L'Ecrivain Restaurant

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

Dublin 2

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249 reviews
4 stars - based on 249 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

ajhow32

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 15th May 2015 (visited 13 May 2015 )

We (a party of 2) enjoyed the 8 course tasting menu (I also had the matching wine). The ambiance was excellent and the restaurant was lively. Service was professional and pleasant if perhaps a tad overly efficient at times. The food was delicious and served perfectly (cooking, temperature and presentation). Some of the flavour combinations did not fit suit our palate (e.g. anchovies & lamb) but that did not take away from the enjoyment of our meal. The scallops were "to die for" and the chocolate dessert was very memorable. We benefited from a Menupages voucher so got outstanding value. Delighted to recommend L'Ecrivain and looking forward to dining there again soon.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

goldenpeter
Wicklow
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:40%

Reviewed 14th May 2015 (visited 28 March 2015 )

Ate here on a Saturday night with my wife. We were greeted warmly at the door by the front of house and, after taking our coats, we were shown to our tables on the mezzanine level overlooking the main dining room (with a great view of the Graham Knuttel tapestry). After an amuse bouche and lovely fresh bread to start we moved on to the starters. I had the squab pigeon, which was lovely but the portion was quite small. My wife had the foie gras which was even richer, but equally small. For the main course I had the Fermanagh lamb rump which was perfectly cooked and had very nice vegetables to accompany. My wife had the turbot which really cooked and looked really good. For desserts I had the goat’s cheese mousse, which was an unusual but interesting combination of the savoury and sweet, while my wife had coffee and petits fours. For the wines we asked our very friendly Hungarian waiter Balazs for advice and I must say the wines matched perfectly. This was a very high standard of dining and the high prices (incl. extra service charge which may surprise) reflected that. But it was a very enjoyable experience and at no point did we feel rushed.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

Paws
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:37%

Reviewed 13th May 2015 (visited 12 May 2015 )

My husband & I treated ourselves to the tasting menu & were delighted with our meal. All courses were delicious & the staff were both knowledgeable about the food & friendly - a great combination. When we were leaving Derry Clarke came out to say goodbye & to check that we enjoyed our meal. A really great evening!

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

goldenpeter
Wicklow
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:40%

Reviewed 07th May 2015 (visited 6 May 2015 )

We had a wonderful tasting menu at l'Ecrivain on Wednesday (we took the Menupages 2-for-1 offer, great value). We arrived a little early and sat in the beautiful bar area downstairs . Then we went to the stunning dining room upstairs. Service was excellent with each course explained by the waitress. We had an amuse bouche of oyster, then scallops, foie gras, cod, lamb, and two desserts...all beautifully cooked and wonderfully presented. The wine was also very good, though a little on the pricey side. Coffees and lovely petit fours to finish and round off an excellent meal, one of the best I've had in Dublin. and great value!

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

tonyreynell
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 06th May 2015 (visited 5 May 2015 )

An excellent evening. The Menupages ad did turn out to be somewhat misleading as it states that it covers an 8 course tasting menu " with a bottle of wine" which of course it does not. Allowing for wine coffee and water plus service charge (on the value of the deal) we spent another €100. So cheap it is not !

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

Jswan
Dublin
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:25%

Reviewed 20th March 2015 (visited 13 February 2015 )

Went here for Valentines Day-ish with the other half for the taster menu. We went for the option that included wines and it was unreal...We had the most amazing dessert... Some kind of milky chocolate mousse. Looking forward to going back again but might go for the regular menu instead.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

Catherine V
Dublin
26 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:65%

Reviewed 15th February 2015 (visited 13 February 2015 )

Wonderful atmosphere with a warm and friendly reception from professional and attentive staff - Karel was superb and helped us to have a truly wonderful evening. The food was, as always extremely nice - a great taster menu with wonderful wines to match. A fabulous evening.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

Discerning Guru
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:55%

Reviewed 02nd February 2015 (visited 19 December 2014 )

The ultimate dining experience. Fantastic welcome from entrance right up to being seated at the table. Magnificent menu, with adequate time between courses. Staff top class and personable. Food always par excellence. Desert always a pleasure. Fantastic wine list. Never rushed from table. Highly recommend the whole experience. Always look forward to an evening here.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

millian
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:57%

Reviewed 25th January 2015 (visited 4 December 2014 )

We had a wonderful Meal here to celebrate my 50th. Even our son ate everythin. The staff were wonderful and for the Food it was Amazing.

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

Cipriana
Dublin
14 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:70%

Reviewed 21st January 2015 (visited 3 January 2015 )

I went to L'Ecrivain for the 8 course tasting menu, and it was a really enjoyable evening. The food was delicious, and there was a great variety and mix of flavours in each course. I would recommend getting the wine pairings with the meal as they really added to each dish. I will definitely be going back again soon.

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