Steak On Six
Despite Celtic Manor’s proximity to Cardiff, Newport and Bristol, the elegant resort is tucked away in the Usk Valley, ensconced in the lushness of Coldra Woods. If you’re looking for a top-notch getaway without boarding a flight, Celtic Manor is the perfect choice – you’ll find stylish accommodation, a luxurious spa and activities to suit every need, whether you want to scale the heights of the treetops or play a round of championship-level golf. Gourmands are equally well catered for, with a host of wonderful dining options to choose from.
We headed straight for the sixth floor Signature Lounge, where we sipped delectable cocktails while browsing Steak On Six’s mouth-watering menu. Both the lounge and the restaurant have a strict adults-only policy, creating a sophisticated setting for the well-heeled clientele.
Having enjoyed exquisite cocktails in the lounge, we made our way to our window-side table in Steak On Six. The far-reaching views over Coldra Woods captivated us until our starters arrived. I plumped for pan-fried scallops with the most tender braised pork I’ve ever tasted, while my husband devoured a starter of expertly sliced Iberian ham served with roasted peaches and balsamic dressing. To say we were impressed would be an understatement. Our main courses of English beef rib-eye and Welsh sirloin were both cooked to perfection. We accompanied our steaks with potato gratin and a side of French beans with bacon and shallots, as well as a bottle of smooth malbec that was recommended to us by our superb waiter, James. Before our steaks arrived, we were presented with a choice of steak knives – I went for the oh-so-cool Pirate, and was thrilled with my decision.
Deciding dessert proved difficult for my husband, who was torn between the Bourbon vanilla crème brûlée and the pear, ginger and coconut condé. He eventually plumped for the crème brûlée, but was delighted to be presented with a pre-dessert of the condé, so he could try both treats. Choosing the chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream and honeycomb was all too easy for me, and it surpassed my sky-high expectations.
The accommodating staff really make dining here an occasion; whether you’re staying overnight or are just calling in for a sophisticated dinner, dining at Steak On Six is always an event.