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About Us

Driven by our love for New England and the captivating coastal beauty of Aquidneck Island.

Inspired by this rich tapestry, our atmosphere and menu are carefully crafted to reflect the a unique coastal charm. We source the finest local ingredients, bringing vibrant flavors to life in each dish.

The Helmway - Wave Texture
The Helmway Chef Will Wallbank Prepares a Dish


Will Wallbank

Chef Will Wallbank, a Johnson & Wales University graduate, brings his passion for coastal flavors to The Helmway. With a casual and handmade approach, he crafts breakfast and dinner menus that celebrate classic American fare and vibrant seafood options. Anchored by locally-sourced ingredients, Chef Wallbank's culinary artistry shines through in every flavorful dish. Experience the coastal-inspired creations that reflect his dedication to exceptional flavors at The Helmway.

Our Location

Located on Aquidneck Island, nestled inside The Pell Hotel, our restaurant offers a welcoming atmosphere just minutes away from the vibrant heart of Downtown Newport. Whether you're seeking a relaxed family-friendly dining experience or a lively night out, our carefully curated ambiance sets the stage for memorable moments and delightful coastal-inspired cuisine.


Our Vision

We aspire to create cherished moments, where our seasonal menu meets coastal inspiration, and every bite embodies the essence of coastal living.


Innovative Flavors

Commitment to delivering unforgettable dining experiences through our dedication to innovative flavors.


Warm Hospitality

From the moment you step through our doors, our attentive staff is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.

Newly Renovated Helmway Restaurant

Captivating Ambiance

Our coastal-contemporary space provides the perfect backdrop for your next dinner, family gathering, or special event. 

Stay a While at
The Pell Hotel Logo Design

With its chic coastal aesthetic and ideal location just minutes away from downtown Newport, The Pell Hotel is the perfect destination for a summer escape or a cozy winter getaway. Experience the ultimate blend of comfort, style, and coastal charm that awaits you at The Pell and let us be your gateway to a truly unforgettable stay.

The Pell Hotel - Interior
The Pell Hotel - Interior
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