BBC MasterChef:The Professionals reigning champion Jamie Scott has announced that his brand new restaurant is to open early next year in Newport on Tay.

Jamie’s eagerly awaited first restaurant will be named The Newport and is located on the river front overlooking the River Tay with stunning panoramic views across to Dundee.

Set over two 2 floors and with 60 covers, The Newport will be serving clean, flavoursome Scottish food using the best of local ingredients inspired by the surroundings and Jamie’s knowledge of the area.

Jamie said that it had always been his intention to open his 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 The Newport will bring”.

Jamie, 26, was born in Kirkliston around the time mum Winnie was working at the Caledonian. His dad, Grant, was in the Black Watch and the family moved around when Jamie was young. He started his career at 14 as the most junior person in the kitchen of his parents’ pub, and eventually worked his way up to running it. He now lives in Arbroath with his wife Kelly.

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