Team in place for opening of Newport’s newest restaurant, Sixteen


The team to head up the city of Newport’s newest restaurant, Sixteen, has been revealed

Sixteen at 16 High Street, will officially open on Thursday, November 16.

The team at the helm of Sixteen, led by owners Niche Hospitality’s Lewis Lewis and Seng Koh, are executive head chef Sam Lewis; aged 24, from Cwmbran but recently at Bovey Castle, Devon; head bartender and mixologist, Joel Gerre, restaurant duty manager, Jennifer Chorley and business development manager, Indy Sidhu.

Niche Hospitality, which already owns two establishments on the city’s Clarence Place, is now adding the eagerly-awaited steak and chicken restaurant, Sixteen, to its collection.

Newport-based Niche Hospitality also successfully operates critically-acclaimed fine-dining cocktails restaurant Mojo the FoodBar and the Riverside Bar and Kitchen.

Niche Hospitality co-owners Lewis Lewis and Seng Koh, said: “It’s been hard work and very long hours from the entire Niche team to get Sixteen ready to open but we’re thrilled that we’re now just about there and also that we have a first class team of professionals in place and ready to go.”

Lewis and Seng say the Sixteen menu will centre on first class steak sourced from around the world including from Argentina and Wales as well as supreme quality chicken.

“All the food is fresh and prepared in house for convivial sharing. Paired with seasonal starters and gorgeous puddings Sixteen is ready to give a real boost to the independent restaurant scene in the city.”

Sixteen is close to the city’s historic provisions market, just over the road from Slipping Jimmy’s live music place and The Murenger pub and up from Tiny Rebel.

The new restaurant will also offer a wide selection of spirits, a range of sixteen whiskies and bourbons, wines and cocktails from around the world and stage live music.