L'Ecrivain

Address: 109 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Telephone: 01 661 1919

- Expensive

4.9

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.

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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. 

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Singles
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Art

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