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“Valentines dinner”
Review of La Mere Zou - CLOSED

La Mere Zou
Price range: $35 - $111
Cuisines: European, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Valentines dinner”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Passing through Dublin on feb 14th we took the precaution of booking well in advance.They were running a special menu for the night but with plenty of choices. Particularly liked the John Dory with braised vegetables. The restaurant was busy but the staff were attentive and welcoming.Not cheap but well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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DCM1982, Public Relations Manager at La Mere Zou, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
From Eric Tydgadt, Owner of La mere Zou; thank you for joining us on such a night; we are happy that you enjoyed it!
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Ennis, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Second visit - just as impressed!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Anyone who likes genuine, hearty french cuisine will love this restaurant.
This was our second visit and we went for he early bird as we were going out for the evening. For the quality of the food the value is superb. They have a nice, reasonably priced wine list also and the staff are genuinely friendly which creates a nice relaxed atmosphere.
I would highly recommend this restaurant, particularly if you are looking for really good food at a reasonable price, you won't find better in Dublin.
Oh, and try the creme brulee! I have eaten in many restaurants in France and this beats them all!

Visited February 2013
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Thank RobinVHN
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DCM1982, Public Relations Manager at La Mere Zou, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
From Eric Tydgadt, Owner of La mere Zou; Thank you for your very nice review, we look forward to welcoming you on your return!
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DUBLIN
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

I have never been disappointed with anything in La Mere Zou. Food is very tasty, good value and staff are always friendly and attentive. The lunch menu is very good value.

Visited September 2012
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Thank FOODIE1Dublin
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DCM1982, Public Relations Manager at La Mere Zou, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
From Eric Tydgadt, Owner of La mere Zou; Thank you for you review, it is so nice to get feedback from long time diners!
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ireland
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“girls weekend”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Brenda and friends visited this restaurant this afternoon,we had the most amazing lunch.the food was excellent,i had the hake which is the best i ever had,my friends went for rib eye steaks they were very juicy and cooked to order,the cheese board is a must after lunch a lovely selection,served with crackers and lovely french bread,our waitress Dorothy was very plesent and very informative about wine and menu.this restaurant is well worth visiting,you will not be disapointed,this restaurant is first on our list when we are in the city again

  • Visited February 2013
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DCM1982, Public Relations Manager at La Mere Zou, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
From Eric Tydgadt, Owner of La mere Zou; Thank you! We look forward to welcoming all you girls back!
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galway
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258 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“nice but pricey”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We ate here last week, it was nice tasty food, my duck however was too salty and I should have sent it back but i was starving as we had been out exploring all day and I didn't want any delays,

The staff are pleasant but appear bored, I'm in business myself and can spot this a mile away, the smile is there but it appears a little forced,

The restaurant itself is very pleasant but you can smell the toilets on the way in, we had a nice bottle of wine but it was pricey for what we had, I think they shoud look at their wine menu from a value point of view.

Worth a visit but only for early bird.

  • Visited February 2013
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DCM1982, Public Relations Manager at La Mere Zou, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
From Eric Tydgadt, Owner of La mere Zou; thank you for your review; we are sorry if the Duck was not to you liking; the Duck is a wild Salt-Marsh Duck so it can be a little salty to some palettes. As regards price; it is clear that from the recent food scandals across Europe that for quality you have to pay, yet we offer great value too. I was looking at the places you ate at in Dublin, but you only mention one other restaurant in the tourist trap of Temple Bar. I think for you to gage how we sit in the market you need to have more experience of Dublin. Our three course table' d'hote menu is 35 euro and has four starters, five mains and four desserts listed on it, you may also choose to include any of the specials from the blackboard which gives you even greater choice. This compares with a close neighbour restaurant at 39.50 euro for a three course menu but it has only two choices per course; or another close by restaurant that offers no set menu at all and the starters range from 10 to 25 euros. So for the area we offer the best value all round.
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