The Newport

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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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CR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb all round. Really enjoyed the tasting menu and the descriptions given by the staff! Everything was first class

AR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal, served by knowledgable staff, who were attentive and very nice.

FF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent, creative, good-tasting menu supported by lots of imaginative home-made touches. We chose the tasting menu but the A La Carte choices looked equally appetising. Presentation and timing of the food was very good. All of the staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. This is a great discovery for us on the south shore of the River Tay. We stayed the night too and enjoyed a good night's sleep in a well appointed room with views to the Tay Bridges and Dundee. Breakfast served with freshly baked treacle bread and freshly squeezed juices was lovely overlooking the river. I especially enjoyed the hickory & birch home-smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. Definitely somewhere worth a return visit.

AS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfy beds, nice room, great food and fantastic staff. The taster menu is very good, and the snacks are delicious. Have a very light lunch before embarking on the taster journey.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Disappointing lunch starter was very good however main course lacked flavour and fish was overcooked. Dessert had little taste,ice cream was the best part.
Had been 3 years ago when it was outstanding.

CA
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was a great meal with great service in a great location!

EB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was superb, thought the meat in the main course dishes in the tasting menu was too small

JL
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic dinner at the newport.
If you haven’t been yet, you must.
Food better than Michelin stars I have been too.
And not pretentious.
Friendly waiters
Great view!
Just go!
Thanks Jamie and Kelly.

MB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have ever had. Will be back again soon!

NB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience, exceptional food and a great atmosphere in a characterful location with extraordinary views across the Tay estuary.

VK
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were either the last, or one of the last, tables to arrive so the staff were already busy and it showed. Having been shown to our table with no name interaction I hoped we were in the right place. When the staff did come over they were lovely and informative, there were just significant gaps with us wondering what was happening next, so it just needed a bit more communication. We had chosen to go with the accompanying wine flight which in hindsight was a mistake as this probably exacerbated the feeling of being somewhat abandoned, again when the wine arrived the explanation was good and the wine lovely. We were a party of four however and were there to celebrate two significant events and it felt a bit less than special at the time as I was constantly trying to catch someone's eye. The food did not disappoint and overall it was a nice evening I perhaps had hoped for it to feel more special than it actually did.

DG
Angus
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately it was a dull, rainy day when we visited The Newport but that did not deter our enjoyment of the meal and we'd like to return on a brighter day so as to appreciate the river vista.

K
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely gorgeous and service could not be faulted! Lovely restaurant with a lovely view!

JK
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Set right on the water, gorgeous views. Had the taster menu and every dish was just perfect. The staff were really lovely and the ambience was relaxed and we stayed for over 4 hours! I could not recommend The Newport highly enough!

JJ
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Beautiful meal for my partners birthday, server was so knowledgable about every course.
Food and wine were absolutely delicious - we loved every minute

MC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not the first time at the Newport and again it was a classic. 5 course taster and what a taste.

Don’t know how Jamie and the team manage to keep the standards so high.

It was a delight to eat and presentation was 100%

AH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, loved it. Glad I asked for some bread to mop up the beautiful source. Thanks

GR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fabulous food and a great location. A bit of a hiccup with the drinks at the beginning of the meal. No matter how "hectic" the bar was waiting over 20 minutes for a drink was disappointing. Good service overall.
I do not like paying premium prices and have to listen to someone else's choice of music. Background music should be just that.
The ambience was "ok" . Minimalist decor and a bit of an echo . A bit masculine I would say. However, in my late 60's I appreciate that styles change. The food was truly excellent.Good explanations of dishes given. This was a special occasion which was nicely recognised by the chocolate written greeting on the petit fours dish at the end.( They were delicious by the way)

CL
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

food wasn't as nice as last time I visited. Dishes seemed a little contrived and a few had a lot of salt added, perhaps because they would have been a little bland without it. Never the less we had a pleasant evening, all the staff were lovely.

W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely love the food at the Newport but last time we had lunch we were £50 for two including soft drinks and tip - this visit we were £82 and had less to eat. Im afraid we won’t be returning for a quick lunch at that price to be honest - we only had 2 snacks (not starters) and two mains with one side between us and two soft drinks - everything was lovely but I think that’s why the restaurant was fairly empty for a Saturday lunchtime and no need to really book in advance - shame as being local we’d go there a lot more if it was more reasonable.

K
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, with a fascinating range of flavours, beautifully presented. Loved it; thank you!

JW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding. Neither my wife or I can find sufficient superlatives to describe. Exquisite food, a cauliflower opener and venison main in particular a distance beyond exceptional. Professional service and a stunning backdrop. Re-booked before leaving for later in September. Thank you to all.

