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

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

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

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

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

Fisher & Donaldson 12 Whitehall St, Dundee, Angus DD1 4AF, United Kingdom 01382 223488

Fisher & Donaldson is a family bakery based in Fife with an extensive offering of over 400 products ranging from traditional Scottish and continental treats.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Panmure St Dundee DD1 2BW 01382 221738

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 42 Dock Street, Dundee DD1 3DR 01382 221 811

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.

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

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

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

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

Debenhams Dundee DD1 1UQ 0844 561 6161

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

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

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

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

Scottish Dance Theatre Dundee DD1 1PB 01382 342600

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

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

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

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McManus Galleries Dundee DD1 1DA 01382 307200

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

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

RRS Discovery Dundee DD1 4XA 01382 309060

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 Science Centre Greenmarket, Dundee DD1 4QB 01382 228800

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

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

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

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

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

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Dundee Law Dundee, Dundee City DD1 United Kingdom 01382 527527

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee DD1 3JP, United Kingdom
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