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La Mere Zou

#114 of 1,894 Restaurants in Dublin
#126 of 2,094 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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South City Centre
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22 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 02, Ireland
01-661-66-69
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A few yards away from the Shelbourne, the Conrad and the Fitzwilliam...
A few yards away from the Shelbourne, the Conrad and the Fitzwilliam hotel, La Mère Zou was opened in 1994 and specializes in Classic French Cuisine; we also offer a large selection of fish and seafood selected directly from the local fishmarket. At La Mère Zou you can relax in a warm, familial atmosphere while enjoying the very best in cuisine and service. Our unique decor and simple seasonal food have made us a byword for fine dining in the centre of Dublin.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
French Cuisine par excellence

If you are in Dublin and you like French food, eat here. Most nights fully booked and rightly so. Superbly tasty food and not too expensive. Round the corner from the Gaiety. BOOK NOW, you will not be disappointed

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Paul B
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you are in Dublin and you like French food, eat here. Most nights fully booked and rightly so. Superbly tasty food and not too expensive. Round the corner from the Gaiety. BOOK NOW, you will not be disappointed

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Second visit to this superb restaurant ... Delicious food. Downstairs into this buzzy place.... Great staff, and 2 faultless nights spent here, will certainly be back , thank you!

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Been to this restaurant every year when visiting the Horse Show always very pleased with the whole scenario booked the meal by telephone from Scotland to be sure to get a table, when we arrived were met by a sullen waitress who showed us to our table at once we felt that it had changed the menu was not like... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Once again we had a very enjoyable early bird meal - we had a 2 for 1 voucher which made it great value - was a little disappointed with the rack of pork though which turned out to be a large pork chop - the dressed crab starter was tasty and the selection of ice creams and sorbet was lovely.We... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a delicious crab starter and a duck main. But was very disappointed with the service at La Mere Zou. Not what I expected from a restaurant on the green. Unfortunately I won't be back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I've dined here over and over again for years and years ... Always consistently excellent ,,, but something's gone wrong recently,,, please get back to your roots ! And regain the amazing reputation you once had x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We often go to La Mere Zou ,whether its with friends, family or as a couple for a romantic night out the restraunt is always a great experience. The staff are so pleasant and helpful without being pushy. The food is always superb. My husband often gets the mussels and has even turned non shellfish eaters into lovers here. What... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Over many years visiting Dublin we have looked forward to dinner at LA Mere Zou as being one of the highlights and we expected no less this time. The four of us were warmly greeted when we arrived at 8pm and shown to our table. The ambience is lovely here and staff were pleasant and friendly. However we were rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I went here on a Saturday evening for an early bird which I had gotten through their website as a two for one special. Which meant we were paying €26 for 2 people for 3 courses. Yes €13 each! Probably ended up about €70 overall but that was with a lot of wine and coffees etc. Both had the dressed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The food was genuine French , location opposite St Stevens green was very central to Dublins shopping area, Resturant atmosphere was friendly with attentive service, and moreover the prices were very competitive,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 02, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 01-661-66-69

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 111
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, European, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

A few yards away from the Shelbourne, the Conrad and the Fitzwilliam hotel, La Mère Zou was opened in 1994 and specializes in Classic French Cuisine; we also offer a large selection of fish and seafood selected directly from the local fishmarket. At La Mère Zou you can relax in a warm, familial atmosphere while enjoying the very best in cuisine and service. Our unique decor and simple seasonal food have made us a byword for fine dining in the centre of Dublin.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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