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I'm a Mum of two boys living in Oxfordshire, enjoying lots of fun activities and writing about them when I get a chance.
Published December 2nd 2012
Restaurant with a view
Bridgeview Station Restaurant, River Tay, Tay Road Bridge, Dundee, view, restaurant with view
View over the River Tay to the Tay Road Bridge

I remember as a child being treated on occasion to a bacon roll from a food van which was parked up by the side of the River Tay. Many years later and that van has been replaced. Now enjoying the beautiful view of the Tay Bridge is the Bridgeview Station Cafe Restaurant, surrounded by a white picket pence.

Bridgeview Station Restaurant, cafe, Dunndee, River Tay, view
Bridgeview Station Restaurant & Cafe



I visited on a cold crisp day with blue skies and bright sunshine and the view was perfect. I can imagine that safe inside the restaurant, even a wild and windy day, would make a dramatic backdrop for a meal or just a cup of coffee.

With a whole wall of windows taking advantage of the view, the Bridgeview Station is filled with light. Spacious tables, attention to detail in decoration and some great wall art including a blown up picture of the Tay Road Bridge give a unique feel.
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One wall is covered in an old photo of the Tay Road Bridge


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Restaurant with a view


My parents and I were quickly seated by our friendly waitress and my son was provided with a highchair, colouring pencils and paper. This was great as it allowed us peace to make our choices from the menu, without having a bored toddler.

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Children are catered for too


The menu changes on a regular basis with a focus on sourcing local. Experienced chefs in Michelin star and Three Rosette standards weave their influence through the mouth watering menu. The two or three course set menu for December looked very tempting, but not when you have a restless toddler, so we decided to go for the lighter lunch and have sandwiches.

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White Cheddar with Chive Mayo & Soused Onion 3.95

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Medium Roasted Rump of Beef with cranberry chutney & watercress 4.95


Thick white bloomer bread crammed full of delicious filling with a little flair added in, sums up our lunch. I had the Smoked Paprika chicken with streaky bacon and a honey and mustard mayo. My Dad really enjoyed his tender and thick slices of roast beef with cranberry chutney and peppery watercress. My Mum had the white cheddar with chive mayo and soused onion which was also enjoyed. The Bridgeview Station also does a soup and sandwich option for 6.95.

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posh chicken nuggets & chips for the little one


There's a children's menu too. I chose chicken nuggets and chips for my son. Large goujons of chicken and potato wedges with skins arrived, gastro offering for kids. It all tasted great and again portions were generous. You could probably feed two kids from one meal.

We arrived early for lunch and there were already quite a few tables taken. By the time we finished, the restaurant was filled with happy diners. This is obviously a well established and popular spot for lunch.

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Just before the lunchtime rush


The Bridgeview Station Cafe Restaurant would also make a lovely choice to enjoy a coffee and cupcake mid afternoon as you watch the Scottish weather changing before your eyes. The cupcakes are all made fresh with regularly changing flavours. It's a bit like guest ales for those with a sweet tooth.

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Tempting cupcakes


If you feel a wee bit sorry for the food van with the best view in Scotland then don't. Just outside the Bridgeview is an old railway carriage serving classic takeaway and the right prices. A bacon sandwich is still there for a treat.

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Get your bacon buttie here

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Why? The best view in Dundee
When: Mon - Tues (8am to 4pm) Wed-Sat (8am to Late) Sun (8am - 6pm)
Phone: 01382 660066
Where: Riverside Drive, Dundee, DD1 1NR
Cost: Sandwiches served until 4:30pm 3.95-4.95
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The sandwiches look great
by Jane Street (score: 2|438) 2053 days ago
What a great view
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