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The Playwright

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

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  • 216
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    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
Fabulous food and service

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Wobblyannie
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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338 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Mintlaw, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

What do you give the woman who has everything! My two daughters had the idea of a meal out at the Playwright, Dundee, and they could not have been more right for choice. An ideal location, friendly efficient staff, good menu choice and well prepared food. Starters of trout and duck leg followed by main courses of rabbit and Scottish... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked this restaurant for our wedding party of 26 guests as we had eaten here before and thought the whole experience was perfect. Firstly paise must go to Lesley who looked after our booking thoughout. From the outset she enabled us to have exactly what we wanted. Firstly the menu was emailed to our guests to choose which dishes... More 

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Linlithgow
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Perfect lunch. Everything was cooked superbly and looked fantastic. My lemon tart was probably the best I've ever had. I still think The Playwright remains the best restaurant in Dundee!

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scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely warm welcome and made to feel comfortable prior to ordering our drinks. Everything about our meal was excellen from the friendly, efficient and effective waitresses to the whole ambience of the evening. Definitely will recommend the whole experience to both friends and family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My slef and my partner have visited here a number of times, and have never been dissapointed. Excelent food, and the pre-theatre menu is fantastic! Friendly and attentive staff, definatly our favourite place to eat! Highly recomended!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We have eaten here many times now. The pre-theatre menu for £19.95 is the best value around for quality, taste & presentation. Great service from friendly & attentive staff.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Saturday 16th May Just had a lovely lunch with my wife for a birthday treat. My first visit to the playwright and I will be going back. Maybe try dinner next time. The decor is smart and sophisticated and the food is well presented and tasty. The very berry cocktail was also very tasty.😋 The star of the visit was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Had a fab night with the girls the playwright had a great atmosphere with lovely food and great cocktails . We will definitely be going back x

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Have visited the Playwright on a few occasions and it has never failed to please! The food is just mouthwatering and the service is top notch . Amazing pre theatre menu, and the cocktails are to die for. Have gone with different groups of friends and all have left very impressed with intention to return. The staff are attentive and... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, 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?