February 1, 2015 Dundee, soup 1 Comment



The DCA, or Dundee Contemporary Arts, to give it its full title, is an outstanding multi-arts complex at the heart of Dundee. On a foggy old day, I popped in for a quick lunch.

I was joined today by a cast of thousands, with some of us arriving in the city and others getting ready to depart. Some of us, including me, were munching a quick bowl of soup, while others were just catching a quick beverage.

The large café space was abuzz with folk. It reminded me a little of Glasgow’s Arches, which is a similarly purposed venue. I thought it was really rather smart.

Soupy soup

Soupy soup

Their soup of the day was cream of mushroom. When I arrived, Nick and Tim were already tucking in, and giving it nods of approbation. The friendly waiter took my order and was soon delivering a bowl for me.

It proved to be very tasty indeed and the accompanying crusty bread did an excellent job of mopping up the remnants. It was a very pleasing, if rather brief, interlude in a venue to which I must return to explore further.

So overall, I was glad to visit Dundee once more, after enjoyably rewarding visits to The Parlour and Avery & Co, and very pleased by my visit to the DCA. I’d heartily recommend a visit to their café, next time you’re in the district.

Blythe scores the DCA
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20

Today’s questers were: Christine, Lindsay, Suzie, Graham, Nick, Tim, Blythe

We ate: mushroom soup (4)

We drank: water, cappuccino (2), cola

We wore: on-trend apparel for Dundee lunching

Total bill: £17.70

Written by BKR