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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the Classico menu. What a treat!! Service was impeccable and food was delicious. Very quirky and would highly recommend. Will be going back to try another menu!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly wonderful experience!! Perfect service, offering a wide selection of outstanding cuisine. Each course was beautifully presented and explained in fantastic, fine detail by the Chef. A welcoming environment with exquisite attention to detail. Great selection of cocktails and excellant drinks menu. We will...certainly be returning again very soon. Congratulations to all the staff for giving us a very special and memorable evening.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the area for the independent schools conference, and wanted to take clients out for dinner. There is a dearth of good places to eat in Newport, this appeared to stand out. And it did not disappoint! A quint little restaurant with no...more than 30 cover, the experience was simply incredible. 7-course tasting menu, immaculately thought through and expertly delivered. Each course was an experience to behold, with the chef and team talking us through each dish/drink. I've been privileged to eat at some of the best restaurants in the country, this has to be right up there.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 14 May 2024 via mobile

This was without question the best meal I have ever eaten. From the moment we walked in, we were made to feel welcome and relaxed. We were shown to a very nice table at the back of the small and intimate dining room, which was...well dressed, clean and attractive. We had booked seperate tasting menus, as one of us had an allergy. The restuarant advised when booking that they usually expect tables to all have the same menu, but were happy to accomodate us having different ones as I was keen to try the lobster, but my wife couldn’t eat shellfish. From the first course, it was clear we were in for a real treat. The chef personally presents each course to the diners and explains the processes and techniques used to create it. This was a nice touch and helped us to appreciate the effort and skill that had gone into creating every dish. We opted for the flight of matching wines (highly recommend), which were all delicious and expertly explained and served by the knowledgable and friendly sommelier. I really could not fault a single thing. Highlights for me were the goat’s cheese eyeball, the scallop with a confit egg yolk in the centre and the incredible breads which were served alongside it, the entertaining palate cleanser (I won’t say anything more so I don’t spoil the surprise!), the toothbrush and toothpaste (yes!) and the amazing souffle. However, each dish was incredible so to pick favourites is really difficult and a bit unfair. This really is a restaurant for a special occasion - it’s not cheap but my word it’s worth every penny! I was annoyed when I first read the menu and saw that a 12.5% service charge was added, but after the meal we paid that without question and even added a cash tip on top because it was just such a good evening.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

Wow Gem42 was an amazing experience, so many different tastes, the food and wine pairing were exceptional, every course was beautiful couldn’t pick a favourite as all equally enjoyable, all staff were attentive, every course and wine pairing explained in detail, lovely atmosphere, we will...definitely be returning thank you.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

Can't believe such a fabulous restaurant is in Newport. Everything utter perfection. The most amazing food and wonderful service, with chef explaining each dish. Never experienced anything quite like it. A definite must for any celebration.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024

We had an incredible afternoon tea at Gem42 !! We were made very welcome , the food and service was exceptional..I can't say anymore.. wow !!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

Went for the afternoon tea, what an experience from start to finish. The flavours were sensational and the presentation was striking! I can’t envisage visiting anywhere else for an afternoon tea ever again. Beautiful restaurant, relaxing ambience and delightful staff.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 March 2024

Hands down the most incredible food I’ve ever tasted. Exceptional service from a wonderful team. The menu was wonderfully theatrical! Can’t recommend enough.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024

Wow wow wow what a fabulous afternoon tea, probably the best I have ever had... the tasters prior to afternoon tea were an absolute taste sensation... what lovely service and outstanding food... a little gem in Newport... amazing thank you x

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

Absolutely stunning food. Each course was paired with a fabulous wine and introduced by the chef. Sounds pretentious? Forget that thought. Not intimidating at all. Such great friendly service. They have a no waste ethos and produce grown in their own greenhouses. This place is...not cheap but it was worth every penny and I came out with a full and happy belly. This was the best dining experience I have ever had and I can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

We returned last night to this fabulous restaurant and were not disappointed!! The food is truly some of the best we have ever tasted, and we will not hesitate to book again, would recommend that you should too! Really exceptional !!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Such a wonderful experience from start to finish, the food exquisite & artfully presented. Can’t recommend it highly enough, will definitely be looking forward to going back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Quite outstanding We returned to Gem 42 last night – a trip from London just to eat there because we were so, so impressed with it last time.. Once again, it proved that this is one of the best restaurants in the UK. We had...the £65 tasting menu and it was faultless with superb food. I dream of an egg yolk wrapped in scallop… If you are in any doubt about going – just don’t hesitate. It’s magnificent.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

This is the most fabulous restaurant. The innovative and delicious dishes excite your imagination as well as your palate. It has a great atmosphere and the staff are welcoming, providing great service.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Gem42 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5