"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 styled splendour of our  bar, formerly the stables. Or why not dine in our historical Tavern Bar, blessed with authentic hand-carved solid oak gantry and bar (circa 1849). 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”. Eat Scotland acclaimed, CAMRA British Good Beer Guide listed, Caskmarque accredited, Bon appetit!.


“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 perfect 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 with our 1am licence on Fridays & Saturdays. 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”

From Jul 15 we offer hand-crafted, locally-inspired tasty hot and cold snacks prepared daily to order. Our trusted Manager Sharon with Michelle (Cook) and key staff are all REHIS* Accredited for food safety. (*Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland).

Food, refreshments and a variety of cake can be enjoyed here. Coffees are ably served from our Espresso machine. Table reservations for drinks and food can be made by calling 01382 779741 or email to speedwellinns@aol.com

Lounge, Tavern Bar and all-weather Pavement Café. Bon appétit!

For table reservations please call us on (01382) 779741
or email speedwellinns@aol.com

Our Starters

Soup of the dayserved with crusty bread £2.95
Prawn Marie Rose Platterserved with crusty bread £4.85
Breaded Garlic Mushrooms (mf)served with garlic dip and garnish £4.50
Mozzarella Melts (mf)served with side salad and garlic, curry or salsa dip £4.50
Battered Hot ‘n’ Spicy Chicken Goujonsserved with chilli dip and garnish £4.50
Prawns in Filo Pastryserved with sweet chilli dip and garnish £4.50
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 £7.10
mf = Meat Free

Our Salads Platters

Scottish Cheddar Cheese £8.50
Tuna or Chicken Mayonnaise £8.50
Coronation Chicken (n) £8.50
Prawn Marie Rose £8.95
Honey Roast Gammon £8.50
Roast Beef £8.50
Mixed salad (choice of three from the above) £9.25

Our Sides

French Fries £2.60
Garlic Bread with melted Scottish Cheddar Cheese £2.95
French Fries topped with Scottish Cheddar Cheese £2.95
Battered Onion Rings £2.30
Garlic Bread £2.50
Coleslaw £1.65
Garlic Dip £0.55
Sweet Chilli Dip £0.55
Salsa Dip £0.55
Sweet Chilli Mayonnaise Dip £0.55
Sour Cream Dip £0.55
Curry Dip £0.55

Our Mains

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 £8.50
Chilli Con CarneScottish Steak Mince in a traditional spicy Mexican sauce with fresh peppers and kidney beans £8.50
Prawn Curry (n)(F)North Atlantic Prawns in a mild creamy curry sauce of aromatic spices and herbs £8.95
Chicken Curry (n)Succulent chicken breast in a mild creamy curry sauce of aromatic spices and herbs £8.75
Sweet and Sour Chicken (n)Strips of succulent Angus chicken breast in a tangy tomato sauce with sweet peppers, onions and pineapple £8.75
8oz Scottish Aberdeen Angus Rib-Eye Steak GarniGrilled to order and served with fried onions, mushrooms and tomato £11.25
Beef OlivesTopside of Scottish beef, with an oatmeal and sausage stuffing, served with a rich wine and onion gravy £9.25
Goujons of ChickenStrips of chicken breast in batter, served with garlic, curry or salsa dip £8.75
Breaded Norwegian Scampi (F)Succulent pieces of cold water scampi in a crispy breadcrumb coating served with homemade tartar sauce £8.95
Breaded HaddockServed with homemade tartar sauce £8.25
Beer Battered HaddockDeuchars IPA Real Ale battered fresh fillet of local haddock served with homemade tartare sauce £9.50
Macaroni Cheese (mf)Macaroni in a creamy cheesy sauce topped with grated cheese and sliced tomato £7.75
Lasagne Al FornoInterleaved layers of pasta, lean Angus Beef Bolognese and béchamel sauce topped with Parmesan cheese £8.75
Chicken Tikka Masala (n)Marinated pieces of Angus chicken in a medium creamy tomato curry sauce served with Naan bread £8.95
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

