The Playwright

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The Playwright
11 Tay Square, Dundee, DD1 1PB
  • Telephone 01382 223113
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–midnight. Closed Sun.
  • Food served Mon-–Sat noon–2.30pm, 5–6.30pm, 7–9.30pm. Closed Sun.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sat 5–6.30pm
  • Average price £12.95 (set lunch)
  • Pre-theatre price £16.95
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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The Playwright has labelled itself 'uniquely intimate', which cannot be argued with. Offering some of the most inventive fine-dining food in Dundee, with a price list to match, The Playwright is ambitious in its endeavours. It succeeds, although the grazing menu is recommended if you are on a budget as are the favourably-priced lunch and pre-theatre set menus. More than 100 wines and champagnes are available by the bottle – the broadest selection of any eatery in Dundee – while an edited lineup of four reds and four whites are available in small, medium and large-measure glasses. Wine dinners are frequently held at the restaurant, providing patrons with the opportunity to learn more about specific winemakers and wine-growing regions while sampling food conceived especially to match the occasion. These events generally take place every 6-8 weeks and are advertised in advance on the premises.

  • Average price: £12.95 (set lunch)
Dundee Larder

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The Playwright has quietly managed to retain an important place in Dundee's flourishing fine dining community. Well placed next to Dundee Rep on Tay Square, it has a loyal pre-theatre following. The decor sets the mood – the walls are lined with superb portraits of thespians – for some fine pre-dinner cocktails before moving through to the dining room for some sophisticated cooking and imaginative desserts.

On Tay Square in Dundee's cultural quarter, The Playwright is a contemporary restaurant offering fine dining from fresh, homemade produce. The menu uses creative flavour combinations to add modern touches to traditional British and European dishes, whilst the bar is a relaxed environment serving a vast array of wines and cocktails. Regular events are held at The Playwright, including wine and beer tasting evenings.

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  • Provides: Pre-theatre menu
  • House wine: £19 per bottle