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Nine brunches not to be missed

Going back to brunch on Sunday? You’d better! And with a few good ideas for nice spot, it’s an even better idea. Photo: Alamy Stock Pictures

Going back to brunch on Sunday? You’d better! And with a few good ideas for nice spot, it’s an even better idea. Photo: Alamy Stock Pictures

We’ve been waiting for them, and they’re back! Sunday brunches are a rite of passage for those who refuse the Sunday couch. Whether it’s in a  more relaxed way or in a more festive one. Here’s a quick overview…

Chic chic chic: the Amelys brunch

With its restaurant l’Amelys, the hotel Le Royal relies on a family atmosphere marked by a certain luxury, with a clear emphasis on the quality of the products, the cooking and an array of desserts that is quite impressive, now accompanied by “breakfast” delicacies. Spectacular hot starters prepared in front of the guests, an oyster bar, Frères Marchand cheeses and attentive service. The five stars are also present in this exceptional brunch at €55. Don't forget to book in advance!

Restaurant Amelys: 12, boulevard Royal, Luxembourg (Centre-ville), 24 16 16 737

Joyfully bobo: the Bouneweger Stuff brunch

The Bouneweger Stuff in Bonnevoie has been serving one of the most famous brunches in the city for several years now. Families, groups of friends, neighbours, laptop authors looking for inspiration and/or contacts, hipsters of all kinds, dogs, pushchairs. A happy, social and cultural melting pot, this welcoming brunch spot prepares a preset number of meals to avoid food waste. And surprise: it’s also served on Saturdays!

Bouneweger Stuff: 1, rue du Cimetière, Luxembourg (Bonnevoie), 26 19 05 50

XXL: Come’s hearty brunch

You’d better be hungry and thirsty for this impressively large event! Dozens, even hundreds of brunchers meet every Sunday at the Dantesque buffet set up in the Hollerich concept store: lobster, raw and cooked fish, cooked dishes, Italian specialities, grilled meats, sushi, desserts galore. The all-you-can-eat formula certainly delivers.

Come à la maison: 70 route d'Esch, Luxembourg (Hollerich), 23 64 11 21

Confidential, just what you need: La Table de la Chapelle

We’ve already told you about this unique restaurant in Luxembourg, which became a hybrid by transforming a large part of its premises into a trendy grocery store during the pandemic. Today, Christophe has not only relaunched his seasonal theme evenings, which are a hit (all-you-can-eat mussels, raclette, fondue…), but also his two-course Sunday brunches, at 11am and 1pm, where you can meet a clientele of regulars in a lively atmosphere. And given what you find on the shelves, it is impossible to leave without a little gourmet shopping.

La Table de la Chapelle: 273, rue de Neudorf, Luxembourg (Neudorf), T. 43 76 14

With spa: the Mercure Luxembourg Kikuoka brunch

The famous golf hotel in Canach has been stepping up its lifestyle and catering activities since its reopening. The proof in two words: a BRUNCH SPA! Yes, yes, yes… Of course, we’re talking about a buffet with everything you need for a filling continental brunch, but we’re also talking about 90 minutes of access to the M’Spa, with a heated indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, infrared cabins, footbaths, fitness room, relaxation room and south-facing terrace. A table all year round, please!

Mercure Luxembourg Kikuoka Golf & Spa: 100, Scheierhaff, Canach. T. 26 35 41

Trendy: the Mama Shelter Luxembourg brunch

Mama Shelter is known around the world for its unmissable brunches, and Luxembourg is no exception. The €39 buffet includes everything from freshly baked bread to tortillas, boiled eggs, meat and fish dishes, pistachio pana cotta (yum!), clafoutis, tiramisu and more… Cheers!

Mama Shelter Luxembourg: 2, rue du Fort Niedergrünewald, Luxembourg (Kirchberg), T. 20 80 44 00

Unbeatable: the Paname brunch

On Saturdays and Sundays, the brunch menu at Paname brings together all that the district (and the city) has to offer in the way of gourmet night owls and daytime beauties addicted to avocado toast. The cocktails, the atmosphere of the new Place de Paris and the staff are all additional and complementary elements that make the place a success. Our favourite brunch item is the eggs Benedict!

Paname: 50, rue Sainte-Zithe/place de Paris, Luxembourg (Gare), T. 24 87 31 62

Two good “one shot” places

Two little-known brunch spots that offer two very tempting events:

—The Drag Brunch at Madame Yoko’s Barnum, on Sunday 31 October, with drag queen Leona Winter as a guest for an explosive vocal performance!

—The Art Brunch at the Cantine du châtelet, on Saturday 16 October, where guests will be able to express their “inner Picasso” while enjoying good food…

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This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.