Scotland’s ‘City of Discovery’ is just waiting to be tasted – but where better to start a sample of Dundee restaurants than Dundee’s Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa.
Sitting on the picturesque Firth of Tay estuary in eastern Scotland, Dundee with its flourishing foodie scene is one of the country’s most exciting cities, and Apex City Quay’s Metro Bar and Brasserie is at the heart of the melting pot.
It’s a truly cosmopolitan dining experience, with concocts dishes that pay homage to Scotland’s rich culinary tradition while drawing inspiration from around the world.
When it comes to Dundee restaurants, city centre dining doesn’t come better than here.
Open to guests and the public from breakfast until dinner there’s something to suit all tastes and appetites.
The hungry visitors to this Dundee restaurant in the city centre could brunch on haggis eggs benedict – or perhaps wait until lunchtime and dig into the Apex Taste of Scotland plate, with chicken liver pate, smoked salmon, devilled egg, crispy haggis and smoked venison. There’s also a vegetarian version, so everyone’s catered for.
Afternoon Tea is a really special event – with delicious savoury treats, scones warm from the oven, and decadent cakes such as tipsy laird and cappuccino chocolate cake.
Dinner offers an extravaganza for the taste buds. Atlantic sole or specially selected 22oz rib chop, anyone?
That dinner menu also has an international dimension; there's Moroccan lamb kofta or garlic prawns with saffron orzo, nduga and piquillo peppers. The vegan menu includes a sensational artichoke risotto with parsley dressing, affila cress and pumpkin seeds. The gluten free menu takes the worry out of ordering and includes succulent battered fish and chips.
There is also a popular set menu designed to fit your budget, with two courses for £18.95 or three for £22.95. And the kids’ menu offers family favourites that are the envy of many Dundee restaurants, city centre or elsewhere.
Don't forget to have a look at the dessert menu, in case you can find space for the scrumptious treats such as the classic sticky toffee pudding or the duo of Dundee cake and whisky cheesecake!
Even if you’re not looking for a meal or bar snack, the Metro Bar and Brasserie, a refined Dundee restaurant, is the ideal place to stop for a relaxing beverage – whether that’s a speciality tea or coffee or something more grown up.
With a varied wine menu, Champagne and prosecco, draft and bottled beers, a wide range of spirits and a full stock of mixers and soft drinks, it has something for every taste – and that’s before you get to a cocktail menu that stands out among Dundee restaurants.
And remember, if you’re too late to dine in – or just too relaxed to leave your room – there’s 24-hour room service for guests.