Wine bar dubbed an ‘amazing addition to the area’ as Dundee hotel owner gets the green light


A wine bar and residents lounge extension at a pub with rooms in Broughty, Dundee has been given the green light by councillors.

John Black, the owner of The Fort Hotel, said the completed project would be an ‘amazing addition’ to the area.

Black has been granted permission from Dundee City Council to transform a vacant property at 48 Fort Street into a wine bar and lounge, which would then be connected to the hotel.

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The owner, who also runs an Italian restaurant in the town, has said he is aiming to create a ‘high-end venue that has a capacity of 40.

It will be billed as a residents lounge, but will also open to the public.

The application met not contention as it is already adjoined to a pub, rendering the premises ‘entirely unsuitable for residential use’.

The Fort Hotel, a family-run hotel, bar and restaurant, has been a mainstay of Fort Street for years.

Speaking to the Courier, Black said: “Now planning has been granted we apply for the licence and start detailing the drawings.

“We are hoping to start work ASAP but it may take a while to complete as there is a lot individual items that will be hand crafted here and abroad.

“With the Wine bar being only 40 capacity it has to have the ‘wow factor’.”




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