Whatever you fancy eating during your stay in the city, whether it’s fine dining, classic Italian or some fiery Indian dishes, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to eat in Newport.
A high-end restaurant serving up British, French and European dishes, The Sixteen Brasserie - previously Mojo Foodbar - is a fine-dining restaurant that balances contemporary cooking with menu twists. Offering an impressive wine and gin menu, and with a resident mixologist, the open kitchen dominates the dining room. They offer à la carte and tasting menu options as well as a popular bottomless gin brunch every Sunday.
Another impressive taste sensation is Gemelli, which takes a gastronomic approach to its cooking to include contrasting flavours, molecular science and a focus on textures and temperatures. Like The Sixteen Brasserie, it’s not cheap but the food is of an impressively high standard and dishes like their salt marsh lamb and their inspired, teetering cakes are well worth the extra.
A welcome addition to the retail and leisure scene, Friars Walk has opened up opportunities for several new bars and restaurants. And it’s home to three of our favourite outlets in the city. Las Iguanas dish up Latin flavours including food from Brazil and Mexico spread over an impressive tapas menu. The popular chain restaurant serves lunch, dinner and impressive cocktails, including regular 2-for-1 happy-hour deals.
Ristorante Vittorio meanwhile has been serving up classic Italian fare for 30 years, winning over a new generation of customers thanks to its service, tennis ball-sized meatballs, sumptuous tiramisu and their freshly prepared pizzas.
And for something a little bit different, Dutchy’s Jamaican Jerk Shack on North Street - just around the corner from the Secret Garden Café - is your go-to place for Caribbean and Jamaican flavours, including jerk chicken, ribs and hot wings. Just take our advice - go hungry and don’t wear a white top!