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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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Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Sasha P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner took me as part of my Xmas. We were there in early 2016, with relatives from Australia, but I never got around to doing a review. That night was as great as this recent one. The staff were friendly. Our young waitress was a natural. friendly and helpful. The food is, as ever, wow!! It is fine dining... More 

Thank webpostie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for a most fantastic birthday meal. Service was wonderful and food was amazing! Just wished I'd had room for dessert...

Thank Andrea S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After researching somewhere in Dundee that falls into the bracket of fine dining, I decided to give The Playwright a try. As I had never been before and with a number of average reviews littering the internet, I opted for the pre-theatre menu in an attempt to sample the food without paying too much for something that may disappoint. At... More 

1 Thank Jon C
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very average meal for price charged. Certainly not fine dining standard. There are much better restaurants in the area for the same or less cost. Service was slow and the meals just lacked that special something. Not a fine dining experience at all. Disappointed in the standard of the food.

1 Thank Americangirl444

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?