Top chef will show how it's done at Caerphilly Food Festival

Free Press Series: Jean Christophe Novelli will participate in 2013's Caerphilly Food Festival

4:03pm Friday 12th April 2013

THE second Caerphilly Food Festival is pulling out all the stops to make it an event to remember.

Intimate evening of succulent curry at Zeera Restaurant

Free Press Series: Zeera Restaurant is situated in Rogerstone

3:46pm Friday 8th March 2013

ANDY HOWELLS samples a taste of fine Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine at Zeera Restaurant, Rogerstone

Top Chefs on menu for Newport Food Festival

Free Press Series: Bryn Williams will appear at Neport food Festival

9:46am Friday 28th September 2012

VISITORS to Newport’s Food Festival on October 6 will be able to pick up top tips from some of the country’s leading culinary experts.

Tickets for Newport Food Festival supper are selling fast

9:50am Friday 14th September 2012

TICKETS for the 2012 Newport Food Festival supper at The Riverfront on Friday, October 5 are already proving popular and selling out quickly.

What's cooking at Abergavenny Food Festival

Free Press Series: What's cooking at Abergavenny Food Festival

9:48am Friday 14th September 2012

A POP-UP restaurant, party in the castle and masterclasses from some of the UK’s top chefs are among the highlights of this year’s Abergavenny Food Festival.

Cwmbran pub wins top accolade

Free Press Series: SUCCESS: Nicola Cantle and Neil Foreman who have been managing the Greenhouse pub which has just won an award in the Great British Pub Awards

3:00pm Sunday 12th August 2012

A LLANTARNAM pub has been named as the Best Managed Pub 2012 across the East and West Midlands and Wales region.

Pierre Koffmann to visit Abergavenny

Free Press Series: Pierre Koffmann will appear at Abergavenny Food festival

10:35am Friday 20th July 2012

JOIN thrice Michelin-starred food legend Pierre Koffmann at the Abergavenny Food Festival where he’ll be talking to Matthew Fort about his own culinary crusade and the relaunch of his 1990 classic ‘Memories of Gascony’ on Saturday September15, at 1.00pm.

Restaurant review: Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre

Free Press Series: The Ffresh restaurant situated at the Wales Millennium Centre

2:24pm Friday 15th June 2012

Martin Wade finds great value food for the family at the Ffresh restaurant, Wales Millennium Centre

Meet the chef... Reda Gheniat, Lilo Restaurant & Grill, 2 Cardiff Road, Newport

Free Press Series: HERITAGE: Reda Gheniat with some of his creations, and below, the restaurant

5:00pm Friday 24th February 2012

How long have you been a chef and where did you train?

The Review... Hogs Head, Great Treadman, Llantilio Croessenny

Free Press Series: WELCOME DIVERSION: The Hogs Head, and below, Caroline Woollard tucks in to a mouthwatering dessert

4:54pm Friday 24th February 2012

PROMPTED by the need to diversify, a few years ago the Jones family decided to turn a barn on the family farm into a restaurant.

Meet the chef. . .Linda Hunt, Old Ferry Inn, Beachley, near Chepstow

Free Press Series: PUB CLASSICS: Linda Hunt prepares her dishes

3:25pm Friday 10th February 2012

Q: How long have you been a chef and where did you train?

The Review. . .The Three Salmons, Usk

Free Press Series: The Review. . .The Three Salmons, Usk

3:23pm Friday 10th February 2012

USK is a little village with a big reputation for good food and one of the gems is the Three Salmons Hotel.

Meet the chef...Jamie Lewis,head chef, Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel & Spa

Free Press Series: QUALITY: Jamie Lewis at work, and left, with one of his dishes

2:02pm Friday 3rd February 2012

Q: How long have you been a chef and where did you train?

Red can make the perfect night

Free Press Series: Red can make the perfect night

12:06pm Friday 27th January 2012

THE lure of the vine is even more seductive at this time of year when long nights and log fires call for warming comfort food, and a large glass of ruby red.

Say g’day to Australia’s finest

Free Press Series: Say g’day to Australia’s finest

1:30pm Friday 20th January 2012

AS THE TV campaign ads keep reminding us, "There's nothing like Australia’’.

The Review...McBrides @TheWhite Hart,Caldicot

Free Press Series: GREAT VALUE: McBrides in Caldicot

1:28pm Friday 20th January 2012

SINCE opening its doors in August 2011, McBrides@The White Hart in Caldicot has served almost 10,000 customers - quite an achievement at a time when restaurants are struggling up and down the country.

