Alfa brasserie, Luxembourg


I was in Luxembourg this week, staying in the very modern Albert Premier hotel near the old town. It was the kind of hotel where anything you touch adds considerably to the bill, so I decided not to risk eating in the restaurant. Instead I had a walk round the main sights, over the very impressive Adolphe bridge and ended up at the Mercure Grand Hotel Alfa near the station. It has a French style bar which looked informal and welcoming, so I went in.

I took a seat by the window and perused the menu over a local Bofferding lager (0.5l). I went for the burger and chips, something I don’t normally eat, and was pleasantly surprised. The beef was fresh and pink in the middle, and came in a bap with fried onions, tomato and even a poached egg. There were too many of the thin cut chips, but the ones I ate were good.

Feeling rather full after that, I ordered a second Bofferding for dessert, and listened to the live piano music. The meal may have cost 20 Euros in all, and given the setting as well, I thought it well worth it. Far preferable to paying several multiples of that back in the rather formal hotel.

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