Clarkes Restaurant

Usk has been keeping a secret, or rather the Glen-Yr-Afon Hotel, situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of Usk, has. The secret is the hotels restaurant, Clarkes.

Serving traditional homemade culinary delights for that incredible dining experience, Clarkes Restaurant in Usk, Monmouthshire is open seven days a week to both guests of the Hotel and diners alike and offers an a la carte menu that changes monthly which is perfect for frequent diners.

Dining is available in our oak-panelled Restaurant and the Dining Room which opens onto a courtyard.  Breakfast is served in the restaurant and is included for all of our guests staying on short breaks, on business or as part of a wedding.

Open for lunch, guests can select from a light-bites menu or our a la carte menu.  Prior booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  From 6.30pm, with last orders at 9.00pm, our restaurant offers a menu carefully selected by our Head Chef which changes regularly.

We offer one sitting for Sunday Lunch making sure that you are not pressured to vacate your table for other parties.   Arrive at 12.30pm for a drink in our bar area before taking your seat around 1pm.  Choose from 2, 3 or 5 courses depending on your appetite!  Prior booking is essential to avoid being disappointed.  Sunday lunch offers customers a traditional roast, with three main courses to choose from -  beef and Yorkshires are a menu staple and then another roast meat and a fish dish, complemented by a choice of starters and then home-made desserts, followed by cheese, coffee and mints!

Afternoon tea is a popular choice with a plentiful array of savoury delights and freshly home-made cakes and scones.  Our afternoon tea selection is available for a special treat and can be selected as the food choice for family celebrations.   We also offer an afternoon tea wedding package.


Clarkes Restaurant in Usk offers customers a truly wonderful dining experience, combining as it does the luxurious environment of this beautiful Victorian villa with dishes produced from the finest, freshest and, wherever possible, locally-sourced ingredients.

In this respect the restaurant is spoilt for choice, as Monmouthshire and its surrounding counties can boast a plethora of local suppliers providing all manner of delicious foods from unique cheeses and wines, famous Welsh beef and lamb, to fresh fish and seafood.

Situated just a five-minute stroll from the small picturesque town of Usk, is the Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel, the home of Clarkes restaurant which continues to go from strength to strength since its debut in 2007 under the watchful eye of head chef Julie Carey.



A real treat


Changes regularly


Pre-booking required

A vast selection of starters, mains and vegetarian dishes are always offered (not to mention the delightful selection of mouth-watering desserts)!  The children’s menu ensures that every appetite and palate is well looked after.

“We make good, honest food here at Clarkes, using the finest local ingredients sourced from in and around the great county of Monmouthshire and its borders,” 

 Special dietary needs can all be catered for - just mention your requirements on booking.

The service too is faultless and just what you want; friendly without being intrusive, courteous and discreet. Nothing is too much trouble and the waiting staff manage to create just the right ambience so that it’s impossible not to relax, savour your meal and really enjoy yourself.

There is ample free parking within the hotel’s three acres of picturesque grounds which, on a nice afternoon, also provide the perfect setting for a post-lunch leisurely stroll, or you can retire to one of the comfortable bar areas to relax.

So whatever the occasion – a romantic meal for two, a family celebration, a business lunch or dinner or just to spoil yourself once in a while, Clakes offers a wonderfully elegant and yet comfortable and relaxed setting for an unforgettable fine dining experience.

We also accommodate small wedding celebrations in the Restaurant and Dining Room. 

Downloadable Restaurant Menus

Main courses

Starter Menu