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The Playwright

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11 Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB, Scotland
+44 1382 223113
12:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on Valentine's day with my partner. Staff were extremely attentive and friendly. Starters and mains were incredible - easily the best place to eat out in Dundee. Prices were more than reasonable for the quality of food and service. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank ashleigh y
Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a lovely welcome at The Playwright and lovely little touches along with the meal. Great cocktails and the serving staff always seem knowledgeable about the menu and are able to provide additional information. I am always confident in how fresh the food is and how unusual and interesting it will be. It really is my favourite place to eat... More 

Thank CT2710
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went here for Christmas night out, food was beautiful, a few extra mini courses were given to try, great portions and the wine was also really good. The staff were attentive and cheery, and were quick to assist if needed. Will definitely return next time I'm in dundee

1 Thank Fi E
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Have visited this restaurant a few times and have always enjoyed the food, it is not exceptional but always tasty enough. The service is friendly and relaxed. I just do not like the huge picture of the actor on the wall it puts me off a bit when i'm eating ..

1 Thank fionasmith6226
Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

In a trip passing through Dundee, I had a look on TripAdvisor too what is locally palatable. This came up a reassuring top. Tables were available in abundance on this Saturday afternoon. The food was fantastic - in true Scottish spirit, there was salmon, pigeon and Angus beef, with twists and updates. Attentive staff, stylish surroundings and calm atmosphere. A... More 

1 Thank Sasha P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Lovely setting in Dundee, I had the Venison the best I have ever eaten. The staff were very attentive and looked after us very well. The manager peter made sure we enjoying our stay in Dundee. Fine dining in Dundee the Playwright is a real treat.

Thank Maurice H
Dundee, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I was here with my parents for a family celebration. We chose the pre theatre menu which we though was excellent value at £20 for three courses (an extra £4.95 if your have the steak). The food was excellent, we all had the steak which was cooked to perfection. I had the peanut butter cheesecake which was to die for... More 

Thank dufc001
Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

What we had was fine. But being the foodies that we are couldn't help thinking that if this is the best fine dining experience Dundee has to offer then there's still a bit of catching up to do. It very central, very handy if you're going to the theatre, parking is easy and the menu is very accessible to most.... More 

Thank Paul F
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the Playwright on a Friday night in January with my partner. The wine was fantastic and the food was even better. This chef really knows what he's doing and everything we got was delicious. Peter and all his staff couldn't have been more welcoming and nothing was any trouble. Wouldn't hesitate in visiting again.

Thank Eilís W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with my wife for the second time. The food was first class, however it was slightly marred by the fact that we were the only customers! It kind of spoiled the atmosphere but couldn't have been foreseen.

Thank Bill M

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?