The Newport

4.7
423 reviews
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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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MG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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JB
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic event meal. It felt like a very special occasion and the staff were excellent.

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c
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

One of the best Restuarants we have been to in ten years ! Casual but food was to die for.

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RM
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Oddly enough most times I've taken the tasting menu at the Newport I've enjoyed every course but the main. No change this time. I did not appreciate the pigeon. The rest of the dining experience was great though the noise level is quite high due to the nature of the décor - mostly hard surfaces and with a large party at the windows in boisterous mood.

The wine flight was very good and the wine list is generally very interesting. My wife who did not take a flight had a staring glass of sparling Prosecco. Her first glass was rather flat and was exchanged without demur.

We stayed overnight and our room (the Scottish this time round) was excellent; spacious with a bed we found very comfortable and very adequate heating and control of heating.

Would go again, in fact we are going again at the end of March.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience - warm welcome and fabulous food, wine and service from beginning to end - simply wonderful!!

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H
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I am sorry but the food is very overpriced in my opinion.

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LS
Angus
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stunning food and presentation. Very efficient and friendly staff throughout the night. Nice setting too.

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PP
Angus
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Newport. never had a bad meal but this one was my favourite yet!

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D
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, presented beautifully and more importantly filled ours tums! My sister and I went for a Sunday lunch and from the moment we arrived everything went very smoothly. The service of the staff was very friendly and professional, to the timing in between courses. Lovely treat and afternoon with an outstanding view.

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OT
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another brilliant meal, and a tasting menu that is not only fantastic to look at, but tastes just as good. Not shy on the portions, which is unusual for this kind of menu so nice and full at the end of the meal. Can’t be faulted

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JM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, one small gripe was that the wine list was difficult to read (even with my glasses).

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EH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife & myself were attracted to The Newport on the back of Jamie Scott’s reputation and our curiosity as to his progress since Masterchef. I have to say we were not disappointed, the service from the moment we booked right through to our departure was attentive & friendly, the food (6 course tasting menu) was excellent and the view over the Tay towards Dundee , even at night , added a little something to what was an all round, first class evening.
The journey to the restaurant was nearly 2hrs for us but one we would happily make again.
Well done indeed !

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SM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful. Vegan tasting menu delicious, even if you’re not usually vegan. Service lovely and the restaurant has beautiful views, beautifully decorated but still relaxed. The only suggestion I’d make is for the wine menu to say which were vegetarian/vegan. Second time we’ve visited and both times have been fabulous.

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ED
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious meal full of surprises with great service. We all had a wonderful evening. Thank you

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BW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit and it seems to get better every time. Can't recommend this enough! It's definitely my favourite place, the food is just outstanding.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in lovely surroundings. Waiting staff very helpful and pleasant. Delicious coffee and generous petit fours. Warm atmosphere.

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TC
London
39 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not to be missed and worth the trip to eat there. They have rooms available too.

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MW
Angus
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

A lovely meal with additional snacks - the main concern was the terrible noise coming in from the bar everytime someone opened the door bringing food in, or people from the bar using the toilet.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Not sure if it's the food or the waiting crew which is outstanding. On second thought, it is both. Great Saturday afternoon with family and great food. It gets better with every return visit.

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Angus
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Really enjoyed, come here a few times a year and have NEVER Been disappointed in the slightest. Fantastic

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TV
Nottingham
8 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great bubbly Sunday lunch with innovative food in a relaxed setting with stunning views!

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CC
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic Sunday meal. Not only is the food absolutely 1st class, the setting, view, service and ambience is very special. We will definitely be back.

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a
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a lovely Sunday lunch to celebrate his birthday. Just perfect. Thank you to all.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food ( we expected this) , really great staff, very knowledgeable about the food and wine offerings, not formal or stuffy . Can be noisy if there is a big party in but we prefer that rather than eating in deathly silence !

Won't be long until this becomes Michelin star territory

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MS
Angus
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You always know every choice of food or drink here will be excellent. Non pretentious but stylish surroundings with polite and relaxed staff. Amazing view. Worth a taxi fare if you don’t live locally or maybe even a room for the night? (Haven’t tried this, but breakfasts also good)

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PE
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
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 on 8 December 2018
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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