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£10 - £60
CUISINES
British, Welsh
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Three converted sheds hidden away in the heart of town play host to The Gaff: a bright, airy restaurant with a high ceiling and contemporary art hung o...
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience at The Gaff. Food was excellent, we had 5 dishes between us which left room for desserts which were also outstanding. Lovely ambiance and great front of house service. We’ll definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

just amazing food, who knew you could create the flavours we experienced with such humble ingredients, the squash cheesey balls were phenomenal, the bang bang cauliflower left us speechless,, all at the table kept ooohing & aahing with delight at the food, the humble carrot...converted into a taste sensation with lentils and god knows what…. Magic probably. The sirloin steak with peppcorn sauce, pork with onions & black pudding, the parsnips , the roast potatoes it all blew our minds. Oh the artichokes that floored all at the table, I don’t know how the chefs do what they do but don’t stop!!! Atmosphere lovely relaxing in Abergavenny, service was great, professional and friendly we will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Excellent choice of small plates, good ambience and flawless service all added to a memorable experience for our group of seven on Thu 8 Dec. Cannot fault this restaurant and will definitely be revisiting

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

Amazing food with great flavours. Interesting combinations that all work so well. Also love the fact that you can get wine by the glass, carafe or bottle and price is very reasonable. It’s my second time here and was just as good as I remembered....I live in London otherwise I would be a regular diner!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

This fabulous restaurant never disappoints. Well located in the town with a changing and interesting menu. Between the four of us we ordered 12 plates plus olives and bread with buttery marmite. All dishes were cooked to perfection, presented with care and were Incredibly tasty....These creative chefs know precisely what they are doing and are happy to talk to you about any dishes at the end of service. Every dish was a treat but of particular note for me were the pork with pease pudding, duck, hispi cabbage (yes!) cheese and potato pie and bang bang cauliflower. All four of us were so full that we couldn’t eat a pudding! Accompanying Viognier was beautifully chilled. Treasure this restaurant Abergavenny, it’s a gem of a place.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

The Gaff is fast being our go-too for special occasions. The food is always amazing, ever changing menu keeps it interesting and the service is fantastic. Make sure you book!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

The small plate menu at The Gaff is excellent and it was very difficult to choose what we wanted due to the choices available. In the end we settled on a couple of tempura oysters, 2 fish, 2 meat and 2 veg dishes. All of...the dishes were excellent and we would order them again. Service was friendly and polite. The restaurant has a nice feel to it. Would definitely return.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023 via mobile

Can’t fault the food, location or the service, the only criticism is with the front of house/manager (not sure who he was). He was abrupt and made a negative comment about the attire of one of the party which left a sour note on the...experience. I checked and couldn’t see any dress code violation so I’m not sure why he felt the need to address a non existent issue .More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

We visited The Gaff for my Birthday. Our initial thoughts were that it was light and airy with good quality furniture that just invited you to sit and be comfortable. Then as the food started to arrive we were blown away. We have been to...some fabulous restaurants previously but never has a small plate tasted so wonderful. As a vegetarian, most restaurants offer one or two options but here I literally could eat my way through plates of vegetables all with such a different and delicious taste. For me the outstanding dish was the bang bang cauliflower, but the aubergines carrots and French fries with a sriracha Mayo were so tasty too. My husband had the steak, the duck and the venison koftas whilst my best friend had sea bream and koftas. There was not one thing that we did not like. For dessert we had the malt loaf with Perl wen and roasted grapes, the sticky toffee pudding with custard and vanilla ice cream and the warm apple cake with caramel . The service was relaxed and friendly, as a disabled person I really appreciated the bench seat and the accessible toilet. It really could do with a grab rail to help you up as the toilet itself is quite low. It could also use a sanitary bin. Other than that it was perfect. We all left with over full stomach’s and a desire to return.Everyone from the owner to the waitress was welcoming and if you haven’t experienced the food you really are missing out. Sublime.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Fantastic food, complex and varied. Wine & cocktails reasonably priced. Don’t know about small plates but we had 7 between 2 of us and were stuffed. Very good value for money for the quality of food, and beautiful presentation. Service just right, warm and attentive....( they even wrote down a cocktail recipe for me) Couldn’t fault it!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

Pleased we booked this weeks in advance because it was excellent. Small plates, well thought out and beautifully presented. The service was good and the atmosphere very comfortable. The quality of food makes it the sort of place you would return to again and again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

I had to book months ahead which I took as a good sign and I was a little nervous that it wouldn’t be as good as I hoped, but I needn’t have worried. The service was fast and friendly and the food was excellent. We...shared six different dishes and all of them were beautifully prepared and delicious. Don’t hesitate!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Amazing small plates cooked to perfection using seasonal foods in the most perfect little spot. Service was exceptional. Perfect balance of being attentive without being intrusive.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Fabulous anniversary lunch. Service is always spot on here and the food was perfect. Mussels were to die for and the lamb hash was amazing. Always such a reliable restaurant to go to. Have never yet been let down.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Way overpriced it is Abergavenny and not Qatar after all small portions 9 pounds for a pint of shandy come on laughable

Date of visit: June 2023
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The Gaff is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5