When dining out in Newport, why not forget about the chain restaurants for once and try one of many fantastic independent eateries that are available, some of which have been serving the local populous for decades, and some of which are relatively new – you’ll be amazed of what you can find!

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39 Llanarth Street, Newport NP20 1HR

Being the oldest fish and chip shop in Newport, Vacara’s has seen many changes throughout the decades, including the recent launch of the Friars Walk Shopping Centre, but one thing has always remained the same and that’s Vacara’s great tasting and highquality fish and chips.

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30 Skinner Street, Newport NP20 1HB

Cedars is a wonderful cafe located in the heart of Newport city centre. Taking inspiration of the delis of New York, on offer is a wide variety of tasty dishes to eat, which are hand crafted with love using the finest locally sourced ingredients

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Bar Piaza
15 John Frost Square, Town Centre, Newport NP20 1HZ

For more than two decades the Attorre family have been supplying the people of Newport with great tasting baguettes, sandwiches, homemade cakes and light bites. A must-try is one of their spectacular pastries, which you can enjoy with a wide variety of delicious Italian coffees

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Slipping Jimmy’s
51-52 High Street, Newport NP20 1GA

This American-style smokehouse specialises in options from the grill, where the menu is full of a colourful tastes from the US, such as tasty chicken wings and nachos, pulled pork and ribs, hotdogs and steaks, plus a wide variety of burgers


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Tiny Rebel, Newport
22-23 High Street, Newport NP20 1FX

This wonderful bar and restaurant sources ingredients and fresh produce from Newport’s Indoor Market, located next-door – with fresh fruit and vegetables coming from Alessandro at Love Fresh, and the majority of its meat coming from AD Turners & Sons – you can’t get any fresher than that!


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The Pot
3-4 Newport Arcade, High Street, Newport NP20 1GD

Angela and her staff at The Pot, one of Newport’s longest serving cafes, are saving the world one breakfast at a time! Their ongoing mission is to serve delicious, freshly prepared food to each and every customer who graces their doors.

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Secret Garden Cafe
25 Charles St, Newport NP20 1JT

Newport’s best-kept secret is well-known for its delicious fresh food, ranging from flavoursome handmade burgers to healthy and scrumptious vegetarian options. As well as offering a great menu of scrummy food and drink, it’s also a great place to hold an intimate party within the city centre.