Try these restaurants for a taste of Limburg
Rich flavours, hearty dishes and local ingredients all combine to make Limburg’s traditional cuisine truly exceptional. Classic regional dishes include zoervleis (similar to German Sauerbraten), kou sjotel (a type of Russian salad) and Limburgs pasteitje (vol-au-vent with chicken or mushroom ragout). No visit to Limburg would be complete without a taste of its regional cuisine. Here are 7 top places to go for local food.
Where do you go for locally sourced, authentic Limburg cuisine? From north to south, here are just a few places to go for local food in Limburg.
Have a seat in the inviting restaurant or pretty garden conservatory for regional dishes made of the best that north Limburg has to offer. The proprietors of Maasparel work closely with regional growers, ensuring that their mushrooms, asparagus and blueberries are always absolutely fresh and in season. Be sure to visit between May and June, when locally grown asparagus is on the menu.
Located close to the border between Limburg and Noord-Brabant, the little hamlet of Griendtsveen is the setting for Morgenstond, a charming farmhouse restaurant. Regional dishes taste even better seated in one of the loveliest outdoor dining areas in the province. Be sure to order the zoervleis or try one of the restaurant’s quirkily named dishes.
The mouth-watering scents of traditional Limburg cuisine waft from the old town hall in the heart of Reuver. At Restaurant ‘t Raodhoes you’ll enjoy regional dishes with a French twist in a magical setting. Have you ever dined in a vaulted restaurant? Now’s your chance!
Local food in welcoming surroundings where you can finally unwind – that’s what De Vief Heringe in Sittard promises its guests. Located in an historic mill on the edge of town, this inviting restaurant is known for its hearty regional dishes.
End your day’s walking in the south Limburg Downs with a meal at Bernardushoeve and treat yourself to spectacular views of the countryside while you eat. Have black pudding for lunch, or enjoy a delicious dinner of zoervleis, rabbit or local game. Choose a spot by the open hearth or in one of three outdoor seating areas.
Brasserie Mijn Streek is close to heaven; not only does it serve stellar dishes, but it’s also located right at the top of the historic Glaspaleis Building, dating from 1935. The food is certainly Michelin star-worthy, but this is an unpretentious restaurant that prefers to use seasonal, locally sourced, organic ingredients. The very height of local cuisine and hospitality.
Brasserie Mijn Streek
Named after real-life local character Pieke Dassen, this restaurant remains true to its own culinary traditions. Zoervleis is naturally on the menu, served with a unique ale, but be sure to try other local dishes and traditional Limburg farmhouse cuisine as well. Ask for table on the charming patio.
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