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Tatha Bar and Kitchen

1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, United Kingdom, DD1 4EZ
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Opening Information

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 10:30pm
Friday 10am - 10:30pm
Saturday 10am - 10:30pm
Sunday 10am - 10:30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Tatha Bar and Kitchen

With spectacular views across the River Tay, Tatha brings fantastic family dining to the city residents and visitors with an energised, fun and delicious all-day menu.
The menu offers something for every time of day. From brunch to lunch to dinner and a scone or sharing platter in between there is something for everyone at any time of day. Our head chef operates a scratch kitchen which means that the dishes are created fresh that morning and as you can see we have made the journey from farm to fork as short as possible!
Dishes from the brunch and lunch menu include Smoked Perthshire Salmon Royal, an Open Breakfast Burrito and a Chickpea Tagine Flatbread. With the menu being an all-day offering there are sharing plates that take you from lunch to dinner depending how much you’d like to order. These delicious sharing plates include East Coast Pea Hummus, Confit Duck Wings and Popcorn Shrimp. We are delighted to cater for many dietary requirements and have a children’s menu to refuel the little ones.
Tatha takes on a whole new light as night falls. Included on the menu are larger plates, offering main dishes including Chargrilled Puddledub Buffalo Steak and Crispy Fried East Lothian Chicken. You can also enjoy a tapas style dinner by selecting multiple sharing plates. For those hoping to enjoy an after work drink there is a dedicated bar menu serving light bites along with cocktails, wine, beer and fizz.

Cuisine: Scottish
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Food was lovely. Staff were friendly but slow. Staff also kept trying to clear things off the table which was a bit irritating. I will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Booked here for my birthday. Lovely restaurant with great views but so much could be improved. I tried to change my booking 3 times without any luck, 2 voicemails were never returned and a Twitter message ignored. Finally managed to add 2 more guests to my booking on the day and was told to arrive 15 mins later to accommodate this. For no real apparent reason as the restaurant wasn't full! Phone manner ok but not great. Music in the restaurant was a bit of an acquired taste. Greeted by someone in hi vis who didn't really know the restaurant was open. Had to ask specifically for kids menus. No extra cutlery given for main courses. Wine glasses not taken away. No water topped up at the table. Food took quite a while and was ok. Could be amazing, in a year or so maybe.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

lovely Food and service staff very friendly. Waiting time for food was a bit long - 50 min a long time for young children. Online booking limited by lack of mobile friendly UI and restrictions placed on reservation numbers.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Food was mediocre, service much improved since last visit. Confit duck wings should be crispy! Burrito was a hard tasteless flat bread! No tomato juice ... again! It’s a wonderful space with fantastic views... food is not cheap and if you want returning customers you really need to improve the food

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

I wanted to like my experience eating here very much however I’m afraid that even allowing for teething problems the standard of food and service left little to recommend it. The young people you have employed are clearly under trained, and lacking in basic waiting ( and coffee making) skills. I don’t think it is their fault that they have not been well trained, but the lack of ability to scan the floor, make decisions, respond quickly to requests, and tendency to stand around looking uncomfortable and in a couple of cases miserable did create a really uncomfortable atmosphere which frankly spoiled our meal. The food was mixed in quality and value – one meal was tasty however overpriced, another was of a good standard, and the corn fritters were frankly grossly overpriced and almost inedible. For an example of how a new venue has prepared its staff well I suggest that you go and visit the Mackintosh at the Willow Glasgow. There they have hired Local unemployed young people and provided them with excellent training. The staff there are highly professional, friendly, efficient, and importantly have also been given an excellent pathway out of unemployment with skills that they will be able to take anywhere. I do think it’s a shame that the V&A has not taken the opportunity to do something similar, and has fallen for the Dundee venue's unfortunate tendency to not train their staff. On the food side the menu was rather strange - for brunch the range of options for vegetarians was extremely limited; rather unusual in this day and age when vegetarian and vegan diets are usually extremely catered for in venues like this. On the value for money front it was mixed. The chicken one of our table ordered was a huge portion, in fact too much, whereas the corn Fritters were meager in quantity and underwhelming in taste as they had apparently been over cooked and were rather unpleasant. I do hope things improve, I wanted to like this very much but at this point it’s difficult to recommend a place as a serious venue for entertaining. Overall an experience that left us feeling very much under attended to, there was just no effort made to make this an enjoyable experience for us which seems a real shame given that the venue is so beautiful and having a meal there a lot to be a wonderful treat.I do hope you take some time to rethink the training of your staff - they your customers as the venue deserve better. We will keep giving it a try in the hope that this was just teething problems and I recommend that you perhaps think of looking at the new Mackintosh at the Willow tea room in Glasgow which has taken on young people who were previously unemployed and provided them with top-class professional training. As a result dining there is an absolute joy. It’s a shame tha VandA missed an opportunity to do something similar. I am submitting this privately in the hope that the criticisms will be taken on board – Dundee and the V&A deserve this to succeed.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Personable service, lovely views if you are lucky enough to get a window table, lots of nice touches including pebble chocolates at end of meal when given your bill.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

