Newport's restaurants and entertainment scene. Newport is home to many fine restaurants as well as a plethora of other attractions that all add up to make it one of Gwent's top tourist destinations. During the industrial revolution its wealth was built upon the coal trade, but these days it's better known as a centre of the steel industry and the home of Newport RFC. You can combine lunch in town with some retail therapy at the multi-million pound Friars Walk shopping complex, or grab a delicious pre-show meal before heading to a concert at one of the city's many A-list venues. Alternatively, you can time your visit to coincide with one of the high-profile golf, snooker and pool tournaments hosted by the city. With the beauties of the Vale of Usk and the Bristol Channel on their doorstep, Newport restaurants have a lot to offer, and Quandoo is here to bring you the cream of the crop.