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The Playwright

11 Tay Sq, Dundee DD1 1PB, Scotland
+44 1382 223113
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Ranked #13 of 274 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have eaten in this restaurant regularly from the moment it opened and have eaten here many many times covering birthdays graduations and regular Saturday night dinner. I can honestly say that that the food in this restaurant has never disappointed. To maintain the standard they have managed to do for so long is admirable. I have never had a... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

the playwright is very nice for a meal or drink whether its with your partner or freinds,it has a great selection of drinks and cocktails for the ladies with a good selection of whisky. only thing can be a little pricey but it is worth it.

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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Booked this restaurant for a large group celebration and was so pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail from the staff. Compliments to the chef as everyone's food was first class and the table service was exemplary. Take a bow, everyone, we went away very happy with the evening and would recommend this establishment very highly.

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KINROSS
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Returned to this restaurant for lunch yesterday after a break of about 4 months after discovering Collinson restaurant in a Broughty Ferry. The menu selection although limited was absolutely fantastic, decisions were difficult to make but decided on the Spanish Black pudding with scrambled eggs as a starter, followed by the Chicken with agrodolce, sweet and sour Italian sauce with... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A group of friends and I went for dinner for a treat! We had the pre-theatre menu which was well thought out and very fulfilling. Staff were attentive and helpful but not overbearing. Our table was ours for the evening, there was no rushing us out of the door to turn round the table for other customers. A truly enjoyable... More

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The best value pre theatre menu in Dundee. The food is first class, locally sourced, expertly prepared by the chefs and beautifully presented. The wine selection is fantastically diverse with the glass floor panel giving a wee peek into the wine cellar. The service I find attentive, warm and friendly. A firm favourite firmly plotted in the Dundee dinning scene.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I spent the day in Dundee and researched where to have a lunch beforehand. Decided to give The Playwright a try since it had great reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not at all disappointed - I struggle to think how it could have been better (on expenses maybe? lol). Seriously, the food was absolutely delicious. We both had smoked... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My friend and I recently visited the Playwright to celebrate her birthday. We had three courses from the Pre-theatre menu which was very reasonably priced. The quality of the food was excellent. The service was even better. Professional, quick and unobtrusive. We were even given a complimentary drink when they discovered it was my friend's birthday. Will definitely return and... More

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