Terrific start to finish, from staff, to ambiance, to the view and, of course, the food and wine.
Anniversary lunch, had the tasting menu. It was faultless. Thank you for a fantastic meal
Very enjoyable evening. Food delicious. Would recommend.
The gourmet experience was a celebration of our 45th Wedding Anniversary and we were not disappointed. The food was astonishingly good as you would expect. Each of the courses on our 6 course Tasting Menu was imaginatively presented and explained to us by the serving staff including Jamie himself which was an extra treat. Full marks.
Aspects that we have commented negatively on before have largely been addressed: a less café-like feel to the restaurant; more comfortable chairs; less noise from the public bar; clarity of description of the food; table cleared of unwanted glassware. It would be nice to have linen napkins and a traditional table setting in view of the price of the meal. The staff were really attentive!
Having dined in many Michelin Star restaurants we felt The Newport was overpriced. Although the food was extremely good there were no complimentary tasters, bread or nibbles.
We also found it disappointing that there was no set lunch menu which all other fine dining restaurants offer.
Excellent food served by passionate and knowledge staff in a lovely resturant overlooking the river Tay and Dundee - what's not to like?
Overall we were very disappointed by the experience - the restaurant was recommended to us as somewhere special and we left feeling very underwhelmed. One of the party was looking forward to the tasting menu but we were then informed at the last minute that we would all have to have it. The service was fairly good but we did ask the waitress for information about one of the deserts at the end and the girl never even bothered to come back and tell us.
The main course was served tepid . Probably the best thing was the deserts - they did look very pretty.
Would not return
More relaxed than I was expecting, we dined on a Saturday evening for the tasting menu and dressed-up for the occasion but we did feel overdressed compared to the other diners. Room is nice, requested a window table which we got but the table was shaped like a bow-tie to fill an awkward space so couldn't actually sit opposite each other, quite strange.
Food was just "nice". When you're paying the sums of money to dine here, I was expected to be blown away. It was very average with not really one dish standing out. A potato with smoked foam amuse bouche being the tastiest plate we had. It wasn't bad food, just wasn't great and didn't excite at all. It's a real shame as we had been expecting big things with the reputation of the chef and the other reviews we have read of the restaurant. Would maybe try again from the A la'carte menu but wouldn't have the tasting menu again.
Glad to see standards have remained high here. Superlative location and vista with food to match. Surprised Michelin have donated a star yet.
First class restaurant in beautiful setting. Food exceptional and beautifully presented
Fabulous late lunch in a wonderful setting for our party of six, including chef's specially prepared 'off menu' vegan dish for one... For which we were hugely grateful. Highly recommended.
Welcoming, informal and in service to excellence in taste and appearance without being elitist
Rooms, staff and food all wonderful
Visited on a Saturday night so had the tasting menu, along with the matching wine flight.
The food was superb from start to finish matched with some great wines explained in detail by Johnny. Each dish used locally sourced ingredients and was executed to perfection. The service was attentive and professional with nothing being too much trouble.
The view across the River Tay at sunset was very picturesque.
Overall I would recommend this restaurant to all.
Amazing restaurant and it was made even better with the sun out and the doors open, added to the atmosphere!
We have been to The Newport a few times and recommended to friends... we will be back!
Fantastic flavours and a culinary experience like no other. This last visit was our third, we always opt for the tasting menu and it has been consistently excellent. The staff are all very knowledgeable, friendly and professional and the ambience is very relaxed. i can't rate highly enough
The view is more than matched by the ingenious variety and flavour of the food. The mussel bride was an early highlight only to be surpassed by the hazelnut and mirin accompaniment to the mackerel. We wanted to lick the plate! The treacle bread before the meat was a wonderful texture change. A great experience!
I think this meal is going to live long in the memory. From first arrival / check in through to the service at dinner / bar & breakfast, it was a faultless experience. The food itself was incredible, I just wish I could visit more often.
Fantastic food served by friendly knowledgeable staff, with a super location - view.
First class food and great service . Beautiful views across the Tay .
Had lunch (vegetarian tasting and matching drinks flight) on a very soggy Scottish summer Thursday. However, the warm smiley welcome we received on arrival and throughout the service was first class.
