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A little about us…

Sol y Sombra has been Dundee’s most popular tapas bar since it opened in 2011. Born out of a love for Spanish food and culture, we have created a menu of fresh, authentic and simple tapas. The aim is to recreate the feel of a typical Spanish family meal, so everyone has to share and enjoy the meal as one.

Sol y Sombra’s name comes from the Spanish words for sun and shade and refers to different types of seats one can purchase at bullfights. The cheap seats are Sol, and are in the full sun, whereas the most expensive seats are Sombra and are fully shaded. A Sol y Sombra ticket has some shade and some sun throughout the day. 

A little history…

Our building has had a rich history in the hospitality business. Built in 1842, the building was the Lorne Bar until 1969. In 1969 Dundee footballer, Bobby Cox, bought the Lorne Bar and renamed it the Sliding Tackle. It was bought over in 1975 and renamed the Ferry Inn, which it was until Phil and Joanna started Sol y Sombra. Two of the supporting beams in the cellar are recovered wreckage from the Tay Rail Bridge Disaster of 1878.

5 star ratingLoved it!! Had a family celebration meal, and it did not disappoint! The cold tapas was amazing, loved the chickpea salad and chicken salad were the standout. Then even more food came along for the hot tapas, everything was amazing! Skewers, prawns, paella, so much amazing food.
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Moira B
14/07/24
5 star ratingTapas treat What can I say but yet another excellent meal , staff attentive , polite and knowledgeable , all in all a great time was had still the best tapas this side of Spain 🇪🇸,if you haven’t been please go it’s worth every penny , a little treasure in Broughty Ferry
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Jane M
10/05/24
5 star ratingThe food was absolutely delicious and exceeded all my expectations. The shrimp was perfectly cooked and bursting with flavor
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凤珠 程
21/05/24
5 star ratingWhat can I say but yet another excellent meal , staff attentive , polite and knowledgeable , all in all a great time was had still the best tapas this side of Spain 🇪🇸,if you haven’t been please go it’s worth every penny , a little treasure in Broughty Ferry
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490JaneM490
10/05/24