The Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant
The Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant

The Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebluemarlin.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01382534001x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2pm Doors Close at 3pm


    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5.30pm - 9pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm


    Sunday and Monday closed all day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Hyatt
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit:

    We are located 10min walk from the train station, and a 5min walk from the bus station.
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details:

    Free parking for one hour. After that pay-as-you-go. 4 disabled parking spaces in front of the restaurant. A valid parking ticket must be displayed.
A word from The Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant
An owner operated restaurant by husband and wife team Steve and Alison Hyatt.

Scotland is Steve's adopted home for the last 25 years. Prior to that he spent many years of travelling and working around the world. Living in Tayside allows him to raid Scotland's abundant larder to satisfy seafood lovers with his eclectic selection of dishes. We are blessed with superb Scottish seafood and the menus reflect local produce, sustainability and seasonality with influences from around the world. For the non-fish lovers we have a steak and vegetarian option on the menu.
At lunch and pre-theater we offer a special menu option which enables you you to enjoy 1 course for £11.50, 2 courses £15 or all 3 for £18.50 to compliment our main 'a la carte' menu.
We are a child free restaurant and welcome those of 8 years and over but we do not have a children's menu.
Our liquor license does not permit children of age 5 years and under to be present on the premises at any time.
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The Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since 3 June 2014
Average Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambience4
    Value3.5
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (19)fit for foodies (11)romance (9)business meals (8)pre/post theatre (8)group bookings (7)outstanding value (6)sunday lunch (3)disabled access (3)brunch (2)good vegetarian options (2)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Great food. Shame about the waiting
    Greatfoodpoorservice
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Having being recommended the blue marlin by a friend, my partner and I were looking forward to experiencing all it had to offer. We were greeted politely and shown our seats. The menu looked delicious and difficult to choose from. The starters arrived after around 30 minutes. Delicious as they were, the wait felt a bit long. Our plates weren't cleared for another half an hour and we then waited a further 30 minutes for mains to arrive. Again the food was excellent but after having to ask to see dessert menu with dirty plates still on the table 20 minutes later we were a little fed up. We asked politely for our coffees to be served with dessert which did not happen and our order was wrong and cold by the time desserts arrived. 3 hour total.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fish
    LeeZana
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Enjoyed the food very much.. As it was the wifes 50th Birthday and as we hadnt been before we both enjoyed the choice and especially the taste.. Need to ring and check if you wanting lobster as not always available due logistics and availability.. Still plenty to choose from. i travel around the country alot with my work and enjoy finding special places. Well Done.. Will return
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • sea food at its best
    anne
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Frsh, perfectly prepared fish, a team with a long history of quality long before opening this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value
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  • Class Fish Act in Dundee
    EatOutKing
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    The Blue Marlin Restaurant in Dundee is a very modern bright and friendly place on the City Quay close to the big Apex Hotel and the new modern riverside flats. The menu is innovative and exciting with usual twists as well as staple favourites . The seafood pasta was divine and you can add a skewer of grill prawns to any dish a nice touch. Well worth a visit with good parking outside. Very central to Dundee near the river. Definitely going back ...
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good food but over priced
    l2driver
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Our dining experience was a pleasant one however the bill at the end was not. The quality of the cooking and the presentation of the food was good but we all agreed that it was over priced by around 25%. I think if the high prices could be over come then I would recommend it to others but until then I will urge caution to anyone who asks me for my opinion, have some extra money in your wallet.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal
    Paul
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Staff friendly, Starters arrived fairly quickly and were delicious , my wife & I had the whole lobster thermidor was nice but not for the price, I have had better, but it was ok, my son had the Rib eye Steak, looked, tasted excellent asked for medium rare and that what he got. mother had the fillet sea bass, well presented and was excellent. the wine was reasonably priced for a restaurant. Had to go over and ask the staff to come and take the sweet order after 7 mins of trying to attact their attention, I think they need a little more customer eye contact training when wondering about. The sweets were lovely, Sticky toffee pud, Creme Bruley (not sure how to spell that) and the banana crêpe all well presented and very tasty
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    special occasions
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  • Great expectations
    AAngus
