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Food and ambience

French, Healthy, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

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The elegant restaurant of Bourglinster Castle has a particularly distinctive ambience. Not only is it steeped in cachet but it also commands a splendid...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Very comfortable restaurant
US$ 106 - US$ 165
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
French, Healthy, European, Contemporary
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Table Service, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 June 2021

Delicious inventive flavours, highly trained staff. Excellent service. 100% Vegetarian. Cannot wait to come back!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 31 May 2021

First of all let me say this : I'm not a vegetarian :-) So when I looked at the menu of the restaurant, where I was inviting a couple of friends (also not vegetarian) I initially though : "I'm taking a risk here" :-) But...I got so good referrals that I finally booked without any doubts... And I must say that I'll do it again, and again, and again... :-) The place is gorgeous, in the castle of Bourlingster. Really impressive. We were then warmly welcomed by the team and started with the menu. It was an amazing vegetal journey... Wine pairing was very good too... All the flavours were perfectly balanced, I never missed meat or fish :-) The chef was also actively present around the tables, answered our questions and is also very sympathetic. My conclusion : vegetarian or not, go for it !!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 October 2020

We have been there twice and were charmed each time. The welcome is warm, the team professional, the chef friendly. And we give a special mention to Kevin, the sommelier who unfortunately is leaving for other projects. We wish him a lot of success! And...of course, we give 5 stars to the meal, exceptional, with magnificent colours and flavours. Their nomination as "Best Vegetables Restaurant number 1 of the world" is well deserved ! Long live the vegetal !More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020

We have always been carnivores through and through. La Distillerie may just have changed the lifetime habit of always thinking meat dishes are more delicious. Because the menu we had at La Distillerie was a truly eye opening experience! From the radish served in the...edible soil until the heart of the sunflower every single dish was spectacular! The balance, and the way each flavor complimented each other, was simply perfect! The service was top notch, as one would expect in this level establishment, and the timing of the dishes was impeccable. We will certainly recommend this restaurant and will be returning in the autumn.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the Bourglinster Castle. The location is obviously beautiful. The courses were all vegetarian. They were arranged in a very artistic way, absolutely marvelous. The taste was great to. The prices are quite high. If the service had been more attentive...this would definately be a 5 point critic.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 June 2020 via mobile

This was a totally new experience that i would highly recommend!! Astonishing cuisine created by René Mathieu only from plants, herbs and fruits which are handpicked locally in this beautiful nature. No gluten, no added sugar, and 100% vegan with flavors and surprises, which will...keep you wanting more with each bite! The service was perfectly in harmony with the atmosphere! Definitely will return soon!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 16 June 2020

I had booked a table for 3 (my wife, 6 year old son and myself) for lunch on Mothers' Day at the restaurant. I am a regular customer of the Brasserie (which is great and has in my view the best price to quality ratio...in Luxembourg), and the second visit to the restaurant. My wife and I opted for the vegetarian menu. There are not many words to describe the food other than to say that it is a true revelation; compared to the earlier visit, I think it still has gone op a notch. The research that the Chef is putting into the local flora, the range of (local) herbs that he uses in his food, the complexity of flavors that he creates with vegetables and herbs only, and the extraordinary combinations are a testimony to the chef's talent and passion. My son had a smaller version of the menu (which does however feature the same dishes) - and I liked the fact that all of the amuse-bouche came for the 3 of us. We really enjoyed this fantastic meal. I have been to many Michelin restaurants, most of them are great - with the focus on herbs and vegetables at this level, the Distillerie is however special - and in my view, one of the best vegetable based restaurants in the world.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 8 March 2020

My fiancee and I tried both menus (Earth and Sea, Flora and Fauna). Apart from one dish with leek, everything was exquisite and tasty. What we liked most are desserts (especially, a "fake" orange). Highly recommend La Distillerie as it is truly an outstanding culinary...experience.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020

we wnet for dinner on saturday night recently, while the chateau itself is beautiful, the restaurant is so so underwhelming with very bright light and just a bare hall and tables,no decor, no ambience. All you can hear is other customers talking. its a chateau,...they should have had a fireplace, or atleast curtains at the very least. all wuld have been forgiven but the meal was just bad, the central theme was smoke, the smokiness in some of the courses was actually the only good taste, we tried the veg and the non-veg course, understandably the vegetables were seasonal and one would expect them to be tasty or interesting. It was neither, from a potato dish that had a lot of raw potato pieces, to oven baked cabbage leaves, celery bits on cabbage, nothing tasted good. The dessset was the biggest let down, i left most of my dishes on the plate and the hostess would only smile and say hope it was ok, well I left most of it so .... I really wanted to like it but it was below par, the wine was good not standout, but at 400 euros for two people, i would take my money elsewhere. I was still hungry when i left the restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

It is always a pleasure to return to La Distillerie. Rated as one of the top chefs of vegetarian cuisine worldwide, René Mathieu is also most inventive when it comes to association and presentation of classic food / meat. Despite his (only) single Michelin star,...for me this is Luxembourg's top restaurant. Only negative this time: the sommelier was very sparing while filling glasses on the not so cheap wine pairing option.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5