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The Secret Garden Cafe

25 Charles Street, Newport NP20 1JT, Wales
+44 1633 223559
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“burger” (31 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (15 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 16:00All hours
British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
25 Charles Street, Newport NP20 1JT, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s great to find an independent café with good food and service. It’s a great shame that the establishment’s animal policy dilutes the dining experience. Guide dogs aside, animals and food outlets don’t mix. My wife and I were eating in the café when a...More

1  Thank Stefan S
Michelle S, Owner at The Secret Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I must say it has taken you a few months to write this review but it was expected! I am a bit disappointed that you chose to mark your 'overall' experience as terrible when i remember that you enjoyed the the food so much though......More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Delicious food. Amazing deserts. Nice selection of drinks. Definitely our favourite cafe to go to in Newport. Highly recommend.

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited again this week after the great food i had the first time. Went for the burger with onion chutney and bacon, and to be fair was one of the best burgers ive ever had, full of flavour and juicy. If you're looking for great...More

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

lovely Saturday morning breakfast. Food really fresh. Staff happy and helpful. Definitely come back again

Thank carolynprichard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a lovely lunch at The Secret Garden. There's also many different healthy and tasty Veggie and Vegan options to choose from, very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Keith K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I stumbled on this place whilst looking for somewhere near the town centre that wasn't a chain restaurant. I wanted to have something fresh and interestign to eat. This place delivered. I had the vegetarian welsh rarebit and the cheese sauce was divine. The sweet...More

1  Thank Kim M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I honestly can't fault The Secret Garden. Outstanding food and service, with quality ingredients, cooked to perfection. I've tried quite a few breakfasts in and around Newport and nothing comes close. I'm always torn between having 'The Works' or Eggs Benedict with serrano ham. Both...More

Thank nickster_uk
Michelle S, Owner at The Secret Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thanks for your wonderful review! It really makes it all worthwhile to read such lovely comments. Many Thanks

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Have visited many times with 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor but went today and I was a bit disappointed to be honest after being away for a while. The food wasn't up to the usual standard with soggy toast and hard poached eggs, always...More

1  Thank jonos44
Michelle S, Owner at The Secret Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

My sincerest apologies, not like us at all! I'm so sorry we don't appear to have given you what you've come to expect from us. Hopefully you will give us the opportunity to put this right in the future. If you arn't entirely happy, please...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I can't put my love of this place into words so here's a picture of the all day brunch. This place never disappoints.

Thank Ian R
Michelle S, Owner at The Secret Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you Ian, hope to see you soon

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I've reviewed here ages ago with a 5 star and we recently went back.. Not changed a bit, still amazing food, great service. Hunters chicken burger and a milkshake is just simply perfect. Highly recommended hidden gem in Newport

Thank tomcweaver
Michelle S, Owner at The Secret Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thanks so much Tom, we look forward to seeing you very soon.

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6 September 2016|
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Response from jonos44 | Reviewed this property |
Well the eggs on a Benedict are poached and I know they are very helpful so unwound be surprised if they didn't accommodate you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Charles Street, Newport NP20 1JT, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +44 1633 223559
A small bistro and coffee house
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