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“Really good lunch”
Review of Catalana - CLOSED

Catalana
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Really good lunch”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Visited with work colleagues for lunch mid week. Very impressed with the choice of food which was really good value for money. All food was really fresh and tasty. Restaurant busy for midweek, nice atmosphere. I will definitely be back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank nt1984
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great choice”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Me and my partner went to Catalan a couple of weeks and loved it! We chose the set menu for two which included 4 tapas dishes to share (Prawns, chicken kebabs, chirizo stew & grilled goats cheese), Paella of choice to share (Seafood or chicken & chirizo) and a dessert each (Lemon & raspberry crumble, creme brule' or ice cream).

The food was fantastic and we were almost full from the tapas that when the paella came and we seen the size of it we knew we would struggle to finish it! They offered to put it in a box for us to take home which we declined, but enjoyed the food all the same.

The staff were friendly and helpful and we were there for a good few hours (not due to slow service) but because we felt relaxed and not rushed.

Cocktails are great too!

I would really recommend Catalana to anyone who likes Tapas food and a nice relaxed atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank KayLeigh09102014
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Kirriemuir, Scotland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lunch spoiled by very unhappy manager”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The good food is definitely undone by the "managers" attitude. We have been here 3 times and have to say the food is let down by this person (worked lunch today 1/8/2014). You would think it was an inconvenience to come into the restaurant. Wont be returning anytime soon which is a shame.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank tails1000
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Lovely Lunch”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Went with my family for a midweek lunch. Only the downstairs was open and it was busy giving it a good atmosphere. We were told we would have to wait around 20 minutes for a table or take the bar tables. As it was just for lunch the bar tables were fine.
The service greeting us was excellent and the hostess was very chatty and happy to engage in conversation. The waitress that served us however was a bit more dour but it didn't affect our dining experience too much.
The choice of the menu was good and everyone should be able to find something they could eat. The £5.95 lunchtime special which gave you the choice of 2 dishes was ample for a lunch. Each portion was sized well and we didn't leave the restaurant feeling hungry.
All in all very good value for money

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Martin H
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Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Like a good effort at a dinner party , but hardly Espanol.”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The decor is really nice and easy to feel relaxed, as for the Wine list, lets just say the cheap crap you can buy by the glass but the medium value wine can only be bought by the bottle????? madness.

Set menu of "Menu of the Sun ???" is really let down by the Chef grilling 6 butterfly prawns and then covering them in a shop bought bottle of chilli sauce. come on guys its a city raise the game and don't be cheap.

As for the starter of 8 olives and 6 pieces of dry bread OMG olive oil ? Balsamic? .

If you have tasted real Tapas don't bother if you haven't well its and intro at best, just try before you fly to Spain.

Value was average, and to have a Spanish Tapas Bar and the San Miguel is off well i rest my case.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Peepers75
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