Where are the best places to eat in Dundee?


Where are the best places to eat in Dundee?

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Are you looking for somewhere to dine during your trip away? Whether for taking out a family member, a date, or a business meeting, Dundee will have somewhere to suit your needs. For the purpose of this article, we are going to focus on the top dining experiences in the city. Dundee has a solid and innovative culinary focus. Modern Scottish cooking with seasonal ingredients and local food is the norm; below, we've selected some of the best places to visit. 


Bar, Brasserie, Restaurant, European

Encore is the brasserie and café of the Dundee Rep Theatre, where several well-known actors, including Richard Todd and David Tennant, began their careers. The theatre and restaurant are located on Tay Square in the city's Cultural Quarter, adjacent to Abertay University and The Howff, a five-century-old burial ground. Encore is perfect for a pre-theatre supper, with final seatings at 6.45 p.m. on theatrical nights for 7.30 p.m. shows. Encore, which first opened its doors in 1983, delivers exceptional cuisine sourced from local artisanal suppliers, such as beef, Guinness, and oyster pie, pressed braised pig belly, and 21-day aged beef.

Bruach Bar and Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, Contemporary, Pub Grub

The Bruach Bar and Restaurant is located on Brook Street in Dundee's Broughty Ferry neighbourhood. The restaurant, which takes its name from the Gaelic term for Bruach Tatha, first opened its doors in 2007 and is noted for its vibrant environment and innovative cocktails. This cuisine combines traditional Scottish ingredients and seasonal vegetables with modern cooking methods. The menu includes classic cock-a-leekie soup, West Coast mussels in white wine and garlic, and Inverurie pig loin with dauphinoise and thyme sauce. One of the bar's trademark drinks is the Tequila Mockingbird, which is created with tequila, fresh rhubarb, grenadine, lemon, and egg white. 

Castlehill Restaurant

Restaurant, British

Castlehill Restaurant has been praised for its high-quality food as well as its distinctive and imaginative décor. The restaurant is on the site of a 13th-century fortress that was demolished to make space for a large Apollo statue that acted as a navigational aid for ships passing by on the River Tay. Chef Adam Newth worked at Edinburgh's Michelin-starred Number One and was named Scottish Seafood Chef of the Year. The walls are covered in Hugh MacDiarmid, and Robert Louis Stevenson quotes, and the menu has dishes like confit duck terrine, ox cheek with turnip purée, and spinach.

The View Restaurant

Restaurant, British

The View Restaurant is situated on the River Tay's southern bank, offering stunning views of Dundee across the river. The restaurant is run by Steve and Karen Robertson, who specialise in modern Scottish cuisine made with top-notch seasonal items from local artisanal suppliers. The restaurant owners formerly owned the Glass House on Speyside, which was nominated for Best New Scottish Restaurant. Hand-cut chips and Angus beef fillets with asparagus spears and hollandaise sauce are a must-try. Alternatively, venison from the Cairngorms with chanterelle mushrooms from the area and dauphinoise potatoes. Or the Aberdeenshire chicken breast with chickpeas and curry sauce... delicious!!

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