For years I have longed for a decent pizza restaurant in Dundee, so you can imagine my excitement when True Pizza arrived.
Polish master chef the toast of Great Britain – ‘It’s a wonderful feeling to be recognised personally within your industry sector’
Michael Alexander speaks to Perth chef Marek Michalak who has recently been accredited the title of a Master Chef of Great Britain, the first Pole to be appointed the title.
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.
With lots of new places popping onto the foodie scene in Dundee, it becomes all too easy to forget the gems that have now been around for a while.
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.
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.
It was nearly three years ago that we had the pleasure of reviewing The View Restaurant with its stunning views over the River Tay.
You’ll have done it yourself, no doubt: walked past a place for months years, even always intending to go in.
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.
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.