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“Just right for Sunday Lunch”

The Waterloo Hotel and Bistro
Ranked #40 of 428 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Newport, Wales
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just right for Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

A nice atmosphere when we visited with a mix of several large family groups and couples. We opted for the traditional beef and Yorkshire pudding and it was good, with several different vegetables served separately. Three different desserts on our table and all were very tasty.

A good bottle of Merlot and we agreed it was a perfect Sunday lunch

Visited February 2013
Thank Dennis B
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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569 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

My friend and I went here for lunch recently and we were impressed with the friendly and attentive service. Despite being the only person on duty, the waitress who served us went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our meal. For example, when we commented that the mains we had last time were no longer on the menu she went to speak to the chef to see if he could make them for us, which he then did. The food arrived quickly and was excellent. My only criticism is that some of the specials on the menu board are relatively expensive, especially the fish dishes.

Visited January 2013
Thank PebbleL
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Somethig Special (forget the location)”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a treat, we went for a meal not knowing what to expect, but will certainly make repeat visit the menu was extensive, the food delicious and the service excellent.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Ellen186460
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Newport, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“something special in an odd location”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

go back in time with the fab orginal bar, lovely menu with the worlds biggest specials menu! everthing is a rare treat, unusual combinatons with a great fish selection. mussels are always good. there tapas night was abit of a let down compared to there full menu

Visited October 2012
Thank stephanie n
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London, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“This building reflects the history of this great port”
Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

The Waterloo was built as a hotel to house the sea captains when their ships were in port and to water the sailors in what was reputed to be the longest bar in the UK. Half the bar is now gone but the bar back remains as part of the decor.

The building seemed to be on a downward spiral until six years ago it was rescued and renovated and is now a boutique hotel and restaurant.

It ticks all the boxes, a fascinating building, good food and I understand a good hotel.

Well worth a visit and in Winter when you leave you have the superb spectacle of the floodlit engineering marvel that is the Transporter Bridge.

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Thank Pawl
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