It was a mixed bag on Friday evening. We were impressed with the acoustics of the restaurant - two large tables in close proximity but we could still chat at a normal volume, which is pretty impressive in a space of this scale. Pre-dinner drink of cava was served at room temperature, not chilled. The Fish and mushy peas were perfect, however the chips tasted as though they had been sitting on the pass for a while - not even a little bit crisp. The salmon starter ticked all the boxes, and the venison with anya potatoes and pickled carrots was a lovely dish indeed. Desert was described as Janetta's vanilla ice cream with salted caramel, espresso and honey comb cinder - this turned out to be vanilla ice cream served in a WARM dish with various berries. Our server attempted to sort this with the kitchen, however all that was done was to add a sprinkle of honeycomb cinder. Kudos to the front of house staff though for a very attentive but discrete service, in particular Patrick who made our evening a pleasure. Thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The Menu on Table mentioned some mouth watering options but officially these were not available until 12noon We were there at 11.40. Fortunately we did manage to obtain the Lunch options we wished with only a short delay thanks to the pragmatic & helpful waitress

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Excellent service

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Lunch with friends. Quality of food excellent - watch out for the huge portions - led to quite a bit of wastage from our group which was a pity. Staff should advise customers when orders are placed.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Very lovely and accommodating charming and efficient staff from the lass greeting us at the door who ‘giggled’ our booking when we arrived early to the waiters and waitresses. Fab view. Great food

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

We all enjoyed our first visit to Tatha Restaurant for lunch immensely. All was 5 star - staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was excellent.. Each of us had 2 starters (instead of starter and main) and found that we enjoyed more than enough to eat. My only complaint was about the booking. When I changed the reservation date by phone, I was told that the earliest booking I could have was 2pm - which I accepted. We then found that our table was ready at 13.40 and, looking around, we probably could have been seated at 1.30.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Visited the restaurant for the first time with my sister and family. We all really enjoyed our meal and there was no problem with gluten free and also my six year old nephew. Good value for money, good food and atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening in the Tatha. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, and the food was delicious. The view of sunset over the Tay was lovely, and the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Food quality very variable. Some parts excellent others overlooked. Some served lukewarm. Serving staff clearly very inexperienced. Very friendly but skills somewhat lacking.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Excellent birthday lunch On our first visit to the V&A Food was excellent freshly cooked excellent portion size & amazing view of the silvery Tay. Staff very helpful & efficient . Advise you to book a few days in advance as it was fully booked on the day we visited.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Good meal, mains a bit pricey! Service was OK once we were acknowledged as having a reservation

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Seriously need to lose the paper mat/menu. I witnessed a member of staff cleaning a table then setting it with used mat/menu. It was curled up at edges and looked really shoddy. Not a nice look. Overall food and ambience was brilliant.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

My second visit and both have been excellent!

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Great service. Great views

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

fabulous - we will be back !

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Friendly and excellent service, with very good food and an outstanding view.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Enjoyed a birthday brunch. Food very good and we were well looked after. Thank you, we will be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Loved it and the staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

My bagel was burnt on inside making it inedible, the bits of chicken and bacon were also hard and dry. I told waitress who apologised and took 10% off bill, people next to us complaining had there mains taken off the bill. Staff pleasant. Could do with some blinds on windows as bright sun was uncomfortable.

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