"Ranked No.68 of 1,132 restaurants in Dublin” according to Tripadvisor. Your reviewers must be mad - I reckon it has to be in the Top Five. I have had lunch here a few times, including today when I, along with eight other travel writers, was the guest of a high-end tour operator (Boutique Journeys by Brendan Vacations, if you need to know) - so I wasn't paying the bill. However, cheap it isn't - but you get great value for what (and when) you do pay.
The ambience is good, the staff friendly and efficient, and the food and wines excellent.
My choices today were Free Range Chicken Terrine, Braised Shank of Venison, and Cheeseboard (foregoing Chocolate and Passion Fruit Caramel). You do not go to L'Ecrivain (or other great ones such as Chapter One or Pico's) if you are in a hurry, but I had a deadline to meet and so in the end I had to forego the Cheeseboard too.
If you have plenty time to spend (admittedly quite a lot!) over a lunch of excellent quality, then L'Ecrivain will not disappoint you. No.68? Come on, guys - perhaps you mean No.6 or No.8 out of 1,132!
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