Nestled in the heart of the Luxembourgish Ardennes, Clervaux is an old medieval quarter with a reputed feudal castle. With about 80 km of well-marked walks with viewpoints, Clervaux is a real eye-catcher! Let’s go on a foodie tour.
Breakkie or rather brunch?
Let’s start with our favourite meal of the day, namely a wholesome breakfast. Bäckerei Konditorei Obry, as well as Beim LUSS, are both bakeries, which open every day at 7 am to welcome hungry tourists in the morning. If you want to linger around the old part of Clervaux, Beim LUSS also offers delicious lunch options such as ham pasta bake or Flammekueche. You can also brunch at Chloé every last Sunday of the month, which is perfectly located in the centre of town!
The coffee roastery and flower shop, Torrefakt, is also worth a visit if you are near the Massen shopping centre. From cut flowers to festive floristry, they also sell high-quality roasted coffee with a wide range of flavours. Don’t miss out on the “Cliärrwer Maart” every third Thursday from March to October from 10 am to 4 pm, where fruit, vegetables, clothes, accessories and toys are sold at the market square (Place du Marché) in Clervaux.
Lunch and/ or dinner
The veranda of the historic Koener hotel welcomes guests in their Brasserie Koener from 11:30 am to 2 pm for a gourmet lunch and the Jardin Koener from 2 pm to 5 pm for coffee and sweet as well as savoury treats. Better known as “Paerdstaell”, Les Écuries du Parc is a local gem, which was originally a stable of the count of Clervaux. It not only serves the classics of French cuisine, but also regional specialities and seasonal dishes, including mussels, asparagus, game, etc. Another renowned gastronomic meeting place is La Table de Clervaux, which offers French and Luxembourgish specialities. Don’t miss out on their unique “Kachkéiskroketten”, made from traditional Luxembourgish processed cheese from Luxlait! Located at the Burigplatz, the highest point of Luxembourg, K Restaurant is a magnificent place that is appreciated for its Restaurant Brasserie but also for its Banqueting Hall with aperitif room and garden in a 4-hectare park for events of all kinds.
The restaurant-brasserie Chez Max is housed in the former post and coach house in the village of Weiswampach. Halfway between gastronomic and classic brasserie dishes, Chez Max offers rather French and European cuisine, while at the same time delightful snacks. If you’re an Asian food lover, Restaurant Kami is the place to be. From sushi, Thai chicken to Sichuan beef, the restaurant offers a wide range of Asian culinary gems. At Madeleine, chef Michaël Delecourt offers a wide range of Italian, French and Luxembourg specialities in a bistro atmosphere.
We also offer a few suggestions for eating surrounded by nature. For instance, Robbesscheier’s restaurant is ideal for family days. Serving grilled meats and game all year round. Another gem is their monthly “0 km plate”, prepared only with ultra-local products, including a vegetarian suggestion. Be sure to stop by the Toy Museum, which is nestled on the roof of the Nature Discovery Centre. Another family-friendly place is the leisure centre parc “Sënnesräich” with a hall and a garden where you can explore your five senses. The Bistro Sënnesräich not only offers a delicious menu for young and old but is also a social facility, where people with an intellectual disability can work and thrive.
Join the locals at Dos Gringos Tapas to enjoy planchas with cheese and Spanish ham, as well as cazuelitas, a small casserole made of a fried mixture of corn dough mashed, containing different types of fillings like salsas, refried beans or stews. With over 50 beers, Rhino Sports’ bar is the place to be for beer fans. Don’t miss out on their happy hour from 5 to 7 pm, where you can buy 3 spritzes to get one more and 50% off on selected draft beer!
Fancy a fine dining experience?
Go and relax at the Manoir Kasselslay of Maryse & Hans Poppelaars. Discover the charm and quiet of this ‘Etape Gourmande’, combining ‘joie de vivre’, authentic cuisine, friendliness and attention to detail. Another stop we recommend is Chef Christian Ewen’s Château Clervaux, which offers a modern kitchen, where all dishes are made with the highest quality and served with style. At Restaurant Chloé, your taste buds will be delighted by tasty and refined Luxembourgish cuisine in an elegant setting. The next stop is Yves Radelet, which is located in the heart of the Our natural park. The Chef presents a contemporary menu that varies with each season providing a new taste experience every time. Guests can also discover “La Ferme de Drauffelt”, the chef’s cheese shop, where you will also find some food suggestions. In an equally intimate and cosy atmosphere, share a moment of conviviality with friends or family around beautifully refined cuisine and freshly prepared products in L’Ecuelle Restaurant.
KACHEN’s Cultural Tip
Visit The Family of Man, known as the largest photographic exhibition of all time, which was given a UNESCO World Heritage status. Directed by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the exhibition, first shown in 1955, is a plea for peace and the fundamental equality of all human beings, illustrated by post-war humanist photography. The exhibition is permanently housed at the Castle of Clervaux, which dates back to the 12th century. After its utter ruination on the 17th of December 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII, the Luxembourgish government acquired the castle and restored it completely. If you want to learn more, the CEBA (Circle of Studies of the Battle of the Bulge) gives free guided tours about the epic battle in four different languages.
A little hop across the border
Three great restaurants are located along the Belgian border. At La Fleur de Thym, Olivia, in the dining room, will serve you in an intimate setting with contemporary decor and a pleasant terrace where you can enjoy sunny days. In the kitchen, David’s priority is to pay tribute to the products. His “aromatic” cuisine, as he calls it, is declined in proposals that vary with the seasons. Another Belgian gem is chef Francine Wickler’s Le Jardin. In this modern restaurant located in a typical Belgian Ardennes village setting, the focus is on a stylish dining experience. Seasonal fish dishes, regional meat dishes and delicious vegetarian dishes are served to delight your taste buds. Pascaline and Alain of L’Adresse, in Marvie, turned their backs on their stable and timely jobs and embarked on the adventure of the restaurant business with passion. For their menu, they chose quality over abundance. In this way, it’s regularly renewed, respecting the seasons, the land and the products.