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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Elevated modern cooking at a huge resort

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Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Situated within Newport's stupendously sprawling Celtic Manor resort, where there are three golf courses to choose from, not to mention around 2,000 acres of rolling parkland, Richard Davies's Epicure restaurant could be forgiven for feeling a little lost, were it not for the fact that the venue has carved out a reputation for itself as a regional hotspot. An exposed walnut floor and dripping chandeliers hanging from circular ceiling recesses set an elevated tone for the finely chiselled modern British cooking in which Davies specialises. There's an appealing blend of classical foundation and modern combining in dishes such as the potently rich foie gras torchon with orange, rhubarb and gingerbread, or torched mackerel with celeriac, apple and walnuts. Textural contrasts and forthright seasonings lend point to main dishes like the sea bass that turns up in its provençal gear, with confit peppers, courgette and aubergine, or perhaps Asian-spiced belly and cheek of pork, alight with Sichuan peppercorns and gentled with a little carrot purée. Explore a wealth of counterpointing flavours in desserts that take in pineapple and coconut soufflé with rum and raisin ice cream, or strawberries and cream parfait. If you can't resist trying a few more dishes while the going's good, there's a six-course tasting menu.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 1–14 January
  • Days closed: Sunday and Monday
  • Closed for lunch: Tuesday to Thursday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Richard Davies

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 40
  • Wines over £30: 195
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • 3-course lunch from29
  • Tasting menu from49
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12

Getting here

M4 junction 24, take B4237 towards Newport. Hotel 1st on right

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