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Five Minutes with Sallyanne and Derry Clarke of l'Ecrivain Restaurant

Five Minutes with Sallyanne and Derry Clarke of l'Ecrivain Restaurant

Sallyanne and Derry, where did the idea for l’Ecrivain emanate from? 

After we got married all Derry ever wanted was to have his own restaurant. Having looked and looked in Dublin we finally opened on July 7th 1989, 18 months after our own wedding. We wanted a theme and what better in the land of Saints and Scholars that l’Ecrivain – the French for ‘The Author/Writer’. We have been welcoming weddings at l’Ecrivain from day one, so we have a lot of experience with all types of weddings.  

Derry, can you tell us about your journey from starting out to where you are as a chef today? 

After 40 years in the kitchen, I have seen the food industry in Ireland develop from its infancy and I’m very proud to still be part of it. I love the industry and both Sallyanne and I are so proud of all the people that have started their culinary journeys with 
us and have gone on to be successful in their own establishments. 

What sets 
l’Ecrivain apart from other restaurants? 

Our excellent food, wonderful service, magical ambiance and our city centre location (five minutes away from Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square etc. for photos) together with our Michelin Star make us unique in Dublin restaurants. 

What kind of package do you offer for weddings? 

All packages are tailored to suit the needs and wants of each individual wedding. We welcome all enquiries and are delighted to meet and discuss everything we can offer. 

How many people can 
l'Ecrivain accommodate for a wedding? 

Option A – Malt room – up to 12 guests  
Option B – Salon Privee – up to 20 guests  
Option C – ‘The Kitchen’ – up to 24 guests  
Option D – up to 90 people  

Sample Menus and Wine Lists are available on their website www.lecrivain.com  

However, nothing is impossible and they aim to make your special day a treasured memory for all the right reasons! 

Address: 109a Lr. Baggot Street, Dublin 2 
Telephone: (01) 661 1919 
Website: www.lecrivain.com 
Twitter: twitter.com/lecrivaindublin 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/lecrivaindublin 
 
 

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