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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, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 267
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large Birthday Group Celebrations

I've visited a few times now but this was the most enjoyable for various reasons. I chose The Playwright to celebrate my wife's 30th Birthday with 22 friends and from the outset the manager was very helpful and accommodating. We had a 6:15pm seating for the pre-theatre menu and all had 3 courses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
julio11
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've visited a few times now but this was the most enjoyable for various reasons. I chose The Playwright to celebrate my wife's 30th Birthday with 22 friends and from the outset the manager was very helpful and accommodating. We had a 6:15pm seating for the pre-theatre menu and all had 3 courses and a fair few drinks. A la... More 

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Thank julio11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the review in the Scotsman I have to agree with it whole heartedly. My friend and I were in for lunch. There were two members of staff on a young girl and what we now know to be the new general manager. They were both fantastic, we felt that the manager really took the time to talk to... More 

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Thank Jane M
Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant for the pre theatre menu for myself and my daughter's birthdays. Couldn't fault the food or the staff. I had the mackerel starter which was delightfully tasty and my daughter had the pheasant equally delicious. We both then opted for the sea bream for our main course and the plates were almost licked clean. Yummy.......

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Thank knittedlove
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was not too busy and we received our usual warm welcome. Our starters were delicious especially the rabbit loin with beetroot and chorizo. Main courses soon arrived and the portion sizes were expertly judged leaving room for a wonderful panettone and tiramisu terrine to finish off.

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Thank 311jiggym
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten at this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed.Last night we were there with family for their pre-theatre supper and I have no idea how they manage to produce such great quality food for such a reasonable price.It's a steal at just under £20 for three courses.Beautifully presented and service was first class.Stayed after and enjoyed a... More 

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1 Thank Lyn W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Through in Dundee from Glasgow for the day we decided to try The Playwright as it gets good reviews We can't comment on the food as we didn't actually get as far as eating anything. We weren't very hungry, and as the menu is a set price for two courses we asked if we could have a reduction in price... More 

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Thank Brian W
Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited this Restaurant frequently and never been disappointed so much so that I have not only raved about it to friends and family but have bought Gift Vouchers for them so that they can have the experience of first class food and attention. They also have been impressed and now frequent the establishment. The food is fabulous and wine... More 

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Thank Anne N
Carnoustie, Scotland
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Lovely meal with friends. Beautiful presentation and the food was delicious. Didn't have starter but had the sea bream which was amazing and the pistachio parfait. Staff were very helpful and friendly and we had time between courses which was very nice. Will hopefully be back soon to try some more delicious dishes.

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Thank footydk
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Three of us ate here one Saturday afternoon and we all had the lunch menu which had a pretty good choice. The starters and mains were very good and very well presented. The fish was cooked to perfection and the steak came exactly as requested. The staff were on the ball and friendly and we will definitely go back when... More 

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Thank Prosecco17
Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Our first Xmas lunch at the Playwright. Excellent service, great food and good value. Could have picked any of the options from the splendid menu.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?