L'Ecrivain, Lower Baggot Street
|Head chef||Derry Clarke|
|Food type||Irish and French|
|Street address||109-A Lower Baggot Street|
L'Ecrivain (French pronunciation: [le.kʁi.vɛ̃], meaning "The Writer") is a restaurant on Lower Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland, which was awarded one Michelin star from 2003 to the present. The Michelin Guide awarded the restaurant the "Red M", indicating "good food at a reasonable price", in the period 1996–1999.
The restaurant's proprietor is Irish celebrity chef Derry Clarke, who has appeared on such television programmes as The Restaurant, The Afternoon Show and The Panel (in 2008) and has also been a judge on the reality television series Fáilte Towers. l'Ecrivain has been described as "Dublin's corporate canteen" by the Irish Independent. The restaurant was opened in 1989 by Derry Clarke and his wife Sallyann.
l'Ecrivain's specialty is both Irish and French cuisine. In 2009, it was providing an "excellent" three-course lunch menu at a cost of €25 per person and a dinner menu which cost €50. In a separate report this was compared to 2006 prices, where two courses and one "modest" bottle of wine between four paying customers would have cost €448.14.
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