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The Blue Marlin

6b Camperdown Street | City Quay, Dundee DD1 3JA, Scotland
+44 1382 534001
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Ranked #42 of 277 Restaurants in Dundee
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Price range: $27 - $224
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: We are located 10min walk from the train station, and a 5min walk from the bus station.
Description: This modern seafood restaurant is situated in one of the original sheds on the Dundee dock. So as not to disappoint, we do not have a sea view as modern buildings now occupy the water front location. The restaurant is owned and run by husband and wife team Steve and Alison Hyatt. On offer is an international style menu show-casing a blend of flavours and textures from around the world with the great produce of Scotland. We have a special offer menu available at lunch and pre-theatre £11.50 for 1 course, £15 for 2 and £18.50 for all 3 to compliment our a la carte menu which you can enjoy lunch or dinner. Children of 8 years and above are welcome.
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English first
pnjaban
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were visiting for one evening on the way to Edinburgh tomorrow. Our B&B recommended this place, which we enjoyed. We shared their shrimp appetizer and sea bass main course. Both were excellent. Service was a bit slow at the end of the night, but other than that it was a very nice meal and well-lit, spacious ambience.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Blue Marlin Restaurant in Dundee is a very modern bright and friendly place on the City Quay close to the big Apex Hotel and the new modern riverside flats. The menu is innovative and exciting with usual twists as well as staple favourites . The seafood pasta was divine and you can add a skewer of grill prawns to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had been staying with friends in Dundee. We wanted to take them out for a real treat, to say 'thank you' for the wonderful way they had looked after us. They suggested the Blue Marlin, which is a fish and seafood restaurant in the docks. The restaurant is modern and well-lit. The service was good, and the staff were... More

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Well another visit to our favourite Seafood restaurant. Once again we had a great meal,the calamari was to die for !. if anything i would have just had this as a main meal its was superb. Calamari and good glass (bottle) of wine is all you need in life. Just brilliant. Oh also had the seafood rigatoni this was great... More

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were really excited to go to this restaurant. We saw from the reviews and the menu so we knew it wasn't cheap so we were expecting great things. Firstly we sat at the table, there were balls of butter already at the table. Not great as the restaurant was very warm. We were given a nice bread roll and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We came to celebrate our wedding anniversary. My husband had booked online which was very straightforward. On arrival the menu is short and focused. A great selection for those yah are serious about seafood. We shared the squid and chorizo. Perfectly cooked - good size. We both ordered the Fish Grill £26 pp. fantastic selection - salmon, coley, 2 scallops,... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Definitely recommended for fans of fine seafood, beautifully cooked. Personal attention from Alison who is front of house and nice surroundings make for a great dining experience.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

To say this is the best restaurant at City Quay is an understatement considering the others are tacky buffets and a fast food chain, however I was not expecting much during my visit. The restaurant is well decorated, a little kitsch in the sense that it has a clear maritime theme going for it however the atmosphere and presentation save... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As always the dining experience at The Blue Marlin was second to none!, Food, ambience, staff, everything is amazing. A place we return to often.

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Scotland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We dined here on a Wednesday evening and the restaurant was fairly quiet. The chairs are decidedly uncomfortable: they may go with the decor but don't improve the dining experience. Service was OK but nothing special. However, we were there to eat, so on to the food. We had a cocktail each by way of aperitif: again OK but not... More

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