L'Ecrivain

Price guide: Expensive

109 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Price guide: Expensive

Main course

By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

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expert-rated restaurants in Dublin
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.8
4.8
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Singles, Art, Celebrity spotting, Escaping the crowds, Relaxation, Romance

Expert review of L'Ecrivain

21 years in business tells a story – l’Ecrivain is one of Dublin’s most spectacular eateries.

L’Ecrivain has always delivered for me over the years - work parties, romantic dinners and indulgent evenings with friends have all been a memorable affair. Why? Excellent service, amazing wine, stunning food are a given at this Michelin-starred haunt and I’ve indulged here for hours without ever looking at my watch.

Food and drink: 

This is contemporary award-winning Irish/French food by celebrity chef Derry Clarke who champions fresh local ingredients - fish is a speciality.

Recommended dishes: 

Fish lovers will be drooling over the a la carte menu - try the tender tuna starter and sea bream or monkfish. The wild venison is also popular.

Ambience: 

The main restaurant is formal with white linen tablecloths and sparkling table settings, but the atmosphere is relaxed and warm. The terrace is a sunny spot for al fresco dining, if the weather permits, and there’s a cosy piano bar downstairs for pre-dinner cocktails or bubbles.

Service: 

It's professional and super-efficient, and delivered with a smile.

Location: 

Hiding in a courtyard recess off Baggot Street, it's roughly a 10-minute stroll from Stephen’s Green.

Price advice: 

The á la carte is spectacular but expensive – starters such as tuna and risotto are from 15 euros and mains such as wild venison and monkfish in excess of 30 euros but there’s amazing value to be had for lunch where three-course set menus are now offered for 25 euros.

Tables to book: 

If (and only if) the sun is shining, book the outdoor terrace. 

More information on L'Ecrivain:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
French, International, Irish, Seafood
Address:
109 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
Telephone:
01 661 1919
Website:
http://www.lecrivain.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 12.30-2pm, 7-11pm, Sat 7-11pm, Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Michelin chef, Lunch specials

Have you been to L'Ecrivain? Would you recommended it?