SR
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and service was very good. Staff were friendly and helpful. They even brought a sweet plate with birthday message on it all edible. Earl grey soufflé dessert was outstanding.

s
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service
Great food
Nice setting
Worth a visit

C
London
39 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Picked a perfect day to enjoy the expansive views of the Tay. Lovely Sunday menu with complimentary fizz. Lots of appealing fish options including excellent hake and monkfish. Superb wine list - lots of interesting wines by the glass. Great value. Friendly staff.

KP
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, location and atmosphere. The staff where very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. Will definitely return and maybe stay over.

VO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, delicious, creative food presented with the stunning backdrop of the river Tay. A relaxed dinning experience which also matched the special occasion. Can’t wait to go back

C
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were excited to try Jamie's cooking having watched Master Chef.

We would have preferred to order a la carte but only the Tasting menu for weekends.

Food was not as "wow" as we were hoping. My son and I did not enjoy the salt baked celeriac at all. The mains were good though not better than other fine dining restaurants' standard.

The smoked salmon was extremely beautiful and saved the evening.

View was fantastic, deco was fresh and chic. Service was lovely but it was difficult to understand the description of the dishes .... perhaps the staff could slow down a bit for those not used to the accent?

The evening dragged on too long even without the extra dishes, coffee, petit fours.

AB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal with excellent attentive service. Every dish was a triumph. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be rushing back.

J
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed every course of the tasting menu. My husband's favourite dish was the salmon. Mine was the halibut, but the puree on the celeriac dish was my favourite component overall! Staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. Nice atmosphere. Would visit again.

LC
Angus
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic birthday late lunch at 3pm. The food and the service we received were excellent, staff are so attentive without over doing it. It was also really good value for money. We did have to rush off at 5pm to attend an event, which was a shame. We’ll be back. Best wishes to you all and keep up the tremendous work 👍

LT
Angus
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is somewhere i have wanted to try since meeting Jamie at a food festival in Edinburgh. It was worth it on all areas.
Staff were efficient and friendly. We got a fantastic table with a view across the Tay. The food was exciting and delicious. I love fine dining and this is one at the top of my list.
Would certainly recommend. Thank you

CC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t fault this place from the welcome; the food or the service. We’ve been a number of times now and have had the pleasure of experiencing a number of different tasting menus with wine flights. Definitely worth a visit - this was the first time were able to take in the view (visiting in the summer) which was also spectacular to match the food. Thank you for a lovely evening and the birthday treats also.

M
Angus
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed our evening, food was lovely, wine was great and view out over the Tay was nice.
Shame that the sun coming into customers eyes spoil it, when all it needed was to move the tables round.
Had the wine flight with meal as had another table. they were getting top ups when we were sitting with nothing.
Overall it was a really good evening.

AS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. The tasting menu was amazing. View was stunning. Can’t wait to book again.

CR
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We booked The Newport on the strength of chef patron Jamie Scott's reputation as a MasterChef 2014 and restaurant of the year 2018 winner. The Newport restaurant did not disappoint, the 6 course taster menu that showcased Jamie's food was excellent, together with the matching wine flight, service and views out over the Firth of Tay made the experience a memorable one. Jamie has assembled a good team around him and I am sure he will go from strength to strength providing his take on the fine dining experience. If I were to criticise The Newport on one point, it would be the adjoining bar area. This is open to the general public and provides a completely different atmosphere to the restaurant. If you are looking for a relaxing sophisticated drink prior to dining, then I am afraid this is not the place for you. The Newport would benefit from it's own separate bar area for restaurant guests only, I may be wrong.

DC
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having previously dined with family and friends at this restaurant on several occasions, this location was our first choice when celebrating 44 years of marriage. The courses were, as usual, extremely inventive; tasty and very well presented. The staff were attentive, polite and very efficient which was doubly appreciated as the restaurant was extremely busy. As a wonderful gesture, and through astute staff observation, our coffee was served along with petit fore which were displayed on a plate with a chocolate congratulatory inscription that identified our celebratory occasion. We shall return, in the not too distant future, for more of what is reassuringly an excellent dining experience.

JA
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have now visited the Newport twice and really enjoyed it. The food is expertly prepared and the view is stunning. We enjoyed the relaxed, but quietly elegant surroundings. I do think that the serving size is a bit ungenerous and thus I rated the value as four stars.

JK
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic evening, thoroughly enjoyed by both of us. Variety and quality of dishes were excellent. Extra course of Monkfish curry was unbelievable, my partner, who doesnt really like curry, even loved it! Thank you so much, hope to return soon

M
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Starter and desert were excellent. The main course was very poor a very fatty double lamb chop that was seriously undercooked. Blood was running out of it! It was obvious that the main course was produced for a ‘price’.

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