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Terry M at The Celtic Manor Resort

Coldra Woods, NEWPORT, NP18 1HQ

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The epic-scale Celtic Manor Resort has a host of dining options on site, including Rafters and Le Patio, but Terry M is the star of the show. The flagship fine-dining venue is a truly elegant space with a contemporary gloss - pristine white walls, dark wood flooring, slinky gold lighting, shimmering crystal bead chandeliers, and high-backed ivory leather chairs at linen-clad tables. It's the kind of space that promises a memorable experience, and such hopes are borne out by scrupulously professional yet unstuffy service and the kitchen's high-flying culinary output. The man in charge of the kitchen here since 2008 is Tim McDougall (yes, that's Tim, not Terry - the place is named after the resort's owner, Sir Terry Matthews) and he delivers refined dishes which impress with respect for classical ways while delivering lashings of contemporary va-va-voom. Prime Welsh ingredients are given prominence on menus that run to a 6-course tasting version, an excellent value express lunch, and 3-course outings that might get under way with hand-dived scallops alongside chicken boudin and white beans, or a torchon of duck liver cooked in port and served with a walnut wafer. At main-course stage, die-hards might go for a timeless trio of Welsh beef rib with potato galette and truffle butter jus, or for modernists, perhaps red mullet fillet with rocket and passionfruit sauce and roasted vegetables. It all ends with plenty of oohing and aahing with the arrival of dramatic desserts like chocolate bavarois with blood orange salad and grapefruit mousse, or a perfectly risen plum soufflé with pain d'épices ice cream. The excellent wine list includes a good selection by the glass and carafe.

Further information

Tel: 01633 413000
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Open/closed

Days closed: Mon-Tue
Dates closed: 1-14 Jan
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Tim McDougall
Number of seats: 50
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
No children under 13 yrs.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £15.95
3 Course dinner from: £49.50
Sunday lunch: £32.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
Terry M at The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

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From M4 junct 24 take B4237 towards Newport, turn right after 300yds
Nearest station: Newport

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