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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
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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Fife, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Steven H
Limerick, Ireland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank juliet m
Fife, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank David C
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited for lunch for a treat on a local holiday. Hadn't been here for a while, but weren't disappointed. The lunch menu is interesting and very reasonably priced, and I would have been happy to try any of the starters or mains, which is always a good sign. The portions are not massive, but perfect for lunchtime, and... More 

Thank bbwhiteside
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from the Playwright, what a great meal, but surprised the place was half full. Perhaps a slight reduction in price might increase the clientele. The food was exceptional and the service was great, one of the best meals in Dundee. Only 3 tables full though! Very surprising given the quality. We'll be back, I just hope more people... More 

Thank Bruce F
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love going to the playwright for a few drinks great service and bartenders are very friendly also love there full irish breakfasts 👌 defo worth a visit

1 Thank Lisa C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Passing by, we decided to have lunch here. The restaurant is quite blandly decorated, could do with flowers on the table and a more welcoming interior. We found the huge photograph of a local playwright dominated the space! Perhaps the restaurant is more welcoming in the evening, with candlelight Etc. Our waiter was attentive and welcoming, as was the manager.... More 

Thank CherylT166
Cupar Fife
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245 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We returned, yet again, to one of our favourite restaurants. This time we were joined by another couple who had not been before. Food and service of course was very good indeed, very good food quality and presentation, with sauces perhaps over rich. I had the ham hock served in a paupiette of savoy cabbage and coated with a glace... More 

Thank Wyandour
Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

went to Playright for pre theatre meal,well worth £20 per head, food was first class,and the service was professional. Would defiantly go back.

Thank dougie s
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic meal here last week. Beautiful menu and amazing food. The atmosphere was relaxed and staff friendly and helpful. Yes it's more epensive than your average Dundee restaurants but the foot is well above average. Looking forward to a return visit.

Thank Audrey G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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