"The Royal Arch occupies a prime location in Brook Street Broughty Ferry. A cosy and pleasant ambience creates a
relaxing atmosphere to enjoy your meal and drinks."
“A little bit of history about how The Royal Arch Bar came to be”
The Royal Arch and logo were associated with The Royal Arch monument built in Dundee during the 1840s to celebrate the visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1863. The monument was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the Tay Road Bridge. However a fragment of this Victorian arch is on display at the bar. The Royal Arch is now owned freehold by Jonathan and Alison Stewart, son Jon and daughter Jenny We offer an extensive menu to cater for many different tastes. Our freshly prepared menu may be served in the Art Deco splendour of the Gavel Lounge, or in the authentic and historical Saloon Bar, or even within our seasonal pavement café. Renowned for its promotion of fresh local produce our menu ranges from light snacks and healthy options to traditional fayre, and favourites from around the globe. The Royal Arch was recently elected Gold Winner in Dundee City Council’s Best bar None Awards, winning the ‘Scottish Community Pub of the Year ‘ in The DRAM Scottish Licensed Trade Awards. Visit Scotland’s incognito inspector says: “The Royal Arch Restaurant occupies a prime location in Brook Street Broughty Ferry. On entry the interior is cosy and the stained glass displays add colour and character. Fresh flowers on the tables create a pleasant ambience and the atmosphere is relaxing to enjoy your meal or a lighter option if you so desire, capably served by friendly and efficient staff”. Bon appetit! Eat Scotland acclaimed CAMRA British Good Beer Guide listed Caskmarque accredited.
The pub consists of a traditional public bar with a comfortable and homely lounge which was converted from stables. The public bar has a character of its own, one wall depicting characters of Ferry “worthies”. both past and present . The other walls are devoted to sporting monuments from football, golf, darts, swimming and boxing. The bar area is blessed with an authentic hand carved solid oak gantry and bar (circa 1849).
The lounge is decorated in Art Deco style with stained glass windows and ceiling panels depicting the Broughty Ferry landscape.
“A wide range of beers, guest cask ales, wines and coffee”
The Royal Arch is CAMRA AND Caskmarque acclaimed for quality and range of cask ales. Benefitting from deep, dry cellarage our stillage team is supervised by CAMRA 1994 “BEST IN UK PUB OF THE YEAR” award winning publicans, Jonathan Stewart & son. A wide range of malt whiskies (over 50) served in 35cl measures and interesting wines including The local Cairn o’ Mohr fruit wines are also feature along with the usual aperitifs and drivers’ shelf.
We offer an interesting selection of wines offered in measures ranging from the unusual but practical 12.5 cl, right up up to the 25cl.
Why not drop in for a coffee by Brasilia espresso machine – there are many styles to choose from.
The Royal Arch is the perfectl venue for watching major sporting events whether on Sky or terrestrial, with both areas of the bar having televisions, two of which are large screen. Private parties too can be fully catered for. 1am licence may be applied for on request. Situated overlooking the hub of Broughty Ferry’s centre, our seasonal pavement cafe is ideal for people- watching!
Friendly and helpful staff complete the picture to make you feel welcome and to help make your Royal Arch experience cherished.
“EatScotland acclaimed for fresh, local food”
The Royal Arch offers an extensive selection of cuisine appealing to many different tastes, ranging from multi-course choices to light snacks. In addition to the extensive Menu below, we also offer daily specials carefully crafted by our long-serving and talented kitchen brigade comprising Michelle, Ally and Mike . Our menu is served either in the bar, lounge or at the pavement cafe in warmer months – it’s your choice-
Monday – Thursday 11.30am – 2.15pm and 5pm – 8 pm
Friday 11.30am – 8 pm
Saturday 11.30am – 8 pm
Sunday 12.30pm – 7 pm
For table reservations please call us on (01382) 779741 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please take a minute to browse through our menu using the links below.
