Current Time



View As:
‹ Previous | Next ›

Editors' Pick
Save For Later

L'Ecrivain, Dublin

See the Dublin Guide ›
109A Lower Baggot Street
Ireland 2
Tel: 353 1 661 1919
view web site ›'s insider take:

Hidden away in Dublin's Georgian neighborhood, L'Ecrivain is a small restaurant built on a split level, with a high, peaked ceiling and blond woods that lend it a Scandinavian feel. Chef/owner Derry Clarke gives local ingredients—Dublin Bay prawns, West Cork lobster—the French treatment and has won a Michelin star for his efforts. The hefty wine list of 200 bottles is regularly updated, as is the seasonal menu, with its emphasis on smaller producers. While L'Ecrivain is an upmarket choice, the vibe here is very relaxed, with a pianist tinkling away on the baby grand on Fridays and Saturdays. Despite Clarke's recent ill-advised media adventures (Fáilte Towers, anyone?), he remains one of the few Michelin star chefs you'll find smiling and having the craic as he signs dishes off from an open-plan kitchen. Book early.

Open Mondays through Saturdays 12:30 to 2 pm and 6:30 to 10:30 pm.

User Reviews

write a review ›

Be the first to write a review of L'Ecrivain and share your tips with the community.

Write a Review
*The Daily Traveler: The day's best travel tips, secrets, and news that won't wait.
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Mobile Terms and Conditions.

iPhone App:

Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!

Learn More ›
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.

Learn More ›


Special Advertisement

Contests, Sweepstakes & Promotions


Send  to your phone!

Don’t show this box again.
This information will be sent directly to your phone and waiting for you in a text message. Simple click on the url in that message or browse on your phone.
Need more help? Our FAQ may contain the answer you need.
Never want to type in your cell phone number again?
Register now with and you'll be able to save your number and enjoy other great features like this.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement , Privacy Policy, and mobile terms and conditions. Standard text messaging rates apply.