MasterChef pro Jamie opens doors to new Fife venture

Jamie Scott at The Newport. Pic Alan Richardson
Jamie Scott at The Newport. Pic Alan Richardson

MasterChef Pro champion Jamie Scott opened the doors to his new restaurant on Tuesday.

The Newport restaurant in the picturesque village of Newport on Tay, will serve up clean, flavoursome Scottish food, using the best of local ingredients inspired by its surroundings and Jamie’s knowledge of the area.

Supported by his wife Kelly, who will run front of house, Jamie believes he has assembled a strong team of people.

Jamie said: “The last few months have been a mixture of excitement, nerves, impatience, frustration and now, finally, joy and relief!

“We just can’t wait to welcome our first guests through the door. The menu reflects the backdrop of Newport on Tay; we have spent time foraging in the area and getting inspired. It is now time to give something back to the community and, hopefully, The Newport will provide something new for everyone to enjoy.

“It was always my intention to open my first restaurant in the Fife and Dundee area.

“This is where I grew up and drew all my inspiration from. The Newport gives me everything I wanted in my first venture. Newport on Tay is a beautiful coastal town with the most incredible views across the river.

“The Newport is a popular venue and with the addition of the restaurant I am looking forward to being part of this wonderful community.

“My food will reflect the natural surroundings and I am very excited about the future.”

Jamie is passionate about Scottish food and drink and has also toured many of the country’s food festivals, including the BBC Good Food Show.

Jamie was inspired by his mother and grandmother in the kitchen. After spending six years learning his craft in Arbroath, he moved to St Andrews – joining the Rocca restaurant as head chef for four years. In 2014, Jamie took part in BBC MasterChef: The Professionals which saw his culinary skills tested to the limit. Demonstrating his creativity and skill, he was crowned the winner.

The Newport Restaurant is now taking bookings. Visit www.thenewportrestaurant.co.uk.