A RESTAURANT which recently opened has already won a top culinary award.

Gem 42, on Bridge Street, Newport, is owned by the Cinotti brothers and was unveiled in July.

Pasquale Cinotti has now revealed that the restaurant has won two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.

He said: "We were inspected last Monday.

"We had not been expecting it.

"We are very pleased that we have been given this top award. Thanks to all our staff for making this happen."

The building was one of several businesses to close due to electrification work to the railway lines and the rebuilding of the bridge in May 2016.