Food in the City: Top Outdoor Dining Spots

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The Luxembourg dining scene comes alive in the summer but often the best patios can’t be seen from the street. We’ve scouted out our favorite places for outdoor dining in Luxembourg. Hopefully a few will inspire you to put on your sunnies and catch some Vitamin D with friends al fresco!

Beim Siggy

If you were trying to find the most picturesque restaurant with panoramic views of Clausen with innovative French and Luxembourgish food, this beauty would be your answer. The lounge bar is welcoming, the bartenders personable and the food is superb. They also offer quick and hassle free meals (club sandwiches, burgers … with homemade fries) or the classics of both cuisines such as a seared sirloin steak, beef tartar, local “Wainzoosis” and “Feierstengs Zalot” as well as an array of many more delicious dishes. Truly one of the best terraces in Luxembourg, this should be on your list of top restaurants to take visitors to take in the views of our fair city. This terrace offers unrivalled views over summer in Lux.

The owners are a husband and wife team who have refurbished this once derelict property. They’ve peeled off paint and moved walls to reveal original features and restore this gem of a building as it was intended to be. We have hosted parties here; we can say firsthand they know how to cater to any group and put together an unforgettable event like no other. The breathtaking landscape combined with glorious food will keep you coming back for more.
  • Good for: Taking in spectacular views while embracing the outdoor dining season
Where2, Montée de Clausen L-1343
When: Monday-Sunday from 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Damage:Burgers from 14 EUR, steaks from 24 EUR
Contact: Tel: 26 20 22 66
Website

Parc Belaire

Open on Sunday! A fantastic place to meet friends and take in the beauty of the park. Did we mention it is open on Sunday?! Also every Friday and Saturday from 3pm to 5pm you can discover our Afternoon Tea Time. Spend the afternoon with friends overlooking the park as you are offered a selection of sumptuous home-made treats. Enjoy traditional cakes, delicacies and freshly made sandwiches, all presented with an extensive selection of the finest teas.

Check out their other restaurant, Le Bistrot. Le Bistrot has the atmosphere of a real Parisian brasserie and you can enjoy traditional French, Luxembourgish and Italian cuisine, both at lunch and at dinnertime. Take in the cozy indoor atmosphere, or if the weather is nice take advantage of the tree lined terrace.

In our opinion, this is the perfect way to spend a Friday or Saturday afternoon and if it is warm but raining- fear not, the lovely pavilion has you covered.

  • Good for: Whichever comfy chair you choose, you are surrounded by Parc Merl’s greenery.
Where111, Avenue du Dix Septembre, Luxembourg, L-2551
WhenLunch: 7 days a week from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday & Sunday from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm & on Friday/ Saturday until 11:00 pm
Damage: Fabulous lunch specials
Contact: Tel: +352 44 72 49
Website

Um Plateau

Tucked away in Clausen, the luxurious Um Plateau secret garden terrace is a favourite with those in-the-know. The spirited bar offers people-watching like few other places in Luxembourg.  The interiors perfectly match the food with Um Plateau’s take on French classics styled with a twist. A table in the garden feels like you could quite possibly be in a hiply elegant bar in Brooklyn with its well articulated style and the food is chic yet inventive. The service is discreet and attentive, while the clientele is an interesting mix of well-heeled older guests and trendy young professionals.

With 45 gins and 25 wines by the glass, you are spoiled for choice and watching the bartenders work their magic through innovating cocktails is an event in itself. Maybe it was the Old English gin talking, (it was awarded the best gin in the world in 2014), but their claim to have the best cocktail in the city is bang on.

An absolute must-eat dish is the Ceviche. It is impeccably made with pomegranate and red onion, passionate, coriander, lime and the secret (oops, no longer) ingredient of vanilla. They use a fantastic butcher in Belgium which provides meat for the most gorgeous Bikini sandwich outside of Barcelona. No, we aren’t talking about the swimsuit and this spanish delicacy with truffles will melt in your mouth. In fact, we’d consider giving up bikini season all together if it meant we could eat these babies on a daily basis. You know just where to get us, Um Plateau!

  • Good for: A perfect summer evening; sit in a tranquil oasis while watching the train coast along. Bet you take a selfie, Aperol Spritz in hand!
Where: 6, Plateau Altmünster L-1123
When: Monday to Friday: 12:00pm – 2:30pm & 6:00pm -1:00am
Saturday: 6:00pm- 1:00am
Closed Saturday afternoon & Sundays
Damage: Reasonably priced/ out of this world tapas to share
Contact: Tel: 26 47 84 26

Brasserie Guillaume

What makes Brasserie Guillaume great is surely it’s location in the city centre. Anyone walking through the Place de Guillaume will spot this Luxembourg institution by its dazzling patio filled with well turned-out locals. Their seafood platter would be worth eating inside or outside but there is something wonderful about eating oysters, under the sun, while crémant glasses clink around you. The patio offers great views of the Pace de Guillaume but the real sites are inside the patio walls as this is a great place to see who’s who in Luxembourg. One tip—dress well or you may be sent to the back of the dining room.

  • Good for: Seeing and being seen. Lunch gets chockablock due to loyal customers.
Where12-14 Place Guillaume II, L-1648, Luxembourg
When: Seven Days a Week 11:30 to 00:00
Damage: Mains from 25 Euro
Contact: Tel: 352 26 20 20 20
Website

Le Bec Fin

This fantastic terrace overlooking the Petrus valley has by far the best brunch in town for families! The food is fresh and delicious, the prices are reasonable and the Kids Club is out of this world! Kids have their own private room where they will enjoy a buffet tailored perfectly to their usual desires (pasta, chicken nuggets, potatoes, etc.) while their parents dive into oysters and afterwards the kids have endless choices of games and entertainment.  This is the ideal place to meet your friends with their families on a Sunday and affirm that life in Lux isn’t just about dashing to the Delhaize before 1 pm closing. Our usually clingy kids had no interest to sit with us and after 3 hours of adult conversation (over Champagne), the kids still didn’t want to leave. We suggest booking a table now before the whole country discovers this hidden gem!

 

  • Good for: Easy like Sunday morning with a bit of adult conversation mixed with bubbles.

When: Monday-Saturday: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm & 6:30 pm-10:30 pm Sunday: Champagne Brunch & Kids Club! 11:00 am-2:30 pm & Dinner 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Damage: €35 per adult/ €12,5 per child (fruit juice included – aged 3 to 9) and complimentary for children below 3. Champagne Offer: 20€ per adult, including Champagne, house wines and beer.

Contact: Tel: 45 61 41 38

 

The Chocolate House

Think the chocolate house is only good for cake and chocolate? Think again. Their food menu covers a wide range from breakfast to snacks to a full lunch menu (so far they have our favorite quiche Lorraine in Luxembourg). Of course they also have lots of delicious cake and chocolate to enjoy, which can be done, on their patio across from the Duke’s palace. All cake should be paired with a view of a grand palace and royal guard. While this patio is not secret, it is sunny and the perfect place to take a visiting relative. Enjoy your meal while watching tourists take pictures—just make sure they don’t start snapping any of your cake!

  • Good for: Having your cake, chocolate, lunch and eating it too!
Where20 Rue du marché-aux-Herbes, L -1728, Luxembourg
When: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 20:00, Saturday – 9:00 – 20:00, Sunday – 10:00 – 20:00
Damage: Mains from 8 Euro
Contact: Tel: 26 26 20 06, Email: info@chocobonn.lu
Website
Have any other favourites? Please let us know!

 

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