Meeting a friend for lunch in town gave me an opportunity to try the vegetarian restaurant Beet. The restaurant is located on Place Guillaume II, just next to the Tourist Office, and has a fairly large terrace – which was empty due to the cold weather – and two main rooms inside.
We’d booked a table for 1.15 pm and we were assigned one in the back room. The restaurant was really packed, but the service was just right for a quick lunch.
What we ordered
The menu has several options – all vegan and vegetarian – mainly divided between burgers and falafels, in different combinations. I went for a vegetarian patty with aubergine – accompanied by fries and salad – and a “Thai infusion”: hot water with lemongrass and ginger. My friend had a crispy burger and a homemade apple juice.
What’s to love?
- My burger was very tasty, as were the fries. You can choose a homemade sauce to accompany them and I had the chilli one. OMG – it was to die for! If you thought vegetarian food was about bland, raw vegetables, eating here will definitely change your mind. The desserts looked good too – it was a pity I was too full to try one.
- The eclectic drink selection is also good. My infusion – even if a bit awkward to handle – was perfect for my lunch.
- The atmosphere is fresh and unobtrusive, as is the service. I would have loved to be on the terrace – a shame about the weather!
And to not love?
- Overall, I found it a little on the pricey side (14 euros for the burger and 4 euros for a water infusion), but that’s typical of this highly central location.
- The setting is perfect for a lunch, but the atmosphere wouldn’t suit my personal tastes quite so well for a dinner.
In conclusion: Beet was a very nice discovery. I will definitely come back again to try other burgers on the menu and the falafel dishes. With its minimal style and fast service, I think it’s perfect for a girly lunch in town.
This article was first shown on Barefoot in Luxembourg.