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Foodguide Luxembourg – a culinary tour through our home country

You think Luxembourg is an expensive turf? Well that’s probably true, a lot of things are very overpriced in this beautiful small country. Eating out in restaurants in one of those things, but it doesn’t need to be expensive all the time. Compared to Scandinavia countries or Switzerland, food is very affordable in Luxemburg. Humor aside, dining and drinking is a huge part in the Luxembourgish culture, and plays an increasing role. Most of the Luxemburgers (we know its Luxembourgish but Luxemburgers is funnier) are gourmets and they love to go out for dinner in a good restaurant with family and friends. It’s not uncommon that during those dinners, potential new restaurants are discussed, or they simply talk about food & drinks. Luxemburgers tend to drink extensively because “Een Grond fir ze prosten, fannen mir ëmmer” (there is always a reason to cheer). One of the great things concerning the Luxemburgish eating & drinking culture is the fact that nobody needs to feel bad or even ashamed if there is a desire for more than one glass of wine or cremant, how the Luxemburgish Champaign is called. The opposite is most likely the case: there is barely anyone who doesn’t drink occasionally. Please don’t get us wrong, we don’t wanna share the image that we only drink and eat in this country, but there is a reason behind the fact that the consumption of wine per liter / person is very high in Luxemburg.

We like to go to restaurants a lot, but we personally try to avoid overpriced luxurious restaurants, where people just feel so special because they can pay 50€ for a normal steak. We always try to find the best Price-performance ratio. There is nothing against spending more money on food, but only if it’s worth it. Due to the multi-cultural majority of the country (48%), restaurants are usually operated by their countries locals, which is excellent because food tastes in most cases delicious when it comes from locals. Dining in Luxemburg city is a little bit more expensive than outside the center, but that’s the same in every big city.

 

 

Luxemburg city

 

Il Pavone

73 Rue de Gasperich, 1617 Luxembourg

Il Pavone is located in Gasperich and reaching it via public transport is quite easy. This restaurant is our favorite Italian place in the city center. The recent takeover and stepping in of a new owner had a positive impact on il Pavone. The pizzas are fresher, the pasta more intense and the meat tastes more tender. Not to mention the wine. The owner of this family-run business is usually present and his recommendations often meet our taste.

We like the fact that the restaurant itself produces exceptional Limoncello varieties. Instead of traditional Limoncello, they also serve ginger, liquorice or tangerine as a digestive. The Aperol Spritz with cherry is a self-creation of the owner and very recommendable. The price / performance ratio is totally OK: A pizza Margherita costs about 9 €, which is relatively cheap compared to other pizzerias in the city. We love this restaurant because the kitchen is open until at least 10pm on weekends. For those who are looking for a nice cozy terrace in summer, this place is the perfect restaurant for you.


 

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Charles Sandwiches

19 Rue Chimay, 1333 Luxembourg

Charles is located directly in the village, perfect for a break during sightseeing or shopping. The concept is simple: a hipster sandwich bistro offering sandwiches, burgers or salads made from fresh and local ingredients, sold for normal prices. In the summer, it’s a blast to eat a sandwich (we had only tried sandwiches so far) on the terrace while watching the people on the. In addition to homemade ice teas and juices, they offer some good wine as well to drink. Since there are not so many sandwich shops in Luxembourg, except for the typical chains, which we do not recommend, this place has closed the gap of this market in the city center and people are noticing this. Another thing to mention is the fact that Charles has multi-cultural customers and the waiter speak English instead of the very common French.

 


 

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Sushi

19 Rue de Beggen, 1221 Luxembourg

If you don’t fell like traveling all the way to Schieren to eat good sushi, we strongly recommend going to Sushi in Dommeldange instead. Dommeldange is a part of Luxembourg City and super easy to reach by bus. In addition to the typical specialties, Sushi also offers traditional Chinese dishes. What we like about this place is the possibility to consume running sushi. The sushi’s are amazing. We can recommend the vegetarian menu, which is great. You can either sit near the running sushi or get a table in the cozy back of the restaurant.

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The East & the Moselle

 

Lous Diner

Lous Diner is located about 25 minutes outside of Luxembourg city. A detailed article about our absolute favorite restaurant can be found here.

 


 
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Bistro Brasserie Koeppchen

9 Berreggaass, 5485 Wormeldange

In the middle of the wine region of Wormeldange on a hill, a restaurant named Koeppchen offers its specialties. We would recommend the driving there because we don’t think that the bus connection is that great. The Koeppchen is a relatively new place, with bit higher prices. Whether the price / performance ratio is correct on all menus, is an open question. The fact is, the restaurant has an excellent wine menu and the location is very nice. We’ve just tasted the burgers so far and we have to admit that these burgers are our # 2 in the country. A visit to the Koeppchen can be combined with a great wine tour.

 

 

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Area Mersch

 

Il Bosco

8 Rue du Village, 7473 Schoenfels

The pizzeria il Bosco is a little bit in the middle of nowhere, located on a country road, about 5km away from Mersch. Theoretically, going there by public transport would be possible, but it is really not recommended, the shortest connection takes around 40min. The il Bosco is the only pizzeria in Luxembourg that manages to make super thin pizzas which at least 10cm bigger than the plate. There is always an option to order the “small” version which is about 5cm smaller, so still very big. We strongly recommend testing this abnormally good pizza: no matter if Margherita, Calzone or Salami, they are all amazing. Best part is: you will always have some leftovers for the next day. Capmari Orange lovers can enjoy the decent portions which are served at Il Bosco. The only criticism:  unfortunately it is incredibly loud (especially on weekends) in the restaurant, and some tables are very close to each other. Those who prefer quiet and comfortable, should better choose a different location.

 

 

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UNI

89 Route de Luxembourg, 9125 Schieren

The best sushi in Luxembourg is worth the journey up to the far north. Honestly Schieren is still relatively centered located. It can be reached within 30 minutes by car from Luxembourg City. The sushi there is just delicious and a visit at Sushi is a must for every sushi lover. The rest of the offred Chinese food is probably just as magical, but we actually only had sushi there so far. A special sushi dish costs about 13 € and is cheap compared to sushi in the city center. It doesn’t matter if Nigiri, Uramaki or Fotomak, everything tastes just very fresh. The interior of the location is in a modern style, compared to other Asian restaurants.

 

 

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The South of Luxembourg

 

Restaurant-Pizzeria Da Leoni

168 r. de Pétange, 4645 Differdange

In case you are heading south, you must visit this Italian restaurant. The wait staff is on the ball and food & drinks are served relatively quickly, although its huge. Pizzas taste like they come directly from Italian, the pasta and meat dishes are a culinary delight as well. The only problem that this restaurant faces is the lack of visitor parking. Parking is available either on the main road (at the weekend it can happen that the queue is almost 1km long) or in side streets of the village. Otherwise everything is perfect.

 

 

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The north of the country

 

Brasserie Leweck

Lepschter-Delt, 9378 Lipperscheid

If you are in the far north (and this time we are have arrived in the “Eislek” for real ), we strongly recommend the Brasserie Leweck . But beware: The Sporthotel Leweck offers a restaurant and a brasserie. A main course in the brasserie is about 25 €, still affordable compared to the restaurant. The cuisine is a mixture of Luxembourgish and French: in addition to fish and meat, salads or duck liver pate are offered. The Cordon Bleu here is highly recommended by us. The location shines through its postmodern wood style. However, we have to say that this brasserie is not a bargain but the food tastes excellent.

 

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