Looking for your new favourite restaurant? The White Goose on Dock Street is a hit with Dundee foodies thanks to its fresh, flexible menu and relaxed approach.
The White Goose is owned and ran by Lauren (a former medical student with experience working in hospitality) and Calum (a chef with years of experience behind him). “Calum always wanted to open his own place, and together we thought we may as well go for it,” says Lauren of their decision to launch a restaurant in their early twenties.
It turned out to be a good risk, with The White Goose proving so successful that in September 2018 they opened up a second venue, The Giddy Goose on Perth Road. Now Lauren and Calum oversee a team of 35 between both popular eateries.
Whilst The Giddy Goose is faster paced with an Italian influence, The White Goose is more of a Scottish Contemporary bistro. It boasts a relaxed and friendly vibe, and is open 9am till late for brunch, lunch and dinner all week.
“The White Goose is a very relaxed, mellow place. You can sit in for brunch, have a coffee and work with your laptop, or come in with friends for a catchup,” explains Lauren. “We’ve noticed a lot of friends coming in to share some grazer plates (we offer 3 for £12.95, between 4pm and 6pm) and enjoy a glass of wine. It ticks all the boxes for everyone!”
Food to suit all tastes
But it’s not just the atmosphere that’s been winning over fans – both successful restaurants are also all about great, fresh food cooked to the highest of standards.
Because everything is cooked freshly there is lots of variety on the menu, with dishes to suit pretty much all diets and requirements, including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian food.
“The chefs are great at changing almost anything on the menu to suit dietary requirements, or if we can’t make changes, we’ll make up something new for you,” says Lauren. “We always like customers to tell us what you want.”
With their varied menu and flexible approach, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to ordering something to eat. As well as a steak night on Wednesday, their 3 for £12.95 grazer plates offer and a Catch of the Day option, there’s also a Sunday roast to take advantage of (although be warned, it’s only available for as long as it lasts).
And whatever you go for, you’ll be able to wash it all down with a drink from the ample bar, which offers a great range of beers, spirits and cocktails. In particular, you’ll find delicious wine options, with most served by the glass thanks to a Le Verre du Vin Preservation System which keeps opened bottles fresh. There are even great quality vegan and vegetarian wines on offer too.