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22 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 02, Ireland (South City Centre)
01-661-66-69
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Ranked #75 of 1,916 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $111
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: European, French, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

So I'm a little late with the review but it has been something I have been meaning to write. The menu was full on carnivorous, as a full blooded carnivore I was a little anxious as my partner is a vegetarian , and also allergic to mushrooms but it was no problem for the chef to whip up a vegetarian... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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170 reviews 170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I seem to be revisiting our favourite Dublin restaurants this week, thanks to all the vouchers we have accumulated over the Christmas period. Included in this group is, of course, La Mere Zou which describes itself as “a solidly French restaurant offering classic bistro dishes in the city centre since 1994”. I can attest to this well-worded... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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163 reviews 163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful 3 course lunch in La Mere Zou at the start of December. Food was fabulous, service excellent and the ambience very special. We were under time pressure so didn't get to linger but this is the type of place that I can see myself spending a few hours with good food, great friends in a lovely cozy... More 

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stayed in the Conrad hotel last weekend. Researched restaurants in the vicinity and this had very good reviews on Tripadvisor. Went for a pre theatre meal and can see why it is so highly recommended. Lovely warm atmosphere, superb service, excellent food. Our booking was for 6.00 and we were out by 7.30 (by choice) but we did not feel... More 

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cork
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Can't fault the food, service or ambience. Lunchtime three course menu is very good value at €25. I loved the trout main course, particularly the spicy pepper sauce, it was delicious! Lunch was finished with an espresso, served at the correct temperature!

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Philadelphia, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went here for my mom's birthday dinner. Friendly & helpful service, great traditional French bistro food , comfortable & pretty atmosphere.When we were there, they offered a 3 course meal for 26 euros , between 5-7 pm. Worth every penny (and I'm usually happy with very simple, inexpensive fare). Right off of St Stephen's.

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Dublin
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373 reviews 373 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

La Mere Zou is one of those go-to restaurants where you know you'll always get a reasonable meal. A mixture of Franco-Belgian cooking and good wine will satisfy most tastes. Worth trying.

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Waterford, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We booked the pre concert early bird dinner on a busy Saturday night, met and shown to our table by very attentive staff, the early bird Christmas special menu was 3 courses for €32.50, starters were excellent and the main courses were even better, the confit duck with red cabbage & goose fat roast potatoes was Christmas on a plate... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I don't quite know why it's been so long since I ate at La Mere Zou, since I've never had a bad meal there, and my recent experience was wonderful. Despite the need to persuade our waitress to bring some bread to the table while we waited for one more person to join us, service was attentive and helpful. My... More 

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Dublin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

So despite this place being open a very long time and me living in Dublin quite a long time at this stage too, this was the first time that I'd visited. We had received some vouchers quite a while back (they're vouchers don't expire - an epic touch in my opinion!) so we were treating ourselves to a lovely a... More 

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Additional Information about La Mere Zou

Address: 22 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 02, Ireland
Phone Number: 01-661-66-69
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 111
Cuisine: European, French, Vegetarian

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