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ENCORE bar + brasserie

$$ - $$$
British, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Scottish
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Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB, Scotland
+44 1382 206699
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 14:30
Wed 12:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to be able to go to theatre and dine in nice surroundings before the show. Food very good a lot of thought been put into presentation, great value for the price. Staff excellent, very helpful, food brought to table piping hot. We had seafood and thought it was good quality. Good wine selection at reasonable prices by the glass... More 

Thank romeo4
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been eating here on and off since 2001, but in recent years the quality had gone consistently downhill for us. We gave it another chance last night, and I'm pleased to say that we were wowed by how good it was. It was a mid week dinner, but still pretty busy by 6pm. We were eating here before nipping... More 

Thank Vivienne D
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279 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped at DCA for a drink in between bookings and overall had a fair visit. I asked for a classic daquiri but was quickly advised if it wasn't on the menu I couldn't have it which was a shame. We sat outside and it was a lovely day but just had the one and left

Thank Shagues
Oxon, England
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I always try to preface my visits to the Rep with a meal in this excellent brasserie. The two and three-course set menu, available if you arrive to dine before 6pm, is particularly good value, given the style and quality of the food, and the friendliness of the ever-obliging staff. There's no set offer at lunchtime, but with tasty soups,... More 

Thank Caledonianne
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196 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Very enjoyable meal. Arrived 5.45 to eat prior to 7.30pm theatre commencement. Had 3 courses but no time for coffee. It is very busy so book and allow plenty of time. Very nice service, Food excellently cooked and presented. Only niggle was that the only vegetarian option on the PT menu was a curry

Thank exzombaresident
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Good food friendly helful staff relaxing atmosphere. We had steak off the set menu and was good value for money, and high standard. Was first visit in many year and was impressed has changed for the better.

Thank Gail J
Dundee, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Group of 6 from work booked here and sent in a pre-order the week before attending. I had been once before, a good few years ago so was keen to try it again, someplace different in Dundee. The pre-theatre menu was 3 courses for £19.95, cheaper than most restaurants in the same area and the food was very tasty and... More 

Thank julio11
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This was absolutely superb, from the time of booking with Amanda to today, Organisation 1st Class. The Service was absolutely spot on and the food, the best we have ever had as a group. Cannot wait to come back. If you are thinking of a Christmas Lunch BOOK NOW you will not be disappointed, congratulations to everyone involved in this... More 

Thank Helen D
Tayport, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a fab three courses at Encore. Liked the quirky decor and friendly welcome. Very nice wines at £4.75 for medium glass. Duck salad, quiche tart starters, lovely beef and white pudding burger....light and fresh. Pork with cranberry and orange stuffing was lovely. Dauphinoise delish. Great desserts. £57.00 with 4 drinks. Very nice.

Thank heather_suds
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The rep theatre and restuarent are a great local resourse and we support them regularly as Dundee is now the only permanent rep company in Scotland.The service is geared to a prompt finish for the performance service is slick and professional the menu exciting and satisfying the wines and beers reasonably priced,its one of our favourite venues The theatre toilets... More 

Thank Martin P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$22
British, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dundee
  • Phone Number: +44 1382 206699
Welcome to Encore brasserie and restaurant at
Dundee Rep Theatre.

In Dundee’s cultural quarter and at the heart of the Rep is our award winning bar and brasserie, Encore. Your ideal destination for intimate dinners and celebrations.

Our first-rate chefs believe that food should be fresh, tasty and served with flare. We offer a stylish blend of classic and modern dishes, mouth watering sides and deliciously naughty desserts.

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