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“AMAZING!” 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 #56 of 1,811 restaurants in Dublin
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Food here was brilliant, the restaurant was well serviced and was not rushed even though they were very busy. Would highly recommend it to everyone.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a little gem on St Stephen's Green. French food and French hospitality at it's professional best. Located under the Clifff Hotel and near the Shelbourne Hotel. Definately a place to have pre theatre dinner. Take as long as you need or a little quicker to get that curtain call. Prices are very reasonable for top quality food. Highly recommended city centre eating. Reservations recommended. Limited outdoor seating.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A taste of Paris in Dublin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband and I were on a day trip to Dublin and wondered around St Stephen's Green to look for somewhere different for lunch. We found this little restaurant with a lovely menu and great lunch fixed price so we decided to give it a try.

The French staff were so attentive and friendly. The restaurant was packed for lunch which was a great sign. From the start they were not forcing expensive items at us, even asking if we would like tap or bottled water and then bringing the tap water in a lovely bottle. The wine was lovely and the waitress took it away to keep it chilled but was so attentive as soon as we had finished our glass she was over to refill.

The food was beautifully presented and quite delicious. The desserts were gorgeous. The food could not have been topped had we been dining in Paris.

We spent a couple of hours there and dined at a lovely, leisurely pace. We can fault nothing about this restaurant it is one of the best meals we have ever had.

It was so easy to forget where we were, that by the time we were leaving we were adding a bit of French into the conversation with the waitress!

When we are next in Dublin we will be sure to dine there.

  • Visited July 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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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Excellent food and service and great value for money much better than some of the hotels and other restaurants in that area.
Looking forward to returning.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great place for a late lazy lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I recently had a lovely late lazy lunch at La Mere Zou and am already looking forward to when I can return.
The staff were very friendly and helpful in advising what was good on the menu and also on the wine list. I was particularly impressed in that they didn't immediately suggest the most expensive of everything as being the best.
The atmosphere is good too, its set downstairs in a nice bright basement location.
I'm looking forward to returning for dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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