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“Very Selection of food”
Review of Jute Cafe Bar

Jute Cafe Bar
Ranked #68 of 392 Restaurants in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$24
Cuisines: European, Scottish, Bar
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Very pleasant surroundings, lovely to sit out in the good weather.
Excellent service and waitresses all very pleasant and helpful,
Excellent atmosphere.

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Thank Helen D
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

The JuteCafe is a popular choice with my friends and family. The food menu is always presented well with the food choices sounding mouthwatering.

The food itself is really nice and priced well.

As for the service, we have been let down on many occasions with staff looking depressed and lost and it's meant to be a 'high' class restaurant - why are staff depressed? With this poor service, it leaves the overall feeling of the meal disappointing.

With the sunshine breaking out and the vast majority of customers sitting outside - myself and my friends were not seen to by any waiters. Instead, we had to walk inside and seek out menus. After we made our choices, nobody came out to see us and take an order. We were not told by the staff member when receiving the menus what the ordering procedure was for sitting outside. Apparently there is no outdoor service and customers must walk inside to make their order and pay for it in advance. This is very disappointing and seems illogical. Speaking to the manager - he stated that it's to remove the possibility of customer raking up a bill and exiting without paying. Surely that's what the staff are there to prevent for happening?

We walked out in the end and went elsewhere. Missed opportunity and probably others will do the same!

1  Thank DaWei86
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

The service here is actually ok. Attentive staff who get the orders correct, and aren't too intrusive. It's the food that lets the place down, well that and being surrounded by Friday night drinkers.

The food is pretty average, and portion-wise is not nearly adult-sized. The wine list was fine and the tables were clean, but there's not enough separation from the heaving bar, Thus intimacy, conversation and any attempts at quiet conversation: forget it. consequently a trip to the toilets mean wading through the crowds. It would be better if the dining area had its own toilets.

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1  Thank Superharrio
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Visited here for a business dinner recently and was pleased to see improvements have been made.

Firstly, there was a very pleasant waiter on hand to assist us.
Secondly, the food was better than my last visit.
I decided on the steak - it was cooked well and the taste was there. My only comment would be the sauce it came in would be better served on the side rather than a big puddle on the plate, and it came with 5 home made chips which came across as quite stingy for an £18 steak and chips meal. The onion rings I paid extra for were all clumped together as one big piece of batter also, so the deliver in the cup style receptacle is perhaps out of place for this purpose.

Overall though, you are going in the right direction. Keep it up and we will keep coming back,

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1  Thank Lola H
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We were amazed and delighted that Jute cafe bar made sure we got our meal in 45 minutes and that we were out by the time our movie started. Food was excellent and the wine outstanding. They went to a big effort to make sure we got a table when , on a Bank holiday weekend, it was fully booked. My daughter is still raving about how lovely her meal was today today. We will be back!

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Thank Jasper G
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