Having explored the city centre, Bonnevoie and the Station area, today Corie Bratter checks out the Hollerich area of Luxembourg.
10 years ago, Hollerich used to be quite a fancy area – on Wednesday night there were several parties going on and the ‘black shoes and shirt’ policy was applied in most of the places. Since then, Clausen has opened its doors to the party scene and the area of Hollerich has lost a lot of its charms and lowered its standards. Still, it is possible to find some hidden gems, shared below:
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Shop organic fruit and veggies; and even ready-to-eat salads, and cheese. With Christmas a-coming, their beautiful hampers filled with top products make a great gift and they’ll even deliver your shopping around the city (delivery is free for purchases over €120).
Top Tip: If you are in the area for lunch, they prepare delicious soups.
Furniture for Less
Troc is quite the institution in Luxembourg. If you need to buy a few pieces to furnish your newly-rented apartment, you can find deals for great prices and you don’t have to drive to a certain Swedish store in Belgium. By the same token, if you are leaving Lux , you can drop items in good condition there and sell them for cash. If you are looking for more information, their new website is very user friendly and you can even get an estimation of the value of your goods.
Top Tip: Follow Troc on Facebook to get their hot deals of the week.
Ava is one on my favorite shops in Luxembourg: I can spend hours there even if I don’t need to buy anything. They have a broad range of office items, but above all, they have lots of items for organising parties! From plastic dishes, to fake crystal; from table cloths to balloons and place holders… if you are organizing a party this is the best place to visit.
Top Tip: this is one of the few places in Luxembourg where I can find sugared almonds – a perfect party favour!
At Well Being Pilates, not only you can find Yoga and Pilates but also Thai Boxing courses, great for de-stressing during the holiday season.
Top Tip:in December there will be Thai Yoga Massage training sessions – truly uplifting.
3 for the price of 1 – Sobogusto boasts a restaurant, bar and club in one very elegant location. While the restaurant does not suit my taste, it’s perfect for a business after-work with your colleagues. It’s also convenient, whether you work in the area or not, since it has great transport links and P+R Bouillon just steps away.
Top Tip: Once per month they organise a “wine tasting” evening, with mandatory reservation for €20 – call for details.
HUNGRY IN HOLLERICH
Ristorante I Quattro Mori – great specialities from the Sardinia region, including amazing pizza.
Mr. Wok – they have a very cheap all-you-can-eat menu, both for lunch and dinner, including sushi and hot wok dishes.
Atlantico – one of my preferred options when I want to eat fish in town; they have a great selection of Portuguese dishes and both the Risotto ai Frutti di Mare and house salted codfish with shrimps are to die for.
BAREFOOT IN LUXEMBOURG PRESENTS: RED BRIDGE MEETS PIZZA – 24th NOVEMBER FROM 6 PM
If you think that Luxembourg is boring, we have just found the funniest and tastiest Tuesday after-work for you. In the trendy setting of Ci Siamo restaurant in Belair, join us for a night where Italian food meets Luxembourgish beer.
Pay 10 Euro, Get 1 Red Bridge Beer and All-You-Can-Eat Pizza for the entire event
(Normal price is applied to the following drinks)
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Photo courtesy of barefootinluxembourg.com