Where to go for Sunday brunch or lunch
Fancy a spot of Sunday brunch or lunch? Here's our pick of places in the city and across Luxembourg
It can feel like Luxembourg closes on a Sunday, particularly the restaurants. This is precisely the time you fancy a day off from cooking. Fear not – there are plenty of restaurants and cafes open on this day of rest offering brunch options, many ideally located for a city stroll, a walk in the woods, or a cultural afternoon at a museum or gallery.
Le Table du Pain - Luxembourg City
Sweet and salty brunch featuring scrambled eggs, muffins, wheat bread, cheese and braised ham, pastries, juice and hot drinks. At just €18,50, brunch is quite a steal. The veggie brunch includes hummus, avocado toast, pancakes and yoghurt. The cheesy one has bagels with smoked salmon and lemon cottage cheese with chives, cheeses served with sourdough and pastries. You will not go hungry on a Sunday, but of course you can eat brunch every day of the week at their place in the old town and Monday to Friday at the one in the Gare area. Great for early risers, they open at 7.00 on Sunday.
Egg - Gare
How do you like your eggs? Well you won't have thought of some of these amazing dishes from relative newcomer Egg speciality coffee brunch place. Japanese buns stuffed with scrambled eggs, toasted Bao bread with eggs Benedict, a potato waffle served with avocado, smoked salmon and grated marinated egg yolk, or just poached eggs with bacon. Reviewers say the eggs are cooked to perfection.
If you don't like eggs, there's granola, croissants, cinnamon rolls, English tea or slow-brewed coffee, and you can even get it delivered to your doorstep. Open 9.00 to 17.00 at weekends, and 8.00 to 16.00 during the week.
Charles Sandwiches - Luxembourg City
Brunch every Saturday, Sunday or on public holidays at the two establishments of this well-known eatery. The classic brunch includes an English muffin with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar and HP sauce, with sides of baked beans, coleslaw and a pancake with fruit and maple syrup. The veggie brunch sees your muffin topped with avocado, egg, tomato and red onions, with sides of roasted mushrooms in pesto, muesli, waffles and fruit. There's also a salmon brunch.
Lokaal - Luxembourg City
A little hidden gem that's getting rave reviews, this place has a mostly vegan menu including lentil lasagne, cabbage rolls and falafel curry. The plant-based menu also includes, soups, pizza, sandwiches and pasta. A seated Sunday brunch is available for €28 for adults and €10 for kids (not including drinks), although you must make reservations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amelys - Luxembourg City
Amelys at Hotel le Royal dishes up Sunday brunch from 12.30. The breakfast corner includes eggs, oysters, gourmet cheeses, and hot and cold appetizers. Brunch costs €63 excluding drinks, so perhaps best kept for a special Sunday celebration or treat.
Blends - Luxembourg City
There's a lovely cosy atmosphere in this fairly new place on Grand Rue in the old town, with exposed stonework, low lighting and red velvet chairs. Open from 9.00 on Sunday (and every day), brunch includes eggs benedict with smoked salmon or ham, scrambled eggs with feta and bacon, and avocado on toast.
Hertz Pop-Up - Luxembourg City
Gromperekichelcher mixed with eggs benedict, banana pancakes and strawberry smoothies, this is a great spot for Sunday brunch, not least because it has a lovely terrace for summer and deep velvet banquettes for winter. Open on Sunday from 10.00.
Mama Shelter - Kirchberg
Nestled between the triple towers of the European Court of Justice, Sunday brunch from this international chain includes croissants or freshly-baked tortillas, eggs, meat and fish dishes, waffles, pancakes and a plethora of desserts. Open from 12.30 to 16.00 brunch is €44 for adults and €19 for children under 12 years.
Kids animators are available from 13.00 to 15.30 and there is table football, table tennis and arcade games to keep the little ones busy.
Come a la Maison - Gare/Hollerich
Sunday brunch is served from 11.00 with live music. The buffet offers cold cuts, cheese and fruit, pasta dishes and dessert. Children are welcome too. All-inclusive (not including drinks) costs €59 for adults and €22 for children over three years old.
Bouneweger Stuff - Bonnevoie
A renowned Sunday brunch menu served from 11.00 until 15.00 (on Saturday too), this place fills up quickly so it's advised to book your table in advance and in the summer months, bag a table outside (weather permitting).