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were really looking forward to this fish experience in Dundee. Both myself and one of our guests had hardly eaten our Coley, which was dry and greasy at the bottom, it was part of our main course, the fish mixed grill. We had eaten the rest, which was good but not outstanding. I wanted to give general feedback about it because we were so disappointed. We had to wait 25 mins with dirty plates before anyone came to pick them up. When eventually the manageress (maybe owner) came to do this, I politely explained the issue with the whitefish she responded rather patronisingly "you mean the Coley" and walked off never to be seen again. We paid and left feeling it was not worth trying to discuss how disappointing our experience had been.
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    business meals, disabled access
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  • Fantastic food
    Mad4food
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Food as always was flavoursome and cooked to,perfection. Good quality ingredients used. Choice on lunch menu was very good and value for money. Staff were welcoming and helpful. Restaraunt is nicely decorated and has parking directly outside. Would definitely recommend a visit.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Superb food
    Visitor
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Fantastic unique food with exceptional flavour. If you like high quality sea food in a wonderful setting in Dundee then this is the place to go. I highly recommend it!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance
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  • Good but slow
    MGG7
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    Food was very nice and well presented. Portions were a wee bit small for my husband and son. Waitresses were attentive. But each course had a long gap, too long. We arrived at 7.15 and left two hours later without waiting for coffee.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    edinburghfoodie
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Tucked away in a quayside development, this restaurant is definitely worth seeking out. Warm, welcoming staff, lovely bright seaside themed decor, and excellent food - perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Lovefood
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    Took my fiancé for his birthday meal, the food was absolutely beautiful, so tasty and just the perfect amount! Service was great, ambiance lovely and the cocktails pretty tasty too! Thoroughly enjoyed the evening!
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    romance, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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  • Very enjoyable dining experience
    Stanley
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Very enjoyable dining experience Would be happy to recommend and look forward to returning there
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    group bookings
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  • Terrible service
    Winendine
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    The service was poor but food was very good. We waited for a good 20mins before anyone came to offer us a drink, I had to go and get someone to come and service us, the same thing applied when it came to clearing the dirty plates away and offering the next course but food was very good but for the prices they were charching I expect the whole package.
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great birthday
    love2eatgoodfood
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    lovely food, great bithday treat.will be back lots of times before my next birthday.beautifully cooked steaks. Caring staff.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • took forever to be offered
    ferrypoormeal
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    took forever to be offered a drink. waitresses tried to clear plates while still eating. they stretched across us whilst serving. in short they ruined the experience. owner spent evening leaning against bar did not help or oversee. very poor.
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  • Pepper
    Pepper
    Dined on 20/12/2013
    I had taken my son who is a chef and has worked worldwide for millionaires too many to mention. He is extremely knowledgable and passionate about his career and can offer his expertise to others in the trade. Any fault will be commented on by him but he was extremely impressed by our visit to the blue marlin in dundee. My thanks to all the staff. Anne
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Fish!
    Susan96
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We had such a lovely meal at the Blue Marlin recently. Everyone who had the fish dishes loved them. Very tasty. The service was excellent and the ambience lovely. It's a great restaurant!
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding Meal
    DAMITCH
    Dined on 26/10/2013
    Great meal, Friendly staff, great service and even greater food. Everything cooked to perfection. A+++++++++. Restaurant is very nicely decorated with a great atmosphere for any occasion.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not expected food and overpriced
    almoregan
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The quality of the food was really good but it was not what I was expecting from a sea food restaurant. I would rather prefer to have real fish dishes with less siders and more options without deep fried versions. That is the real concept of a sea food restaurant, to eat food from the sea, not battered or hidden by vegetables, purees, noodles or onion rings. For that reason, I think that the price is quite expensive according to the quality of the food. Nevertheless, I think thay make it because is a restaurant different in Dundee, where you can find something else than burgers and fish and chips.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since 3 June 2014
    • Average Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambience3.7
    • Service4.2
    • Value3.5
  • The following 186 reviews are from the The Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Fantastic Experience...
    marcdav
    Dined on 14/9/2013
