Former staff members of failed Waterfront eatery Brassica have picketed the restaurant as part of their bid to get pay they claim is owed to them.
The restaurant closed its doors in October after just three months.
Owner Dr Rami Sarraf has promised to give staff their jobs back when he re-opens the restaurant under a new name, Brasserie Ecosse.
But Dan Docherty, 26, from Broughty Ferry, who was assistant manager at the restaurant, said the former workers were taking action as they are still due a significant sum of money.
He said: “Rami Sarraf has had every opportunity to work with us to find a solution and this still hasn’t happened.
“That’s why we decided to take this action to highlight our fight.”
At Wednesday night’s protest, Dan was joined by other members of staff who also lost their jobs when the restaurant closed down in October – as well as trade union representatives and other supporters.
He added: “Mr Sarraf hasn’t been able to pay us the money due but he has managed to find enough money to form a new company to relaunch the restaurant under a new name.
“We all feel that is a slap in the face.”
Dentist Dr Sarraf, who owns dental practices in Dudhope, Downfield and Forfar, has launched a new company after putting his previous business Tayone Food Limited into administration.
Bryan Simpson of Unite, who is representing the workers, said: “When Brassica closed its doors last month, our members lost their jobs. “They are now owed £28,241 in wages, holiday pay and notice.
“Despite repeated requests and meetings he is refusing to pay staff the money they are owed by the company he used to own.
“Our members are taking a stand against what they see time and time again in the industry, where a company goes into liquidation in order to relinquish liability for wages owed to staff and then simply re-opens under a different trading name.
“Current legislation means that the owner of Brasserie Ecosse cannot be held personally liable for the wages and tips owed to our members by the company he used to own.
“We are calling for Mr Sarraf to do the right thing by his former staff and pay them what they are due.”
Dr Sarraf declined to comment.