Steak Burger £6.95
Cheese Burger £7.15
Chilli Burger £7.95
Chilli Cheese Burger £8.15
Bacon Cheese Burger £7.95
Breaded Chicken Burger £5.95
mf Veggie Burger £6.85
Kingsize Burgertwo steak burgers with melted scottish cheddar cheese and fried onion £8.75
Fish Rollwith succulent portion of fresh battered fillet of haddock £6.25
mf = Meat Free

We also have a selection of Bake Potatoes, Paninis, Baguettes and Toasties

Our Omlettes

Choose any two fillings with side salad and fries:
Scottish Cheddar Cheese
Cooked Gammon
Sweet Peppers
Red Onion
Mixed Herbs
from £7.75

Our Daily Specials

Available from 15th October to 21st October

Spicy Beef Lasagna  £8.95
Roast Pork & Cider Gravy  £8.95
Cajun Chicken,Spiral Fries & Salsa £8.95
Lamb shank in Red Wine £8.95
Battered Cod Goujons £8.95
Angus Chicken,Bacon & Mozzarella Burger £7.00
Curry of the moment £9.00
 Dundee Cheesecake Company Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake  £3.50
All Served with choices of Rice, Chips or Potatoes and Vegetables or Side Salad

Our Wines

WHITE WINES Bottle 250ml 175ml
1 Los Romeros Sauvignon BlancCentral Valley, Chile Fragrant aromas of lemon and gooseberries with a zesty finish £11.00 £3.60 £2.95
2 Los Romeros Malbec,Central Valley, Chile Shows a good concentration of dark and red fruits and delicious spicy undertones. £11.00 £3.60 £2.95
3 Berri Estates Unoaked ChardonnaySE Australia A crisp style with a fresh, yet ripe lemon character with no oak ageing. £14.25 £4.75 £3.60
4 Oben Grove Riesling-GewürztraminerRhein, Germany Aromatic lime and apples with the soft sweetness of peach and cherry blossom. £14.25 £4.75 £3.60
5 Corte Vigna Pinot GrigioPavia, Italy Floral, racy and dry with green, crisp fruit, an innovative wine by a collaboration of private land owners. £14.25 £4.75 £3.60
6 Luis Felipe Edwards Reserva ViognierRapel Valley, Chile Full, aromatic fresh style: packed with peach and pear rounded off with soft apricots. £14.25 £4.75 £3.60
ROSE WINES 75 cl Bottle
5 Hidden Falls RoseCalifornia An aromatic and flavoursome wine, full of strawberry cream flavours £14.25
6 De Neuvila Anjou RoseVallee du Loire – France Brilliant pink, aromas of strawberry and fresh cherries £14.25
RED WINES Bottle 250ml 175ml
7 Moondara ShirazSouth East Australia Rich and full with ripe plums and bramble flavours and a touch of exotic spice £13.75 £13.75 £13.75
8 Humbolt Coast MerlotCalifornia A great balance of ripe, plummy fruit and soft, velvety tannins £13.75
9 Sunrise Cabernet SauvingnonChile Full, rich, blackcurrant flavours make this Chilean Cabernet a real joy to drink £13.75
10 Rioja Campo Viejo CrianzaSpain Ruby red in colour with sweet cherry aromas and silky oaky flavours. £13.75
11 Lanson Black LabelA fine mousse of bubbles and a toasty, honey nose in perfect balance £32.95
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
Duechars I.P.A  3.8%
Tasting Notes: A pale golden coloured ale. Hops and citrus fruit is gently balanced by the malt
Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker 4.0%
Tasting Notes: A genuine bitter with a unique balance of maltiness and hop aroma
Old Speckled Hen 4.5%
Tasting Notes: with a auburn, copper colour and a rich malty taste and a fruity aroma

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Perfectly situated at the hub of Broughty Ferry, finding the Royal Arch couldn’t be easier. We are located directly beside the Train Station as well as having the benefit of car parks with electric charging, and bus stops for all major routes on our doorstep.