    Myself and my wife had a wonderful evening here...fantastic food and service throughout the meal. We did have a rather noisy table next to us but still didn't detract for the evening.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our friends first visit
    scottie
    Dined on 14/9/2013
    We had friends visiting Dundee from Australia, one of whom loves fish, so, two fish eaters and two unsure, we chose the steak, not a good idea on the night. Medium, very bloody, Medium to rare, more like blue, but, didn't want to fuss because overall, the service, ambience, and our other options were lovely, if I returned without guests and the steak was the same, I would send it back to the kitchen.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Fish
    Chashon
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    If your idea of fish is scampi or beer battered fish and chips then think again. Here is an innovative and balanced menu with great choice. Every mouthful is a delight. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food in an excellent
    Alan
    Dined on 24/8/2013
    Excellent food in an excellent restaurant. Service was very good too. We'll go back.
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    romance, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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  • CFOOD
    Rosco
    Dined on 23/8/2013
    As my wife and I have visited many various seafood resterants, this one ticks all the boxes for us, fantastic!!!!!!!
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    romance, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Blue Marlin was so good
    amc1
    Dined on 16/8/2013
    The Blue Marlin was so good we went back again the following night!! Excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timers
    Phoenix74
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    It was my first time at a seafood restaurant and after this experience it won't be my last
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Dundee
    LoveLondonLunchVIP
    Dined on 31/7/2013
    We used a toptable cheque as part payment tiwards dinner. Food was yummy and plentiful. Sweet potato fries are fab!
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Excellent food, professional
    Scottiemac
    Dined on 18/7/2013
    Excellent food, professional service, very friendly staff.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service let down by
    Stuff
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    great service let down by average food served in a non descript environment. too expensive for what it is was . pretty dissappointed
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  • excelent food
    happyeater
    Dined on 29/6/2013
    First visit, will definitely go back. Food and service excellent. Definitely felt value for money for a special occasion.
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    special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favourite for all occasions!
    StarGazer
    Dined on 18/6/2013
    Me and my partner love dining here - this is our number one place to go for all special occasions such as valentines day and our anniversary. Food is of a very high standard although I would prefer to have more choice of mains on the menu. (The valentines day menu was great as this gave you a different choice from the main menu). I would recommend the mixed fish grill as there was a good variety of different things of the plate. Prices are slightly high but well worth it. Staff are very polite and atmosphere is welcoming. We will definitely be returning and look forward to our next visit.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff very friendly and restaurant
    Victor
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Staff very friendly and restaurant comfortable with pleasant atmosphere. Food good but expensive. Would go again for special occasion but not just for a Saturday night meal.
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    special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely food
    ALICE
    Dined on 31/5/2013
    ME and my OH had a lovely meal can be pricey but still nice
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Shionab
    Dined on 25/5/2013
    Had a great evening the food was amazing as always Alison and Steve you have a restaurant to be proud off. See you soon
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair enjoyed it!
    RRSport
    Dined on 17/5/2013
    Nice staff, decent menu, great service. Only (very small) negative would be the lack, or minimal quantities, of veg with main course. BUT, we'll be back.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    FifeDiner
    Dined on 14/5/2013
    Pleasantly surprised, as we have access to great fresh Scottish seafood that we cook ourselves at least once a week and so our expectation is high. Great menu variety. Really nice to see dishes inspired from around the world. Lovely fresh seafood that the Chef obviously knows how to respect. We are looking forward to our next meal there!
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our first experience
    Rosie
    Dined on 26/4/2013
    everything was pleasant enough but definitely overpriced - I am a cook and though the food was nice it was not fantastic we chose a fish rigatoni dish which was at the end of the day pasta with some fish sauce we shared a first vourse of crab cakes - not even sure if it was crab and two small cakes for £8.50 - this is not a Michelin place at the end of the day - so for price alone we shall not return
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  • Blue Marlin
    AndyW
    Dined on 22/3/2013
    An old favourite of mine, even better, it would seem, in their new, modern establishment in Dundee. The surf and turf is a perfect combination of age matured steak and a choice of scallops to prawns. One of few venues that stock Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc - a perfect addition to the meal and surroundings. Recommended.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Positive: food and wine both
    gourmandegertie
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Positive: food and wine both very enjoyable Negative: rather slow to take initial order; didn't receive exactly what was ordered (prawns instead of scallops as part of main course)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.