Meet the chef...Ian McBride, McBrides, Caldicot

Free Press Series: PERFECTION: Ian McBride

3:30pm Friday 13th January 2012

How long have you been a chef, and where did you train?

Drop of the fizzy stuff is good all year round

Free Press Series: Drop of the fizzy stuff is good all year round

2:47pm Friday 6th January 2012

Flowing with positive expectations, sparkle and colour, there's no denying New Year's Eve is the biggest celebratory night of the year – but that’s not the only reason to crack open the Champagne.

Usk pub is a real Star

Free Press Series: Usk pub is a real Star

3:36pm Friday 16th December 2011

ON a miserable December night in Usk, The Star Inn was a welcome sight for two hungry travellers.

Meet the chef... Christopher Jarvis of Breeze, Cambrian Street, Newport

Free Press Series: SELF-TAUGHT: Christopher Jarvis

5:50pm Friday 7th October 2011

This week The Guide chats to Christopher Jarvis, owner of the new daytime restaurant at Breeze, Cambrian Street, Newport.

Toby Carvery, Chepstow Road, Newport

Free Press Series: Toby Carvery, Chepstow Road, Newport

5:02pm Friday 7th October 2011

A WARM atmosphere awaits at the Carvery on Chepstow Road. Friendly staff are ready to take your order at the bar for dining in the bar, or there is waitress service in the restaurant.

Meet the chefs: Allan Price and Sasha Novozilovs,The Inn at The Elm Tree, St Brides

Free Press Series: COLLEAGUES: Allan Price, right and Sasha Novozilovs

11:30am Friday 30th September 2011

How long have you been a chef, and where did you train?

The Inn at The Elm Tree, St Brides

Free Press Series: The Inn at The Elm Tree, St Brides

10:54am Friday 30th September 2011

A VERY warm welcome awaits you at The Inn at The Elm Tree.

Meet the chef...Andy Robertson,Parkway Hotel,Cwmbran

Free Press Series: EXPRESS YOUR IDEAS: Andy Robertson

11:10am Saturday 24th September 2011

How long have you been a chef, and where did you train?

Walnut Tree chef is set to crack festival!

Free Press Series: TOP CHEF: Shaun Hill

10:10am Saturday 24th September 2011

A CHEF from Abergavenny will join some of the world’s most esteemed culinary masters next month as he heads to the London Restaurant Festival.

Dawn’s Diner at the New Foresters, Blackwood

Free Press Series: Dawn’s Diner at the New Foresters, Blackwood

8:00am Saturday 17th September 2011

SITUATED on the High Street in Blackwood, the New Foresters has been a longstanding fixture as one of the most popular nightspots of the town.

Meet the chef... Julie Mundy, The Ferns, Lliswerry

Free Press Series: CREATIVE: Julie Mundy learnt her craft from her mother and grandmother

5:17pm Friday 16th September 2011

THE Guide spent a few minutes with JULIE MUNDY, who became the chef at The Ferns, Lliswerry, after taking over in November 2010.

Meet the chef... Simon Harris,The Newbridge Hotel

Free Press Series: DIFFERENT DISHES: Simon Harris

9:50am Saturday 20th August 2011

How long have you been a chef and where did you train?

Meet the chef...Lee Hammett from the Handpost in Newport

12:10pm Friday 29th July 2011

Q: How long have you been a chef and where did you train?

Meet the chef... Peter Hulsmann - The Inn at Penallt

Free Press Series: FANTASTIC FOOD: Peter Hulsmann

11:50am Friday 22nd July 2011

Q: How long have you been a chef and where did you train?

Genuine Thai in the city - The Pen and Wig

Free Press Series: Genuine Thai in the city - The Pen and Wig

11:15am Friday 22nd July 2011

TUCKED away in a Newport pub is a Thai restaurant which isn’t short on flavour or portions.

Bringing a taste of Thailand to Gwent

Free Press Series: CULTURES: Waraporn Harris

4:10pm Friday 15th July 2011

MEET the chef...Waraporn Harris, Thai Siam (Pen and Wig),Newport.

A taste of something special - The Ashbridge Inn, Cwmbran

Free Press Series: A taste of something special - The Ashbridge Inn, Cwmbran

3:32pm Friday 15th July 2011

THE ASHBRIDGE Inn, Cwmbran is just one of many Table, Table restaurants now focussing on the best of British food. We sent Fitzroy Hutchinson and family along for a taster session.

