On March 20 Boris Johnson announced the news that pubs, cafes and restaurants across the UK were to shut indefinitely in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Takeaway and delivery services were told that they may remain open, whilst online retail was encouraged to continue operations.
The hospitality industry has taken a significant economic hit as a result of the lockdown; many eateries closed their doors to the public not knowing if they would get a chance to serve their loyal customers once more.
There are those, across the country, that have navigated a new ‘normal’. For some it has meant shifting their business to an online model, for others it has meant installing Perspex screens in-store.
We’ve done a round-up of all the local businesses that are beginning to get their operations back up and running, so that you can enjoy your favourite meals once again.
If you would like your business to be included, please email email@example.com, making sure you tell us the name of your business, what your operating times and days are, what it is you’re offering, any safety precautions you’ve taken and your preferred method of contact for customers placing orders. Please send us a link to any Facebook pages or websites too.We will continue to update this list, as often as we can.
Five Guys, city centre
This burger restaurant has reopened its Dundee outlet for delivery – through Deliveroo – and click and collect. Social distancing measures are in place and those customers ordering via click and collect are required to pay for their order before collection.
Chopstix, city centre
This ever-popular restaurant and takeaway is reopening its Dundee branch, based at 12 St Andrew’s Street. The store closed its doors in March, but customers are now able to order their favourite dishes again via Deliveroo. It will operate from 12pm until 6.30pm daily.
Forte’s Cafe, Stobswell
The much-loved Forte’s is reopening its doors to the public. Baguettes and breakfast rolls are just a few of the items that are available on its new menu. There will be new safety measures introduced in the shop meaning only two people will be allowed in at any one time, but people are welcome to order for collection by ringing 01382 452616.
Fresh and Chips, Whitfield
This highly-rated takeaway is now open for collections and delivery. The shop has put social distancing measures in place, with no-one allowed to wait in the store. They’re also offering non-contact delivery.
Rancho Pancho, city centre
From this weekend, the restaurant will begin its Mex 2 U collection service. There will be a no-cash policy in place, as well as social distancing measures introduced. The team at Rancho Pancho are hoping to start deliveries next week. Delivery days and times will be updated in due course.
This Dundee-based business is offering a reduced menu, selling an option of five different salads, side dishes and a breakfast Bircher Muesli. They’re operating daily and offering contactless delivery only to homes around Dundee and Perth. Customers can order on their website and can view the menu on their Instagram and Facebook pages. If customers order by 8pm they can qualify for next day delivery and the team are also offering 15% off during the pandemic for all key workers.
Scran Fitness Food, city centre
This healthy meal prep delivery service is operating contactless free delivery seven days a week, as well as contactless collection. The team have introduced a ‘cheat menu’ every Saturday which includes delicious comfort food and ‘home favourites’ to make the meals more appealing to families and elderly rather than their usual target health food market. This means that vulnerable people who are unable to venture out to the shops are still able to fill their fridges. Customers can order online via their website and can check out their social media pages on Instagram and Facebook too. If customers order by 11am they qualify for same day delivery. Scran Fitness Food are also offering 15% off during the pandemic for all NHS workers to support them at the moment.
Yorkes of Dundee, Strathmartine and Fintry
This butchers, which operates two retail units on Strathmartine Road and Fintry Road, has both of its sites open. Both shops have Perspex screens in place to protect staff and customers, who are also urged to adhere to the two-metre guideline. Breakfast food and lunchtime items will be on offer at the Strathmartine branch, which will open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. The Fintry branch is open 8am until 5pm. Yorkes is offering non-contact deliveries, as well as collections, and orders can be placed by ringing 01382 825901.
Blue Lagoon, Fintry
From April 30, Blue Lagoon is opening its doors for deliveries and collection orders. It will be open six days a week from 4pm until 9.30pm and will remain closed on a Tuesday. Only one customer will be allowed in the shop at one time.
Coffee & Co, Reform Street
Coffee & Co on Reform Street re-opened as a takeaway on Monday. Owner Heather Judge has installed a plastic counter shield and floor stickers indicating how far apart customers can stand from each other. The cafe is open from 7am-2pm serving hot and cold drinks and food to takeaway.
Dundee Dairy Co
Dundee Dairy Co is a dairy delivery service offering free delivery straight to the doorstep of those in Dundee and surrounding areas. They’re offering milk, bread and eggs, amongst other things and can be contacted on their Facebook page.
Scott Brothers Butchers
The popular family-run butchers is still open for business at its branches on Strathmartine Road and Brook Street in Broughty Ferry, although it’s Nethergate branch is temporarily shut.
A contactless click and collect service is now available at Strathmartine Road shop, or you can order online for delivery to your door by visiting www.scottbrothersbutchers.co.uk
Burger King, Kingsway
The branch at Kingsway West is one of only eight in the UK that the fast-food firm will reopen from April 29. It is operating delivery only from noon to 11pm, and customers will be able place orders via Deliveroo and Just Eat. The firm has also announced it will continue to donate meals to staff working at NHS hospitals local to the reopened restaurants.
