The Newport

4.7
458 reviews
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  • Tasting Menu
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.
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M
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, attentive staff and great view over the Tay.

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ST
London
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, amazing food and stunning views. We will definitely be back!

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Angus
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have already recommended this restaurant to friends. It's right up there with the best myself and wife have been dinning. Staff were excellent and knew their stuff. Not a criticism but, would have a different entry to restaurant. Going through the bar not the best....

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NS
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We enjoyed our meal, however we were sitting in a poor position beside the main door to restaurant lot of staff coming in and out serving food, also guests from the hotel using the restaurant to access the bar,every time the door opened you were hit with a big draft, not really ideal.

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R
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was the lunch taster menu. At first look we thought oh my not sure if this is for me. Just how wrong can you be. With an attitude of in the chef we trust we went on to experience a variety and wealth of flavours never experienced before. 5 stars all the way.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was different and all delicious. Wait staff were friendly and very helpful. It’s also a great location.

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DM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb evening at The Newport watching the sun go down over Dundee enjoying the fabulous Tasting Menu. Tremendous quality of cooking, presentation and service - myriad of ingredients all explained by the enthusiastic staff and you could taste every one. Roll on our next visit!

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GF
Perthshire
7 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to Team Newport for making our visit a special experience yet again.
See you all soon!
Graeme & Susanne

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SH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

My husband and I booked the Newport based upon recommendation from friends. Although the food was good, the restaurant itself was far too noisy. From the photographs on the website, it looked to be an intimate setting, however, I felt that the tables were too close together not affording any privacy for conversation.

We were told that it would be a six course tasting menu, however, 3 pre-dinner appetisers were served, and then 4 courses within the menu cost. The other two courses from the taster menu had supplements to pay. These were the cheese and souffle courses. I felt that the advertising of the costs was misleading given that the taster menu was £55.00 for 4 courses effectively rather than 6.

We stayed in the French room, which cost £140.00 per night. Sadly, the room has single glazing and "The Newport" is situated on a very busy road on a round about ignored by all judging by the speed that the traffic was passing at 2.30 in the morning. This meant that the road noise was constant.

The en-suite has a very strange set up. The toilet is basically jammed into a space between the wall and the shower door. I am 5 ft 2, and I struggled to use it comfortably. I must admit to being disappointed with the room itself. The sugar was damp in the packets and there were no normal teabags. We were given teabags when we asked though.

Although my review is not outstanding for the restaurant, I would recommend friends to dine there given the food quality, but not to stay, as the room is around £50 too expensive for what you get. It is no better than a normal B&B, although provides the convenience of not having to drive or get a taxi.

The Newport did not appear to cater for guests with any kind of mobility disability as there were stairs to every level, but no evidence of a lifting having been installed. I must admit that i didn't ask though. If you have a mobility issue, I would ask before going along just to check.

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LM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This time we were sitting upstairs and there was a great vibe; stunning view and friendly, attentive service. Delicious Harris martini and tasty, pretty snacks to start with. Highlights were scallops, duck mutton and the cheese course, where the incredibly tasty biscuits and crackers totally stole the show! All the courses are described in detail but I really love hearing the passion and enthusiasm from the chefs.

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AC
Angus
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal couldn’t fault it. Lovely table and view of Dundee will be back hopefully

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CA
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Splendid all round. We will be back. The view was amazing. Food and wine out of this world.

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Angus
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming here since the beginning.
Fabulous, creative, locally sourced food.
Relaxed surroundings with lovely atmosphere and views.
Knowledgeable and friendly front of house team.

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PF
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! What stunning food and lovely room. Would love to return.

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Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely staff who were very pleasant and attentive, great service and a superb location with amazing views across to Dundee

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KM
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely stunning lunch here. The setting is lovely, overlooking the River Tay. The service is excellent, informal and relaxed, but very efficient. Above all the food is absolutely outstanding, and for what you are getting in terms of quality and craft, excellent value. We had the tasting menu, well worth it (only thing I would say, is that it needs a relaxed afternoon as we were a good couple of hours working through it).
If The Newport carries on like this there should be a Michelin star at some point 'ere long.

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GF
Perthshire
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to dine at The Newport Restaurant. Jamie and Team Newport do a fantastic job on making sure that every visit is a special one. We always highly recommend The Newport Restaurant. We can't wait to return again.

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SV
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My 3 stars for the food reflects my personal taste so may not be entirely fair as an overall assessment.
My companions would have rated food more highly having chosen different items.

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KM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Everything was delicious and good value for your money.

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LM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous pod, great service and amazing views. Quite expensive but worth it. Cannot fault.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal & friendly staff. Nice setting. Ask for seat next to the window

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GS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great setting, really informative about food and drink, chefs come into dinning area to explain about course including Jamie the owner. Not the first time we have been fortunate to dine at the Newport and won't be the last.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My overall score would have been 5/5 had it not been for 2 matters, one probably trivial, the other more serious. The small paper serviettes were a disappointing economy - a first class restaurant should have large clean linen/cotton. The other is more fundamental. My wife had the mutton course - a mutton chop. It is a matter of taste as to how pink a chop should be. Hers, which I exchanged for my beautifully prepared beltie galloway, was not only very close to raw, it was also very fatty - a thick slab of fat on the outside. The rareness, though extreme, I could cope with but the raw fattiness was distasteful.
We greatly enjoyed the bottle of Garnacha from Madrid DO and all the other food.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us enjoyed a 70th birthday celebration dinner on Saturday night. The service was excellent. We had the six course ‘flight menu’ which offered exquisite taster dishes, perfectly presented with a breadth of flavours. We will definitely go back. The only disconcerting aspect is having to ‘fight’ through a busy bar to get to the restaurant.

