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11 Tay Sq, Dundee DD1 1PB, Scotland
+44 1382 223113
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Ranked #10 of 288 Restaurants in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Playwright offers the finest food of any restaurant in Dundee. I have been several times and never been disappointed. Frequently changing menu, excellent wine selection and friendly service makes a visit in the Playwright always more than worthwhile. So I should have given this restaurant a 5*, but I did not because the venue as such is nice and... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Went to Playwright for pre theatre 3 course for £20. Probably best described as fine dining. Poached pear, ham and fig starter, sea bream and risotto main and coffee macaroon dessert. Beautiful meal, service was excellent, will go back

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Lunch 20/1/15: Salmon sent back as it was raw and cold in middle, did replace with another, however meal was poor. Still charged full price for meal

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have just returned home from a lovely meal. I am surprised at any negative feedback this restaurant has previously received, maybe we were just lucky. All three courses were very well prepared and the staff were excellent and not intrusive, thank you. The venison was perfect, as was my pre-meal Dirty Martini, I should have taken photos. It is... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went with some friends on a Sat early evening. We hadn't booked but they were still able to accommodate us despite this although they needed the table back for 7.30, which was fine. They have a pre-theatre menu from 5 till 6.15 which is what we went for. It was excellent value. I have never been to the Playwright before... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The night spent at The Playwright was memorable. The food was good, and the atmosphere as well, even if the place is really small. The service was impeccable, we have been brought free bites between every meal, just because of the waiting. Ensure that you wear appropriate. The dress code is quite classy; we found ourselves pretty embarrassed because I... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had a wonderful evening here with my family, great service and tasty food. It was a birthday celebration and the staff were fabulously discreet and knew when to approach the table etc without interrupting the chat! Brilliant venue for a small gathering who like good good xxx

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had a surprise treat on Christmas eve with a visit to the playright which in my opinion is the best restaurant in Dundee. Food as always excellent and the only small criticism was handled well be the staff. Looking forward to next visit .

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I recently took my sister here for a birthday meal and had an absolutely wonderful time. We ate from the very fairly priced pre-theatre menu. There was a great selection to choose from and the food was impeccably presented and tasted great! All in all, a wonderful evening! The playwright never fails to provide!

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Cupar Fife
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154 reviews 154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were here on a very busy Friday evening, back to this oasis in Dundee. I am always concerned in case the standards have slipped but they have not!! The food yet again was faultless from the kitchen we so enjoyed our meal. We also had a Rioja crianza a lovely wine. Our waiter Jordan was faultless in his service... More 

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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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