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“Consistently great”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Byzantium - CLOSED

Byzantium
Price range: US$15 - US$62
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Close proximity to major bus and rail links.
Description: Our philosophy is simple: to fuse sophisticated food in a casual, cosmopolitan ambience. Our award winning chefs have designed our menus to be flexible and offer everything from a light selection of mezes to a three course a la carte meal that embraces the freshest produce from local suppliers. The menu focuses on freshly prepared classic and contemporary Mediterranean dishes featuring an excellent range of seafood and steaks. All our seafood is supplied fresh on a daily basis and we only use the finest 28-day matured Scottish beef. Situated in the Cultural Quarter of Dundee's vibrant West End, The Byzantium is the perfect venue for sophisticated casual dining, a quick business lunch or a party for that special occasion. Open from early till late, The Byzantium prides itself on blending excellent, friendly service with effortless cool in a stylish, modern space.
UK
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Consistently great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

We are regular lunch diners.
The menus change regularly and are always interesting. The produce, cooking and presentation are always faultless.
Service is very efficient and always excellent.
The restaurant deserves to be much higher in the Dundee rankings. The Chef is an asset to this area.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank FussyMonkey
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Forfar, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent all round”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

We ate at 5pm , just as restaurant was opening for evening, but already it was filling up with customers - a good sign. Booking required for later, as we left the place was nearly full. First time we've been there since remodelling. Fabulous decor and ambiance - staff friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. We ordered a la carte - portion size good - mixed meze and iskendorini! My husband liked all the dishes, I am more picky! Jasmine rice amazing. For me there was too much sauce on top of the stacked meat . . . And the steak was lost and almost unnecessary in the mix! We will return . . . Maybe to have the per- theatre specials next time which looked very good value! No room for a pudding. Although good seemed like there was far less choice of dishes than before. Excellent very popular city centre restaurant

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank stewpot444
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Scotland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great food and excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Butterfly Langoustine not worth the £10 but that's about the only negative I could come up with. As soon as we walked into this restaurant (8.15pm) the atmosphere was buzzing, all tables full and the staff very attentive. Can't complain about the food, their twist on steak pie was a nice change and very very tasty. Apart from the starter, I wouldn't say it was overly priced, not cheap but not overpriced. First time at this restaurant but will be back for sure. Go for the window table right in the corner overlooking the Globe, best seat in the house.

  • Visited February 2013
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

Our second trip to Byzantium and again the food was fabulous! Not cheap but the quality and range of food on offer was great. Lots of seafood/fish dishes available. Service was great - not rushed and the staff were helpful giving info about some of the dishes. We had the set menu at £20 per head for 2 courses - enough choice to satisfy everyone in our party.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Jackie504032
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice place but food slightly disappointing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

This is a busy restaurant with a great atmosphere.
The Meze starter for sharing is the way to go and was the highlight food wise.
We had chosen al a carte which disappointed from both quality and value perspective.
Would have no problem returning but would recommend the set menu which has a reasonable choice and certainly is good value for money.

Visited February 2013
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Thank SPBurns17
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