Breaded Garlic Mushrooms (mf)served with garlic dip and garnish
Mozzarella Melts (mf)served with side salad and garlic, curry or salsa dip
Battered Hot ‘n’ Spicy Chicken Goujonsserved with chilli dip and garnish
Prawns in Filo Pastryserved with sweet chilli dip and garnish
Mini Mixed Combo for Twomozza melt, potato wedge, chicken goujon, garlic mushrooms and onion rings served with curry, garlic or salsa dip and side salad
mf = Meat Free
Our Salads Platters
Scottish Cheddar Cheese
Tuna or Chicken Mayonnaise
Coronation Chicken (n)
Prawn Marie Rose
Honey Roast Gammon
Mixed salad (choice of three from the above)
ALL SERVED WITH EITHER FRIES OR POTATOES | n = Contains Nuts
Garlic Bread with melted Scottish Cheddar Cheese
French Fries topped with Scottish Cheddar Cheese
Battered Onion Rings
Sweet Chilli Dip
Sweet Chilli Mayonnaise Dip
Sour Cream Dip
All Our Haddock Supplied Fresh Daily From Gazeley Fish Shop in Broughty Ferry
Steak PieTender diced prime Scottish steak in a rich natural gravy, topped with puff pastry
Chilli Con CarneScottish Steak Mince in a traditional spicy Mexican sauce with fresh peppers and kidney beans
Prawn Curry (n)(F)North Atlantic Prawns in a mild creamy curry sauce of aromatic spices and herbs
Chicken Curry (n)Succulent chicken breast in a mild creamy curry sauce of aromatic spices and herbs
Sweet and Sour Chicken (n)Strips of succulent Angus chicken breast in a tangy tomato sauce with sweet peppers, onions and pineapple
8oz Scottish Aberdeen Angus Rib-Eye Steak GarniGrilled to order and served with fried onions, mushrooms and tomato
Beef OlivesTopside of Scottish beef, with an oatmeal and sausage stuffing, served with a rich wine and onion gravy
Goujons of ChickenStrips of chicken breast in batter, served with garlic, curry or salsa dip
Breaded Norwegian Scampi (F)Succulent pieces of cold water scampi in a crispy breadcrumb coating served with homemade tartar sauce
Breaded HaddockServed with homemade tartar sauce
Beer Battered HaddockDeuchars IPA Real Ale battered fresh fillet of local haddock served with homemade tartare sauce
Macaroni Cheese (mf)Macaroni in a creamy cheesy sauce topped with grated cheese and sliced tomato
Lasagne Al FornoInterleaved layers of pasta, lean Angus Beef Bolognese and béchamel sauce topped with Parmesan cheese
Chicken Tikka Masala (n)Marinated pieces of Angus chicken in a medium creamy tomato curry sauce served with Naan bread
FRIES OR POTATOES OR NOODLES OR RICE AND SALAD OR VEGETABLES INCLUSIVEn = Contains Nuts | mf = Meat Free | F = Fish dishes may contain small bones.
Enjoy our very lean 60z local Aberdeen Angus steak burgers made here on the premises
Chilli Cheese Burger
Bacon Cheese Burger
Breaded Chicken Burger
mf Veggie Burger
Kingsize Burgertwo steak burgers with melted scottish cheddar cheese and fried onion
Fish Rollwith succulent portion of fresh battered fillet of haddock
mf = Meat Free
We also have a selection of Bake Potatoes, Paninis, Baguettes and Toasties
Choose any two fillings with side salad and fries:
Scottish Cheddar Cheese
Our Daily Specials
Available from 26th March – 1st April
Chicken with Leek and Bacon
Chicken and Black Pudding Burger
Sweet Chilli Pork
Roast Lamb with Minted Gravy
Chicken Burger of the moment
Curry of the Moment
Smoked Haddock Mornay
White Chocolate &Lime Cheesecake
Naan Bread Pizza
All Served with choices of Rice, Chips or Potatoes and Vegetables or Side Salad
1 Los Romeros Sauvignon BlancCentral Valley, Chile Fragrant aromas of lemon and gooseberries with a zesty finish
2 Los Romeros Malbec,Central Valley, Chile Shows a good concentration of dark and red fruits and delicious spicy undertones.
3 Berri Estates Unoaked ChardonnaySE Australia A crisp style with a fresh, yet ripe lemon character with no oak ageing.
4 Oben Grove Riesling-GewürztraminerRhein, Germany Aromatic lime and apples with the soft sweetness of peach and cherry blossom.
5 Corte Vigna Pinot GrigioPavia, Italy Floral, racy and dry with green, crisp fruit, an innovative wine by a collaboration of private land owners.
6 Luis Felipe Edwards Reserva ViognierRapel Valley, Chile Full, aromatic fresh style: packed with peach and pear rounded off with soft apricots.
75 cl Bottle
5 Hidden Falls RoseCalifornia An aromatic and flavoursome wine, full of strawberry cream flavours
6 De Neuvila Anjou RoseVallee du Loire – France Brilliant pink, aromas of strawberry and fresh cherries
7 Moondara ShirazSouth East Australia Rich and full with ripe plums and bramble flavours and a touch of exotic spice
8 Humbolt Coast MerlotCalifornia A great balance of ripe, plummy fruit and soft, velvety tannins
9 Sunrise Cabernet SauvingnonChile Full, rich, blackcurrant flavours make this Chilean Cabernet a real joy to drink
10 Rioja Campo Viejo CrianzaSpain Ruby red in colour with sweet cherry aromas and silky oaky flavours.
11 Lanson Black LabelA fine mousse of bubbles and a toasty, honey nose in perfect balance
If a particular vintage or shipper is unavailable, a suitable alternative will be offered. All quality wines on this list have an alcohol content of between 8% and 15% by volume.
Our Cask Ales
Cask Ales avaiable
Tasting Notes: A pale golden coloured ale. Hops and citrus fruit is gently balanced by the malt
Skye Gold 4.3%
Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted 3.8%
Perfectly situated at the hub of Broughty Ferry, finding the Royal Arch couldn’t be easier. We are loacated directly beside the Train Station as well as having the benefit of car parks, and bus stops for all major routes on our doorstep.
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