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Local cuisine, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Cafe Tabou is an established, award-winning French brasserie located in Perth city centre’s vibrant Cafe Quarter. A fine dining restaurant, it is one of Scotland's most acclaimed restaurants of its type and undoubtedly a place where fine food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere blend to create a unique day or evening venue. Marek Michalak, the Executive Chef and co-owner was awarded a prestigious Master Chef of Great Britain accreditation in 2015 and the loyal customer base appreciates the efficient service, delicious seasonal menus and wonderful selection of fine wines.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
French, European
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking for other food options apart from the usual burnt burgers or fish and chips. It's great to see there still some real chefs in Scotland (they are in danger of extinction, please care them if you see one) since someone who fries...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on 29/5/21 for my partners birthday and the meal was excellent as usual. We have been here several times and the food and service never fail to disappoint. Lovely atmosphere friendly staff and lovely food! Would recommend Cafe Tabou to anyone. We will...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us sat down for evening meal in pleasantly busy, yet safely spaced restaurant. Attentive service, varied menu, all meals beautifully presented, langoustines were a big hit, deconstructed cheese cake not so much. Thank you.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a quick light lunch with the other half without a booking. We were received with a warm and friendly welcome, and they managed to fit us in. We both had salads: I had the Paysanne and he had the goat's cheese salad....More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 May 2021 via mobile

Self edit first. I haven't reviwed anywhere in a while because obviously we have been going through difficult times. I should also say that Cafe Tabou is a favourite of ours and visited many times. However I do try to make my reviews objective and...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 27 April 2021 via mobile

Back to Café Tabou on their reopening day for a my wife’s birthday lunch. Great welcome, felt like we’d never been away and a fantastic lunch on the terrace, as we wanted to have a celebratory alcoholic drink and covid regulations don’t permit that inside...More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 December 2020 via mobile

We thought we would squeeze in another lunch at Café Tabou before it went into lockdown again and we had another fantastic meal as there always appears to be a dish on the menu we’ve never tried before! On this occasion it was Lambs Liver...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 20 December 2020

Excellent meal and service as always. Everything was well presented and tasty. Couldn’t fault it. Had the confit duck salad and medallions of beef. My husband had the seafood bisque and beef olives. Highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

Delicious lunch catching up with a friend. Friendly and helpful staff, restaurant felt very safe, tables well spaced out and vertical plastic dividers dotted throughout the restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020

Another perfect lunch at Cafe Tabou. We were going to sit outside on the terrace and have some wine with our lunch. However it was a blustery day, and we decided to eat inside which was easily accommodated. The staff are always very friendly and...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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20 October 2019|
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Response from Scotlandladyjean | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a car to park, but I see from the other answers that there is parking nearby but to park nearby you have to do this by 6.30 pm
Claire M
16 April 2019|
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Response from michelledebraq | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are more than happy to cook you something not on menu too. Just speak with staff
19 June 2016|
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Response from 250neilm | Reviewed this property |
Have sat outside with my dogs and the staff even brought water for them.
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Cafe Tabou is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5