The Newport

4.7
741 reviews
£41 and over
British
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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Greekofile
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely Sunday lunch in the midst of Covid restrictions. The restaurant was organised and efficient, taking temperatures and contact details, ensuring masks were worn and providing hand sanitiser on tables. The restaurant staff were friendly and helpful. We had the 4 course lunch menu which had a good range of dishes. The game terrine was delicious, as were the beef and lamb mains. The highlight was the apple soufflé with toffee sauce which was amazing! The only thing missing was a nice glass of wine!

JB
JellyBelly
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for lunch. Lovely restaurant with good views. The service was friendly and accommodating. The food was amazing - loved all the different flavours. We will definitely return when we are in the area again and hopefully next time we will be able to have dinner!!

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Natascha
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent super seasonal food as always, can't recommend enough!

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Robert
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food, as expected was small portions but excellent well matched flavours and taste and of good quality.
Absolutely no atmosphere, no background music and could hear conversations from other tables at some distance.
The decor is very bare and sparse, perhaps the reason for the echo and vibrations of sound?
Biggest complain was at a 1.15 lunch (end of October) there was little or no heating on and it was extremely cold, made worse when we were sitting next to a stove heater that was not in operation.

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NeilW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been wanting to come for ages to the restaurant. Food did not disappoint.

JD
JulieD
Perthshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food again in these strange times. For a lunch menu I would have preferred a shorter 6 course taster at reduced price rather than the 8 course. This bearing in mind that we could have had the simpler 3 course lunch but we always like to see what new dishes Jamie and the team have come up with.

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LindaP
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Food and service were excellent as usual. Everything was done under strict COVID conditions and we both felt very safe ..... well done to all the team.

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great lunch for 2 from the Market Menu. All of the food was delicious but the Apple Soufflé in particular was amazing.
The restaurant was extremely busy so the service was a little slower than hoped for but understandable.
Will definitely be back, hopefully in less restricted times when we can sample the alcohol choices.

JO
JODIB
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service and everything was amazing. Only tiny criticism was I was pretty cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service standards were excellent, the waiting staff tread the line perfectly between attentive without being intrusive and were knowledgeable and informed about the dishes they were serving.
Nothing to do with the Newport, current restrictions meant we couldn’t add to the birthday celebration with a lovely glass of something to accompany a good meal.
The plate inscribed with a chocolate ‘happy birthday’ message at the end with two free chocolates was a lovely touch.
As the restaurant gradually filled in a measured safe way the atmosphere grew. The careful management of diner numbers was clear.
Temperature was a bit cold inside when the door was wedged open.
Our first experience of the Newport and we will definitely go back as a thoroughly enjoyable experience overall.

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GraemeF
Perthshire
13 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at The Newport Restaurant. Despite all of the changes due to the new government regulations, we really enjoyed my birthday celebration.
The whole afternoon was a delight, as always.
Thank you to Jamie and all of his Team for making our visit a special one.

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SpecialK
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Compared to similar restaurants operating in the same market The Newport offers outstanding value at £65 for an eight course tasting menu. The view of both Tay Bridges is spectacular , the service knowledgeable and efficient but pride of place goes to the quality and variety of all courses presented . We certainly wouldn’t hesitate to make a return trip

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great food as always, helpful staff and lovely view.

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ColinY
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, Fantastic service, Fantastic view.
Shame about the alcohol ban as we would have loved to sample the wine.
Just have to come back another day!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delightful food and friendly service. Enjoyed the lovely setting and view

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TraceyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service

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IANF
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, any reservations about a tasting menu not being filling were blown away, to be honest I could have done with one or even two less courses. Although I did feel I'd over done it the night before still managed full breakfast and lunch next day, both were superb.
Accomodation very smart, lovely big shower with shower head at each end, pity I could only get a lukewarm trickle out of them, very disappointing.

MC
MartinC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Standards here remain impressively high. Vegan tasting menu full of imagination.

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DuncanM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service here are simply out of this world. Throw that incredible setting into the mix and you have a perfect experience.

