L'Ecrivain Restaurant

109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South

Dublin 2

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279 reviews
4 stars - based on 279 reviews
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Dublin born Derry Clarke trained in the classical French tradition in the Man Friday in Kinsale. He came home to Dublin to continue his training under the direction of John Howard in Le Coq Hardi for four years. He then spent 8 years as Head Chef in le Bon Appetit Restaurant where his aspirations were always to open a place of his own.

Derry and Sallyanne opened l'Ecrivain Restaurant in July 1989. They have had several transformations and now l'Ecrivain stands on the site of two old Georgian Coach Houses/Mews in its own charming courtyard.

Over 25 years on, l'Ecrivain is going from strength to strength and has won numerous wards including Restaurant of the Year, Restaurant Wine List and Sommelier of the Year.

AWARDS & PRIZES

We seek out the best establishments in every part of Ireland for inclusion in our guides and, because we work independently and without charging a fee, you know that we can be trusted to lead you to the best places over a wide range of categories. In 1900, André Michelin published the first edition of a guide to France to help drivers maintain their cars, find decent lodging, and eat well while touring. In 1926, the guide introduced the star to note good cooking; two and three stars were added in the early 1930s. The guide awards one to three stars to a small number of restaurants of outstanding quality. In 1900, André Michelin published the first edition of a guide to France to help drivers maintain their cars, find decent lodging, and eat well while touring. In 1926, the guide introduced the star to note good cooking; two and three stars were added in the early 1930s. The guide awards one to three stars to a small number of restaurants of outstanding quality.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon6:30pm - 10:00pm
Tue6:30pm - 10:00pm
Wed6:30pm - 10:00pm
Thu12:30pm - 10:00pm
Fri12:30pm - 10:00pm
Sat6:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunclosed

CAPACITY
100 people

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CUISINES
Fine Dining, French, Irish, Wine Bar

FACILITIES

Wine Only Veggie options available Luscious Dublin Bay prawns, succulent oysters, melt in the mouth mussels, mouth-watering mackerel…just some of the delicious seafood you’ll find on menus around Ireland.

Irish people love to eat seafood when dining out; in fact, unlike our European neighbours, we eat more seafood outside the home. Perhaps this is a testament to the quality of our seafood restaurants. And for many visitors, a trip to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without sampling a few oysters and sinking a pint of the black stuff. Separate function room available Will accept party bookings Accept major credit cards

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L'Ecrivain Restaurant

shawmaryc63
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 26th August 2015 (visited 25 August 2015 )

We had the 'tasting menu'. It was very interesting and each course was a new experience. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was pleasant and relaxed. The service was perfect and non-intrusive.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

Ivan Thomas
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 20th August 2015 (visited 19 August 2015 )

Went to l'Ecrivain for an anniversary dinner and had the tasting menu: we didn't go for the special wine per course, but shared a bottle of white -- the menu was all fish and chicken. The staff really couldn't have been nicer, and the food was very strong throughout. No one course that was specially strong, but a very high standard throughout. Negatives? It was a leisurely meal, but even so it was slow, and the bill took a while to arrive. And the bill was big, of course. I didn't like that they added a (significant) gratuity to the bill themselves. All in all, a very memorable and enjoyable evening, with lovely food, beautifully presented.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

tommymadden108

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 11th August 2015 (visited 10 August 2015 )

Overall a very pleasant food experience. Will return soon.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

MariePB
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 03rd August 2015 (visited 22 July 2015 )

We enjoyed a fabulous evening recently in L'Ecrivan. We had a voucher which allowed us to have the tasting menu at a reduced price. I thought we might not get the same treatment as full price customers but I cannot imagine how anything about the experience could have been bettered! nSally chatted to us a few times to check if we were happy, everything tasted superbly flavoured, there was just the right amount of food. I know full price is very expensive but we decided we must try to save and return. Highly recommended.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

kincora92
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 31st July 2015 (visited 30 July 2015 )

Fabulous food served by efficient and courteous staff. Pleasant surroundings and good ambience. Excellent value though wines are very expensive !!!

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

abberleyhouse
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:67%

Reviewed 28th July 2015 (visited 27 July 2015 )

Absolutely brilliant food couldn't really fault it for anything. Everything delicious and staff very attentive. very pricey but definitely worth it for a treat.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

leinsterlegend80708836
Wicklow
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:30%

Reviewed 27th July 2015 (visited 23 July 2015 )

8 course tasting menu and service was brilliant! Food as delicious! Tables are very close together.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

angela_mcgauran
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 23rd July 2015 (visited 22 July 2015 )

What a wonderful experience, from start to finish. The food, the service, the atmosphere was amazing. I will be back!!

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

marygatelys

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 22nd July 2015 (visited 21 July 2015 )

We had a wonderful meal experience last night. As always the food exciting and the wine chosen by Martina matched perfectly. Hopefully we will be back very soon.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

jtatts4608661
Dublin
10 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 21st July 2015 (visited 18 July 2015 )

its been a long time since we dined here still fabulous food beautifully cooked wine waitress was brilliant with all her suggestions service was excellent sorry I didn't try tasting menu will be back to try soon

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

Spy
Dublin
20 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 20th July 2015 (visited 16 July 2015 )

We ate here for the first time last Thursday for the tasting menu. Absolutely fabulous meal. Each course had beautiful flavours and combinations that worked very well together. The first course of scallops brought us back memories of eating ceviche in Peru. The hake was divine. It left us wanting to try out the Al la carte menu so we will definitely be back. I now see why it's so popular and why it's still going years on. Can't believe it's taken this long to try it.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

mrgerrybrowne
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 19th July 2015 (visited 15 July 2015 )

Couldn't do this every week, but as an occassional treat, it can't be beaten....... we will be back !

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

padraigtroy
Dublin
10 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:62%

Reviewed 19th July 2015 (visited 15 July 2015 )

we were charged 12,5% service charge on the voucher which we had not seen before on other deals. Food is excellent.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

tfortune16789154
Dublin
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:60%

Reviewed 17th July 2015 (visited 15 July 2015 )

We had the testing menu, which was superb. The staff were excellent, friendly and very down to earth which I prefer.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

John.kearney
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 16th July 2015 (visited 13 July 2015 )

Excellent in all respects - the wonderful food and impeccable service. Already looking forward to returning.

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