The snacks were right on point, the white turnip cappuccino was delicious and the potato & daisies rivalled the Charlotte potato I recently enjoyed at Core.
The Myreside Asparagus and Isle of Wight Tomatoes tasted as if they were straight from the field/greenhouse and had merely touched down in the kitchen, fresh and full of flavour.
The Gloagburn Organic Spelt was creamy, nutty and the baron bigod lifted this dish to another level of creaminess.
Balhungie Farm Strawberry, again this was a dish which tasted as if the strawberries had been transported straight from the field to the plate, full of flavour and definitely delivered an essence of summer on a very soggy day.
The matching drinks flight accompanied each course perfectly, from start Prosecco 'Col Fondo' to finish Maury, Domaine Lafage, Roussillon.
The Newport Team don't rush you, (they make sure your every need is met) allowing you to savour every delightful morsel.
Delivered on every level, staff, food and wine - mocktails are pretty awesome too.
Lovely looking building and location, really well done inside. Service fantastic. Food very good and tasty but menu choice a touch limited - only reason for 4 stars, not 5.
We were booked for our table at 6.45pm , we were first there and the six course tasting menu appeared to be arranged for groups since we didn’t get our first course until 7.20pm.... and the delay between courses was inexcusable we finished our meal at 10.40...... whilst the food was good the portions were extremely small....
We ordered a bottle of white wine for the table and when it arrived it was warm so they took it away and put it on ice......
Our table was next to the door into a raucous noisy bar which spilled over into the restaurant every time the door opened....the couple at the next table also agreed this was unacceptable for a restaurant of this standing.
Overall a grossly disappointing evening of which we had so looked forward to.
Food was outstanding as always. Atmosphere spoiled a little by a table of 9 loud middle aged women with broken volume controls.
Spent the most amazing day for hubby's birthday at the Newport Restaurant, food and service was first class. would highly recommend a visit
The Newport is a hidden gem on the North Fife coast. With its splendid views out across the Tay to Dundee from the dining room and the stunning food to match, we had a most fantastic evening. Every dish was perfectly presented. Each had huge flavour in cleverly thought out combinations. The flight of matching wines was interesting at each course and complimented what was on the plate. This was definitely one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever enjoyed. Thank you to Jamie and his whole team.
I would recommend The Newport based on the food, but not on the service. There were a few aspects of the service that I was disappointed with during the meal.
Excellent food and service the location is brilliant with views over the water. All the food is good - we went a la carte turbot and lamb very good pistachio soufflé fabulous deserves restaurant of the year. Highly recommended.
We had a great meal - food was delicious and interesting, view was amazing, service was pleasant (but a bit slow with replacing drinks) and it was great value. We’ll definitely come back again.
A very noisey room with 40 minutes inbetween courses. Food presented beautifully but not much of it and warm not hot. We would have like the tables to be at a slant so that both could take in the view rather than the toilet doors.
Staff are friendly but we had already asked what the food was made up of when ordering and felt that when brought to table we didn't need told again of every little detail.
A very long afternoon taken up and disappointed overall.
A stunning setting with fabulous views over the river makes this a lovely place for dinner in an intimate setting. We had the vegetarian tasting menu and every course was as tasty as the last and all beautifully presented. Service was friendly but efficient - the staff really have to know about the food as the dishes are so complex but the descriptions were comprehensive and helped us taste every flavour.
Absolutely delicious food, couldn’t fault it. Hope to be back very soon!
Fabulous evening with sublime food - we visit here regularly and it never fails to impress
Amazing experience, thank you so much. Incredible food and lovely staff
The food was excellent, our party enjoyed everything presented. The dining room is quite echoey so the noise levels were quite high, and having the toilets close by did not help as the hand dryers were very audible, maybe hand towels instead?
Our server Jamie was very knowledgable regarding the menu and described the options with enthusiasm. Overall an enjoyable experience.
Great food, Great location, Great value for money 5/5
Quality dinning with a view out over the river Tay.
We had service with a smile and they were knowledgeable about each dish we sampled.
An experience and a half. Thank you.
Beautiful space and views across the River Tay. Menu was delicious and so well thought out. Staff all efficient, friendly and extremely knowledgeable through all courses. Highly recommend.