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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have written a review before but didn’t get feedback despite being served fish which was clearly gone off. Very cheap frozen fish . First piece given was mostly batter with very small grey compounded piece of fish with very strong smell . New piece given...but no apologyMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Went here for lunch before going to icc. Chose fish chips , unfortunately my friends fish was like rubber , when opening up the batter only tiny amount of fish , it looked and smelt gone off. They did take it away and cooked another...but we had no real apology and no money off, the fish is definitely frozen no taste , also very small amount of peasMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

We booked for Sunday Lunch on Christmas Eve and had the best time. Lovely atmosphere, fabulous staff and great food. Portions were generous and we really enjoyed our meals. Will be booking again for 2024!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

We'd booked a night away for our anniversary, and didn't have the option of our first restaurant choice for dinner. I'm glad we didn't. The meal at Rafters was delicious. I had a butternut squash carpaccio starter, with quince puree, pickled mustard seeds, apple salad...with candied walnut, and the flavours and textures were exceptional. My husband had game terrine (he was very impressed with the mushroom and black garlic), followed by chicken Wellington, and I had a duet of lamb (a tiny lamb pie and lamb rump) with beetroot and carrot. And then, because I wanted to try the mulled wine trifle but also wanted the Perl Las on the cheeseboard (and the apple and mead chutney) because Perl Las is my favourite and it would be rude not to, we shared both, and they did not disappoint. (The trifle was deconstructed and was also very, very good the flavours were beautiful, intense and worked perfectly together!) We split a bottle of Shiraz between us, which was an excellent quality, but didn't break the bank. The setting was beautiful, the service was delightful, friendly, attentive but also not intrusive, and we had a lovely conversation with one of our two waiters about the new menu afterwards. The menu is short, but excellent, and caters for vegetarian and vegan, with gluten free options available too.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Went here with my wife for Sunday lunch . I live locally but I have travelled and I have always found the Celtic Manor a little over hyped and over priced , the Olive Tree a classic example . Rafters was a lovely surprise ,...food was beautiful !! Fine dining taste with Harvester portion sizes . Really , really good . Price reasonable and the service is the best I’ve seen in the Celtic . The only reason I didn’t give five stars was it was a little cold ( think the door downstairs was open a lot ) and I love roast potatoes and two were nice but not enough for me . Other than that , lovely . Thank you , we will be back .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

Brilliant food, we all throughly enjoyed it. We would definitely recommend it. It was better than expected.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

Rafters is a welsh based restaurant/menu. It is in the 2010 clubhouse, nice looking restaurant, menu is limited in the number of dishes, but the quality of food is very high and excellent presentation.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

Where do I begin....? From the relaxing transfer from hotel to restaurant, to the beautiful setting and wonderful food. The quality of the hospitality and welcome in Rafters from all the staff was outstanding. The menu provided a great selection of Welsh flavours and the...food presented matched the expectations conjured by the menu. I could not find anything to fault in the restaurant and am looking forward to visiting again!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Lovely food with a local twist. Interesting dishes, and easily managed to cater for a gluten free diet.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Rafters. My Boyfriend had the chicken and I had the Stonebass Risotto both were delicious. Wine was very nice and desserts were very good! Lovely waitress who was very attentive and whom we had a lovely chat with- she was...off to University but was heading back home to Slovakia first to see her family. Thank you for your great service, we hope you have a wonderful Summer before University! We would recommend Rafters!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

Beautiful building and fabulous views. Really good, friendly service and delicious wine. But the food was dreadful, barely edible. Smallish menu but nothing tasted particularly fresh or well cooked, for example the risotto was like cheesy over cooked rice pudding. We had a nice time...but not because of the food.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Food was painfully slow and restaurant wasn't overly busy. Drinks were even slower if possible. Staff look miserable and gave the overall impression that if you asked to see the dessert menu or for additional drinks they would sigh. We left after confirming the meal...was to be added to the room as we were staying hotel guests and whilst on the shuttle the waitress flagged us down saying we'd not paid the bill. Mortified- we explained that we were guests and had asked for it on the room but maybe if they'd not been stood around looking miserable they might have taken more notice. Shuttle of guests all complained food was slow and generally below par.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Booked to have Sunday dinner thinking it would be nice for special occasion, but a huge disappointment, my daughter and I had the Beef roast dinner after waiting for 45 min it arrived luke warm and parts of the meat were raw, with atery vein...sticking out tried to chew it but gave up after 3 pieces, vegetables were ok but Yorkshire was burnt! Only four tables had people eating there so assuming its not popular or gone downhill, even thought maybe we were unlucky but when leaving saw another couple saying how burnt Yorkshire was (it was black!) i would advise people to avoid definitely cant recommend massive fail.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

Sadly we waited over 2 hours for mains, sat waiting endlessly for drinks. When we complained we were given the "hard since covid" excuse. Restaurants shouldn't pack in covers if they don't have the staff or experience to do it. Front of house was poorly...run, despite the best efforts of the waitress, the management was shambolic. I think the resort in general is struggling. Overpriced and lacking quality, wont be back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

I had dinner with my son and daughter in law and we really enjoyed the quality of the food, which was creative and tasty. Service was a bit clumsy, red wine was not at the good temperature, and the young lady that was servicing our...table was a little inexperienced and nervous.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Response from Julie D | Reviewed this property |
I personally didn't see one but then I didn't ask for one. I would call them in advance they are pretty good and very accommodating.
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I think you can see all the sample menus on the general Celtic Manor Resort website x
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Rafters is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4