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109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
01-661-19-19
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Ranked #129 of 1,892 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Returned for lunch after a number of years absence and was delighted to discover that the very high standards in this fabulous restaurant have been maintained. My partner was given the present of a voucher four years previously and somehow got forgotten however L’Ecrivain had no problem honouring the the voucher, which is not a common occurrence in other establishments.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The food was superb and the service was incredible attentive without being over bearing. The choice of wine was excellent and it was a fabulous Chianti that complemented the food perfectly. The lunch menu of 3 courses for €45 was stunningly good value and the portion sizes were a good size which I was not expecting for that price. The... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Planned a special treat recently for someone and was not disappointed. Fantastic food, excellent wine list and the opening cocktails were just bliss. Prices are not for the faint hearted, as I said it was a special night, Staff can appear stuffy but as someone who has worked in 5 star establishments I can tell you they are not -... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Dined here at the weekend and was doing so for a special occasion in a special restaurant, but the hype did match the experience in many aspects. There were a few empty tables for a Saturday night which we found strange for a restaurant with such a high reputation!! We ordered the wine and were also given tap water, no... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Have returned over and over again in the past few years. Have never been disappointed. This time we remained in the bar. Drinks waiter a little slow in the bar but was very busy

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Batam, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My Mother, Sister and Aunt had an 8-course tasting meal at L'Ecrivain in November. All I can say is WOW!!! I'm living in Indonesia so it may be some time before I get to return but you can be certain that I will.... The food was blow you away amazing. We arrived at 6:30 for bubbly before dinner...and we left... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had a work Christmas lunch with four colleagues and had never been before, so really looking forward to it. Nice atmosphere, service second to none and very attentive, food was fabulous, wine very good. Now, you pay for it, it's not cheap by any means. And, well, I know it's fine dining, but just a little more food on the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely meal in very pleasant room. Although it was very busy the staff were very attentive and helpful. Flavours were fantastic and the portions though not large were enough to satisfy and enjoy without feeling guilty. Derry Clarke was working but had time for anyone, all in all a great night.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a most wonderful gastronomic experience. The attention to detail combined with beautiful ingredients make for a beautiful eating experience when selecting the tasting menu. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely.

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not sure why i entertain L'Ecrivain. My third visit and am consistently disappointed. Not a scratch on Locks, Chapter One, GreenHouse etc. Food is actually good - the let down continues to be the unfriendly stuffy atmosphere, average service and reception. Previously I had coats found on a floor, accused of trying to swindle free drink when raising attention to... More 

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Additional Information about L'Ecrivain

Address: 109 Lower Baggot St, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 01-661-19-19
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Open Hours:
Monday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Irish

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