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Karen's Diner Newport, Newport, Newport

Karen's Diner Newport

4.0
4
352 Reviews
£25 and under
American
Karen's is an interactive diner and an absurdly fun experience. At Karen's you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don't care. You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you've never had before. Let us know if it's your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don't ask to speak to the manager....

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01633 243130
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Our outrageous yet beautifully designed venue is the perfect setting for your private event. From Birthday to Christmas Parties we have you covered! Our venues can seat anywhere from 40-140 people.Karens can be booked exclusively or just a section hired for your group - either way get in touch huns!
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Experiences

  • Thirsty Thursday's Bottomless Prosecco

    £20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    You can now enjoy Bottomless Prosecco with your meal every Thursday for £20! This is true Karen-Value, as we know how protective our Welsh Karen's are with their pounds. The laughter and banter flow, hilarious entertainment and now this NEW offer.

What 352 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

352 Reviews
  1. SteffM

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    It was like being in kids club, or a Children's birthday party - far too many kids. As such, was so disappointed.

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  2. CharmaineM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It s such a shame that its closing. The entertainment was brilliant and it was a fun experience. The food was excellent and good value for money. The service was rubbish

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  3. hannahT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just amazing. Haven’t laughed like that in a long time

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  4. CharlieH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shame its closing and experience well worth waiting for

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were brilliant and very funny but we did hear a staff member say to another to push out a member of our family from winning a game to win free drinks and desserts as we had 8 people and the other person only had 3 people. If we knew that at the start then we wouldn’t have participated in the game.

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  6. kimp

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good fun. Staff had great character. Good interaction and fun

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  7. ScottW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for daughters birthday, staff and food was brilliant great atmosphere

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  8. Topginge

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had a fantastic evening here, this is a deliberately rude eating venue and they pitched it just right. The venue operates a policy of non body shaming or racist/sexist comments but still manage to be rude in a most entertaining way. highlights were having the menus thrown at us, having my chair taken away, being forced to sing and our drinks being served ' i dont know which is diet its not my problem' this was a refreshing and very entertaining night and i giggled the whole time. very sad to see its closing on the 6th of August :(

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  9. KimP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very different eating experience, we laughed throughout our visit.

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  10. CharleneA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Same for my daughters 16th birthday she absolutely loved it. The staff was brilliant. I will definitely be coming back with some adult friends 😊

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  11. RachelC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved the whole experience and so did the family. Food was lovely too. Was a bit pricey but the service was excellent

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  12. ClaireT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab experience for girl’s day out . Good fun and laughter for all .

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  13. StaceyA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are brilliant staying in character. Food is very average

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Karen’s diner was everything I was hoping for! I haven’t laughed that much eating out in ages and it’s such a shame it’s closing down! Loved every minute of it! Absolutely brilliant

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  15. KellsBells

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great evening. Laughed the whole time we were there. Would love to go back x

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  16. RebeccaD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time Laughed all night Kids really enjoyed

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  17. RuthieH

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time at karens diner. Was everything and more thatwe hoped for. Staff were perfectly rude and insulting and how they kept a straight face i dont know. Highly recommended going here. I ache from laughing so very much

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  18. Kelly

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing night.. took y mother as a suprise and she loved it. Highly recommend if you have a sense of humour.. The staff were ridiculous rude, exactly what we expected and loved.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was a great experience, funny, we had a great time so thank you!!

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  20. EllisR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food really surprised me, as I only went for the experience but it was fantastic. The drinks were great too, even had a coal float to go with the unrelenting abuse from the staff.

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  21. ClareT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was so bad it was brilliant. Gutted the Newport diner is closing as I would definitely go back

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  22. MargoL

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would 100% recommend this dining experience! We had the most crazy, bonkers, enjoyable time, and the food was amazing! Staff were rude, swore at us, and service was terrible, but in the most wonderfully unique way!

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  23. DEFIB

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Has a absolute blast here. Was in stitches from start to finish. It was very quite due to being late in a Sunday night but the staff did all they could to keep the real Karen’s Diner experience. would recommend for sure. And will be going back at a busier time as I think this will make it funnier Keep up the good work Newport

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  24. DanielL

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself, partner and our children had a great time the staff where very entertaining and got the children involved which they loved. I've heard the Newport one is closing which is very disappointing because we had a fantastic time.

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  25. FfionW

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience but the food wasn’t as great as the photos you see online

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my son for his bday with my partner and friend x they loved it. Games were played and they enjoyed them. Food lovely.. would go again.

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  27. RhianM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time for our daughters 14th birthday. The staff are brilliant at what they do and a great judge of character. They made sure that all ages were included in the jokes as a mixture of all ages. Food was your typical good American food which was great. Overall a fab evening, well worth the money.

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  28. LindaC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food really funny Karen’s and overall great night

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the best experience of my life if I could eat here every week I would without failure, the skills on the staff here are fabulous they made the experience so much more worthwhile. I’ll love Karen’s diner forever absolutely gutted you’re closing down xx

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  30. BeckyW

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hosting and the theme was good it's a shame the food took so long. We could see our chicken strips at the pass for a good 20/25 mins before we recd our food. By this time, they had gone cold and hard, and were quite hard to chew and swollow. Due to waiting for the strips the loaded fries were cold and gloopy and made me feel a bit sick. Disappointing way to end the service .

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  31. MitchalM

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of fun and food is good quality, burgers but well done

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  32. Tedd

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Pretty obvious why its closing down, the original Karen jokes are nothing like this. They just make fun of you the whole time which I know is the point of the experience, but its just constant to the point you cant enjoy your food at all. The waitresses were teaching young children age 4-7 to put their middle fingers up and teaching them swear words which isn't pleasant either.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Staff are fab at there jobs, food was good! We survived (just about) Karen’s diner!! :)

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  34. OpeyemiE

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovey service, kept to theme without being offensive. Food a bit pricy and different from the online menu so please update the online one to reflect what is in store. I enjoyed my burger alot

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  35. LeanneT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had such a fun time at Karen’s diner. Gutted that are closing next month

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  36. ChristieT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good crack. Great with the kids. Everything we expected. Kids enjoyed their visit but £85 food and drink bill wasnt worth the basic burgers and kids meals with a drink each.

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  37. Daybreak

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thought the chips with cheese sauce and brisket were a bit pricy but the chicken wings were fab. Chips were not very warm and one was sent back.

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  38. Blod

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fab and we had a good laugh. Staff were friendly as well as rude what we expected. Food wasn’t value for money at all. Drinkers very expensive.

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  39. JadeS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was great. We were celebrating a birthday it was a laugh the food was fresh and hot the service was great the manager was lovely we would come back 😀 😄 😁

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a brilliant time was my daughters 16th she’s never laughed so Much what a brilliant experience

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FAQs

Karen's Diner Newport is rated 4 stars by 352 OpenTable diners.

Karen's Diner Newport does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Karen's Diner Newport

Unit R5, Friars Walk Shopping Centre, Newport, Newport NP20 1DS

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Newport
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01633 243130
  • Private party facilities
    Our outrageous yet beautifully designed venue is the perfect setting for your private event. From Birthday to Christmas Parties we have you covered! Our venues can seat anywhere from 40-140 people.Karens can be booked exclusively or just a section hired for your group - either way get in touch huns!
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