Since it’s Valentine's Day, we thought we would serve up some of our most loved eateries in Dundee. No matter which way you slice it, food and love are intrinsically linked. So here are five recommendations, dished up by the Tag Team. Get a room!
“a good dinner is of great importance to good talk. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” - Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
I am madly in love with Marwicks and I don’t care who knows! I overuse the word love whenever I talk about this place and often can’t get them out of my head. This is a wonderful, family-run, vegan cafe with so much passion about what they do and commitment to their ethical and sustainable ethos. They have a lovely range of hearty, homemade soups, burritos, sandwiches, and cakes, and take care to change things up while always serving your favourites (Spanish Black Bean Burrito).
When Mozza landed in Dundee, the pizza game changed overnight. Nothing else compares! One of the best pizzas I’ve ever had. What makes it so special? These are Neapolitan pizzas, and as Mozza say, ‘no ordinary pizza’, the real deal from Naples! This means delicious, soft, rustic, sourdough bases, and the tastiest tomato base - are you drooling yet? The menu is super simple with 12 pizza choices and one lucky wild card, good wine and beer, but most importantly, the Birramisu dessert (beer based Tiramisu - genius)!
Avery is basically Tag Games’ canteen. It’s our go-to spot for lunch, and for good reason. It is a lovely, bright, friendly cafe with the best range of lunch options if you’re looking for something light or need to feed your face. Burgers, baked potatoes, salads, soups, and sandwiches are a staple, but the famous ‘Notdog’ is the favourite for Taggers. A meat free hot dog with chips and all the trimmings. There is such a great variety of tasty veggie and vegan choices - such as Halloumi Tacos and Macro-no cheese. Consistently good and take out is available too. Thank you for feeding us Avery!
Oshibori is up there amongst my wife’s favourite Japanese restaurants outside of Japan and has been the primary cause of my conversion into enjoying Japanese cuisine. The food is authentic, tastes excellent, and is impressively presented. There hasn’t been a single time where I’ve come away disappointed with their chicken katsu bento box!
I love a good Indian meal, and for my money, Rishi’s on Hawkhill road is the best in town. You will find all your favourites here, and their range of vegetarian curries is a hit with anyone in the party that doesn't eat meat. Personally, my favourite is the Chana Masala. Along with the usual favourites they also have a Dosa menu which is fun to eat and can be very impressive when it comes to the table and a section dedicated to southern Indian food. I’m salivating typing this!