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Dundee centre visitor's guide

Explore Scotland's best kept secret

Dundee has more to it than universities and tech innovators. In fact, it's a lively city with outdoor attractions, exceptional museums, and one of the UK's best venues. Explore Dundee Centre using our guide to the city.

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Metro Bar and Brasserie 1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee DD1 3JP 01382 202 902 0

Metro Bar & Brasserie serves international dishes in a modern and contemporary space over looking City Quay.

Rama Thai 32-34 Dock Street, Dundee, Dundee City, DD1 3DR, United Kingdom 01382 223366 0.19

Rama Thai is a fine dining restaurant offering a taste of modern and traditional cooking with floor to ceiling windows.

Project Pie 48-54 Reform St, Dundee, Dundee City DD1 1RT, United Kingdom 01382 220909 0.55

Project Pie serves up everyday Artisan pizza custom built by diners with a variety of sides and milkshakes.

Nando's 2-4 Nethergate Dundee DD1 4EY 01382 204173 0.62

Nando's is home to the legendary, Portuguese flame-grilled Peri-Peri chicken. This restaurant offers quick, casual dining tailored to your taste buds!

The West House 2 West Port Dundee, Dundee City DD1 5EP United Kingdom 01382 525205 0.75

Situated in the heart of Dundee, this popular and vibrant atmosphere serving delicious food, cocktails and champagne to share.

The D'Arcy Thompson 21 Old Hawkhill Dundee DD1 5EU United Kingdom 01382 322694 0.87

At D'Arcy Thompson you'll find a warm welcome, freshly prepared home cooked food and friendly service.

The Playwright 11 Tay Street Dundee DD1 1PB United Kingdom 01382 223113 0.69

The Playwright Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant offering traditional a la carte menu, pre-theatre menu and bar in a contemporary dining room.

Meat House Bar & Grill 2-8 Perth Rd Dundee DD1 4LN United Kingdom 01382 690040 0.83

Dundee was lacking a classic meat house, and now it has one! This restaurant offers burgers, steaks and roasts in a trendy bistro and bar.

Braes 14/18 Perth Road, Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4LN 01382 226344 0.83

This contemporary bar on Perth Road is amoungst some of Dundee's most popular bars and restaurants. You'll find a cosy bar, pub meals for great value, live sport and student discounts.

BrewDog Dundee Ground Floor, Chamber Building, Panmure Street, Dundee, DD1 1ED 01382 221738 0.43

BrewDog specialise in craft beers, with regular guest brews served in The Royal Exchange Building. Pop in to select from a range of hot and cold food and a beer.

Kobee Kobee, 42 Dock Street, Dundee, Tayside DD1 3DR 01382 221 811 0.19

Kobee is a new restaurant brought to Dundee as part of the Waterfront Development. From steaks to seafood, sushi to teppanyaki, Kobee has something for everyone. With a relaxed and friendly service, you'll be greeted with a warm welcome and enjoy delicious, high quality food.

Fat Sam's 31 S Ward Rd, Dundee DD1 1PU 01382 228181 0.69

One of Dundee's best clubs offering retro music and all things 80's and 90's.

Castlehill 22-26 Exchange St, Dundee DD1 3DL 01382 220008 0.23

Castlehill is an award winning restaurant just a few minutes from the waterfront hub of Dundee.

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Overgate High St Dundee City DD1 1UG United Kingdom 01382 314210 0.4

With over 50 shops, the Overgate is Dundee's biggest indoor shopping centre. Adjoining the high Street shops and surrounded with restaurants, this destination is the perfect retail experience.

Marks & Spencer 41 Murraygate Dundee, United Kingdom DD1 9PF United Kingdom 01382 229261 0.29

M & S is a major British multinational retailer selling women & menswear, beauty products, food, wine, flowers and gifts.

Debenhams Overgate Shopping Centre Overgate Dundee, Tayside DD1 1UE United Kingdom 0844 561 6161 0.63

Debenhams is a British retailer departmnt store which provides a wide selection of brands under one roof such as Armani, Benefit and Clarins.

Wellgate Shopping Centre Dundee Angus DD1 2DB United Kingdom 01382 225454 0.35

The Wellgate Shopping Centre is one of two main shopping centres in Dundee which spreads over three floors including a food court.

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Caird Hall City Square Dundee, Angus DD1 3BB United Kingdom 01382 434451 0.32

The Caird Hall offers a unique blend of grandeur, heritage and traditional Scottish hospitality. It's the principal concert hall in Dundee and hosts most of Dundee's best events in music and comedy.

Whitehall Theatre Bellfield St Dundee, Dundee City DD1 5JA United Kingdom 01382 434940 1.19

The Whitehall Theatre hosts drama shows, musicals and pantomimes in this 700-seater auditorium.

Scottish Dance Theatre Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee City, Dundee, DD1 1PB United Kingdom 01382 342600 0.72

Scottish Dance theatre is Scotland's national contemporary dance company and is part of Dundee Rep Theatre.

Dundee Rep Theatre Tay Square, Dundee, Dundee City DD1 1PB, United Kingdom 01382 223530 0.72

Dundee Rep Theatre is rooted in producing work with a diverse local audience whilst strengthening it's national reputation. It's home to Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rep Creative Learning.

DCA Cinema 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY 01382 909900 0.64

Two screens showing daily screenings of current movie releases, short films and exhibitions.

Fat Sam's 31 S Ward Rd, Dundee DD1 1PU 01382 228181 0.69

Fat Sam's is one of Dundee's best live music venues open every weekend.

