The Newport

4.7
394 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
The Newport celebrates the bountiful larder its surrounding area provides. With the finest ingredients, Jamie Scott and his team will pay homage to the region and ensure your dining experience is unforgettable.

Set over 2 floors and with 60 covers, The Newport offers panoramic views across the River Tay towards Dundee. Lose yourself for a while and enjoy the ultimate dining experience in the ultimate location.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Scottish
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Thu–Sat 12:00–14:30
Sun 12:00–15:30
Dinner
Wed–Sat 18:00–21:00
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Phone number
01382 541449
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jamie Scott
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Catering
We offer of site catering for up to 3,000 people. Please contact the restaurant directly for any enquiries.
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Area
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Parking Details
We have private and on street parking available.
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Entertainment
The Newport offers live music, festivals and art shows throughout the year.
Additional
Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 394 People Are Saying
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PE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic afternoon at The Newport! From start to finish we were given 1st class service and 100% 1st class food!
Thank you too all the staff, we hope to come back again.

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PM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Lovely meal. Really enjoyed it although the waiting staff could smarten up a little.

Beautiful restaurant and although you think £55 is a lot initially, we were there for three hours.

Would really recommend it.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I love the tasting menus here, always so inventive and delicious and you really feel like you have had something special (especially with the wee extras too). A proper treat!

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BM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We (three of us) chose the Newport based on recommendations form a friend and the web. Wonderful view over the River Tay (specify when booking). The food was rich and tasty (especially the duck), and of reasonable portion sizes. And the desserts are interesting - no sticky toffee pudding here! Pricey, yes; great setting, yes, wonderful food, yes; will we go back - YES!

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FD
Angus
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service all around! It is the second time that we have been at the Newport, and were not disappointed in both occasions.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It wasn’t available as an option- but I’d have recommended for a “death row” meal..... if you only had one meal left - go here. Plentiful. Eye catching. And delicious. All words to describe this place.
Also enjoyed a pre dinner drinky in the bar.
You come for the views but remember the food and service.

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DH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food but a bit cramped with people passing back and forth behind our table in and out of restaurant and toilets. Toilets noisy and close to tables. Food excellent. Service good.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really excellent and the staff were lovely. However, we were sat at a table next to the staff area and toilet doors so people were constantly walking past and the hand drier was very annoying every few minutes. It really marred for me what would otherwise have been a fabulous night celebrating my husband’s birthday.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fantastic find . Unpretencious. Experience was excellent. Made to feel very welcome by the staff . Liked how the hotel had everything for a good night under one roof . A local pub filled with friendly locals lovely rooms which I never experienced because was fully booked . Reasturant was very nice and inviting felt very comfortable would deffinently recommend and the food was so good .

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GF
Perthshire
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Team Newport for making every visit a special one.
This is by far our favourite restaurant and we always recommend it to everyone that we meet.
We live in Pitlochry (1 hour drive) and we regularly, or as often as we can, drive to The Newport Restaurant just for lunch.
Highly recommended.

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SR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit of many I would think - We did the tasting menu which was wonderful. The level of service was just right not intrusive but extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The food spoke for itself - varied local produce presented beautifully and tasted amazing. The restaurant and bar have been designed beautifully - we had a night time sky so looking over the dark water's of the River Tay and Dundee's colourful lights - we'll definitely have to be back to experience the view during all seasons.
Can't recommend highly enough.

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AG
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent value ,beautifully presented food ,only minor criticism was the beef main course ,I found the beef rather small and fatty,but the rest of the courses made up for this.I will be back to work through the menu.

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GG
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Sunday lunch clearly had a lot of thought and preparation, with (mainly) careful choice of local ingredients. Despite this, the taste was a bit disappointing through the courses and our fish for two main course was just outright poor. The polenta and vegetables with the main were tasty and well prepared. Not as special as we’d hoped this treat would be.

