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La Mere Zou

22 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 02, Ireland (South City Centre)
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Ranked #35 of 1,752 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $35 - $111
Cuisines: European, French, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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.
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89% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Impressed to find the staff who looked after us ( a party of four) were all French. We received a warm welcome with a good table and a little bowl of green olives to nibble and a basket of good bread.. The fixed price menu was €38 for three courses with three choices for each. I would have liked some... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

We went there because i saw a review here in Trip Advisor, recommended for someone ald telling that they have a promotion at lunch. Was my opportunity to get there. They have two kinds of menus 1 with two courses and another with 3 courses. First, i opted for the onion soup, and was a really good experience, very tasty.... 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 April 1, 2014

La Mere Zou is situated on Stephen's Green, and you might think the thunder of traffic and the rushing crowds would make it an interesting but noisy experience. Instead, you descend a short flight of stairs and go into a modest size space, with quick, helpful service and for around €25 per head, a delicious meal served by attentive (but... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It is hard for me as a regular customer to imagine La Mere Zou getting any better than it already is since the restaurant has always been really very good, but yet it still manages to come up with some new and interesting concepts from time to time and the food is always superb. And the service is well matched.... More

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102 reviews 102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Been here several times in the new year, lately yesterday with their fabulous lunch deal. I won't rave on about this place as I've done that already in previous reviews, suffice to say the food remains delicious, menu varied, service constantly excellent (with a favourable nod in Gosia's direction) and atmosphere all you could ask for during lunch in town... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

exceptional food and good service - little gem in the heart of Dublin - I just want to marry the chef what more can I say!!!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Celebrated my wife's 50th here whilst on a one night trip to Dublin over St Patrick's weekend. The service was excellent and the food and wine very good. The staff were very attentive and went to the trouble of singing happy birthday to my wife adding a candle to her delicious creme brulee. The restaurant also very generously provided a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Have visited this restaurant many times over the years when on holiday in Dublin.The restaurant is a delight to visit. Recently on a two day trip we enjoyed excellent lunches on both days. We enjoyed the starters, ,and the steak was cooked exactly as requested. The creme brulee was a sheer delight. We will return, frequently to a restaurant that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This place serves what is possibly the best chicken I ever had. The starter and the dessert were amazing too. Good wine selection. Only problem were the staff that had mixed up one of the orders, this is unacceptable for a restaurant of this standing. So 4 stars instead of 5, but definitely must go to place if you want... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

the scallops were overcooked and all dry, the beef likewise, needed to return to kitchen, got replaced and a bit better. So much noise about this "good, French restaurant" - what a disappointment. Will not go again.

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