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“Excellent All Round” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bell Tree

The Bell Tree
115-117 Lawers Drive | Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 3UP, Scotland
01382 738 112
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Ranked #124 of 288 Restaurants in Dundee
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
dundee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent All Round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Love this place. Excellent, cheery service and good food. Large variety of dishes and specials. Great value for money set menus as well, (3 courses for under a tenner). What more could you ask for. Lovely surroundings and well stocked bar. Will defo be back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monifieth, null, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Does what it says on the tin”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Bell Tree is quite nice. It has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are quite nice. My boyfriend and I went for a change and it was nice, it was just very standard pub grub. There was a lot of choice and seasonal specials, and the food was fine. In some ways that's it's downfall, it's all just nice or fine, it didn't blow us away or scream at us to come back next week or the next day even. Staff were all lovely and made our night, they were all very attentive and made sure we had the best possible service to our meal. A good night, good if you just want something easy to choose from that will come out cooked properly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Awesome food in a nice pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

This pub offers a good range on its menu, I had the mixed grill and it was delivered with a good speed and by very friendly staff. My girlfriend had a Caesar salad and she was very pleased with it also

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Gone downhill!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We live locally and used to visit at least fortnightly and loved the food and friendly staff. We haven't been for about 6 months and decided to visit yesterday with our 2 yr old for lunch. They weren't busy but it took 40 minutes after ordering for our food to arrive which proved difficult to keep our little one occupied. We had ordered fish fingers, chicken burger and mozzarella and pesto burger so nothing which should have taken so long! My husband's burger arrived without the ordered bacon which was pointed out to the waiter. He was offered for some to be brought out but due to the length of time we waited, this was declined. 5 minutes later the waiter returned to check that my husband didn't want the bacon as we would be paying for it. We declined again and stated we wouldn't expect to pay for something we never had. I have to say the waiter's attitude was not pleasant which is not what we are used to experiencing. When we went to pay, sure enough we had been charged for the bacon. After a few noises indicating they weren't happy, they took it off our bill.

The food was ok but not the usual good standard and the friendly staff appear to have left. Speaking to others we knew in the restaurant our joint view was the Bell Tree has gone downhill. What a shame as it has always been a great place and handy. We won't be rushing back!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at The Bell Tree, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Dear Christina S, thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. Your feedback was a concern to hear and I would like to investigate these comments further with the Management Team of the pub. I have sent you a direct message to discuss this further and look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind Regards, Chef & Brewer
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Expensive pub grub.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Very average meal heard so many good reports that I was disappointed .
Cod & chips is actually pollock but still get charged for cod. Mushy peas were dry.
Whole tail scampi was grey mush and no were near whole tail as described on menu.
Presentation of food very average. Staff were friendly enough.
Don't think I will be rushing back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at The Bell Tree, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear Aligav69, thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. Your feedback was a concern to hear and I would like to investigate this further with the Management Team of the pub. I have sent you a direct message to discuss this further and look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind Regards, Chef & Brewer
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