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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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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here a few times over the years. Centrally situated and nicely laid out with pleasant staff. I prefer to find at least two things I like in each course but struggle a bit here. Maybe it's just not a place not quite to my taste. Veloute with poached egg. Both nice but together? Chicken main was fine but, like... More 

Thank Totti M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by friends who have been a few times so we thought we'd try it. Found it overpriced and food a bit bland. Certainly not the fine dining experience we were expecting. If they want to charge fine dining prices then the food has to be excellent and not average.

Thank Nexthol
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came just after Hogmanay. Staff, especially the Irish lass, were very welcoming indeed. The pre theatre menu was superb. Lots to choose from at a very very reasonable price. The food was beyond delicious. Would certainly recommend.

Thank Mangomouse25
Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always love the food at The Playwright and our recent visit didn't disappoint. The food is so fresh and flavoursome. The range of ingredients are adventurous but go so well together. I love the fact that you aren't rushed out so you can sit and enjoy a few cocktails after your meal.

Thank vikki m
Dundee, Scotland
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have visited a few times over the years and I have loved each time. This time, we arrived early and the staff were lovely, very welcoming. Had a cocktail which was fabulous. But it was the highlight of the evening: the rest of the visit was a bit disappointing. I started off with scallops and pancetta... More 

Thank Gill_Dundee_Scotland
Dundee, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must admit was slightly disappointed in our visit the week before Christmas with friends. Had already looked at the Menu and was happy with the choices, but unfortunately the food was disappointing and certainly not up to the quality of previous visits. The staff were all very friendly, but the service certainly didn't mirror the price charged. Simple requests, no... More 

Thank Hamish W
Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My overall opinion of this restaurant is it is very over priced for the quality and food portions. I am sure the pre-theatre menu is better value for money but I certainly will not be booking the a la carte menu again. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the surroundings are nice and pleasant. The wine was good... More 

1 Thank crystal761
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Christmas works night out at the Playwright for the seventh year running - and it wasn't unlucky. They dealt with a last-minute switch in our pre-order due to an allergy and were served efficiently and courteously. Meals magnificent - I had Wasabi Cod followed by Sirloin then Peanut Butter Cheesecake. All 10/10. Another member of our party described the Pork... More 

Thank Alan H
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Work Christmas Lunch out at the Playwright was a great success. We had chosen to go there because of the Menu and previous years good experiences. I started with a Salmon Ravioli with Smoked Butter and Clam Risotto, it was fantastic. Second course was Turkey with lovely trimmings and then a Baked Orange Cheesecake. To be honest it was faultless... More 

Thank Sue D
Cupar Fife
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258 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We ate yesterday, esrly evening, to take advantage of the pre theatre deal. This year £26 gor three courses. Food again was a very high standard, with a very good choice of options on each course. I had a pheasant terrine unusually seared in a hot pan and served with two small chateaux potstoes snd some fine thin smoked bacon... More 

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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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?