You can choose from five brunch menus that include their classic, English breakfast, a vegetarian and a sweet one. A word of warning though, recent reviews for Sunday brunch have been critical of the slow and poor service where the convivial atmosphere of the week is perhaps not replicated.
Buvette@Rotondes or Cafe des Capucins
Buvette has started its Sunday brunch from 10.00 til 16.00. It's popular so you must reserve a table for 10.00, 10.30, 11.00 or 13.00. You can have your table for 2 hours, unless you book the 13.00 slot, which you keep until 16.00.
A nice vibe inside, but a great relatively enclosed terrace (with a small play area in front of the theatre), Cafe des Capucins all-you-can eat buffet brunch promises new surprises from the chef, and fresh, organic produce to savour slowly over a brunch from 11.30 to 15.00. Adults pay €35, children from 3 - 12 years €15, and under 3s eat for free.
Paname - Luxembourg City
Eggs Los Rancheros, avocado on toast, or poached egg with mushrooms, truffle oil and hollandaise sauce, Paname also offers matcha, spiced tumeric or honey beetroot latte.
Bubblies - Belair
Head to the Tennis Club Arquebusiers for a healthy(ish) brunch from Bubblies served from 10.00 until 16.00. The eggs benedict come with smoked salmon and avocado or bacon, and there are waffles and pancakes, although if you feel the need to be healthy there are poke bowls.
The team also serve brunch on Sundays at Le Chatelet with a full English breakfast, a healthy brunch, a continental one, and another entitled Morning Paradise. Serving brunch from 10.00 until 16.00, if you fancy making a weekend of it, you can stay at the Gare-located hotel the night before.
Oscars Bar (Grund) or Oscars Diner (Gare)
Craving a roast dinner? Then fear not, as Oscars Bar can dish it up to you with all the trimmings from 12.00 on a Sunday and throughout the afternoon. Reservations are advised.
Head to the diner for sports fun on the big screen and at the pool and ping pong tables or the dart board. Burgers and beer are on the menu all day.
Metropolitan - Gare (Place de Paris)
Open from 10am to 22.00 non-stop, this cosy bar and restaurant offers a full English breakfast (meat and vegetarian options), Mexican huevos rancheros served from 10.00 until 15.00, or something more substantial from steaks to burgers and Moroccan lamb chops or Thai fishcakes served from 11.30 to 22.00, so you can have a long, lazy lunch.
Juegdschlass – Bambesch
If you fancy some wild boar stew or steak tartar, look no further than this lovely little restaurant perched on the hill overlooking Bereldange. It has a small outside play area for kids and a children's menu with favourites like fish fingers and chips. Open from 11.00 throughout the afternoon until 23.00, you can eat at a leisurely pace, visit the donkeys kept in the field nearby, and take one of the marked trails to the play park.
Sieweburen – Rollingergrund
The other side of Bambesch, down in the valley at the foot of Limpertsberg/Munsbach, this lovely hotel and restaurant is open from 11.45 until 14.00 and offers Luxembourgish cuisine including Judd Mat Gaardebounen (smoked collar of pork with broad beans). The park and small lake opposite offer hours of entertainment for children, and you can join one of the trails through the woods at the back of the restaurant.
Ikki – Luxembourg City
If you fancy a walk in the Grund, why not pop into Ikki for Sunday brunch in the upstairs restaurant? Open 12.00 to 14.30 with a tempting selection of oysters, crab, shrimp and of course, sushi. In the summer months, there's a funky outside terrace perfect for people watching.
Terra Steakhouse – Kirchberg
While a number of restaurant chains in Kirchberg are open on Sundays, the Terra Steakhouse is tucked away from the main hubbub on Rue Edward Steichen and is open for lunch from 11.30 until 15.30 (and you can start with dinner at 16.15). The big portions (even the salads) mean you will never go hungry.
Choose from a selection of tapas including skewered octopus, and of course, a vast choice of steaks from Argentina and the USA. There's also a great selection of seafood. Follow lunch with a visit to the MUDAM, or, if that sounds too taxing, catch a movie at the Kinepolis.
