The Newport

4.8
770 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 770 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesK
Angus
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious as always!! We had a fab night. Front of house team were brilliant, can't wait to return!

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FionaT
Jersey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, outstanding food in a beautiful setting. The 8 course tasting menu was superb and the wine pairing excellent. It was a lovely evening and with our table opening on to the patio with a spectacular view across the Tay it was magical. Not inexpensive but well worth it for a memorable occasion.

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Jeanie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience - as always. Thank you to all staff!

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Gerry
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dont be put off by the pre visit communications ( a la ryanair) this is a splendid restaurant. Great food. Great service. We will return!

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JaneW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food first class as was the service. Georgia so helpful. Sourced a very nice alcohol free fizz for me and chef helped out with special dietary requirements. Could not fault a thing. Will certainly be back.

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice meal and excellent service. The only negative was that I felt I was sitting too close to the people at the next table, one of whom coughed loudly throughout his meal.

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WillA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always, great to have the Newport back and open again

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DorMcC
Angus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to get back to the Newport Restaurant. Jamie and his team served a deliciously exquisite lunch. Thankyou.

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Casey
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Without question the food here is excellent and we had the paired wines. Thanks to the wonderful sommelier these were fantastic. But a couple of small things let it down a little bit. Clearly these guys have been impacted by the pandemic and I got the impression that a lot of the staff were quite inexperienced. A couple of times food came out before cutlery. We waited absolutely ages between the 2 desserts and when the second one arrived it had obviously been sitting on the pass for ages and the ice cream was completely melted. In a restaurant of this calibre this shouldn’t have been served. It should have been replated. I’m sure chef would be upset to see their dishes being served this way. More experienced wait staff would know that isn’t acceptable for fine dining. Their WiFi was down as well so we had issues paying the bill and were forced to wait around for around 45 mins before we were able to pay. Not their fault at all but I feel it could have been handled better…complimentary coffee offered or something to make the wait less of an inconvenience. Overall the experience was good but it would have been exceptional if these things were handled better. It felt like the sommelier was holding everything together whilst other staff flapped around.

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keng
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal. We did the Tasting Menu which did not disappoint.

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FrancesC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, excellent food and really made to feel at home. Very special!

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SteveA
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant, but some table locations odd, near toilets or bar users come through lower dining room to toilets.

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NorahG
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food exceptional. Staff very knowledgeable, pleasant and attentive leading to a relaxed atmosphere.
Not my first visit and certainly not my last.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Lovely service. Beautiful view. And good value!

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Kenny
Angus
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great view. Eight course taster menu is fantastic.

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Lorilou
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return visit to this fabulous restaurant, pleasant welcome and great views from our table. All waiting staff were very pleasant and had a good knowledge of the food. We have done both lunch menus both equally delicious but the tasting menu is definitely my favourite. The staff are always happy to discuss allergy needs and dislikes finding alternatives.

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit to this restaurant, sadly during the CORINA-19 pandemic so the number of tables was limited as was the menu. We were served a delightful meal by friendly staff. We look forward to revisiting here again when they reopen and in daylight as the views are stunning.

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viplavishmctavish
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 of us had the market menu and it was outstanding as always. Great amuse bouches and fantastic service. Can't wait until it's open again! Thank you Newport :))

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ShelC
Angus
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at The Newport to celebrate my retirement. Food was excellent. It's a real treat. So lucky to have this restaurant on our door step.

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. It’s just the right level of formal, yet boasts a really relaxed feel too. We enjoyed every course from the market menu - the lamb and beef dishes were particularly outstanding. The drinks menu had lots to choose from and we felt the wine was affordable. Service was prompt and friendly; we didn’t feel rushed. We were there for a birthday celebration and the staff organised a lovely “happy birthday” plate which was very thoughtful. We can’t wait to go back!

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BarbaraD
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant delicious food relaxed atmosphere great service

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CarolineF
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A magical Sunday lunch with three courses - all of the highest standard. Staff could not have been more helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Angus
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back

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Kirsty
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always, we've been several times now.

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AUDREYL
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding taster menu lunch here on Saturday 31/10/20. The service from start to finish was excellent with excellent adherence to all Covid guidelines, so we felt very safe and looked after. The food was delicious, varied and extremely satisfying. The ambience in the restaurant was relaxed, peaceful and we were very well looked after by very attentive staff. The restaurant was very clean with spectacular views over the River Tay estuary. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough!

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience dining at the Newport. Food was phenomenal, service was impeccable cannot recomend the Newport enough

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LauraM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was our second visit to The Newport and the food was as fantastic as the first time we came. Our main server was very helpful and friendly, as were several of the other staff but when we first arrived the first member of staff who cleaned off the wet seats for us outside to have a drink seemed annoyed at our presence so it wasn’t a great first impression. There were a lot of people eating in a small room, which made me a bit uneasy considering the pandemic, but everything was clean and well presented so it mostly felt fine. I would have felt more comfortable with fewer diners. We went to the bakery afterwards to buy a treacle loaf because it was so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food as always in a beautiful setting with excellent service! Always happy to come back again and again!

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Greekofile
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
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!

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JellyBelly
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
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 on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Robert
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
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 on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JD
JulieD
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
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.

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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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The Newport is rated 4.8 stars by 770 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.