From sushi to steaks, there are plenty restaurants located in Dundee that are perfect for a graduation dinner celebration.
With the first in-person graduations taking place after three years, we think everyone deserves the perfect venue to toast finishing their exams.
The food and drink team have pulled together a list of eight restaurants in Dundee to celebrate with a graduation dinner.
Included are those venues with a higher price tag, as well as budget friendly alternatives with equally tasty options, all located very central to the city.
The venues can also be booked for lunch if you’d prefer to enjoy a meal straight after any morning ceremonies.
If you are looking for a hidden gem in Dundee to try then Daisy Tasker and its new summer menu is the perfect find.
They offer a range of options from their main menu including a lamb loin as well as a three course graduation offering specifically designed for the special day.
If you are looking for a moderately priced venue this one is perfect and with its secluded location is ideal for an intimate lunch or dinner celebration.
Address: Tayside, Lower Dens Mill, Constable Street, Dundee DD4 6AD
Porters Bar & Restaurant
With a tag line to eat, drink and enjoy Porters Bar and Restaurant at City Quay is the perfect place to enjoy delicious and locally sourced food with family and friends.
With an all day menu you can enjoy braised feather blade of beef, sharing fish platters, burgers from the grill and Aberdeen Angus ribeye steak.
Priced middle of the range, this is a great place for a large groups of people, and you can always enjoy a walk by the river after.
Address: City Quay, Camperdown Street, Dundee DD1 3JA
Dundee Rep Restaurant
Hidden inside the walls of the Dundee Rep Theatre, the restaurant is an award-winning bar and brasserie.
Ideal for lunch, intimate dinners and celebrations, the kitchen at the Rep serves a stylish blend of classic and modern dishes.
Menu items include pan-fried seabass, braised feather blade, a Cajun chicken burger and tandoori chicken skewers.
This venue is also middle of the range for pricing and is the perfect place to continue celebrations.
Address: Dundee Repertory Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB
Vandal & Co
If you are looking for somewhere more casual then Vandal & Co on Exchange Street has blends its relaxed atmosphere with tasty food.
With their weekly deals including tax free Thursday and Tuck in Twosday (which runs on a Tuesday) you will always find a discount that works for you.
With a focus on street food style, the menu includes tacos, Korean beef lettuce wraps, ramen bowls and seafood dishes.
Vandal & Co pride themselves on having options for everyone and offer a mixture of gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options to enjoy.
Address: 22-26 Exchange Street, Dundee DD1 3DL
The Caird boasts a cocktail bar, a speakeasy bar, the Shackleton’s Restaurant for fine dining and The Caird Garden for more casual drinks and food.
The restoration of its formal dining room is a nod to Ernest Shackleton, a former Lieutenant on the RSS Discovery.
With a higher price point, The Caird offers a mixture of fish and vegetarian starters such as haggis bon bons and crispy Cajun halloumi.
Main courses include Moroccan lamb and chicken Balmoral, and for dessert you can enjoy crème brulee or sticky toffee pudding.
If you prefer a set price menu The Caird is also offering a three-course graduation option for £39 per person.
Address: 172 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4EE
Only a few stops down the road from The Caird is authentic Japanese restaurant, Oshibori, whose interior and menu will transport you far away from the city centre of Dundee.
Dinner starters include gyozas, yakitori, prawn tempura and edamame beans, as well as eight piece sushi platters which are very popular.
Guests can enjoy a choice between ramen, udon, nudoru, bento boxes and donburi, with vegan and vegetarian alternatives available.
If you are after something different to celebrate your graduation for dinner then Oshibori will not disappoint.
Address: 162 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4EE
Rishis Indian Aroma
Serving up a true taste of India with their authentic South Indian cuisine is Rishi’s Indian Aroma on Hawkhill.
The eatery serves a tapas style lunch for a more casual dining experience followed by dinner, drinks and desserts for the evening.
For lunch you can enjoy the Rishi’s Thali as well as Biryani and chicken tikka Katti rolls.
Dinner includes a mixture of starters like lamb chops, pakoras, gobi manchurian and crispy chilli squid, followed by classic and special curries for main course.
If you are looking for a mid-priced Indian option, Rishi’s is a welcoming place with space for everyone.
Address: 11 Hawkhill, Dundee DD1 5DL
Bridgeview Station Restaurant
Last but not least is the Bridgeview Station Restaurant located by the waterfront at Riverside Drive.
With its stunning views, the venue is a lovely setting for photos and to enjoy some excellent food from award0winning chef Rory Lovie.
Service style includes small plates for starters including haddock, haggis and cauliflower options followed by big plates of steak, cod and stroganoff for mains.
And for dessert you can indulge in sticky toffee pudding, panna cotta and bread and butter pudding.
For those looking for something a bit more fancy this restaurant is perfect for a graduation lunch or dinner.
Address: Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4DB
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