant although our waiter was very busy and didn’t seem to have much time to spend attending to each table. None of the food was bad, just not as good as we’d hoped that it would be.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Very hard to get hold of to make a change to our booking. My husband ended driving down to speak to you after no answer on phone, no reply to email or answer phone message Sunday lunch was really good but too generous. Would have liked to choose 1 meat A mix up with ordering dessert meant a very long wait but this was handled well

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

This was my first visit to the pod, I felt that the meal options were limited, the prices were very expensive and we were hurried to order. Waiting at the bar seemed to take a while too, even if you just wanted to order a straightforward drink rather than a cocktail. It seems like a nice place but I don't think it's worth the money.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Great food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

Best Sunday roast in Newport!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

We all had a great time. Perfect for my husbands birthday.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Slow service, badly cooked sloppy burgers and the chips came after we had finished the burgers. One party ordered prawns and they brought out sea bass as they had ran out and wernt asked beforehand. Slow with drinks. Platters take up too much room on tables, seats are uncomfortable and not enough room when sat down as too many tables crammed in small space. Felt understaffed and staff seemed unable to cope. It felt overcrowded and too loud if you want to chat over food not the place to book. Disappointing birthday meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

Fantastic service and food!!!! Would highly recommend this for Sunday lunch. I planned a baby shower here. Oliver was fabulous helping with lots of requests and making me feel nothing was too much trouble.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

I was disappointed with our booking. I had pre ordered two bottles of wine and water to be on the table ahead of our arrival, we were celebrating a special occasion, yet no one seemed to be aware and I had to stand at the bar away from guests for 15 minutes going through my emails which confirmed this order. I booked a table from 12.00 and by 13.30 we were being moved by another party actually laying down fake grass on our table even though we hadn’t had a chance to look at a desert or cocktail menu, even having asked twice we were just handed the bill. I had informed the staff ahead of our arrival that we would be being table decorations and had given a friend table confetti and a 30 decorative sign to display ahead of our arrival and when delivering our meals I was told in front of guests ‘glitter wasn’t allowed’ I wish I had been told in advance and this was embarrassing and totally unnecessary. Especially when others around us were displaying table decorations such as grass, flowers and other ridiculous items!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

Great food.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Had an amazing Sunday lunch with friends who were visiting from London. It was my first time eating at The Pod and I will 100% be going back for the gingerbread pina colada I didn't get round to trying yesterday as it sounded so lush!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

We have come here for Sunday lunch regularly but this was the first time we were disappointed, chicken normally done with herbs lemon and thyme I think, but no flavour at all this week, I raved about the samosas the first time I had them, but not very good at all this time, it all seemed a bit rushed, although after complaining they dropped the cost of the deserts, we will be back to try once more as normally excellent, such a pity.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

My dad came to visit and he loved it, food was delicious and cocktails amazing!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Really lovely Sunday lunch will definitely come again

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