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Derry and Sallyanne Clarke's much loved l'Ecrivain restaurant on Dublin's Baggot Street is the ideal choice for discerning foodie couples looking to host an elegant wedding. Set within walking distance of Fitzwilliam Square, Merrion Square and St. Stephen's Green, this really is a picture-perfect location.

If you're looking for an alternative to the more traditional country house hotels or marquee wedding venues, look no further. Based in the heart of Georgian Dublin, offering great food, professional service and a genial ambience to help you celebrate, l'Ecrivain Restaurant offer fabulous weddings with a difference.

With space to comfortably seat 90 guests in the main dining room and a choice of a further two private rooms suitable for more intimate weddings and events, this is a completely flexible space for your celebration. The Malt Room is situated on the ground floor beside the bar and seats up to 12 people, while the Salon Privee is on the first floor and seats 20 people and has its own access to the roof terrace.

This outdoor space is ideal for a drinks reception and for enjoying views across the city. There is also a very chic Piano Bar which is ideal for a pre-dinner drinks reception or for after-dinner entertainment. The menu will be tailor made to suit you and your guests. l'Ecrivain also have a full license with every make of spirit, selected craft and draft beers together with an award winning wine List, allowing every guest to enjoy their favourite tipple.

With over 29 years' experience in catering, you can rest assured that you're in great hands with Derry and Sallyanne at l'Ecrivain. They have also sourced the services of professional photographers, florists, fashion consultants and make-up artists to name a few. Plus, a list of very talented musicians to play the baby grand piano and suitable bands can be recommended depending on what you are looking for. Please email Sallyanne or Diana at for further information. They welcome all enquiries from couples and look forward to discussing your big day with you.


Good Eating Guide 2011 - l'Ecrivain - Best Restaurant
Food & Wine Restaurant Awards 2013 - l'Ecrivain - Best Service
Good Eating Guide 2013 - Derry Clarke - Best Chef
Good Eating Guide 2015 - Derry Clarke - Best Chef Overall
Food & Wine Restaurant Awards 2015 - Derry Clarke - Best Chef
Good Eating Guide 2016 - Derry Clarke - Best Chef Overall
Yes Chef Awards 2018 - l'Ecrivain - Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
Good Eating Guide 2018 - Derry Clarke - Best Chef Overall

Irish Times Review - May 24th 2018

Trip Advisor Reviews

  • Award winning restaurant and chef
  • Extensive bar and wine list offering something to suit all tastes
  • A choice of three rooms with capacities from 12 to 90 guests
  • Beautiful roof terrace available for outdoor drinks receptions
  • Plenty of opportunities for stunning photographs
  • A network of recommended suppliers from florists to makeup artists available on request

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
In the City

Dining Options:

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator
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109a Lower Baggot St D02 V580 Enniskerry (Wicklow)
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