A NEW food delivery service is launching in Newport today.

Deliveroo, the on-demand delivery service for restaurant meals, is expected to create more than 50 jobs in the city - with the majority of these being delivery riders, on bikes.

More than 15 restaurants have signed up to the service, including Vittorio’s, Chiquito, Burger & Co and mEAT Bar & Grill.

Caroline Hazlehurst, Deliveroo general manager, said: “We’re excited to be launching in Newport and we’re looking forward to bringing some of the town’s delicious dishes straight from the hands of local chefs to customers’ doors.

“We already have a number of partners and we are excited to expand and widen the variety of restaurants on offer to our customers in Newport over the course of the next year.”

Simon Pullen,the centre director of Friars Walk said: “It’s great news that Deliveroo are coming to Newport and with six of our popular restaurants involved, we look forward to being part of something so innovative in the city.”