The Newport Restaurant

“Highly skilled cooking from a MasterChef winner.” - AA Inspector



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On the southern bank of the River Tay, this restaurant-with-rooms offers splendid views as far as the Angus hills. Former BBC MasterChef: The Professionals winner Jamie Scott has certainly matched his on-screen success with his first restaurant. It’s a relaxed venue with contemporary decor and cheerful service. The cooking is pin-sharp and a meal might begin with Ardnamurchan scallop, heritage tomato, basil and Bloody Mary dressing before moving on to a duck course in two parts comprising bone broth, scratchings, morel emulsion, carrot, honeyberry and duck sausage. Finish with strawberry, sweet cicely, sablé biscuit and custard.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Newport Restaurant
1 High Street, NEWPORT-ON-TAY, DD6 8AB


  • Seats: 52
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 23–27 December, 1–9 January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 8
  • Wines over £30: 22
  • Wines by the glass: 8
  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Fife

This 20-mile wide peninsula between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay is an ancient kingdom, once the home of Scotland’s kings and saints. Despite its modern bridges it still seems curiously detached from the rest of the country. Travelling along Fife’s grand coastline reveals a fascinating legacy of caves, castles, and ancient fishing ports. Blend coast and countryside by following stretches of the Fife Coastal Path, or take an exhilarating trek in the Fife Regional Park.

St Andrews has a unique place in Scotland’s heritage. According to legend, the city was founded by St Regulus in the 4th century, who was carrying relics of St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, when his ship was wrecked off the coast. Thereafter, the town grew as an important religious centre, eventually home to the largest church in Scotland, now an attractive ruin, with the powerful bishops wielding great influence over church and state. Today, St Andrews is famous for its university, the oldest in Scotland, and as a world golfing mecca. The Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club claims to have 15th century origins and to play a round on these hallowed links is many golfers’ dream.

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