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Dundee - Eating and Drinking

Dundee has a range of fabulous options when it comes to eating and drinking, and on a Dundee city break there are some great options to check out, particularly in the area known as the Cultural Quarter around Dundee Contemporary Arts and Dundee University. Listed below are our top tips for enjoyable eating and drinking in Dundee.

Jute Café Bar (Dundee Contemporary Arts)
The food is exciting, eclectic and reflects the diversity of the DCA itself. Perfect for a morning coffee, an afternoon lunch or a meal in the evening, you can enjoy this Café at anytime of the day.

The Tasting Rooms
Billed as Scotland's first and only contemporary food and wine experience centre, this unique venue offers the opportunity to experience a feast using all of your senses. Has to be seen, heard, touched, smelled and tasted to be believed.

The Glass Pavilion
Situated on the banks of the beautiful River Tay, this stunning restaurant has an art deco theme, spectacular views and first class food that use only the best locally sourced produce.

'Underground'
With a fantastic atmosphere and a cocktail list that should keep everyone happy, this is the ideal venue to get your night out off to a perfect start.

Twin Cities Café
This unusually themed restaurant enables you to enjoy Middle Eastern food, indulgent ice cream, and wines and spirits. Ideally set in the City Square, it draws on inspiration from all of Dundee's Twin Cities.

The Parlour
Small but perfectly formed, this café offers excellent teas, coffees and a healthy range of toasties and speciality sandwiches. Leaning towards quality vegetarian food, they also have a great range of home baking.

Alchemy Restaurant
Located in the Apex Hotel, the food here is first class and boasts two AA Rosettes. With a menu that's influenced by France and Scotland in equal parts, the Dundee waterfront view also serves up a treat.

The Phoenix
Established for over 150 years, this traditional bar is small, busy and has a great range of real ales. The food is simple but wholesome and the atmosphere is always excellent.

The Speedwell Bar
Renowned for its vast range of whiskies, the Speedwell has been known for generations as "Mennies" - after the Landlady who owned and ran the property for over half a century. One of the very few pubs in Scotland which has been listed for the quality of its interior, it's one of the finest examples of Edwardian bar design.