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RachelS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff in the restraint were excilent a lovely mixture of knowledge attentiveness while also feeling natural and relaxed, which is tricky to do. We had the taister menu which was great my parents had the matching wines which were delicious. I am pregnant and both the kitchen and the waiting staff were very accomodating. The proticalls for covid seemed robust but the manager who was separate to our waiting staff was a bit abrupt with us when we arrived and she didn't make us feel very welcome. Everything from that point on was fantastic and we'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Birthday treat but we did find the wine flight @ £45 each a little steep. It would also have been nice to get a list of the wines served with each course. It was also difficult to hear the explanation of food & courses due to masks - but as masks are vital, perhaps a note on the menu would be good.

The food was superb.

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LouiseU
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening. Food was absolutely delicious. Every plate was bursting with flavour. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We stayed overnight in the Nordic room which was so cosy and comfy. Would highly recommend. We will definitely be back. The weather was pretty poor so we definitely need to come back for some of those lovely sunset views.
Thank you 😊

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LRK1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely long lunch - opted for the champagne menu. Great dishes to select from. All were delicious. Staff were lovely, very friendly and helpful especially with the gluten free options for one of our party. Restaurant was a bit quiet at first but that was probably because of background music being kept to a minimum to avoid loud talking. Would definitely recommend to friends and will definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with a view!

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JohnG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great market menu, excellent service and knowledge of staff.

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BobbieP
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely stay at The Newport. Our dinner and breakfast were delicious, room was cosy with a beautiful view and the staff were attentive and friendly. Thanks very much!

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IanD
Angus
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding quality of food, beautifully presented. As a regular customer I expect nothing less. Covid regulations are followed strictly with minimum inconvenience to customers.

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GavinD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been before but this was the first time for the lunch menu and really can’t fault the food or the service, both were first class.

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BCBG6
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food outstanding, game terrine was the best I have ever had. Almost a meal in itself

Service faultless as ever

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HarryO
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a great view. We were half an hour late but they didn't mind at all. Shame though because I'd have loved to have had the tasting menu. Amazing bread.

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GrantS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the ongoing problems of covid 19 the Newport is doing things as expected, temperatures checked before entering and all other necessary precautions. Now to the best part of our evening, food excellent as usual, service great apart from the slight difficulty on my part of hearing not too well ( deaf in one ear ), staff really attentive and friendly, can't wait until next time. Thumbs up to the Newport and all the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Angus
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was excellent. The tasting menu was superb and the staff amazing and extremely helpful and attentive and couldn’t do enough for us. Considering the Covid situation, this didn’t spoil the celebration of my partner’s 60th birthday. Highly recommended. We can’t wait to return.

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TracyG
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, which was for a special birthday & they had gone the extra mile with some special touches, much appreciated!
The staff were great, providing a high level of service, explaining dishes & the wine pairings, the food was amazing, as always..

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PatriciaG
Angus
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch from the market menu sitting at the window looking out at the river.

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Collystu
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing amazing - what else can you say !!!

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HamishM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as usual every time we have dined here, creative cooking and beautiful presentation which adds to the enjoyment. The staff are always friendly and consistently know everything needed about the often complex dishes and ingredients used. The view is pretty awesome too!

AM
AnnM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at the Newport as the family were visiting. We were also celebrating 2 big birthdays.
The food was outstanding and quite delicious. My husband and I have been several times in the past but the others had not. They were very impressed with the quality of the food.
At the end of our lunch they gave us a plate of complimentary chocolates.
It's the little details that make a huge difference.
Ann Meade

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely meal, COVID safety was well adhered to, recommended!

MA
MichelleA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most enjoyable experience, a leisurely lunch, 8 course tasting menu with the wine flight. The flavours and presentation was first class.
The service was friendly and well paced, a shout out to Tobias.

CS
CalumS
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the service was amazing. Waiter was great. He knew about all the food and was also fun.

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The Newport is rated 4.7 stars by 741 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.