Gem 42

“Imaginative Italian cooking and Mediterranean style” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

NEWPORT, NEWPORT

Official Rating
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Awards
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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open

Our Inspector's view

The unassuming building is easy to miss, but once inside you’re hardly likely to forget the exuberant Botticelli-style ceilings and crisply dressed tables with Murano glass ornaments. The food is a cut above the average trattoria too – the kitchen works a gleeful fusion of classical foundations and contemporary molecular techniques to deliver an entertaining medley of textures and flavours.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Gem 42
42 Bridge Street, NEWPORT, NEWPORT, NP20 4NY
Phone : 01633 287591

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 32
  • On-site parking available
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Sunday
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 10.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 40
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 52
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Newport

The area of Newport neighbours Monmouthshire and is home to a cathedral city of the very same name again. Situated 12 miles from Cardiff, on the mouth of the River Usk, the Normans built a castle here. But Newport really grew up in the 19th century when its port became the place from which to export coal around the world – until Cardiff took over in the 1850s. It was also the site of the last large-scale armed insurrection in Britain, the Newport Rising of 1839.

The docks may have declined in importance, but Newport survived, building on manufacturing, engineering and service industries – some government departments are located here too, such as the passport office. The city is also reinventing itself. First off, it was granted city status in 2002, beating off competition from five other Welsh rivals, including Aberystwyth and Wrexham. It also opened the Usk footbridge in 2006, which won a number of awards, and attracted some big-name discount retail outlets. A few years later, it hosted the prestigious 2010 Ryder Cup at the nearby Celtic Manor Resort.

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