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The Phoenix

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Bar, British, Pub
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103 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DH, Scotland
13282 738922
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great 'old man's' pub with no airs or graces. Get a pizza and pint of chips and enjoy the atmosphere!

Thank Harry K
New Haven, Connecticut
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

An old school pub, with loads of character, and staff that makes you feel right at home even if it's your first visit to Dundee. Just enough grit to make it real, and extra helpings of local flavor. I'm definitely going back!

Thank SecurityMatters
Leipzig, Germany
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Phoenix was a great place to visit in Dundee. Great food and atmosphere. The fish and chips were very good .

1 Thank JulianaSorin
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great food.......great staff......great pub......never a let down.... always very consistent.....well done Sheila and the gang and of course Alan.

1 Thank Pamela W
Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this pub for over 25 years, always busy, bar staff always friendly and knowledgeable. Great selection of drinks and they sell what people want rather than trying to be dictatoresque in their beers! Best pub in Dundee.

1 Thank I5355XTls
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I'm a regular customer - was there on the Wednesday for lunch and the Friday night for drinks with friends. On the Saturday night, me and my mate went in and had a few beers each. Ordered a 3rd round and the pint tasted really off. I took it back and asked for another- the arrogant man who served me... More 

Thank MichaelFitz11
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I don't want to make it more difficult to get table space or elbow room at this bar on my regular visits but I cannot resist posting this review . Service with a smile , great selection of beers and spirits and pub food in the traditional style in huge portions spilling off the plates. It has been said before... More 

1 Thank Herbertoo
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The best chilli and chips in Dundee. I have been going here for more years than I would like to say. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the bar. Friendly staff.

Thank fedge2
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Just in for a couple + of drinks, which turned out to be an unexpected afternoon. Felt homely and comfortable with friendly bar staff. Great place to be meet up with friends afore heading out further.

Thank Shetland74
Forfar, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

As the previous comments, not a bad pub overall. But what puts me off is the constant reek of fat/grease which more than likely comes from the kitchen. Needs improved/updated.

Thank HighlandLadddie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dundee
  • Phone Number: 13282 738922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?