Ravellos Restaurant at the Parkway Hotel in Newport has recently been awarded an AA Rosette for the first time in its history.

The AA four star 70-bedroom Parkway Hotel and Spa has been owned by the acclaimed De Savary family since 2012, and is located between Newport and Cwmbran, just 20 miles from Cardiff and 30 miles from Bristol.

The hotel has a number of dining options from a coffee shop and bar menu to banqueting and a la carte; located at the heart of the hotel, Ravellos is becoming increasingly popular with both hotel residents and those visiting from near and far to sample the food.


“I was over the moon when I found out we had been awarded the rosette,” says Clive Williams, Head Chef at the Parkway. “Over the last three years we have completely transformed the food offering at the hotel, taking it from ‘pub grub’ to a very high standard that includes really good locally sourced fish dishes such as classically cooked Halibut with a beurre blanc.”
Having achieved the hotel’s first AA Rosette, the ambition for Clive and his team is to consolidate the current standard and then push on to the next level: “I think we are one of the few hotels in the area of our size to have a rosette, so we are really punching above our weight,” he says. “Two dishes on our menu change every three weeks and it is this desire to evolve and improve that will ensure we are pushing on to the second rosette.”

Kerry Jennings, General Manager at the Parkway says this award reflects the hard work put in by all her team: “Clive is incredibly passionate and has a refreshing outlook on food. He really cares about every minute detail of every dish on each of the menus that reflect the changing seasons and changes in taste, quality and appearance.
“We have seen a marked increase in the number of people visiting specifically to eat at Ravellos since the award, so we are rightly proud of the achievements of the whole kitchen team and we look forward to working together to create more fantastic menus for everyone to enjoy!”