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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 […]

Restaurant Jolly

6, Feb 2016

Is Thursday night €15 unlimited pizza and beer deal at Restaurant Jolly too good to be true? You might think the quality of the food would suffer or there’s some catch. I certainly did. So purely for your enlightenment, dear reader, the Silver Fox and I gave it a try. Certainly not because we both think pizzas […]

Restaurant Athena

31, Jan 2016

When a Greek colleague sung the praises of Restaurant Athena I knew I had to visit. (A Luxembourg truism: if an ex-pat recommends a restaurant of their country’s cuisine, go there.) Also we love Greek food and it’s walking distance from our place…with all of these signs aligning, how could we resist? The restaurant is on a quiet […]

Cha Dim Sum

15, May 2012

It was the Silver Fox’s birthday yesterday – we’d already had a fantastically cheesy night out with mates in the Big Beer Company on Friday, so we were craving something light like dim sum and sushi. After finding out Cha Dim Sum in Strassen does both, we headed off there. The restaurant is actually one of three eateries […]

Cafe Bei Der Giedel

7, May 2012

An old building in the middle of the forest…built above some abandoned mines and disused railtrack…cut off from facilities that civilisation takes for granted…no, it’s not the start of a horror film but the location of the unique and charming Cafe Bei Der Giedel restaurant. The Silver Fox and I are lucky to have befriended a couple who […]

Pacha

28, Apr 2012

When the Silver Fox and I moved to Luxembourg City from inner-city Dublin, we had criteria to help us pick the perfect area: walking distance to the city centre and our respective workplaces, good bus routes…and at least one decent local pub. During a week-long apartment search around the Belair/Merl area, we sought succour in Pacha several times, pleasantly surprised by the […]

Big Beer Company

14, Apr 2012

When the Silver Fox’s primarily-male office wanted to go out as a group and let off some steam, the dream was a place that offered the trinity – great beer brewed on the premises, a rotisseried animal leg, and, of course, free shots. And then the Big Beer Company opened in the Rives de Clausen. The first thing you notice […]

Fonzie’s Diner

13, Apr 2012

On paper, it couldn’t be in a better area – Limpertsberg, home of a multitude of secondary schools, a university campus, and young families that seemingly wouldn’t get enough of a 50s-style diner with a cheap and varied burger n’ chips menu. However, I’ve heard whispers that Fonzie’s Diner has been a little slow to get off the ground. So, when recently in Limpertsberg after […]

Alfa Bar

12, Apr 2012

My search for non-smoking bars in Luxembourg city started from the first morning that I woke up with hair and clothes choked with smoke. Not a pleasant discovery at the best of times but with a hangover it’s enough to give you the dry heaves. The quest only intensified when a friend became pregnant, and had to dart off as […]

Crossfire

15, Dec 2010

Non-smoking readers used to smoking bans may not realise they’ve become accustomed to waking without coughing up a lung and having to sterilise their smoggy hair and clothes. Having happened to me far too many times since returning to this otherwise freshly laundered land, I was very excited to learn of a non-smoking bar called Crossfire. Located […]


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