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“Really lush!”

Dutchy's Jamaican Jerk Shack
Ranked #12 of 441 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Jamaican
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed June 15, 2014

A little jewel! Was recommended by a friend who visited a few weeks ago. The staff were lovely and took time to explain the menu to our group. The food was so beautiful and well presented. The mango prawns were to die for and enormous. The Jerk chicken is outstanding and just spicy enough. The table was jam packed with food And the rum punch was delicious. The bill was reasonable and definitely didnt break the bank. We are now organising a works night out and cant wait to go back! Thank you.

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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Looking for somewhere to eat in Newport during a weekend away for my Brother's birthday. I picked Dutchy's because it was well reviewed and I had never eaten "proper" Jamaican food.
There were ten of us so I contacted Dutchy's and arranged a selection of starters and mains for a fixed price per head. Tony and Bev couldn't have been more helpful and all was sorted within a few days, finally ending up with an emailed menu with a detailed description of each dish that was to be served.
When we were dropped off by our Taxi's outside a blue painted "house", we were a little unsure, but when you go in to the atmospheric, "shack", it's brilliant. Lined with timber, corrugated iron sheets and bright green paintwork. We were welcomed with a rum punch and Tony and Bev introduced themselves and made us all extremely welcome.
Then the food started to arrive! Pork ribs, Ackee and Saltfish, a spinach like thing, Jamaican bread and a few other things.
More mains than you could shake a stick at followed, including jerk pork and chicken, river island chicken, red snapper, sweet potato curry, etc. We ended up doing it justice, but still leaving quite a bit. There was simply nothing on the table that wasn't delicious. The Saltfish was fantastic, the jerk pork and chicken superb, the curry goat, tender and spicy. Everything was wonderful and the staff were happy, smiling, helpful and quick. Unfortunately we pretty much had to eat and go, but the place was starting to buzz as we were leaving and it looked like a good night was on the cards. My introduction to Jamaican food was faultless and I'll be trying to recreate some of the dishes at home. Thanks to everyone at Dutchy's, you were all brilliant.

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1  Thank wdbee5t
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Started very well, but after mains our party felt rushed, extras added on to our final bill. Wouldn't ever go here again, real poor service, the young ladies working there need education in customer service ASAP

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5  Thank Jolered
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Food was lovely, service leaves a lot to be desired. Apparently we are all meant to pay attention to the fact that there is a sign in the window saying no card payments. So when we were ready to pay for our bill, we were told that they could not accept cards and two of our three people party had to trek into town to find a cash point machine. In the meantime I was left sitting at the table on my own in an empty restaurant for 20minutes completely ignored by the staff. But apparently that is ok because once you've been given your bill, your service stops 'quote the owner'. Very very poor, customer is always wrong. If it was my restaurant I would have offered the one customer a drink and certainly not have cleared the table to leave them on their own. Won't go again, very poor customer service.

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6  Thank Elizabeth T
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had amazing food and the atmosphere was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the steel drums playing and the staff we very friendly and helpful. The staff even came over at the end for a chat, which was a nice touch! I had prawns, jerk chicken and chocolate orange rum cake for dessert. It was perfect.

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