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The Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant
The Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant

The Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebluemarlin.co.uk
  • Phone: 0138 253 4001
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2pm Doors Close at 3pm

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

    Sunday and Monday closed all day
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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 ..."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Very enjoyable dining experience Would be happy to recommend and look forward to returning there"
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "lovely food, great bithday treat.will be back lots of times before my next birthday.beautifully cooked steaks. Caring staff."
    dined on 11/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 20/12/2013
  • "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!"
    dined on 05/11/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 26/10/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 08/10/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 14/09/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 14/09/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 07/09/2013
  • "Excellent food in an excellent restaurant. Service was very good too. We'll go back."
    dined on 24/08/2013
  • "As my wife and I have visited many various seafood resterants, this one ticks all the boxes for us, fantastic!!!!!!!"
    dined on 23/08/2013
  • "The Blue Marlin was so good we went back again the following night!! Excellent."
    dined on 16/08/2013
  • "It was my first time at a seafood restaurant and after this experience it won't be my last"
    dined on 07/08/2013
  • "We used a toptable cheque as part payment tiwards dinner. Food was yummy and plentiful. Sweet potato fries are fab!"
    dined on 31/07/2013
  • "Excellent food, professional service, very friendly staff."
    dined on 18/07/2013
  • "great service let down by average food served in a non descript environment. too expensive for what it is was . pretty dissappointed"
    dined on 05/07/2013
  • "First visit, will definitely go back. Food and service excellent. Definitely felt value for money for a special occasion."
    dined on 29/06/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 18/06/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 08/06/2013
  • "ME and my OH had a lovely meal can be pricey but still nice"
    dined on 31/05/2013
  • "Had a great evening the food was amazing as always Alison and Steve you have a restaurant to be proud off. See you soon"
    dined on 25/05/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 17/05/2013
  • "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!"
    dined on 14/05/2013
  • "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"
    dined on 26/04/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 22/03/2013
  • "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)"
    dined on 02/03/2013
  • "Great birthday lunch, food and service was excellent. Thanks Blue Marlin!!!"
    dined on 26/02/2013
  • "I felt that the food was over priced and not very well cooked. really standard sea food resturant with a limited menu. i would not return and would not recommend to any of my friends."
    dined on 23/02/2013
  • "We did enjoy our meal at the Blue Marlin - delicious fish dishes - interesting menu- friendly staff- great to have somewhere in Dundee to recommend."
    dined on 20/02/2013