La Mere Zou
Open for over seventeen years, but still as fresh as ever; this stalwart of traditional French cuisine has style, copious talent and a welcoming service that keeps Dubliners beating a path to “Mother Zou’s” door.
Nestled perfectly on the sunny side of Dublin’s premier garden square, St. Stephen’s Green, steps lead down and La mere Zou is fronted by a pretty slate-clad courtyard where al fresco dining is a must when the weather is clement.
Elegant and contemporary, the interiors with quirky touches of exposed brick and industrial lamps set in a muted palette are designed to make the food shine and the wine reign supreme; La mere Zou delivers on every level.
Lunches are long and dinners intimate; the menu’s emphasis is on traditional bistro cuisine with a modern twist. Sauces are lighter and the cuts of meat leaner. Yet these dishes retain the intense flavour of the original heavier recipes.
La mere Zou is a very short walk from many city centre hotels like The Shelbourne, The Merrion, The Westbury, The Fitzwilliam and The Conrad. Like many past guests have commented; it’s just like a little bit of France in the heart of Dublin.