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“Broughty Ferry at its best ”

The Royal Arch Bar & Bistro
Ranked #16 of 405 Restaurants in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$15
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Royal Arch Tavern & Bistro still forms Broughty Ferry's hub - since 1840. Originally Broughty's Railway Tavern, the hostelry's name changed in 1860 to mark the demolition of the ancient Royal Arch Lodge.The Tavern is blessed with its hand-carved solid oak bar, counter and sideboard, while the bar/bistro is now re-fitted. (Mar 2014). Converted from former stables, this couthy, comfortable haven is characterised by hand-made stained glass windows and ceiling panels depicting the Broughty landscape.Renowned for promotion of fresh local produce, The Royal Arch menu ranges from light snacks, healthy and seafood options to traditional East of Scotland fayre and favourites from around the globe. Sheltered pavement terrace. Multi award winning hospitality incl. Best Bar None Gold award 2014.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Always a warm welcome at the Royal Arch, where every guest is treated like royalty. Good food, and friendly service.

Thank Frances M
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Jon S, Owner at The Royal Arch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks sincerely Frances M for this succinct, reassuring and most welcome review. We all hope that your Easter Weekend was pleasant and that you are warmly welcomed wherever you dine out. Best wishes, Jonathan.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Just been for a meal in the royal arch bar must recommend. Macaroni was the best I have tasted. Staff were very pleasant will be back

Thank DM0860
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Jon S, Owner at The Royal Arch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hello DM0860, thankyou for choosing The Royal Arch and for posting your generous 5* review! We all look forward to serving you again. Best wishes, Jon.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Once agin excellent meal and sevice. Waitress and waiter very knowledgeable and attentive on our visit on Valentines evening.
The food was excellent and a reasonable price.
The steak pie was excellent and the steak cooked just the way we asked medium rare.
Only disappointment were the toilets clean but needing decorated wa waiting on the toilet rollls falling on my head as they were balancing above the toilet.
We will be back of course

1  Thank vivienne1963
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Jon S, Owner at The Royal Arch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hello Vivienne1963, it’s pleasing that your Rib Eyes were cooked so nicely for you. Our kitchen team do take pride in their work. Good too that your happy with the welcome on arrival and value for money. Ref the ladies, I’m at ease in that you say that it’s clean. Already we’ve taken your advice by moving the spares to a lower level! Spring’s just round the corner...and so is redecoration! Thanks again. x

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely welcoming staff, amazing tasty food, 5 stars as always!! The mac & cheese is my favourite, it’s delicious!

1  Thank Sarah R
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Jon S, Owner at The Royal Arch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hello Sarah R, thanks so much for your kindness and for posting this 5* review. Best wishes from all here at The Arch.x

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful experience great service and friendly staff. Recomend the mac and cheese!! The goujons too!
Will be back!!

1  Thank John P
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Jon S, Owner at The Royal Arch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

That’s fab news John P, especially for the team here at The Arch. It’s great to get “a pat on the back” sometimes! Hope to meet you next time. Jon.

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