In an unprecedented 18 months, when over 20 new food and drink businesses have opened in Dundee, a new 48 page colour guide focusing on the city’s revitalised food scene has been published.

‘Dundee Larder: The Guide to the Food and Drink of the City’, produced in partnership with Dundee, One City Many Discoveries marketing campaign and independent media company The List, the guide has been designed to help visitors and residents discover the people and places that are shaping and defining Dundee’s emergence as a place to enjoy great food and drink.

The guide claims that unlike many cities in the UK, the real force behind the new food movement is independent owner-run businesses keen to rejuvenate Dundee’s reputation as a place for good food by opening new venues and introducing dynamic ideas to established businesses.

The practical and inspirational guide includes independently compiled listings of the city’s best cafes, bars and restaurants alongside features on the people and venues at the heart of the city’s food renaissance.

The online guide is available to view online

Free copies of the ‘Dundee Larder’ will be available from local libraries and distributed through bars, restaurants and cafes across the area from October 15 onwards.

Articles include an investigation into the history of Dundee Cake by food historian Catherine Brown; a look at Scotland’s first fresh food vending machine installed in a Dundee shopping centre; an insight into Dundee’s impressive reputation as a centre for food research as well as interviews with chefs and local ‘food hero’s on their favourite local food connections.

Also included in the guide are useful maps to help explore the best of Dundee’s different food districts – City Centre, West End, Broughty Ferry and Around & About Dundee.

Jonathon Clark of Dundee family business Clark’s Bakery features on the cover of the guide. The third generation bakery has been in business since 1950 and recently opened their 4th shop in Dundee.

Jonathon Clark said “People want local, family run businesses to do well in Dundee. There’s a sense that you’re getting not just experience and familiarity but also really good, locally sourced food. It’s about looking at what went before but equally we try hard to always be thinking ahead”

Donald Reid, Food and Drink Editor, The List said “Producing the Dundee Larder, both as a printed guide and as a handy online resource, is a real statement of the rising importance Dundee has in the world of food and drink in Scotland. The city’s going through a truly exciting phase, with the creative, independent spirit of the city joining forces with a surge of interest in food and drink that’s local, of good quality, and surrounded by great stories and inspiring people. If you’re not checking out what’s going on in Dundee you’re missing out.

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To request copies of the “Dundee Larder” please email

Further media information and images please contact: Jennie Patterson Email: Tel: 07773 849586 @jennie_patt

Notes to Editors

Dundee Larder is published by The List Ltd as part of the The Larder series of food and drink guides. Both in print and online, Larder guides provide insightful, independent and detailed information on the local food and drink scene in various regions of Scotland including Angus, Perthshire, Fife, Aberdeenshire, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire. The List also produce the much respected annual Eating & Drinking Guide to eating out in Glasgow and Edinburgh. For more see