l'Ecrivain Restaurant

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

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Sallyanne and Derry Clarke's landmark Dublin restaurant is celebrating 25 years in business . L’Ecrivain has won many awards during this time, including its most recent accolades –Best service at the Food and Wine awards 2013- Best Chef of the Year in 2013 and Best Restaurant of the year in 2011 in The Good Eating Guide- Restaurant of the Year 2011 in The Georgina Campbell Guide. L'Ecrivain's own Sommelier, Miss Martina Delaney has also just won Sommelier of the Year 2011. Dublin born Derry trained in the classical French tradition and now combines his unique Irish/French style using the very best of Irish produce from local and artisan producers.
Since l'Ecrivain opened in July 1989, they have had several transformations and now L'Ecrivain is going from strength to strength.

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, 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

l'Ecrivain Restaurant reviews

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theandrews
Dublin
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:20%

Reviewed 29th August 2014 (visited 27 August 2014 )

My wife and I had the 8-course tasting menu, and the food was absolutely delicious. The sommelier recommended a wine that would be suitable for the variety of dishes we were tasting, and he got it absolutely right. The excellent staff and the ambience of the room completed a great evening.

Mwatchorn
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:25%

Reviewed 29th August 2014 (visited 28 August 2014 )

A very pleasant and interesting evening. Delicious and appetising food, and the staff were lovely. the wine sommelier was very helpful, and we enjoyed her recommendations

iwhagan
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 27th August 2014 (visited 26 August 2014 )

the Sommelier was very good at giving details of each wine on the tasting menu

perham
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 27th August 2014 (visited 26 August 2014 )

We had the 8 course taster menu. The food was delicious and the service couldn't have been better.

Harry Roberts
Dublin
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:37%

Reviewed 26th August 2014 (visited 25 August 2014 )

Brilliant experience, we had the tasting menu, top class, everyone so friendly, only comment is you would want to be on expenses.

margaretleonard2
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 26th August 2014 (visited 25 August 2014 )

Amazing!

ronald_tucker
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:20%

Reviewed 26th August 2014 (visited 25 August 2014 )

The tasting menu was truly excellent! The wines we chose were fine too, although initially a different wine to the one ordered had to be returned. The main issue we had was with an Irish coffee. It was served lukewarm and when replaced with a hot one, that was sickly sweet, nearly undrinkable and left half finished. While it was not charged for, it would have been far better if the restaurant would ask "how sweet would you like it?" and know to serve it piping hot. 4 stars for value because the wines by the glass are overpriced for the volume served.

Marie11
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:70%

Reviewed 26th August 2014 (visited 25 August 2014 )

Fantastic food in a lovely setting.

lauraj.dooley1
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 25th August 2014 (visited 19 August 2014 )

I visited l'Ecrivain last Tuesday having purchased the Menupages deal for the tasting menu. The food was delicious. However, like some of the other reviews, I don't think paying full price would be good value for money. Some of the staff did not appear to be very experienced. While they were attentive and polite, there were a few small things that came to my attention. For example, one waiter spilled drops of wine on the tablecloth while pouring two glasses of wine, another seemed unsure of the components of one of the courses and there didn’t appear to be any discernible way that the table was cleared or set. These are small things but I did not expect them at a Michelin star restaurant and was not quite convinced that the service merited the 12.5% gratuity which was calculated on the full price of the menu before the voucher was taken into consideration. With regard to the food, my dining partner did find a bone in his mackerel which was unpleasant. I found the combination of the foie gras with Battenberg quite unusual but interesting. For me, the tapenade served with the lamb didn’t work as it overpowered the taste of the meat. However, the chocolate dessert, coffee and petit fours were exceptional. Overall, it was quite an enjoyable experience but there was some room for improvement.

ray.mcgahern
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:42%

Reviewed 24th August 2014 (visited 22 August 2014 )

Sommelier Martina was most helpful and informed re the wines matching the tasting menu. However, was not impressed with a 12.5% service charge imposed without discretion. Without the menupages discount, the overall meal would not have been good value

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