De Niro’s Fish & Chip Shop, Macalpine Road
De Niro’s is offering contactless deliveries to Dundee residents. Customers can order via their app which can be found on their website, and also through Just Eat or their Facebook page. They’re currently installing protective screens so that they can open their doors for collections. Telephone orders can be made by calling 01382 816191.
The Silvery Tay, Menzieshill
The team at the Silvery Tay reopened the shop on April 24 and are offering home delivery and takeaway service seven days a week from 4pm until 10.30pm. Card payment and web orders are welcomed, with customers urged to place delivery orders by 9pm. Only three customers are allowed in the shop at any one time.
The Bank Bar, city centre
The venue opened up to the public on April 24 for takeaway only. Customers are asked to phone their order in on 01382 205037 so that staff can have it ready for pick-up. The team will also be operating a home delivery service free of charge in the Dundee area, with services available between 12 and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
Istanbul Kebab, Nethergate
Having already delivered food to NHS Tayside staff as a thank you, Istanbul Kebab House on Nethergate is also available for delivery and collections to your home Orders can be placed via telephone on 01382205132, JustEat or its own website for a 10% discount. It is open between 4.30pm and 2am, there are safety measures in place and only three people will be allowed inside the shop at once.
Frankie’s Fish Shack, Balfield Road
Frankie’s Fish Shack has been operating with a skeleton staff for the best part of a month, following a brief closure at the end of March. The popular takeaway is known for its tempura battered fish, and also serves pizza, pasta and ice creams.
Like all businesses, social distancing measures are in place and entry into the shop for collection is limited to five customers. Or you can stay at home and have your food delivered by calling 01382 825231 or ordering online at frankiesfs.co.uk
A.W Catering, Dundee
From April 30, A.W Catering is opening its doors for deliveries. Operating seven days a week, from 8.30am to 3pm, they will be selling a wide range of hot and cold rolls, as well as a number of meals. They’re also hoping to be on site at Wickes Milton of Craigie from May 14, with new safety measures and social distancing rules being put in place. Orders can be placed through Just Eat or by ringing 07704231815.
The White Goose, Dock Street
The team at the White Goose are back – and are delivering homemade sausage rolls and pies to homes across Scotland with their specially designed insulated fresh pack boxes. All products are baked to order and customers are asked to place all orders by Sunday evening for delivery by the following Friday. Those looking to place an order can contact their Facebook page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01382 520766.
The Giddy Goose, Perth Road
The Giddy Goose is continuing to produce plenty of classics, delivering them straight to your doorstep. For the quickest and most efficient way to order message their Facebook page with your order, address and phone number. Those unable to message can ring them on 01382 520766. They’re open Thursday and Sunday, from 5pm to 9pm, and Friday and Saturday, from 3pm until 9pm.
Smart Cakes, Douglas
This Douglas-based store has reopened its doors, offering takeaway food such as filled rolls and baguettes, as well as novelty birthday cakes and home made flavoured cheesecakes and cupcakes. They will be open Monday to Friday, from 8.30am until 2.30pm, and on Saturdays from 8.30am to 12.30pm. Walk-ins are allowed but only two customers are able to be in the shop at one time. They’re also offering contactless delivery. Orders can be placed in advance via Facebook or by calling or texting the shop on 07486465328.
A popular little takeaway sitting on the Hilltown, ChinaTown will reopen its doors on April 30. Offering delivery only, they will just be accepting card payments for any orders placed. Those wishing to make an order can do so by visiting their website or ordering on Just Eat.
Broughty Ferry, Carnoustie and Monifieth
Pizza Revolution, Broughty Ferry
This pizza place in Broughty Ferry re-opened for deliveries and collection on April 15. Based at 46 Gray Street, they are open Tuesday to Thursday from 4.30pm until 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 4:30pm to 10pm and Sunday from 4.30pm to 9pm. They are offering their full menu as well as a pizza making kit for people to buy and make their own at home. Collection is limited to two people in the store at any one time and the delivery driver is employing social distancing methods; food will be left on a table and the driver will knock then step away from the door. Delivery zone: North – A92 boundary, East – Monifieth, South – River and West – Fairfield Road. Meal kits can be delivered to Broughty Ferry, Monifieth and Carnoustie. Order via their website.
Gulistan House, Broughty Ferry
The long-established Indian restaurant and takeaway will reopen from April 30. It will be following numerous safety precautions including no contact service for collection and delivery orders and car-boot drop-offs for paid collections. Customers are encouraged to order and pay online, through their mobile apps or by calling them on 01382 738844.
