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La Mere Zou

#74 of 1,843 Restaurants 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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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Good quality, good service

Celebrated a 50th birthday last night at L M Z. There were 5 of us. Only grumble was 3 were on a bench like seat. Which is a little uncomfortable for the piggy in the middle. Considering the prices are high it is reasonable to state this. Seems apart from the round table in a snug like area the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Elva N
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Celebrated a 50th birthday last night at L M Z. There were 5 of us. Only grumble was 3 were on a bench like seat. Which is a little uncomfortable for the piggy in the middle. Considering the prices are high it is reasonable to state this. Seems apart from the round table in a snug like area the tables... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After some disappointments recently with Dublin restaurants, that can be expensive and unimaginative, La Mere Zou is such a great relief. The menu is excellent and changing. The staff cannot be more helpful, but not over-attentive. The location on St. Stephen's Green is excellent, though slightly hide-away down a small flight of steps. This makes it quite romantic in an... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We spent a lovely night here. It was our friend's bday and the staff kindly noted this and surprised us with a Happy Birthday candle and lovely desert. The menu is a sin, such a guilty pleasure of french taste and perfect atmosphere. Staff is mainly french speakers so if one wants to exercise its language capability its about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Just had another recent visit to the wonderful La Mere Zou. Super food well presented and delicious. Staff very friendly adding to a great dining experience. Small and intimate venue.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We got lunch voucher from Menupages for this restaurant. First impression is a last impression. That was one of the best meals we had in ireland. Very classy French family style restaurant, service and food all top notch, I have been working on cruise ships at restaurants, and know Michel Roux personally. So bit familiar with French cuisine. All perfect-... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Came here for an early bird, but found it very unexciting. The staff were very attentive, however a little too attentive, they gathered at the kitchen door and reached across the table to pick up plates, very unprofessional. I had the mackerel to start,vegetable lasagne for main and creme brulee for dessert. All were very bland and unexciting, not top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

brought clients here for a small dinner. The starter (moules mariniere), the main rib-eye beef from the butcher's corner and the dauphinoise potatoes were all perfectly flavoured and to die for. An excellent wine list and attentive team of staff rounded off a perfect evening. A small and perfect restaurant gem!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This little restaurant has been around for twenty years and has become a firm favourite with some people - we tend to forget about it, but our experience there at the weekend that it will be more to the forefront of our consciousness in future! Very good traditional French bistro food, pleasant service, and nice atmosphere. We shan't leave quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

An early evening visit, fairly brief as one of us was recovering from a recent illness. Charming and informative service and no surprise that we were just having a main course. Delicious food, generous portions (too many frites in fact). Well cooked and well garnished.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Four of us revisited La Mere Zou yesterday for lunch. We have not been back there for a while so it was good to get reacquainted. Having taken possession of a pair of two-for-one vouchers (€24.50 each) recently, it proved to be exceptionally good value. The menu was varied and there were plenty of alternatives on the blackboard. Two of... 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: French, European, Vegetarian

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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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic

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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