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The Playwright

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11 Tay Sq, Dundee DD1 1PB, Scotland
+44 1382 223113
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing lunch.

Came during graduation week and had a 3 course set menu. The garlic gnocchi starter was fantastic and memorable. My main meat course was also outstanding. Decor is nice and service is decent as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Mike D
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Came during graduation week and had a 3 course set menu. The garlic gnocchi starter was fantastic and memorable. My main meat course was also outstanding. Decor is nice and service is decent as well.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Having spent a previous graduation meal at The Playwright there was no doubt that this was the place to celebrate again. The food was absolutely beautiful and everyone who ordered steaks had them cooked to perfection while the rest of the group all raved about their own food. The whole experience was fabulous from our early arrival (which was accommodated... More 

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Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Came upon this restaurant by chance and so pleased we did. Service perfect, meal beautiful (steak was so tender and cooked to perfection). Staff attentive but not intrusive. Thoroughly enjoyed everything about this small restaurant and would recommend it to all. If I am in Dundee again I will definitely return. Thanks to all.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was our second visit to The Playwright, our first being for our daughter's 21st last October. We are not Dundee residents but travelled up as our daughter is studying there. The dinner for the 21st was outstanding and tonights dinner was again exceptional. The staff were helpful and full marks to the chefs for dealing with coeliac and lactose... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

First time vist ,this was for pre theatre menu. Absolutely wonderful meal with superb service- could not fault any part of it. Would love to go back for Al a carte menu when I can. Even the wine was reasonably priced and good. My daughter had a cocktail and this was a good price.

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I arrived a little early for my reservation here and they accommodated me right away. I had an opportunity to test the bar skills as well. The manager (can't remember her name), but she was awesome! Helped me figure out what to drink! The food quality was fantastic and SUPER FAST! The location was great as well as the free... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Recently visited The Playwright for lunch with a mate and was very impressed. The quality of food and portion size for the price was superb. Two courses for £12.95 you just can't go wrong. Nice, relaxed atmosphere and food of a very high quality! Would recommend to anyone in Dundee for a spare hour or two!

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Dundee
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have been to The Playwright on several occasions and our last visit was every bit as good as we expected. We were there for dinner - a birthday celebration. The service at the bar and in the restaurant was excellent. The menu was interesting and the food did not disappoint. It was well cooked and beautifully presented. The meal... More 

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

For a more formal lunch, particularly a business one, this is a good place to go. Wee bit more expensive but worth it. Interesting menu with well cooked and presented food

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

booked for a pre theatre meal which did not disappoint a good and varied menu, food was fabulous and well presented, staff were attentive and professional I will definitely visit this restauraunt again, 5 stars

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Additional Information about The Playwright

Address: 11 Tay Sq, Dundee DD1 1PB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1382 223113
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dundee
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Tay Sq, Dundee DD1 1PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dundee
  • Phone Number: +44 1382 223113

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?