2 Ridgeway Avenue, NEWPORT, NP20 5AJ
Set in a quiet suburb of Newport, just a few miles from Cardiff, and handily situated just a couple of minutes from the M4, the Ridgeway was given a New England-style makeover a few years ago. There's a breezy coastal atmosphere, beautiful tiled floors and clever contemporary touches. The south-facing patio is a popular spot for a drink, and their varied menus offer something for everyone; starters might be butternut squash and blue cheese en croûte with honeyed walnuts or potted oak-smoked salmon with pickles and grilled brioche; followed by lemon and fennel marinated lamb rump, or chargrilled steak with triple-cooked chips. Finish with treacle tart.