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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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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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Dundee, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waited ages to be served, again a wait for food, portions are quite small, quite prices, overall, not impressed

2 Thank Linda W
Dundee, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

It's not cheap here but I've never had a bad meal! Small menu that changes regularly. Very high standard of food. I love this place and we often visit with friends on a Saturday night and spend the whole evening here. A small bar to have drinks at. They do offer a very reasonable lunch and pre theatre menu which... More 

Thank erlifjweoirhg
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Called in early evening and chose off the pre theatre three course menu.All courses had a good choice and our three were absolutely delicious. We had two cocktails which were equally good. If we are ever in Dundee again we will definately be visiting. Thank you for a lovely end to a busy day.

1 Thank Helena T
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

First time at the Playwright it certainly won't be the last. Friendly, low-key staff, a nicely relaxed atmosphere and the food was sensational and the service flawless. Every box ticked.

1 Thank sross347
Dundee, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Playwright for their pre-theatre menu for my son's birthday. The menu provides fantastic choice for a pre-theatre deal and the standard of cuisine was superb. At £19.95 for three courses, it is outstanding value for such wonderful food. The service was excellent and staff were attentive, personable yet unobtrusive. The Playwright has a relaxed and friendly ambience... More 

Thank Alison M
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

First visit, having been given the opportunity as a present, we enjoyed an excellent lunch. Superb, well-presented food and first-class service. Would have easily deserved five stars had it not been for the over-priced glasses of wine. Would certainly be happy to visit again.

Thank Ken A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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