109 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Singles, Art, Celebrity spotting, Escaping the crowds, Relaxation, Romance
Expert review of L'Ecrivain
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.
This is contemporary award-winning Irish/French food by celebrity chef Derry Clarke who champions fresh local ingredients - fish is a speciality.
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.
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.
It's professional and super-efficient, and delivered with a smile.
Hiding in a courtyard recess off Baggot Street, it's roughly a 10-minute stroll from Stephen’s Green.
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.
If (and only if) the sun is shining, book the outdoor terrace.
More information on L'Ecrivain:
- Price guide:
- French, International, Irish, Seafood
- 109 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
- 01 661 1919
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Fri 12.30-2pm, 7-11pm, Sat 7-11pm, Closed Sundays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Michelin chef, Lunch specials