Newport Restaurants and Dining
(Newport, Gwent, South Wales, UK)
Newport's restaurants serve a variety of cuisines and offer a good selection of places to dine out. Home to a mixture of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and bars, a growing number of eateries in the city of Newport are specialising in more traditional Welsh dishes and use local produce where possible, being part of the noteworthy 'Taste of Wales' programme.
Restaurants in Newport are inspected each year for standards and quality, being reviewed and ultimately included on the city's useful 'Eating Out Leaflet', which is available at the Newport (Gwent) Tourist Information Centre on John Frost Square.
Hotels, coffee shops and fast-food restaurants are good places to head for breakfast, with most opening from 07:00 onwards. At lunchtime, various bakeries and sandwich shops begin serving freshly prepared food during mid-morning, while for a more leisurely, sit-down lunch, you can expect restaurants and pubs to start taking your orders for food at around midday. For evening dining in Newport, some restaurants and pubs do now open at 17:30, although meals are only available in most at 18:30 or 19:00.
Where to Eat
A variety of centrally located dining venues are amongst the most popular in Newport and include Indian restaurants and tandooris, Italian and pizza restaurants, and various fast-food outlets and burger bars. Both in the city centre and outside of this area, local pubs always prove a good option and most serve up large plates of tasty food at a reasonable price, with the best offering a daily specials board. Commercial Street is always a good option for cafes and a quick spot of lunch, while the municipal market off Dock Street is a good place to visit if you are planning to self-cater.
Many restaurants in Newport line the High Street, where top choices include the Priory, the Kings Hotel, Drapers Bistro and also the Oriel Restaurant. Nearby, Upper Dock Street is a good place to head for quality food at lunchtime, with Dylans being known for its relaxing atmosphere. Further restaurants in Newport can be found on Chepstow Road, Caxton Place, Clarence Place, Lower Dock Street, Station Approach and Emlyn Square, alongside the Kingsway Shopping Centre.