Still in Luxembourg for half term? Kids driving you nuts? Take a break from the kitchen and eat out. Debbie McDonnell has compiled a list of indoor dining options (incase it is still raining) that the whole family can enjoy.
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Great food, huge portions and always full of families so you don’t feel like you have to apologise when one or the other has a meltdown as everyone is in the same boat! There is a little play area complete with crayons and a TV to keep little ones amused as you finish off your capuccino. Best to book at weekends.
- Good for: relaxed dining with hungry munchkins
Where: 166 Avenue du X September, Belair
When: Closed Mondays
Damage: Pizza for the kids to share is typically around 10 Euros
Contact: tel: 2644 0944
The staff really go far and beyond to make you feel welcome. In addition they supply high chairs, have changing facilities, colouring materials to occupy little ones when waiting and kids can play safely by the entrance. Always busy at weekends with families so best to book as it is well worth a visit!
- Good for: booking a table and making the most of it
Where: 73 rue Principale, Schuttrange
When: Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays
Damage: Lunch time menu starting at around 10 Euros
Contact: tel: 35 01 43
If you want to go somewhere with a relaxed feel and friendly staff then Il Bosco is a smart choice. The owners and their kids are often eating too, which adds to the family friendly atmosphere. They serve child-size portions and even give your little ones a box of smarties when they leave.
- Good for: smarties
Where: 8 rue de Village, Schoenfels
When: Closed Mondays
Damage: Plat du jour from 8.50 Euros
Contact: tel: 2632 0729
The Bambesch forest is already a popular destination for kids with the creative playground but just along the forest road (by car, not walking!) is another car park which leads to the Juegdschlass; a pretty and traditional looking, former hunting lodge, now restaurant. Juegdschlass is a lovely place to grab a hot chocolate or toasted cheese sandwich after a brisk walk along one of the many trails through the woods – you may even see some bison or donkeys! Top tip: come back in the evening without the kids for a candlelit dinner and superb steak.
- Good for: warming up after a walk in the woods
Where: 400 rue des Sept-Arpents, Luxembourg
When: Closed Bank Holiday Mondays
Contact: tel: 33 71 37
The restaurant here is self-service which makes it quick and easy with kids. There are good facilities with high chairs, plenty of parking and fresh food. It’s a great spot for meeting your friends and their kids.
- Good for: killing 2 birds with 1 stone – you can get some grocery shopping done too!
Where: 13 rue Gabriel Lippmann, Munsbach
When: Closed Sundays
Damage: Plats du Jour from 8.90 Euros
Contact: tel: 26 15 17 560
What is it with Italians?! They just know how to make families feel welcome. Quadro Delizioso is a great choice with kids and the food is delicious – more than just pizza and pasta. With a special children’s menu, gamesroom, a large tv screen, high chairs, baby changing facitlities… it’s a no brainer really.
- Good for: not just a pizzeria
Where: 24 rue de Gasperich, Luxembourg
Damage: Plat du jour from 11.90 Euros
Contact: 2487 3387
Another great Italian, which is always busy so it’s wise to book. There is plenty of space, high chairs are available and the staff are very understanding (even when mopping up spaghetti). There’s a terrace in the summer, but even in the winter there is still plenty of room for pushchairs.
- Good for: getting together with your friends
Where: 7 route de Remich, Ersange
Damage: Pizza from 7.50 Euros
Contact: tel: 35 66 75
Lots of lovely fresh breads, sandwiches, quiches, salads pastries and of course cakes!
- Good for: topping up the fuel tank mid-shop
Vapiano’s is very welcoming to children and has good facilities, but if you’re planning on going midweek make sure it’s after lunch as being opposite Auchan it can be hard to get a seat. After 6pm they are great and there is space for the little ones to move, plus they have been known to make smiley faces on their pizzas. Refreshing!
- Good for: not just a lunch date, try dinner
Where: 44 Avenue J.F Kennedy, Quartier Grunewald, Luxembourg
Damage: Wide selection of pizza, pasta and salads all approx 10 Euros
Contact: tel: 278 482
If you fancy going further afield into Germany; take a drive, show your visitors Luxembourg’s beautiful surrounds and then stop for lunch at Mosel Blick. They have good facilities, do half portions and even have a playroom. Plus the views of the Mosel River are amazing. Happy Days!
- Good for: making a day of it
Where: Am Muhlenberg 1, D 54457 Wincheringen
When: 11.30-2.30 then 6.00-10.30; later at weekends
Contact: 0049 6583 9948 0
Gudden Appetit!! If you think we’re missing a great family friendly restaurant please let us know.
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Debbie is a mother of three (soon to be four) girls and moved to Luxembourg 4 years ago from the UK. After years of dashing from one appointment to another in London in a busy sales job (she was normally late), she is now a full time mum. Debbie enjoys good food, wine (when I’m not pregnant) and curling up with a good book.