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21 Things Everyone Must Eat In Dundee

Who fancies a Helicopter Burger from Clark's?

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1. A smoked bacon, fried egg, and chipotle mayo roll at Avery & Co.

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Avery & Co is an "exciting, independent eatery" on South Tay Street renowned for its delicious breakfasts. In addition to these fantastic brunch rolls, they also serve up egg and bacon burritos, and toasted waffles with maple syrup.

2. Agedashi bento at Oshibori.

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This stylish ramen and sushi bar on Nethergate serves traditional Japanese food like this delicious bento box filled with deep-fried tofu in dashi sauce with edamame, inari, rice, and vegetable gyoza.

3. A combo platter at Meat House Bar & Grill.

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The Meat House uses a josper (a cross between a grill and an oven) to sear its locally sourced, grass-fed Limousin beef. This tasting platter features barbecue ribs, pulled pork, black pudding, chicken wings, and homemade slaw.

4. A topping-laden pizza at Project Pie.

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This artisanal pizza joint allows diners free rein with toppings, so if you've ever wanted to try a jalapeño, gorgonzola, and pineapple pizza, now's your chance. Or you could simply opt for a traditional chicken, pepper, and mushroom pizza instead.

5. A mixed berry pancake at The Pancake Place.

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The Pancake Place is a friendly, traditional café chain with branches in Dundee, Elgin, and Dumfries. They pride themselves on their gigantic, cream-covered pancakes as well as tasty soups, sandwiches, and baked potatoes.

6. A beef kofta with feta and tzatziki at Kitschnbake.

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Kitschnbake is actually just across the river in Newport, but it's worth making a quick, 10-minute skip across the Tay bridge for luscious homemade cakes and indulgent sandwiches like this Mediterranean-inspired kofta.

7. Gaeng Ped Pedyang at Rama Thai.

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This delicious and aromatic Thai curry is a mixture of roast duck, grapes, cherry tomatoes, and pineapple. Other traditional dishes at Rama Dundee include duck stuffed with yam and spare ribs in a spicy tamarind sauce.

8. A roasted lamb shank with pomegranate at Cafe Rodi.

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As well as offering up traditional, hearty Scottish grub, this Turkish-Scottish café also serves a wide range of Mediterranean delicacies. Don't miss the beyti kebab topped with tomato sauce and yogurt or this piquant lamb shank with pomegranate.

9. This stunning retro sweets cake at Jessie's Kitchen.

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Jessie's Kitchen in Broughty Ferry makes a point of using fresh, healthy, local, and home-grown ingredients where possible, but also serves up a wide range of indulgent desserts like this spectacular sweetie cake.

10. A lamb burger with harissa, sweet potato chips, and feta cheese at Duke's Corner.

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Duke's Corner is a laid-back bar that serves up great burgers alongside its impressive beer selection. It's also a great place to catch a gig: It's open until 2.30am Wed-Sun and regularly showcases the talents of local bands and DJs.

11. Chicken enchiladas at Rancho Pancho.

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This busy and popular cantina in central Dundee is a must-visit for fans of Mexican food...and Mexican drink as well: The menu features over 45 different types of tequila and mescal.

12. Cranachan with raspberry sorbet at Porter's Bar & Restaurant.

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Porter's Bar sits right by the waterfront on City Quay. They have a great (and tasty) range of sharing platters to choose from, but the desserts really are the highlight. As well as this cranachan, they also serve a fantastic chocolate and cointreau mousse.

13. Lentil, sweet garlic, baby spinach, and roasted onion salad at Folk Café.

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This cosy little café just off Nethergate is well known for its cakes, but if you fancy something healthier they also have a great salad bar with lentil, sweet garlic and onion salad, carrot salad with tahini and chilli dressing, and roasted chickpeas.

14. Ross Cobb chicken with Dundee marmalade and carrot puree at Castlehill Restaurant.

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Castlehill is a traditional Scottish fine dining restaurant that serves up interesting, locally inspired, and (most importantly) very tasty food in a stylish setting. Their pretty desserts are particularly impressive.

15. Arbroath smokie parfait wrapped in Shetland smoked salmon at Bridgeview Station Restaurant.

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This beautiful restaurant is housed in a converted Victorian railway station with amazing views over Dundee's waterfront. The menu is packed with locally sourced Scottish food like Arisaig mussels, Angus steak, and (of course) Arbroath smokies.

16. A Mofo burger at Tonic.

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If this fiery burger with jalapeños and fresh chillis doesn't appeal to you, don't worry: This lively bar has another 40 varieties to choose from, including a Ghostbusters-inspired burger called "Mr Stay Puft" that comes with marshmallows.

17. Pesto pappadalle from Torino.

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The founder of Torino Restaurant, Giuseppe Dora, opened his first café in Scotland in 1933. Four generations later, the Dora family are still serving up authentic Italian food like this simple but delicious creamy pesto dish.

18. Black bean and satay chicken noodles at Dr Noodles.

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Dr Noodle isn't a medically trained health professional, but nevertheless these delicious, carby, meaty, spicy Chinese-inspired dishes are a fantastic hangover cure. They also serve chilli tofu noodles for hungover vegans.

19. Malteser cheesecake at The Incredible Roll Inn.

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Not only does this friendly little coffee shop and takeaway sell incredible cheesecakes like this, they also deliver, which means their desserts – or one of their hot, sexy filled rolls – could be in your house in minutes.

20. A falafel flatbread at Taypark House Cafe.

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Taypark House is a beautiful baronial mansion in the leafy suburbs of Dundee. It operates as a hotel, but also has a pretty café that's open to the public, and a cocktail bar serving a wide range of Scottish gins.

21. A Helicopter Burger at Clark's 24 Hour Bakery.

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It might not look pretty, but no night out in Dundee is complete without a visit to the famous Clark's Bakery for a helicopter burger: an artery-hardening, delicious combination of burger, lorne sausage, bacon, fried egg, and chips in a bun.