It sounds like everyone’s idea of heaven doesn’t it?
We were invited to try Nomad – Newport’s newest addition to the foodie scene (well, a welcomed returned more like) – located in the very prominent Charter House in the centre of the town.
With a nod to a 1920s speakeasy, it’s stylish and opulent. A restaurant by day and evening (as they are also open for lunch to eat in and takeaway too!) at nighttime, as diners dissipate, the venue turns into a classic cocktail bar and is open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
The food is oriental in flare and everything bursts with flavour… so good a second visit was needed. So what did we have?
Day 1 of shut up and feed me
- They’re back!!! Confit pork belly in pillowy soft bao buns – they are a must.
- Delightful har gau prawn dim sum, served with a vinegary dipping sauce and a smattering of sesame seeds.
- Truffle mushroom quesadilla with a slightly spiced jalapeno crema and a selection of pickles.
- A very tender Cantonese twice-cooked beef short rib, which just falls off the bone, served alongside triple cooked bravas potatoes.
Day 2 of shut up and feed me
- Beer battered fish tacos with a scrummy crunchy slaw and a selection of fragrant herbs.
- For a second innings – Har gau prawn dim sum, served with a vinegary dipping sauce and a smattering of sesame seeds.
- Bang bang crispy fried chicken which has been marinated in coca-cola – with a sprinkling of chillies you can see why it’s bang bang!
- A succulent crying tiger style Barnsley chop with perfectly cooked triple cooked bravas potatoes.
And as it was day 2 we had to try the puddings…
- Christmas on a plate – the orange and cinnamon churros with a Horlicks ice cream.
- A decadent chocolate and peanut tart with lightly toasted marshmallows.
It’s always great to see our beautiful Island flourish with great talent, especially when it’s as tasty as this. There are some cracking events coming up at Nomad, so watch this space!
Don’t forget to tag us in your Insta posts when you visit Nomad #tasteiw