Le Phare Gourmet

20 Feb
2016

Every so often I fancy a change from the usual Italian, French and Asian fare that I get stuck into on a regular basis. My friend had been raving about the Breton restaurant Le Phare Gourmet for a while and when she suggested we go, I jumped at the chance to try something a little different. Plus crepes and cider are a winning combination, n’est pas?

Even before we arrived the restaurant was very accommodating – we pushed the reservation back by half and hour and had an impromptu doggy visitor, and the staff were extremely obliging and welcoming. The place isn’t the easiest to find as it’s behind another restaurant on the Route d’Arlon, but once you’ve driven down the side ramp there’s plenty of parking.

Inside it’s vast: a lounge room in the front with sofas and a more traditional restaurant layout in the back with a classy nautical theme. There’s a plentiful drinks menu but also a well-stocked children’s play corner, striking the right tone between lively and family-friendly.

We wasted no time in ordering bottles of sweet and dry cider, which arrived in ice buckets – a nice touch. Le Phare Gourmet also serves salads, burgers and a kid’s menu, but we immediately zeroed into their plentiful list of crepes, ordering some ‘galettes bretonnes’ aka savory pancakes. We each enjoyed our orders – the wholemeal pancakes were surprisingly hearty without being too heavy, and the toppings were tasty, fresh and original. All the better when washed down with their tasty cider. The ‘international’ pancakes have suggested drink accompaniments which is a nice touch.

Of course they also offer sweet pancakes but we were too stuffed to try them; I’ll give them a go next time I visit, which I hope will be soon.

Cuisine: Bretonese, Crepes
Website
Address: 321, route d’Arlon, L-8011 Strassen
Phone number: 26 39 41 55
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 12:00 to 14:30 and 18:30 to 22:30, Saturday 18:30 to 22:30 and Sunday 12:00 to 14:00.
Prices: Savory pancakes range from €8 to €23.5.
Public Transport: 28 or 222 Bus, Strassen-Geesseneck bus stop.
Delivery: No.

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