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Angus
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb setting, customer service outstanding. Food , not enough adjectives to describe, delicious, tasty, each ingredient complements the dish. Well worth a visit

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SH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Loved it. Food was top notch as were the wines. What a place, we will be back!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazingly creative food served by passionate staff in a lovely setting. We had tasting menu and wine flight and it was a taste adventure.
We also stayed in the Scottish room overnight and it and the breakfast the next morning were fab

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BA
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

In Dundee for a night and chose to go here for Sparkling Sunday lunch. We asked for a table with a view . There are two floors. Our table was downstairs over looking the Tay river, and even though it was raining slightly it was a good choice. The lunch is £35 per head for 4 courses. A glass of Cremant was the sparkle which was most welcome. First there is a snack and bread. Ours was crispy potato skins with alioi and home made delicious onion bread . Then you have a choice of 5 dishes to start, 5 for the main/ middle and a further 5 for end. What plates of food they were. All the food was delightfully presented and tasted absolutely amazing. The service was attentive without being intrusive, staff pleasant and a relaxed atmosphere.
If only our stay was longer then we could have returned for the tasting menu !

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a
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal at the weekend, everything was perfect. Wonderful setting and the food and service was outstanding.

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GW
Angus
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lovely chilled evening . The tasting menu was really lovely. Both of us were stuffed by the end of it but great experience and well worth a repeat visit. 😘

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DM
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant with an amazing menu. A very special place to come for a Birthday celebration. Staff were first class, knowledgeable about the menu and wines and couldn’t do enough to help and guide. Thank you for an amazing evening!

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SH
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a fantastic setting. Beautiful sunsets

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LM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to The Newport before and will definitely be again. The whole experience was amazing and I would highly recommend it for a special occasion.

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Angus
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

At the Newport for our wedding anniversary , food was excellent service was good , some drinks took a bit longer to come ( probably because they were busy ) . It was a bit noisy at times

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MM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely restaurant with great views across the Tay. Downstairs was quiet even though it was 1.30pm, it filled up by 2pm however but they took at least 20 mins before they took our order. Lovely selection of food but was not the menu we expected as per advertised on the website which means its not updated often enough. A lot of the dishes had nuts in them which my husband dislikes so narrowed our choices but we enjoyed our picks. Can I suggest they leave the menus at the table as we did not always remember all the elements in each dish. The portions were just right for a Sunday lunch.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 1

Was really looking forward to this but was a bit disappointed. It wasn’t due to the food, it was patrons at another table that insisted on talking extremely loudly to each other all night.
We just wanted to leave ASAP.
One waitress was very good. The other mumbled her way thru describing each dish. With the loudmouths bawling at each other we couldn’t hear a word she was saying. As a result we could only guess at what we were eating most of the time.
Sorry Jamie, your restaurant is lovely and the food was ok but the ambience was terrible. Maybe you could use soft furnishing like a carpet to soften the echo of patrons talking loudly.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing place, the view from the restaurant is outstanding. We had the taster menu and the food just kept coming and coming, and it was unbelievable, such a great variety and very creative. Will be back.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

We were expecting great things after researching this establishment and were looking forward to a lovely wee celebration . I am thankful it was lunch we booked instead of dinner as that would have made the disappointment almost too much to bear!
We both enjoy fine dining but having walked through a very old school man’s bar to enter the restaurant as access wasn’t easy to find, we were sat facing the en suite toilets , within the restaurant ~ a feature we certainly weren’t expecting , especially when the hand dryers blasted audibly into the restaurant even with the door being closed ( it became fun noting the customers who decided not to wash their hands)!
Waiting staff were inattentive apart from the young kitchen girl serving the Petit fours who was pleasant and had an engaging manner and sense of humour~ she would have been a huge asset to front of house.
Food really was below par and in future we will stick to our usual haunts such as Craig Miller and the grange - competition is fierce out there and MasterChef winners should not rest in their laurels .

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AM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Lovely location and views out to Dundee.

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a
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to the restaurant. Service was relaxed, friendly and informative.
Food was delicious.
Thought the amount of champagne given to each person verged on the stingy side!!!

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NS
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our first experience at the Newport restaurant for Sunday lunch! Lovely menu, food fantastic, staff were great, will definitely be back.

