With its wide array of local specialties, the Belgian city of Liège is the proud host of a thriving foodie scene. From the famous gaufre liégeoise to American-style burgers and wholesome healthy-hipster dishes, these places have got you covered for lunch.
With a name that sounds like a kid’s stuffed animal, a wide array of beers and the best burgers in town, Huggy’s Bar has become such a phenomenon in Liège that it recently opened another venue in the city. As it stands you’re sure to find the flavour you’re looking for among their 43 different burgers, whether it’s American-inspired (the Boston Tea Party burger or Dallas Burger), European-flavoured (the Little Italy or Greco Burger), or a majestic triple whopper called the THB Tower 3×3.
The Huggy’s Bar, Boulevard d’Avroy 122, Liège, Belgium +32 04 262 93 39
A fresh face in town but already one of the most fashionable addresses for brunch and lunch, Fanny and Céline’s coffeebar embodies the hipster-chic vibe we’ve come to know so well. Coffee is a holy morning ritual for these two ladies in charge, and they happily order their favourite beans in from Ghent to make the black gold that fills each exquisitely made cup. Grand Maison’s kitchen is, contrary to what the name might have you believe, small, simple and healthy, and the roomy terrace offers a lovely setting with the sounds of Liège’s river in the background.
Grand Maison, Quai de la Goffe 37, Liège, Belgium +32 0484 47 79 93
Long travels around the world have made Fabrizio Brunello acquainted with many flavour pairings, yet the Italian kitchen of his youth remains his steadfast favourite. The chef shares his passion for the uncomplicated Italian way of cooking at Punto e Pasta, where he keeps the dishes simple in order to let the quality ingredients shine.
Punto e Pasta, Rue Saint-Gilles 2, Liège, Belgium +32 04 262 62 04
With its resplendent futuristic arches and rush-hour commuters, The Saint-Guillemins station doesn’t exactly scream tranquil lunch spot. Yet stepping into its Grand Café de la Gare is an entirely different story, one in which chef Erick Lamarre, previously known from La Parmentière, calmly introduces you to the rich Walloon kitchen.
Grand Café de la Gare, Gare des Guillemins 20, Liège, Belgium +32 04 222 43 59