The Tinsmith rose from the ashes of Tally’s, which was once one of Dundee’s most popular pubs but latterly fell on hard times as people were drawn away by the allure of Perth Road’s bars and restaurants.
You’ll have done it yourself, no doubt: walked past a place for months years, even always intending to go in.
If you are of a certain Dundonian vintage (I’m not, but I hobnob with people with long memories), you might remember 204 Perth Road as the home of the Shakespeare coffee bar or the Underworld, a haven of 60s nostalgia for a generation of groovy young locals.
The problem with BYOB restaurants is that you turn up on your own with a case of claret, only for the management to look at you like you’re an alcoholic.
The Hotel Broughty Ferry is changing opinions (or at least one opinion).
Perched on the crest of a hill just outside St Andrews in the village of Strathkinness, looking north over the Eden estuary towards Dundee and beyond, the Tavern at Strathkinness couldn’t have a better view.
Restaurant reviews in The Courier don’t award marks for a room with a view. If they did, the Ship Inn in Broughty Ferry would surely score 10 out of 10.
It was nearly three years ago that we had the pleasure of reviewing The View Restaurant with its stunning views over the River Tay.
Half-hidden under the Ardgowan Hotel and sited just a couple of hundred yards from the world-famous Old Course is one of St Andrews’ best kept secrets Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse.
The Lands of Loyal Hotel on the outskirts of Alyth has a fascinating history, dating back to its birth in the mid-19th Century as the home of a local aristocrat and military man, who saw action at the battle of Waterloo but came home to live out his days in style in the peace of his native Perthshire.