Piri Piri (Kirchberg) and Batucada (Luxembourg City)
If you fancy some succulent Portuguese cuisine, then head to Piri Piri in Kirchberg which is open on Sundays from 12.00 until 23.00. Seafood, from squid to tiger prawns, features heavily on the menu. There's also a kid's option for burger and chips. For some Brazilian grilled meat and fish try Batucada on the Saint-Esprit plateau near the cathedral. You can reserve a table from 11.30 to 22.00.
Brasserie Bosso – Luxembourg City
This restaurant on Rue Munster is open all afternoon from 12.00 to 23.30 on Sunday. The menu offers Spätzle fried in Gorgonzola and wine, Flammkueche and vegetarian dishes using family recipes passed down from generation to generation.
Taverne Yamas – Luxembourg City
Open from 12.00 to 16.00 on Sundays, this lovely Greek tavern in the Gare district also has a big terrace that can seat 30 people. You can choose from some 80 Greek dishes including mousaka, kleftiko and souvlaki, all produced by local Greek chef Petros Gatsoulis.
Brunch or lunch outside the city
Carli's Coffee - Echternach
Small, but very relaxing decor in pastel colours, readers' have been raving about this place in Echternach. Open Wednesday to Saturday for breakfast and lunch from 9.00 to 14.15, with brunch on Sunday (reservation only for timed slots of 9.00 to 12.30 or 12.40 to 15.00). You can tuck into some great coffee, savoury waffles with burrata cheese, various stacks of pancakes, avocado on toast, or overnight oats. The themed brunch menus can also be ordered to go, so you can eat them in bed or for a picnic.
La Veranda – Howald
The Auberge La Veranda in Howald is open on Sunday, 11.45 to 14.00. Try out snails or frogs' legs, or just stick to pasta and salads. The kids' menu is very reasonably priced with a great selection of ice creams for dessert.
Cafe No 12 - Diekirch
A new establishment that offers a great choice of gluten-free and vegan options. Open on Sunday from 10.00 to 16.00, one reviewer says its worth the trip for the coffee and cakes alone. You can treat yourself to pancakes and a healthy ginger shot.
Brunch au Chloe - Clervaux
The Koener Hotel has brunch at it's restaurant Chloe which comes highly recommended by readers. The price for adults is €45, and for children €20. You'll get different themes each Sunday so you can return for something different. These include, American burgers and pancakes, an Asian brunch including nems, a Portuguese one with bacalao and pastel de nata, Spanish and Italian brunches.
Pavillion Desom – Remich
On the esplanade at Remich, this riverside restaurant is open all afternoon on Sundays. Also a wine producer, you can buy a bottle or two to take home or just test out the wine paired with your choice of meal. Remich is a great Sunday destination, with plenty of cafes and pleasant walks along the riverside.
Moustache and Cafe Saga – Esch-sur-Alzette
Located on Grand Rue, Moustache is a modern family-friendly restaurant open all afternoon from noon on Sundays. In addition to a kids' menu, the main menu is vast, offering everything from burgers to brochettes, or tasting plates with food from around the world.
Cafe Saga has nice sofas and a brunch menu promising a full breakfast or a half breakfast, eggs benedict, avocado on toast, pancakes and fresh orange juice. It opens on Sundays at 11.00.
After you've filled up, take children to feed the deer, goats and Highland cattle at the Escher animal park.
Restaurant du Chateau – Clervaux
Open from 12.00 to 13.30 and again from 19.00, this restaurant is part of the castle complex and housed in a building dating back to 1671. A perfect place to stop after a visit to the castle's museums, you can feast on aged beef, guinea fowl or sole. A vegetarian and gluten-free menu is also available.
Jimmy's Ethiopian Restaurant – Heiderscheid
Traditional Ethiopian cuisine and decor make this a great stop-off for Sunday lunch if you're in the Esch-sur-Sûre area. Open from 11.30 to 14.00 and again in the evening from 18.00 on a Sunday, you can sample a variety of lamb, beef or vegetarian dishes. The food is definitely authentic, and the restaurant is described as a "home from home" by one Ethiopian reviewer living in Luxembourg.
There isn't space to include every local establishment open on a Sunday, but readers have also recommended North Bay (for a Canadian/American style brunch) Gringos, Le Sud, JFK Bar & Restaurant, Aleo, La Table de la Chapelle, Brasserie Beaulieu in Bonnevoie, and Bosque Fevi at The Seven Hotel in Esch-sur-Alzette.