The time of the year when you can finally enjoy a meal while basking in the sun is finally upon us! Luxembourg is filled with terraces, but we have made your choice a little easier by selecting five terraces you definitely shouldn't miss out on.
Eating on a terrace is one thing, eating well on a terrace is another! Getting the right mix of great quality food, nice atmosphere and professional service outdoors isn't easy, so here's our selection of places to try!
1. THE URBAN CHOICE: TEMPO
Located in the same building as the Philharmonie, the restaurant doesn't struggle to attract guests before and after concerts, but also at lunch time. The terrace is particularly pretty with a fresh design and it is sheltered from the nearby traffic. In the kitchen, chef Morris Clip excels especially on his little sharing platters inspired by Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist. Perhaps you won't want to share after all...
Pro +: You can eat there late on concert nights.
Con -: The wines quickly ramp up the bill.
2. THE CHIC OPTION: LES JARDINS D'ANAÏS
Just a few months after it opened, the Michelin Guide has this beautiful restaurant with a star - a salute to the work of its head chef Christophe Quentin. His plates are works of perfection made with products of the highest quality. The garden is a green oasis with both shady and sunny spots that makes you forget how close you are to the City, while you enjoy your meal.
Pro +: Luxury, calm and sensuality
Con -: Luxury comes at a price...
3. THE SURPRISE: BRASSERIE DU KIRCHBERG
You wouldn't really expect this green oasis only steps away from the European and financial institutions. And yet, once you have passed the bar and the inside restaurant, you reach a garden that might just have emerged from a fairytale. In terms of the food, you can expect a rather simple brasserie with generous portions of traditional Franco-Luxembourgish dishes .
Pro +: Service is always friendly and professional.
Con -: The menu could be bolder.
4. THE PRETTIEST VIEW: L'ANNEXE
This terrace in the old part of Luxembourg City boasts unbeatable views of Grund and the Alzette valley. What a way to discover the City's faubourgs! Since its recent takeover by a new team, the restaurant announces its gastronomic ambitions with a menu inspired by the fusion of Asian cuisine and noble products. White tablecloths and à la Carte dining do the rest.
Pro +: Sébastien gives great advice on wines.
Con -: The turn towards evening "chic" isn't everyone's cup of tea.
5. THE COSIEST CHOICE: HOSTELLERIE DU GRÜNEWALD
Clovis Degrave (in the kitchen) and Aline Bourscheid (on the ground) have taken over this establishment and given it their personal touch: quality, simplicity, modernity and respect of the produce. A small, but well thought out, menu changes according to the season. The sunny terrace is beautifully decorated. The terrace is also open to events, barbecues and evening specials.
Pro +: Their bar serves nice gin tonics.
Con -: A simpler evening menu would be welcome.
Bonus: Other notable mentions of pleasant and tasty addresses include, le Grand Café, le Café de Paris or l'Osteria (while waiting for the reopening of Brasserie Guillaume), as well as l'Amélys au Royal, or the more eccentric Brasserie des Jardins, Firwat net, um Plateau, l'Avenue or l'Opéra.