Dundee venues round-up: March 2022

Italian restaurants, Indian street food and new vintage clothing shops have been earning attention for all the right reasons in the City of Discovery

Feature by Jamie Wilde | 11 Mar 2022

FIKA Dundee

Dundee’s Perth Road is brimming with independent businesses. From record stores (Le Freak Records) to zero waste shops (The Little Green Larder), the community feel in this part of town is palpable. FIKA Dundee opened during the pandemic and is fast becoming a mainstay for Dundee locals. The café serves up an eye-pleasing range of light bites, including bagels and avocado on toast, that are perfect for a spot of brunch. Hot and iced coffees as well as loose leaf teas match perfectly with FIKA Dundee's range of pastries and home bakes. And with new wine and cheese experience nights on the horizon, you’d be daft not to pay this place a visit. 75 Perth Road, DD1 4HY

A plate of tagliatelle, topped with grated cheese and surrounded by a swirl of cream-coloured sauce.


If you like authentic Italian food, Frank’s should be near the top of your list of restaurants to visit in the City of Discovery. Situated across from the Overgate in the heart of the city centre, this wine and pasta bar offers great light bites, evening meals and is a trendy drinks spot all under one roof. The one-page food menu is easy to digest. Handmade pasta is the star of the show with vegetarian and vegan options available including spaghetti with pea pesto and tagliatelle with roasted celeriac. Pair your food with an indulgent Italian red and you’re onto a winner. 36 Nethergate, DD1 4ET

Jim’s Delhi Club

Quite possibly Dundee's most-talked about new opening in recent months is Jim’s Delhi Club. Run by Dundonian owner James Ferrie, he previously offered popular home meal kits for people to cook curated Indian cuisine at home. But with business booming, he decided to open his own Indian street food shop late last year. Open from Thursdays to Sundays, the Delhi Club’s menu options change every month. Favourites so far have included butter chicken naanwiches and lamb stovies, as well its one-off bagel collaboration with Heather Street Food. Great tasting food that lives up to the hype and only a short walk away from the city centre. 72 Albert Street, DD4 6QH

A range of shirts and tops arranged on racks; old suitcases, houseplants and an old gramophone are also visible.


Everyone loves coming across a rare find in a vintage clothing shop and Dundee’s latest comes in the form of SookSouk in the west end. Opening in December last year, this new brand-new venue comes packed with tons of vibrant vintage and preloved items of clothing. From jumpers to jackets and shoes to boots, you’ll be surprised how much fits into the shop’s relatively cosy space. Sustainability is also an important part of the ethos at SookSouk. Its owner, Sharyn Farnan, is a DJCAD graduate and is particularly passionate about providing an alternative to fast fashion with her new shop. Pop in for a chat and some music while eyeing up your new favourite garments. 153 Perth Road, DD2 1AR

A table with two coffees in teal cups, and two cakes on pastel pink plates.

The Cannon

The Cannon is a café based on Union Street, one of Dundee’s best spots for bars and record shops. Scrolling through the venue’s social media pages, The Cannon definitely has that Instagrammable feel with its bright and stylish décor. But its food and drink options are the real talking point. Breakfast options like its Tay Eggs (poached eggs on sourdough toast with avocado and smoked salmon) look a real treat, while its super sweet milkshakes and pancakes are bound to cure any sugar cravings in an instant. Home baked treats as well as teas and coffees are also at hand in this family-friendly spot that’s ideal for a catch up or an afternoon meander around the city. 11 Union Street, DD1 4BN