Best burgers in the Burg
In need of some comfort food this winter? Burgers are so much more than a beef patty here in the Grand Duchy, so explore Luxembourg City's burger joints and fill up your fuel tank. Vegetarian? Fear not, there are plenty of burger options for you too.
The first time we ran this article, our readers told us we'd missed some of the best burger places both in the burg (Luxembourg City) and some that were worth going out of town for. So we've added these recommendations below:
Mr Dixon - Luxembourg City
One commentator says: “Nice burgers, cold beer, great staff....what more to ask for?” A popular lunchtime venue in the old town, American-style diner Mr Dixon, located on rue des Bains, has a Facebook page but no menu or its own posts, so you’ll just have to go and try the burgers in person.
Oscar's Bar – Grund
Classic, chilli or veggie, you can snaffle up a burger with a choice of toppings including blue cheese, guacamole, fried egg or roasted red onions in this Grund establishment open seven days a week.
Crossfire – Luxembourg City
This Nordic sportsbar has been flagged by readers as a great place to grab a burger. You can choose from the Valhalla with smoked bacon, cheddar, and beer pickled onion, or the Frida with cheddar, smoked bacon, a fried egg and fried onions, and ranch sauce, served on a potato pancake instead of bread. Vegetarians can try out the halloumi and falafel burgers. It’s a good place to catch a sports match too.
Cafe Bel Air – Belair
A long list of burgers including Lemachuron which adds foie gras, red onions, blueberries and parmesan to your patty, and Lagavulin which adds whisky and emmental to your burgers. Reviewers give it praise on high for both the burgers and the convivial atmosphere. It has veggie-burger options and can provide gluten-free bread.
The only complaint is how busy it gets, so if you can't get a space inside, you can try their burger foodtruck, Ginger Head, which is in various locations in and around the city plus in Strassen.
Out of town - readers' recommendations
Lou’s Diner – Beidweiler
Readers cannot get enough of this retro American diner just northeast of Junglinster in Beidweiler, which serves up 100% beef patties in crusty white rolls. Burgers are made to order with fresh ingredients and served with home-made sauces and crispy fries. It also has 140 spaces on its summer terrace and 70 on its winter one.
Flux – Hierheck
If you’re in the Sûre region, you can check out Flux which offers pure Angus beef patties but also vegetarian options, and in summer often has a food truck at the beaches of Insenborn. One reviewer says you’ll get gourmet burgers at McDonald’s prices, whilst several others love the fact you can create your own burger choosing your toppings.
Schräinerei – Differdange
You wouldn’t expect anything less than a Minett Burger when you’re in the Red Rock region, and this one comes with cheddar, spicy salami, lettuce and a special sauce. If you prefer to be meat-free, then try out the Beyond Burger veggie option with mozzarella, pickled onions, pickled pear and guacamole. You can dine inside or on the terrace, or if you’re feeling lazy, they will deliver within the commune.
Coppers - Belval
A relatively new establishment offering burgers in a rustic bun with a side of fries. Choose from a double cheese burger with fried onions and gherkins, one topped with goat's cheese, or gorgonzola, chicken burgers, cod or vegetarian. If you're super hungry then the El Gaucho has a black angus burger with raclette cheese, onion relish, and truffle sauce.
More city-side burger places
Snooze – Luxembourg City/Belval
You might feel like doing just that after you've been to American-style burger joint Snooze. Choose from beef, chicken, and fish burgers. Snooze has a staggering list of sauces and a good selection of sides, plus vegetarians get more than one choice - a parmesan, potato or a veggie patty. Open all day from 11.00, seven days a week.
Lux'burgers – Gare/ Bonnevoie
Pun aside, this small, family-friendly burger place is only open on weekday lunchtimes and evenings. But it gets rave reviews on its Facebook page if you can get a seat inside. Look out for burger-and-wine and burger-and-beer nights.
Independent Cafe - Luxembourg City
Organic burgers and craft beers make the centrally located 'Indies' a hit with many. It's open Monday to Saturday, and offers a bio and vegan menu. Burger choices include The Bronx Burger with bacon and gouda, and the Popeye with quinoa burger, vegan cheese and fresh spinach leaves. You can add a side of bio frites with a sauce of your choice.
Urban bar & restaurant – Luxembourg City/Belval
For something different, try the Smashed burger with two patties and cheddar in a brioche roll, and a side of loaded fries, with jalapeno, cheddar, guacamole, and cream. Vegetarians can try the falafel wrap with a side of zucchini fries served with herb and garlic sauce.
Beet – Luxembourg City/Belval
Vegans and the environment-conscious can enjoy Beet’s extensive burger menu offering vegetable or crispy patties topped with vegan mayo, bio ketchup, pesto, vegan cheese and home-made fermented chilli, all served in white or brown organic buns.
Buvette – Rotondes
Grab a burger and beer at this established eatery at Rotondes with an outdoor venue. The service gets mixed reviews, but you can't beat the location and the trendy vibe. The Rotondes burger has bacon and cheese, whilst the Butternut is topped with vegan truffle mayonaise and fresh mushrooms.
Hitch – Limpertsberg
If you need a night out, then Hitch bills itself as "where food meets party" as it has a number of approved DJ nights (reservation required). It's got a Japanese twist to many of its meals and lightbites, and all burgers come in a Japanese milk bread bun. The Falafel comes with tahini, rocket and pickles, and the chicken burger with coleslaw, spring onion mayonnaise and black garlic (although you might not get much traction on the dancefloor if you eat the latter).
Five Guys – Luxembourg City
Fast food chains don't usually make a Luxembourg Times list, but people love this American outfit. If you've had your fill of Burger King, but want something fast and easy for the kids, Five Guys can at least supply hot sauces and relishes, and a side of Cajun fries with your burger, veggie burger or kosher hot dog. Open every day of the week.
Burgers from a truck
Some of the best burgers come on four wheels. Check out our article on food trucks to discover where you can find FoodRiders, Gingerhead, Afrikan Gourmet, Nunos, Burger and co, and L'Atelier du Gourmet and many more mobile burger places.
The Luxembourg Times has a new mobile app, download here! Get the Luxembourg Times delivered to your inbox twice a day. Sign up for your free newsletters here.