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.

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.

For resident guests, our restaurant is open for dinner seven days a week.  

For non-resident guests, the restaurant is open for dinner Mondays- Saturdays and for lunch on Sundays (last sitting 1.30pm). 

Please note this is a sample menu and our menus change frequently. 


Homemade soup of the day £6.95
Chicken liver parfait, red onion chutney, toasted brioche £8.95
Prawn cocktail £9.95
Deep fried brie, cranberry, port glaze £9.00
Creamy garlic mushrooms £8.95
Melon, berry fruits £7.95
Smoked salmon, citrus dressing £11.95
Chilli chicken strips, mango mayonnaise, carrot, onion bhaji £9.00


10oz Ribeye steak, roasted cherry tomatoes, stilton sauce £30.00
Baked salmon, chorizo, leek, pesto cream £28.00
Honey roasted duck breast, roasted spiced chicory, apricot, plum sauce £29.00
Sausage casserole, cheddar, chive mash £18.00
Pan fried monkfish, king prawn, coconut curry sauce, spicy rice £29.00
Lamb chops, mint pea puree, red wine jus £31.00
Slow roasted belly pork, honey, soy, ginger glaze £25.00
Chicken, bacon, black pudding, mushroom compote, port jus £24.00


All prices include seasonal vegetables & potatoes of the day


  We are open for Sunday Lunch with sittings between 12 noon and 1.30pm (last sitting).  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.  Minimum two courses (including main course).

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.

Whether you are joining with colleagues, family or friends for a festive lunchtime treat, at the Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel you will find tasty cuisine, outstanding wine, a fantastic festive atmosphere and the warmest of welcomes.  Our professional chefs team will cater for your every requirement and make your Christmas get together more memorable.  With excellent service and great food it is the perfect occasion to get together.   Let us provide you with our festive hospitality for your family and friends where we offer a choice of dishes with all the trimmings!

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.  Dinner is served between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

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. 



Changes regularly


A real treat


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. 

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Sunday Lunch