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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 278 Restaurants in Dundee
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Price range: $26 - $220
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a punt on a rainy day in Dundee, a late lunch not planned. Don't be put off by the location or the John Lewis bathroom style, the staff were engaging and positively helpful, the lunch menu simple and straightforward. Ever been to a restaurant with a michelin starred chef who is on his holidays, normally a nightmare unless... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food and excellent service. I like to be left to enjoy my meal. The head waitress/ owner was a bit intrusive.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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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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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