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McManus Galleries Albert Square Meadowside Dundee DD1 1DA United Kingdom 01382 307200 0.41

This Art Gallery and Museum offers a fascinating insight into Dundee. There are eight galleries to explore with lots of information to discover in art, history and the environment.

Cooper Gallery 13 Perth Rd Dundee, Angus DD1 4HT United Kingdom 01382 385330 2.21

This centre is devoted to contemporary art and design and visual culture through a programme in Cooper Gallery through four spaces.

RRS Discovery Discovery Point Discovery Quay Dundee DD1 4XA United Kingdom 01382 309060 0.6

Visit Captain Scott's polar exploration ship RRS Discovery at Discovery Point Dundee for a great family day out. Get 10% off as an Apex guest.

Dundee Contemporary Arts 152 Nethergate Dundee DD1 4DY United Kingdom 01382 909900 0.64

This world-class theatre promotes the development and exhibition of contemporary art and culture.

Dundee Science Centre Greenmarket Dundee, Angus DD1 4QB United Kingdom 01382 228800 0.69

In our culture of exploring and curiosity, Dundee Science Centre is a hub of learning and engagement with science. Visit for exhibitions, interactive displays and events.

HM Frigate Unicorn Victoria Dock Dundee DD1 3BP United Kingdom 01382 200900 0.19

HM Unicorn is a surviving sailing frigate of the successful Leda class. Now a museum, the boat now sits across from or hotel in City Quay.

Verdant Works W Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT 01382 309060 0.96

Dundee Verdant Works is an award winning family attraction bringing the past alive.

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Dundee Law Dundee, Dundee City DD1 United Kingdom 01382 527527 1.56

Dundee Law is an extinct volcano formed around 400 million years ago. It's 572-foot peak is Dundee's most distinctive landmark and a great place to walk and experience views of the city.

Balgay Park Dundee, Dundee City DD2 2UB United Kingdom 01382 435967 2.21

Balgay Hill is home to the city's Mills Observatory and has a mixture of gardens and open space for walking, exercising or relaxing.

Caird Park Golf Course Caird Park Mains Loan Dundee DD4 9BX 01382 438871 2.4

This golf course has in the past been one of Europe's busiest. It's attractive parkland track is fairly easy to start and gets increasingly difficult as the course progresses.

Dudhope Park and Castle Dundee Dundee City United Kingdom 01382 433710 1.18

Formally used as a military base, Dudhope Park is now available for weddings or on most days, an open park land.

Waterfront & Riverside Riverside Drive, Dundee 1.78

The Waterfront is currently undergoing a £1billion transformation across 240 hectares of land along 8km of the River Tay. The project is working to 'transform the city into a world leading waterfront destination' by creating a new Olympia Swimming & Leisure Centre and a new hotel. At the heart of the area will be a large open space extending to the water's edge. Until then, you can enjoy the wide open grass space with river views along Riverside Drive.

Baxter Park Arbroath Rd, Dundee, Dundee City DD4 6NL 01382 307474 1.95

This pavillion and park were gifted to the people of Dundee by mill owners, The Baxter family in 1863.

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Henry's Coffee House 22-26 Seagate Dundee DD1 2EQ United Kingdom 01382 200225 0.26

Henry's is committed to raising the standards when it comes to great coffee. Stop in to eat in or take away with sandwiches, cakes and free Wi-Fi.

Parlour 58 West Port Dundee, Dundee City DD1 5EP United Kingdom 01382 203588 0.8

The Parlour Cafe is always popular amongst locals, it's small an intimate serving home baked bites and quality dishes with a focus on vegetarian items.

Empire State Coffee 36-38 Nethergate Dundee DD1 4ET United Kingdom 01382 224422 0.51

Empire State's coffee is a hidden gem in Dundee and offers a nice selection of cakes and savoury items in a welcoming setting.

Avery & Co. 34 S Tay St Dundee DD1 1PD United Kingdom 01382 201533 0.78

Avery & Co. is a welcoming space designed to encourage people to eat, linger and relax.

Madigans Emporium Castle St, Dundee, Dundee City DD1 3AA 01382 699202 0.32

Open for breakfast and lunch, Madigan's Food Emporium offers a relaxing cafe/bookshop with great service and tasty treats.

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Mills Observatory Dundee, Dundee City DD2 2UB United Kingdom 01382 435967 2.21

Britain's first purpose-built public observatory is set in a magnificent woodland setting on Balgay Hill.

St. Andrews Links A917, Saint Andrews KY16 9SF, United Kingdom 01334 466666 12.28

St Andrews Links is knows as the Home of Golf. The Links holds seven golf courses and is the largest public golf complex in Europe.

University of Dundee Nethergate Dundee DD1 4HN United Kingdom 01382 383000 0.79

University of Dundee is one of the UK's leading universities internationally recognised for its expertise and innovation.

Abertay University Kydd Building Bell St Dundee DD1 1HG United Kingdom 01382 308000 0.58

Abertay University offers world-leading courses in computer arts and computer games technology.

Dundee Science Centre Dundee Science Centre, Greenmarket, Dundee, Angus DD1 4QB 01382 228800 0.69

Whatever your age, a trip to the science centre is amazing. Open 7 days a week, Dundee Science Centre offering interactive learning exhibitions for all ages. Check the website for current events and admission prices.

Dundee Football Club Sandeman Street, Dundee, Dundee City DD3 7JY 01382 889966 1.21

Dens Park is the home stadium ground of Scottish Premiership club, Dundee Football Club with a capacity of over 11,000.

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