Visocchi’s, Broughty Ferry
Visocchi’s has teamed up with local delivery service, Zippy D, to provide food in a safe and contactless way. They will operate seven days a week from 5pm to 10pm and will deliver to Dundee, Broughty Ferry, Monifieth and Carnoustie. Customers can also ring 01382 779297 and collect their order in store, but will have to pay by card.
Goa, Broughty Ferry
The multi-award winning Indian restaurant will re-open for home deliveries only from May 7.
To celebrate the business is hosting a Facebook competition to win a free meal for two, and also offering a 10% discount when you order online from goabroughtyferry.co.uk
Indos, Broughty Ferry
Indos was one of the few eateries to have stayed open throughout the Covid-19 outbreak, closing its sit-in restaurant but still offering takeaways either for collection or delivery from the its Brook Street venue.
NHS and emergency workers can enjoy a 10% discount, while pre-paying for your order via the restaurant app is encouraged.
Bombay Joe’s, Broughty Ferry
Apart from a well-deserved week off in the middle of April, Bombay Joe’s in Gray Street has been serving takeaways for collection and delivery throughout the coronavirus lockdown.
The WeeCOOK Kitchen, Carnoustie
The team at WeeCook are offering a ‘drive-thru’ service, as well as hot food deliveries to the Carnoustie, Monifieth and Broughty Ferry areas. Pre-orders can also be placed a week in advance. They’re also scheduling door drop deliveries of cold pies around Dundee & surrounding areas including Perth, Forfar, Montrose, Arbroath and many more. They are adhering to the strictest of precautionary measures and also offering a 25% discount to NHS and emergency service staff. They’re closed on Monday but operating 4pm to 7pm on Tuesdays, 11.30am to 7pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11.30am to 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 1pm until 7pm on Sundays. They can be reached through their website or by phoning 01382 533671 and asking for Emelye or Hayley.
Lee’s Chinese, Barnhill
The Nursery Road takeaway will be opening four days a week from Thursday, April 30 for collections only.
Only two customers will be allowed inside the shop at any one time and, in accordance with social distancing measures, must stand behind a designated tape when ordering. Alternatively, call ahead on 01382 776183.
The Newport Bakery, Newport-on-Tay
Offering both delivery and collection, the Newport Bakery is continuing to provide tasty treats to the people of Dundee and Fife. Each week it uploads a list of the products it has available on its Facebook page and customers are encouraged to contact the page with their order or give them a ring on 01382 541449. The shop is open 9.30am until 3pm Wednesday to Saturday and 9.30am to 2pm on Sunday. Staff are in the office taking orders from Tuesday until Saturday.
The Fifie, Newport-on-Tay
The traditional fish and chip shop reopened on April 27, having put social distancing measures in place to protect its customers and staff. They’ve also set up a new ordering station outside the shop, as well as a new queuing system. They will operate reduced opening hours, from 4.30pm until 8pm.
The View, Wormit
Service at The View started two weeks ago, with the team offering collection only between 6pm and 8pm from Thursdays to Saturdays. Social distancing measures will be observed with orders to be collected in the rear car park of the restaurant. Customers are asked to call when they arrive, with the meals being brought out before being placed on an outside table in the car park. Last orders must be made by 1pm on the day and collection slots are available every 15 minutes. Their menu can be viewed online and orders can be placed by phoning 01382 542287.
Rice Delight, Dunfermline
This Chinese takeaway is open seven days a week, from 4.30pm until 10pm. All counter staff and delivery drivers are now wearing masks and gloves and contactless delivery is offered too. The team can be reached through their website or by calling 01383 738880.
Pie Bob’s Bakery, Arbroath
Operating seven days a week, from 6am until 6pm, Pie Bob’s is continuing to provide baked goods to people across the region. The team are offering free delivery in the Arbroath area, including to Arbroath, Friockhiem, Letham Grange, Inverkeilor, Arbirlot and Auchmithie. There will be a 50p delivery charge for outer areas including Carnoustie, Brechin, Forfar, Montrose and Letham. They’re only delivering to these areas on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Customers are asked to order before 2pm for next day delivery and a £5 minimum spend is required. No hot food is included and orders can be made by ringing 01241 873088 or contacting their Facebook page.
The Post House Coffee Co, Invergowrie
The much-loved Post House is still open, offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, baking and freshly ground coffee. They’re operating seven days a week, from 9am to 3pm, and are offering contactless click & collect, as well as doorstep delivery service. The team have reduced prices by around 30% across the board to show their solidarity with everyone during the Covid-19 pandemic. Orders can be placed via the app or by ringing 01382 561428.
Soon to be opened…
Seaway Chip Shop
As of May 7, Seaway Chipshop will open its doors to the public once again. Initially, they will open seven days a week, from 4pm to 8pm only. They will be serving with a skeleton staff to begin with too. Only two customers will be allowed in the shop at any one time and orders can be pre-ordered over the phone, on 01382 532700. The team will also be offering a non-contact delivery service.