Luxembourg and its delicious food await you -
Flickr user Allen McGregor
Nestled between Germany, France and Belgium,
Luxembourg is often overlooked as a holiday destination, but it shouldn’t be.
Luxembourg is a mixture of old and new, with its UNESCO-protected city centre
and contemporary buildings, and although it may be small, it certainly has a
lot to offer. I’ve been to Luxembourg many times and count it amongst my top
city-break destinations, not least because of its delicious food.
In this blog post, the third in our ‘Local eats
in…’ series, I’m going to show you a few of my favourite places to eat in
As you can imagine, Luxembourg is full of great
restaurants and cafés serving up all kinds of cuisines. If it’s your first time
to the country, I’d recommend trying as much local cuisine as possible. Restaurant
Meckenheck is a short drive from Luxembourg City, but the food is well worth
the trek. The menu is filled with Luxembourgish dishes made with local,
seasonal ingredients. Try feierstengzalot (a cold beef, pickle, celery and egg
salad, with a mustard dressing) and the roast pork with mashed potatoes and
is located in Berchem, a 25-minute drive from Luxembourg City.
Another great place for sampling typical Luxembourgish
cuisine, Bei De Bouen is a cosy, neighbourhood-style restaurant with a
delicious menu and friendly, welcoming staff. Open Monday to Saturday, but
closed on Sundays, you can drop in for a drink and a snack or a three-course
meal. There are so many dishes to choose from, but the kniddelen (flour
dumplings cooked with butter and bacon) served with apple compote is probably
my favourite. There are several other types of kniddelen, so it’s best to go
with a group and get a few to share.
Bouen is located at 35 Rue Laurent Menager in Luxembourg City.
Housed in a beautiful, medieval stone building
in Luxembourg City’s centre, Am Tiirmschen is a great setting for quick lunch
or a leisurely dinner. I last visited the city in 2015 with some friends, and I
ate at Am Tiirmschen twice, it was that good! Start your meal with a selection
of cold meat specialities from Luxembourg – they’re delicious – or try a bowl
of bouneschlupp mat mettwurst (traditional bean and sausage soup). For your
main course, I’d recommend the smoked pork with broad beans and kniddelen or
the salmon fillet with potatoes and vegetables.
Tiirmschen is located at 32 rue de l'Eau in Luxembourg City.
Le Sud is one of Luxembourg’s best eateries and
is a must for any visiting foodies. It’s considered to be a fine-dining
restaurant, with its mouth-watering menu, luxurious interiors and the prices to
match, but the express lunch menu is just as delicious, and at a lower price
point. The food is a mix of French and Luxembourgish cuisine, a combination that
you’ll see on many restaurants’ menus, and you can finish your meal with a
digestif on the terrace which overlooks the Alzette river.
Le Sud is
located at 8 Rives de Clausen in Luxembourg City.
Eat your way around Luxembourg
Drive to Luxembourg with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. The journey
from Folkestone to Calais takes just 35 minutes.