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IP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was very close to being outstanding. On the positive side the food was outstanding and there was plenty of it on the tasting menu. In addition the wine pairings were first class. Given the skill effort and time that clearly had gone into preparing and making the food we thought the tasting menu was good value for money.

There were a few negatives however although I'm surely these could be easily rectified. Service was rather slow. We were dining at 7.15 and indeed were first in the upper room. Without coffee we did not leave until after 11.15 which we felt just too much of a marathon. It may have been better to serve the snacks all at the one time or even in pairs as this would have saved time.

Secondly the waitress in charge in the upper room was excellent but the girl helping her was rather surly. It may have been shyness but at no time were we asked by her how we were enjoying our meal. The service is not bad it just doesn't meet the standard of the food.

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KE
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tasting menu included 11 differing taste experiences. Pre-meal nibbles followed by 4 individual starters. A warm seasonal vegetable salad before a dish of trout. An additional treacle bread and butter dish was presented before the mains of 50 day aged beef or hare. Two sweet dishes finished the menu. All truly inspirational and tasty. A 6 glass wine drinks flight cold be purchased to accompany the tasting menu and again was excellent.

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BW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spot on. Delicious, imaginative food, great service and atmosphere. This is my favourite restaurant and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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CI
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Food was good, beautifully presented and lovely flavours in every dish.

However the service from front of house staff the beginning to end was poor. Firstly didn’t enjoy the fact we had to share a table with another set of diners not within our group and sharing a table and seat with them when all he did was fidget was very unpleasant experience. There was also a terrible draught from the opening of hall door which lead upstairs/downstairs and as there was diners upstairs the door was in frequent use.

Front of house manager didn’t make any effort to welcome us once seated upon arrival, a small gesture that really means a lot to diners

We were not introduced to our dishes with a clear explanation of its ingredients and it’s highlights. We were not asked regularly if we wanted extra drinks and when I asked for coffee menu it still never yet came.

We visited with high expectations, from booking I noted on special requirements as it was my husbands birthday this was confirmed also by telephone with staff, however no special effect to mark this occasion which I’m saddened about as we really wanted this to be such a special celebration meal a small happy birthday on his desert would’ve been all it took. Sadly we both feel the service has let down our fine dining experience of Jamie’s restaurant.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Meticulously prepared and ingeniously conceived dishes with a distinctive presentation in a stunning waterfront location with a glorious October evening panoramic sunset. A local treasure, well deserving of the recent Restaurant of the Year award, which will hopefully benefit too from the increase in tourism to the area being brought about by the newly opened V & A.
We thoroughly enjoyed the evening tasting menu which sadly we were unable to finish by the end as it was just too much! Perhaps smaller portions or a smaller number of snacks to start might have helped. In particular we appreciated the unusual Humble Onion dish served up at table by Masterchef Winner Jamie himself- absolutely delicious! Service was knowledgeable and leisurely and we did not feel that we were hurried. Worthy of mention too is their philosophy of using local produce with zero waste. A great venue for a special occasion as prices may not permit regular dining, but we shall certainly be back for a-la-carte lunching though very soon.

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Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first experience of the Tasting Menu was memorable with a varied and well crafted dishes

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

An enjoyable meal with a beautiful view. We enjoyed the taster menu which although sold as 6 courses ended up being more like 10. We loved the humble onion and seasonal salad. Nice to have a chef at the table to explain certain courses too. Service was attentive despite one waitress having a very tough time from a neighboring table. Affectived the evening a bit but not her fault. Courses were served perhaps too quick and it would have been nice to have more time between each. We enjoyed our evening and will return but won’t be rushing back.

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BO
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited for the Sunday Champagne lunch for a joint-birthday, and the food was just stunning. I never thought i’d eat, let alone heartily enjoy, duck hearts but I did and would recommend to anyone willing to listen! gorgeous.

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M
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant place - the squid in tempura and the late summer salad were spectacular. They were very generous with the extras and lots of very tasty elements in each dish. Would highly recommend this restaurant. The location is lovely as well as you have great views of the river Tay and Dundee

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A
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dining at the Newport was a wonderful experience. Lovely food, friendly staff and a lovely ambience.

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