Dy­nasty hopes to rule Dundee din­ing scene

Op­u­lent new restau­rant of­fers un­usual items, in­clud­ing brain curry and camel meat­balls

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS - STE­FAN MORKIS smorkis@the­courier.co.uk

Dundee’s most ex­trav­a­gant new restau­rant opened its doors to din­ers for the first time last night.

Dy­nasty, which bills it­self as Dundee’s an­swer to the Ritz, boasts a Sis­tine Chapel-in­spired ceil­ing and dec­o­ra­tions in­spired by the Re­nais­sance and in­clud­ing props from the hit TV show Game of Thrones.

The Nether­gate restau­rant also boasts a menu to match the decor.

The brave and the bold can sam­ple ev­ery­thing from braised camel meat­balls, to brain masala, a curry made with lamb brain, shal­lots, tomato, co­rian­der and gin­ger.

The restau­rant is owned by busi­ness­man and fine arts grad­u­ate Us­man Ma­lik, who also owns the Oshi­bori Ja­panese restau­rant.

He said he had been taken aback by the huge level of in­ter­est sur­round­ing Dy­nasty.

As he geared up for his first night Mr Ma­lik said: “We are open­ing for in­vited guests on Fri­day so we’ll be busy but won’t be too crowded.

“I have been kind of sur­prised by all the in­ter­est, although we an­tic­i­pated some.”

Ta­bles at the restau­rant will only be avail­able by reser­va­tion for the first few weeks of open­ing and Mr Ma­lik said there is al­ready plenty of in­ter­est.

“We’ve had a lot of in­ter­est and there are even some book­ings for Christ­mas so there have been a whole lot of peo­ple tak­ing ta­bles.”

Head waiter Geri Sz­abo is ready to serve in­vited guests as the restau­rant opened its doors.

Pic­tures: Kim Cess­ford.

The grand en­trance to Dy­nasty and the din­ing room in­spired by the Re­nais­sance.

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