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Fisher and Donaldson

British, Cafe, Scottish
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12 Whitehall Street, Dundee DD1 4AF, Scotland
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:15
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food is great from here is a little expensive but the food is really good and always freash the carrot cake is ace

Thank mas6929
Dundee, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have been buying the frozen gateaus for many years, the selection is fantastic as is the quality. Our kids have grown up on these cakes and now expect on any family occasion..."where's the strawberry cake?" If you don't believe me, try it.

Thank Sultan Y
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went in for lunch with my mum waited patiently to be served (about 10 minutes) 3 to 4 waitresses supposedly working but when another couple came in for lunch and were served within a couple of minutes of arriving we got up and left. Will not be back.

Thank Susan M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

the first thing we noticed were the old-style straw boaters worn by the assistants and the last thing was that the lady who had been serving us didn't turn away until after we had left the shop. the service was courtesy without shmarm and the soup was warm and hearty. it was a pleasure to visit and we would go... More 

Thank katmitch2017
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in here intending on just buying a couple of cakes, not realising there was a little cafe/tea room. Decided to sit down for some lunch. Soup and sandwich deal £5 - excellent! Big bowl of homemade soup and freshly made sandwich. Pot of tea which did me three cups! Oh and a coffee tower to finish - a must!... More 

Thank Stephen P
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Fisher & Donaldson have such a big name that really doesn't live up to the hype. Previously we had tasted the carrot cake(it was a house guest who gifted it to us) and we were not impressed. The cake looked good but we found it to be all style and no substance. This time we bought some rolls(floury muffin) and... More 

Thank scottishcakebaker
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I only popped in for a coffee and to kill some time. I left after some kind of toasted local concoction that looked very delicious and fully lived up to expectations. The exotic confectionary on show looked fantastic and I would have taken some home had I got room in my bag. The coffee was very good, the service from... More 

Thank BonnieRed850
Dundee, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Fisher and Donaldson are great bakers - this cafe reflects that.....its not the best set up and atmosphere but the food is decent and the staff are brilliant. The soup was fresh and tasty....

Thank theweeflea
Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

After being at Ninewells on a family matter, we were near the Perth Road shops and decided to park up and find a spot for a "wee cuppie". Two ladies to accompany me, we plumped for F&D in the shopping area, halfway down the way to Dundee, and duly ordered warm pies, strawberry tarts and coconut cookies to make up... More 

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Sao Paulo
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440 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were recommended as we were in Dundee and had to try Dundee Cake. My wife and I had their "house" tea and a piece of cake. All very good in a wonderful atmosphere.

Thank peter_glazier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Cafe, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:15
08:00 - 17:15
08:00 - 17:15
08:00 - 17:15
08:00 - 17:15
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Whitehall Street, Dundee DD1 4AF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dundee
Fisher and Donaldson are Bakeries are very well-known in Scotland for their excellent pastries and cakes. They have a small restaurant in Whitehall Street, where you can order your favourite drink and pastry or cake and read the newspaper. If you have a sweet tooth or love creamy cakes this is the perfect restaurant for you. My favourite is a large hot chocolate and a yummy coffee cream tower.

I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting Dundee.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?