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“We loved this restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Mere Zou

La Mere Zou
22 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 02, Ireland (South City Centre)
01-661-66-69
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Ranked #80 of 1,862 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $111
Cuisines: French, European, Vegetarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“We loved this restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Right down the street from our hotel. We went for the early bird dinner which was priced great! Three courses, lovely house wine. The service was very attentive without being overbearing. Highly recommend.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
“Early bird deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

It was our first visit and we had a three course meal for under 30 Euros in a quality restaurant!!!! Dublin is not cheap and I am not really sure if you can have a three course meal (this quality) anywhere else at this price! Anyway we all loved it and we'll go back next week and the week after!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Loving it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We have been there twice and we just love it.. We always go for the early bird menu which is good value.. The food is delicious and the place is cosy, it's very nice and casual, not too posh. The creme brulee is the best I have ever eaten! The staff is very nice and look after you well, unfortunately we had to wait for our desserts for quite a long time last time which ruined the experience a little bit since I was late at the meeting I had after the dinner..
They are very busy so reservation is definitely recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“great food, nice staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

my tempura haddock was amazing, I liked my main however chicken wasn't really anything special.. lovely dessert as well.. we had an early bird so it was a good value overall.. staff was very polite.. place was half full and buzzing so you could not hear other people talking.. however i 'd say that if tables beside us were occupied that would be uncomfortable ..we will come back..

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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135 restaurant reviews
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“French Culinary Star still Shining in Dublin City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I cannot believe that it is now over a year since I first wrote about this iconic establishment. How times flies! Of course, living in Dublin I have been here quite a number of times in the intervening months. I dined here again yesterday and I am pleased to report (as the other reviewers for this restaurant have indicated) that the standards are still as high as ever and that nothing at all has changed. Long may this happiness continue!
The food is excellent, imaginative and always has a comforting Gallic feel to it. The wines are well chosen, always elegantly served at the perfect temperature and the servers knowledgeable on the subject. The staff are welcoming and are invariably pleasant and helpful. The set menus represent very good value for money, particularly at lunchtime. Don't forget however to look at the blackboards for even more choice.
One tip however, it is advisable to book your table before arriving as the place can get quite full unexpectedly, which is really no surprise given its central location and well-deserved reputation.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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