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La Mère Zou



2 euro A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland
La Mère Zou
22 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 Dublin City
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Skilful rustic French and Belgian cooking is served with flair in this intimate little basement dining room
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Live Music
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • European Classic
  • French (Classic)
  • French (Modern)
  • Game (in season)
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

La Mère Zou

The combination of a great location, right on St Stephen’s Green, reliable cooking, good value and great atmosphere have ensured La Mère Zou’s place as a Dublin favourite for two decades.

Large hanging baskets and windows boxes are pretty and welcoming. Inside, a stylish basement space has exposed brick, warm wood, comfy banquettes and quirky decoupage creating a real continental vibe – and simple wooden-topped tables with salt and pepper mills are a reminder that you don’t need fancy table settings when the essentials are right.

Head Chef Graeme Dodrill's very seasonal menus feature rustic French and Belgian cooking delivered with real skill and panache. Bistro favourites like bouillabaisse, foie gras and duck confit sit alongside traditional casseroles served in cast iron cocottes.

This Dublin restaurants €38 Table d’hote menu offers excellent value with tempting choices – perhaps a rich fish soup packed with shellfish and chunks of fish topped with a dollop of tangy rouille - followed by a succulent pan-fried Brittany duck breast with a moreish bean cassoulet.

Or you might try a summer dish of roast chicken supreme with fresh peas, broad beans and Alsace bacon: a beautiful dish with great seasoning and lovely succulent meat, the orzo gratin will be a revelation – so creamy and delicious.

The dessert menu offers many French classics with original twists, perhaps a nutmeg crème brûlée, served with Garibaldi biscuits.

The warm service, excellent cooking and convivial space make this a lovely spot to linger with wine and La Mère Zou’s cellar is dominated by mid-priced French offerings. There’s a selection of Belgian beer too, which would make an interesting pairing with the house speciality of moules frites.

Seats 55 (private room, 8, outdoor, 6). L Mon-Fri, from noon, Sat from 1pm. 12-3pm. D 5.30-10.30 (to 11pm Fri-Sat). Set 2/3 course L €20/24; early D €26.50 (6-7pm), also à la carte. SC discretionary (10% on groups 6+). Children welcome; broadband wifi; Live jazz Fri-Sat 9-11; Closed Sun, Bank Hols, 25 Dec - 5th Jan. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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