Dundee - Eating
Places to eat in Dundee range from traditional fish and chip restaurants to classic restaurants serving good-quality Scottish steak and seafood. Most restaurants are clustered in the city centre, around the Nethergate and Perth Road areas. The city also has a good choice of ethnic cuisine, with some excellent Turkish, Italian and Asian restaurants.
Award-winning chef David Anderson creates tantalising dishes using the finest local and international ingredients at this fine dining restaurant opposite Dundee Rep. Everything – including fresh-baked bread and the restaurant’s signature ice-cream – is made in the premises.
25 Tay Street
This recent addition to the Dundee restaurant scene has a first-floor, a la carte restaurant with some set menu offers and serves modern Scottish cooking with the emphasis on fresh produce imaginatively prepared, especially seafood, Scottish lamb and beef. It also has a daytime café and a late-night cocktail bar in the basement.
This quirky Turkish restaurant in the university area serves superb grills and kebabs as well as some vegetarian options. Its walls are hung with original paintings by former students at the nearby art college – some of whom are now quite famous.
Dil Se is a very classy Asian-Bangladeshi restaurant serving an array of classic curries alongside less well known but even more delicious Bangladeshi favourites, in bright, light, modern surroundings.
The Tasting Rooms
Many of Dundee’s old jute waterhouses have been converted into stylish flats, offices and art spaces. This one has become a stylish Mediterranean-style restaurant and wine bar, with paintings by local artists on the walls and occasional live music in the evening.
Metro Restaurant and Brasserie
Metro Restaurant and Brasserie is a bright modern eating place in Dundee’s rejuvenated waterfront area. It balances between exclusive and affordable, with a fine-dining restaurant menu and an excellent wine list, complemented by a less pricy brasserie menu.
The Deep Sea
One of the very best traditional fish and chip shops in the world, with eat-in restaurant service or take-away service. The Deep Sea celebrates its 70th birthday in 2009. Licensed to serve alcohol.
Jute at Dundee Contemporary Arts
DCA’s restaurant and bar has an excellent and affordable menu, a good choice of beers and wines, and serves snacks, salads and full meals. It’s a favourite local meeting place and you can watch print-makers at work while you eat. Conveniently located for all the main sights and attractions, and not far from the airport.
Adjoining the long-established ice cream parlour of the same name, and run by the same family, Visocchi’s serves excellent pasta and pizza at budget-friendly prices.
The Marmalade Pot
This functional modern bar-restaurant is only 200 yards from the airport terminal. It is handy for a quick meal while waiting for your flight.