In the last few years, Dundee’s reputation as a vibrant, developing city has meant that many new restaurants, cafes and bars have chosen the city as an ideal place to open their new or latest venture. Keep a check on Dundee City Facebook page for all the latest updates. Some of the latest openings to receive positive reviews include:

Tailend Fish & Chips – Arbroath based fishmerchant, G&A Spink who source all their fish from MSC registered boats from the North Sea have swam over the Tay from their first home in St Andrews to open a new takeaway and sit-in restaurant in Dundee’s Nethergate.

The Bach – eclectic food and craft coffee from indy operators, The Bach (a Kiwi name given to a holiday home where people relax and eat great food.) Many diets such as gluten free and vegan are catered for here. Find The Bach at The Old Flour Mill of Exchange Street.

Draffens – not strictly a restaurant but a speakeasy bar serving great cocktails and snacks, this is a great spot worth searching out in the centre of Dundee. Reviving the spirit of Draffens department store, the memories of old Dundee sit comfortably with a contemporary, cool crowd. No sign outside but look for the light above the doorway, down a lane next to Empire State Coffee.

Drink RRS Discovery Beer

Synonymous with Dundee is the iconic RSS Discovery ship and now you can try RSS Discovery “Smoked in History” craft beer. Brewed in collaboration with Alchemy Ales in Livingston and Brewdog in Dundee the dark, porter style beer with flavours of chocolate, amber and coffee was made using wood from the ship removed during a recent restoration.

Eating and drinking in Dundee

Dundee’s food and drink scene is transforming at a dynamic pace.  Contemporary restaurants and enterprising bistros sit alongside cool coffee houses, tasteful cafes, craft beer bars and good food shops.   For a closer look at Dundee’s flourishing food and drink scene, download the “Dundee Larder: The Guide to the Food and Dr