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The Playwright

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$$$$
European, British, Scottish
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11 Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB, Scotland
+44 1382 223113
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked here for our Christmas staff night out and what a delight it was. From the serves to the food it was very enjoyable. I highly recommend the playwright for a romantic meal for 2 or a party. I will defiantly be back

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Thank Michael C
Dundee, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined at the playwright using an Itison Voucher, I often feel when using vouchers that you are not given the same service but I couldn,t have been more wrong, the food was out of this world delicious and just melted in my mouth, the waiting staff gave excellent service without intruding and the glass of wine included was huge.... More 

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Thank Wobblyannie
Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

new restaurants come and go but this place just continues to be the best in Dundee. we have eaten here for years and the standard remains constantly first class. You cannot fault the food the service. I cant say any more . Try here you wont be disappointed. excellent, I have read reviews by some people and cant believe they... More 

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1 Thank hamishaudrey
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and food is outstanding. Can't compliment them enough. The range at the bar was great. Pre theatre menu is excellent value also.

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Thank AmyLownie
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch today with my daughter. This place is amazing. If you haven't already visited then go. The food is fabulous. I won't go into details because I don't need to. Just go!! You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Kirsty R
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends booked for pre theatre menu (adjacent to Dundee Rep). First time for us. Top value for money on the selection of choices and quality of food. Clean plates all round. To be recommended.

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Thank Brian H
Montrose, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone to this restaurant several times for their pre-theatre meal. This served until about 6:15. As the restaurant is only about 30 yards from the entrance to Dundee Rep, it is very handy. The food and the service are very good. It is a bit pricey but neverthe less worth it. I would definitely recommend it.

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Thank Brian M
Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a lunch. Excellent food, wine, and cocktails. Only slight criticism in general, is that since our visit, any time we have checked the menu there has rarely been something suitable on, though this down to our tastes rather than any shortcoming in the menu.

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Thank Steven H
Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Came here with small family group on recent visit to Dundee. It was a last minute booking as most other places were full- which turned out to be a lucky break as this was such a lovely place. I was surprised that it was only half full as the service and food were of a really high standard.Service was excellent... More 

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Thank juliet m
Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Our ten person food group enjoyed a delightful meal here and were welcomed by very friendly and efficient staff and the manager ensured that a couple of bottles of fizz were opened and served for us to accommodate the varied timings our everyone's arrival. The food was well balanced and tasty and staff were friendly and knowledgable with the wines... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dundee
  • Phone Number: +44 1382 223113

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