My favourite places for a post-study late-night snack


Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Exterior of McDonald's on Reform Street, Dundee

When the hunger pangs strike during the late hours, few places rival the convenience and popularity of McDonald’s. With its extended operating hours, diverse menu options, and quick service, McDonald’s has become a go-to destination for late-night snacking. With such a vast selection, you can customise any item to just the way you like it. Additionally, their value meals and combo deals provide a satisfying combination of a main item, fries, and a drink, ensuring you get a complete meal at an affordable price.

My favourite item on the menu: Indulge in the crispy ‘Filet-O-Fish’ for an alternative to beef or chicken options.

Taco Bell

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Exterior of Taco Bell, Reform Street, Dundee

Known for its bold and delicious flavours, Taco Bell has emerged as a top contender for satisfying your late-night cravings. Taco Bell is renowned for its unique blend of Tex-Mex cuisine, offering a menu that caters to a variety of taste preferences. From classic favourites like crunchy tacos and cheesy quesadillas to innovative creations like the Doritos Locos Tacos and Crunchwrap Supreme, Taco Bell offers an explosion of flavours that will tantalize your taste buds.

My favourite item on the menu: ‘Chalupa Supreme’ (crispy and flaky on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside taco with a selection of chicken, beef, or bean fillings).

Clark’s Bakery

Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

Exterior of Clark's Bakery, Annfield Street, Dundee

Located on Annfield Road, Clark’s Bakery stands as a beacon of temptation for all those seeking a delightful late-night snack. With its array of freshly baked goods and 24/7 operating hours, the beloved bakery has become a go-to destination for locals, students, and visitors alike. Clark’s Bakery is known for its crisp, golden-brown pies, generously filled sandwiches and hot rolls and mouth-watering cakes. Also, the bakery offers traditional Scottish treats and specialities, such as Dundee’s iconic ‘fudge doughnut’ and the ‘full Scottish breakfast’.

My favourite item on the menu: ‘The Original Clarkie’s Helicopter’ (2 ¼pounder burgers, double bacon, fried egg, and chips – all on one roll!).

Tesco Riverside

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Exterior of Tesco Riverside, as viewed from the steps on the other side of the train tracks

With its extended operating hours and diverse snack options, Tesco Riverside becomes a haven for those seeking a delightful late-night snack. From sweet treats to savoury bites, the store offers something for every craving. Indulge in a wide range of packaged snacks like chips, chocolates, cookies, and candies, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. If you’re in the mood for something healthier, you can choose from their selection of fresh fruits, pre-cut vegetables, or yoghurt cups. Additionally, Tesco Riverside often has an array of freshly made sandwiches, wraps, and salads, providing more substantial options for late-night snacking.

My favourite feature: Picking up something cheap and tasty from the reduced aisle.

The Tinsmith

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Exterior of The Tinsmith, Hawkhill, Dundee

The Tinsmith is a bar and restaurant located on Hawkhill and is approximately a 5-minute walk from the University’s Main Library. Known for its stylish and modern interior, it offers a cosy and inviting atmosphere for students and visitors alike. The Tinsmith offers a diverse menu that caters to different tastes and preferences including small plates, sandwiches, burgers, and desserts. Alongside the food options, the bar and restaurant offer a large selection of craft beers, cocktails and other beverages that can help you unwind after a long day of studying.

My favourite feature: Outdoor seating and BBQs which can be used by customers.

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