Maw Broon’s Kitchen to open in Dundee

The pop-up Maw Broon's Kitchen that was trialled in 2014.
The pop-up Maw Broon's Kitchen that was trialled in 2014.

Dundee is set to become home to the first-ever Maw Broon’s Kitchen.

The attraction, which will open in the city centre next year at an undisclosed location, follows on from the launch of a range of food products with the same brand.

The kitchen will offer Scottish staples from mince ‘n’ tatties to ‘efternoon tea’ alongside lighter bites and Daphne’s deli for those in a hurry.

The venue, launched by publisher DC Thomson, will aim to capture the essence of The Broons family — who are celebrating the 80th anniversary of their first appearance in the Sunday Post in 1936.

Victoria Tait, who is leading the licensing project to bring the kitchen to fruition, said: “I’m really excited about Maw Broon’s Kitchen.

“My family has been in the food industry for over 20 years so it has always been a passion of mine.  I grew up with The Broons and have a real affection for them so I feel extremely privileged to be part of this project.

“We want Maw Broon’s Kitchen to feel like home and offer good food – just like Maw use to make.  Our aim is that everyone leaves Maw Broon’s Kitchen feeling like they’ve had a big hug fae Maw!”

The concept was tested with a pop-up restaurant at a food festival in 2014 and received a positive response.

Victoria added: “People just loved it.  It created a real sense of nostalgia because everyone was talking about their memories of The Broons.  I’m sure those feelings of warmth will carry through.”

The kitchen will offer a range of fresh locally sourced produce with something to tempt everyone’s taste buds for breakfast, lunch and tea.

In addition to the food offering, it’s planned that the Dundee venue will host regular events and activities, such as ‘baking wi’ the bairns’, storytelling and live Scottish entertainment, to ensure that Maw Broon’s Kitchen offers something for everyone.