Meet the chef... Stephen Terry,The Hardwick at Abergavenny

Free Press Series: FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Stephen Terry

10:10am Saturday 9th July 2011

How long have you been a chef and where did you train?

Spotlight On... The Rhiwderin Inn, Rhiwderin

Free Press Series: Spotlight On... The Rhiwderin Inn, Rhiwderin

5:30pm Friday 8th July 2011

THE RHIWDERIN is such a lovely, lovely country pub – and a great place to enjoy a tasty, filling lunch.

Enjoy the dishes you create - Simon King, 1861, nr Abergavenny

Free Press Series: WELL TRAINED: Simon King of 1861

5:29pm Friday 1st July 2011

Meet the chef...Simon King, chef/proprietor at 1861, near Abergavenny.

Don’t miss the festival - The Greenhouse, Cwmbran

Free Press Series: Don’t miss the festival - The Greenhouse, Cwmbran

5:23pm Friday 1st July 2011

THE Greenhouse is a picturesque classic pub located near the beautiful village of Llantarnam.

Four decades of cooking - Peter Hulsmann, The Inn at Penallt

Free Press Series: PASSION: Peter Hulsmann

4:50pm Friday 24th June 2011

Meet the chef... Peter Hulsmann, The Inn at Penallt

Perfect setting and food - The Hollybush, Draethen

Free Press Series: Perfect setting and food - The Hollybush, Draethen

4:46pm Friday 24th June 2011

THE Hollybush advertises itself as a picturesque country pub and it certainly is, through the leafy lanes from Lower Machen, over the bridge, into Draethen and there it is.

Wine list...the Rhone's finest white

4:20pm Friday 20th May 2011

A RISING star on wine lists in trendy bars and restaurants, viognier is spreading its vines from the grape's spiritual home in Condrieu, northern Rhone, to become the darling of vignerons in the New World.

From bricks to bistro

Free Press Series: RIGHT MOVE: Tim McDougall

3:41pm Friday 20th May 2011

WE talk to Tim McDougall, head chef at The Crown at Celtic Manor, a three AA rosette restaurant.

Top notch curry - The New Lahore

3:36pm Friday 20th May 2011

THE first thing that strikes you when you walk in the New Lahore is its lovely, contemporary decor which immediately creates a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.

Three Salmons Hotel, Bridge Street, Usk

Free Press Series: Three Salmons Hotel, Bridge Street, Usk

11:26am Friday 13th February 2009

SITUATED in the centre of Usk, former 17th century coaching inn The Three Salmons Hotel has long enjoyed a good reputation for its solid fare.

The Bridge, Ebbw Vale

Free Press Series: The Bridge, Ebbw Vale

10:08am Monday 3rd November 2008

FOR a superb night out on those cold winter nights, look no further than The Bridge, Ebbw Vale.

The Chandlery, Lower Dock Street, Newport

12:01pm Friday 17th October 2008

NEWPORT is now home to at least three excellent restaurants, among them is The Chandlery near the city centre, in the shadow of the George Street Bridge.

The Hardwick, Old Raglan Road, Abergavenny

1:22pm Friday 12th September 2008

SURROUNDED by the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside on the B4598 old Abergavenny to Raglan road, The Hardwick, run by the highly-regarded chef Stephen Terry, is seriously good.

The Forester’s Oak’s Llandevaud

Free Press Series: The Forester’s Oak’s Llandevaud

5:01pm Friday 15th August 2008

THE Foresters Oaks, Llandevaud, has been taken over and transformed into one of the best spots around for traditional meals at exceptional value.

The Crown at Celtic Manor

Free Press Series: The Crown at Celtic Manor

11:32am Thursday 24th July 2008

THIS sister restaurant to the sublime Michelin-starred The Crown at Whitebrook, near Monmouth, opened at Newport's five-star Celtic Manor Resort in March.

The Rising Sun, Rogerstone

Free Press Series: The Rising Sun, Rogerstone

2:30pm Friday 18th July 2008

The Rising Sun, Rogerstone is an ideal place for a family night out.

Olway Inn and Hotel, Usk

Free Press Series:

12:26pm Friday 4th July 2008

FOR a lovely meal in beautiful surroundings, look no further than the Olway Inn and Hotel, Usk.






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