Dutchys Jamican Jerk Shack

Dutchy's Jamaican Jerk Shack 104473005 (c) GettyWritten by TEAM GOOD THINGS

Newport doesn’t exactly abound with Caribbean fare, but then perhaps that’s because Dutchy’s does it so well. The restaurant is all about home-made, home-style food accompanied by a good few tropical tipples and hearty helpings of good music and good vibes.

The dining room is a thoroughly pleasant place to pass a couple of hours; lots of rustic wood, candles set in wax-laden bottles, bright splashes of yellow and green. Cocktails are a strength, quite literally; try the ‘Miss Chris’s’ knockout rum punch, or order a jug of ‘Mango Slam’ for your party to share. ‘Country Boy callaloo’ is a starter that’s both delicious and nutritious, whilst ‘Ochos Rios’ hot wings are exactly as advertised – best order another Guinness punch to extinguish the flames.

Main course jerk meats come spiced from mild through to super-spicy; the heat level specified by the diner according to tolerance. St Elisabeth-style stewed beef goes down a treat with a pile of rice and peas, and Westmorland sweet potato curry is a fine meat-free option. It’s safe to say that you definitely won’t go home hungry, but equally safe to say that greedy extra side orders of delicious johnnycakes and sweet fried plaintains will be welcome.

15 North St, Newport NP20 1JZ | 07947 141019 | dutchys.co.uk | FB: dutchysnewport

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