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The Playwright

11 Tay Sq, Dundee DD1 1PB, Scotland
+44 1382 223113
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Ranked #12 of 276 restaurants in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Belfast
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had the 3-course pre-theatre menu here with a friend after reading so many great reviews and not only did it not disappoint, but my already high expectations were exceeded. Delicious flavoured breads were a nice beginning to the evening, but my Pigeon starter truly set the tone. The flavours and textures were quite amazing. Beautifully presented, each mouthful was an... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Second time we visited The Playwright and we had the pre-theatre set menu which costs an amazing £20 per head for three courses. The waitress we had could not have been nicer and more helpful with taking our coats to helping us select a nice wine and constantly filling our water glasses. The food arrived promtly and was outstanding. All... More

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We went here for dinner and had the set menu. The three courses were absolutely delicious ! The place is fairly compact which adds to the ambiance . The staff can't be more helpful. Terrific value for high quality and high class cuisine .

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Dundee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have you ever watched Masterchef and seen the contestants go to one of those fancy restaurants where they have to construct - not just make - a fancy Michelin star-worthy meal? That's what you get here. A friend and I went for the pre-theatre dinner and absolutely nothing disappointed. We were even oohing and aahing at the bread they brought... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I took my girlfriend here to celebrate her birthday. We were met by a polite and attentive staff who knew when and when not to approach us, and catered to our every need. Some fantastic wines available and my girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed the Red Army and Zombie cocktails on offer! The food was excellent; particularly the pigeon starter and beef... More

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Burradoo, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Although they do not have a huge lunch menu, if you wish to enjoy a very tasty meal, my husband and I can recommend The Playwright. We went there for a midday meal and found both the service and the food very much to our liking. The waitresses were attentive and took down our special requests with a friendly smile.... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food is exquisite, the presentation and service impeccable. I just love treating myself to a nice lunch or dinner at the Playwright.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our first visit here and it won't be our last. The food and service was excellent. I had pigeon breast for starters and my wife had roast asparagus and we both enjoyed them. For mains I had the sirloin and it was cooked to perfection (medium) over Roast Peppers - Garlic Potatoes - Asparagus - Beef Jus. My good lady... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Playwright is a superb restaurant with excellent food, drink and service. It is centrally located and provides a diverse menu. The food was excellent quality and beautifully presented, the staff were friendly and attentive. I have eaten in a variety of restaurants in Dundee and this is one the best. Please do not be put of my bad review... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I visited a couple of weeks ago and were very much looking forward to a fantastic meal. We were however left feeling very disappointed. Both of us had the same starter - lobster with macaroni cheese. The pasta was fine but the lobster was terribly overlooked and was very rubbery in texture. Not pleasant at all and... More

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