You will find in Luxembourg many restaurants, bars, or nightclubs where to go out, including outside the capital. Don’t hesitate to go out of town to find good restaurants, gastronomic or themed, or nice bars.
Eating out in Luxembourg
A wide choice of restaurants, reservation recommended
Because of its multicultural nature, Luxembourg offers a wide range of restaurants, both typical of Luxembourg and more exotic.
You can easily find Turkish, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian, Indian, Portuguese or Italian restaurants, reflecting the population coming from all over the world.
Often, newcomers to Luxembourg like to discover this mix of tastes and cultures by trying out several restaurants with different cuisines. Given the different languages spoken in Luxembourg, restaurants generally offer menus in several languages.
There are 8 starred restaurants in Luxembourg, including 1 2-star restaurant. There are also several gastronomic restaurants of reference.
There is a wide range of restaurants specializing in world cuisine, pizzerias and brasserie-style restaurants. You can also go out with the kids or enjoy a nice terrace.
But be careful, remember to book your table in advance! Good restaurants and nice places are crowded from noon or 7 pm in the evening, including in villages and towns outside the city of Luxembourg.
Tips are not expected in Luxembourg. Service charges are usually included in the bill. However, if you receive exceptional service, you can leave a small tip.
Search for a restaurant
You will easily find in specialized websites addresses of restaurants where to go to eat in Luxembourg, whether for lunch or dinner.
Looking for a restaurant near your home or a particular place? Trip Advisor is very useful in Luxembourg.
But the more Luxembourgish website Menu.lu will propose you the list of all the restaurants located near the desired place and the type of cuisine desired. Thanks to a geolocation system, Menu.lu also informs you of all the restaurants, of all types, located in the area.
This site is very useful when you go out for a drink with friends and don’t have any ideas of where to eat or when you want to be a little innovative, for more originality.
Every year, several culinary events are organized in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
RestoDays, gourmet restaurants at low prices
The Restodays are one of the most anticipated culinary events in Luxembourg every year. For ten days in March and October Generally, partner restaurants, including starred restaurants, offer gourmet menus at low prices. Register now on the website www.restodays.lu, to be informed about the event and to book as soon as possible! The places are taken by storm.
Expogast celebrates the food industry every four years. Supported by Villeroy & Boch, this event brings together nearly 8,000 exhibitors from some 50 countries. The Culinary world cup is also organized in parallel. The dishes of the competing chefs can then be enjoyed in the gourmet restaurant. www.expogast.lu
Dinner in the Sky
Dinner in the sky offers to enjoy a gourmet meal… with your head in the stars! Renowned Luxembourg chefs prepare a menu for twenty or so privileged guests to enjoy while taking in the unique view. www.dinnerinthesky.lu
Annual Euro-Toques Gala
Each year, the Euro-Toques association organizes a gala dinner, the profits of which are entirely donated to an association. This highly anticipated annual meeting is a fully-fledged event that changes every year according to the originality of the Euro-Toques. www.eurotoques.lu
Eat it Festival
The Eat it Luxembourg street food festival is a great success every year. The festival is for all street food lovers and takes place, since 2013, on the parvis des Rotondes. Numerous food-trucks with multiple flavors meet there. www.rotondes.lu. Read our article on the Eat it festival.
Ecobox – Mei lang geneissen
One of the particularities of many restaurants in Luxembourg is that they serve very large portions. Do not hesitate to ask for a half portion for your children, it is commonly done, or even some restaurants offer it to you right away.
And if, despite everything, the plates are not finished, ask for an Ecobox! Participating restaurants can be recognized by the green Ecobox logo. By paying a 5 euro deposit, you can take your meal or leftovers home in a pretty green box. You can finish it at home or the next day at the office. Once cleaned, you can return the Ecobox to a participating restaurant for your 5 euro deposit or exchange it for a new, professionally cleaned Ecobox with a new meal.
No more food waste and long live recycling: used Ecoboxes are returned to the producer and used to produce new ones!
Have a drink or go out and party
Would you like to have a drink with friends, an afterwork in a lounge bar or listen to a trendy DJ? You want to go out in a nightclub, night club or disco? Luxembourg is full of bars, clubs and trendy places to go out. Many border residents also come to spend their evenings there.
What do I need to know?
If you are planning to go out in Luxembourg, here are some things you should know:
- Legal drinking age: the legal drinking age in Luxembourg is 16 for beer and wine, and 18 for spirits and stronger alcohols.
- Public transport: Luxembourg has a reliable public transport system that includes buses and trains. If you plan to drink, it is best to take public transportation to avoid driving while intoxicated. Night services are provided.
- Dress code: The dress code varies depending on the establishment you are visiting. Some bars and clubs have a dress code, so it’s best to check in advance.
- Security: Luxembourg is generally a safe country, although crime has been on the rise in recent years, especially in the areas around the train station. It is therefore important to take precautions when you go out at night. Stay in well-lit areas, avoid walking alone and keep an eye on your belongings.
- Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public spaces, including bars and restaurants.
- Opening hours: Bars and clubs in Luxembourg City are generally open until the early hours of the morning, but opening hours may vary depending on the establishment.
- Prices: Luxembourg is known to be an expensive country, and this also applies to the nightlife. Drinks and entertainment can be expensive, so it’s best to budget accordingly.
Where to go out in the evening?
The most famous places to go out at night in Luxembourg-City are the station area, the Grund and the Rives de Clausen. The city center also offers a renowned nightlife with a wide choice of bars, restaurants and clubs.
Nevertheless, you will probably find other places, further away, that will offer you lively and trendy bars to party. Ask your colleagues at work or through expat networks, everyone will have a favorite place to recommend!
Search for a bar or a party in a bar
The application The Bar Corner offers users a variety of bars and events that match their desires. It is the first of its kind in Luxembourg:
- search based on location and your current mood: do you feel like a hot chocolate when you get off the train?
- exclusive offers reserved for users! By downloading the application, users can take advantage of the promotions offered by the bars
- one platform for a multitude of events: no more searches on several sites.
- discover new bars near you.
Good plans to go out in Luxembourg
With the SoLuxapplication, find events, ideas for outings and good deals in Luxembourg and its surroundings. The application is totally free and is simple and fun. It is accessible to everyone. It is intended for all Luxembourg residents, but also for newcomers and tourists looking for good tips and ideas for going out.
For each event, the date, the place and a complete description are proposed. There is also an integrated interactive map that works with Apple and Google Maps that allows the user to go directly to the event location. Finally, it is possible to save your favorite outing ideas in your favorites and share them easily with your friends, family and colleagues.
Take advantage of the night buses available to night owls
For customers of cafés, restaurants, theaters, cinemas, pubs, clubs and discotheques… and to enjoy your evening to the full, without worrying about parking, there are free night buses that will take you home, even after a bit of a night out!
Getting around safely? This is possible with the various bus and shuttle offers: nightriders, nightbus and City Night Bus.
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