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LC
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious and beautiful food in a lovely venue with a stunning view.

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SH
Angus
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome food awesome venue awesome all round. A bit pricey for Newport but worth the cash in my opinion will be back.

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SM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect location and wonderful Saturday night menu.

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P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in a lovely setting. Friendly staff and appreciated the complimentary chocolates on a decorated plate for my birthday. Lunchtime tasting menu highly recommended for a leisurely treat, and excellent value.

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JM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to the Newport will certainly not be our last. This was our first experience of a tasting menu and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Food and service were excellent.

One learning for us that a tasting menu might not be for everyone. Our daughter is allergic to both fish and nuts (satay sauce) so perhaps would have to alert the restaurant in advance. The servers were very good at asking customers about allergies.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue! We enjoyed the 6-course sampling menu, which was outstanding. The staff were attentive, knowledgable about the menu and the wine list. We didn't feel hurried and were able to enjoy each course.

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L
Angus
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice setting and restaurant decor / ambiance are welcoming.

Quality and quantity of the food and drink cannot be faltered. Presentation very appealing.

Service exceptional, very friendly, well trained helpful staff.

One point I would criticise is, despite the nice interiors setting, was that it got a bit noisy (1830 sitting) which I found to be slightly distracting from the experience. But that is a minor point and overall a great experience. Stayed in Scottish room and again, great room.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent a lovely Sunday afternoon here for lunch and everything was first class. Would highly recommend it .

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PS
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Been looking to go to this restaurant for ages since seeing the chef on Master Chef. Anyway, manages to couple it with a visit to the V&A in Dundee on Sunday morning with Sunday Lunch at the Newport. The overall experience was a little disappointing, we arrived at about 1.20 , booking was for 1.30, and were recommended to have a drink in the bar before going to our table? After going to our table slightly after 1.30, we had to wait for an hour for the starter to arrive. We had to wait 45 minutes before the snack turned up - this seemed excessive. We then had a sizeable wait for the main course and left at the end without having coffee because we didn't have enough time to wait for another order. Food was a mixture of good, interesting but also disappointing. The tastes in the smokie starter were really interesting - food not especially warm - the Hake main was good and most of the other food was tasty and had a few little interesting tastes through it. My daughter, however, ordered the pork and it was quite disappointing. The waitress did supply some additional cuts as we were surprised by how fatty it was but by that time we felt we waited about too long and our enthusiasm for the place had diminished.
So overall, having expected and hoped for a really good dining experience we left pretty disappointed. Having travelled from Glasgow, the experience wasn't nearly good or unique enough to make me think about doing it again.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it. Food was out of this world and the service was terrific

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CJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time there and was looking forward to it but came away slightly disappointed. Our table was near the toilets and there was a steady stream of pub users coming in to use it. Every time the door opened you got a blast of noise too. Better if pub users had their own toilet perhaps. The starters were nothing to rave about, my husband ordered some oysters but was again was nothing to write home about. It got better with the fish course which was lovely and the mains were okay but everything seemed lukewarm. Not sure where the food was coming from but it needs to be hotter when presented to the customers. The bread got served between the fish course and mains which was a bit odd. I overheard the customers on the next table saying that too. Really didn’t fancy bread in between courses. The rhubarb desert was lovely, can’t remember the other dessert dish so probably not so good. The Pouilly fume which we ordered was lovely and they did seem to have a good collection of wines. The staff were friendly but there was a mix up of taking away our starter plates and cutlery before they had all been served. Not a problem but I got the feeling one of the staff members was maybe new - again not a problem, everyone has to learn the ropes. I am a great fan of tasting menus (this was the only option on the friday) but it didn’t quite hit the marks for us.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had lunch at the Newport and were initially impressed with the views over the Tay to Dundee
The restaurant was quiet and the service was prompt and drinks ordered. After the decisions were made the starters were serviced promptly but not rushed. After a break the mains arrived and we were told exactly what the food was and we enjoyed all the courses.
The service and was friendly and timely and overall, it was one of the most enjoyable meals we have had.
Unfortunately, it is only on occasions we can go to the likes of the Newport, but perhaps that is what makes it special.
I certainly hope to return.

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PE
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and great value for money! Adventurous and delightful

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IA
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Third time we have had champagne lunch. Returning to this lovely venue is a must.

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NM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were well and truly spoiled last night at The Newport Restaurant. Jamie and his team have been great supporters of our produce from day one. So impressed with the dishes he’s created using our free range goat meat. Loved the slow cooked goat with kimchi in a steamed bun! We were over the moon to hear that the goat dishes have been so popular with other diners. Thanks to Jamie and the crew for a wonderful night, and showcasing our produce so well. All 11 courses were exceptional!

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N
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste buds were popping, dishes were light and not heavy. Especially lover the “build your own goat” and the meringue dessert. Music was modern and chilling. Views were outstanding

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