Au Vieux Moulin · Restaurant in Lauterbourg, Alsace
An authentic culinary experience
The old paddlewheel mill in Lauterbourg has stood the test of time. Having been renovated in its entirety, what was a mill in the 16th century, a rapeseed oil and wheat flour mill and a chair factory, before it fell into disrepair, is now a cosy restaurant which welcomes local French and German diners, given its proximity to the border. In this stunning setting, shaped by the history of Lauterbourg, which was a military town under Napoleon, and amidst the lush landscapes of Alsace, the Laghi family welcomes guests and is thrilled to serve them authentic and distinctive French cuisine.
Located on the border with Germany (Karlsruhe is just 24 km away), Au Vieux Moulin is the ultimate destination for family lunches, dinners with friends, business lunches, farewell dinners, birthdays and other celebrations (rooms can be privatised on request). No matter what the occasion, we prepare traditional cuisine which is served by an attentive and efficient team of staff who are welcoming and multilingual (French, German, English).
Non-stop service from 12 noon until 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays to suit your schedule.
set and à la carte menus
Using quality ingredients: without them, there can be no quality cuisine. We choose to use local products and our perfectionist chef and owner of the restaurant, Éric Laghi, works to showcase them in recipes by some of France’s most iconic chefs, including Auguste Escoffier, an incredible source of inspiration.
Throughout the year
The restaurant Au Vieux Moulin reflects the changing seasons over the course of the year with a wonderfully varied menu which changes twice a year, featuring signature dishes and special monthly additions. When warmer weather arrives and throughoutthe summer, you’ll love eating in the relaxing surroundings of our flower-filled terrace. In this beautifully bucolic setting, you’re sure to enjoy the seasonal cuisine of chef Éric Laghi, who creates everything from light to hearty dishes which are always incredibly fresh. And when the chilly Alsatian winter sets in, you can savour your meal as you sit by the stunning tiled wood-burning stove, which is used as soon as the temperature drops. In the dining room, which pays tribute to regional craftsmanship with Kelsch fabrics, historical murals by Claude Krumeich and carved wooden furniture, the atmosphere is welcoming and cosy. Everyone will feel at home here.
A family story
Au Vieux Moulin’s story began with Marie-Paule Iffrig (Séverine’s mum): in the converted cellar of the family home, this talented cook enthusiastically prepared flammekueche, baked in a refractory stone oven, made specially by her husband François, a mosaic tiler. While this legendary tart is still served on Sundays, Séverine and her husband, the chef Éric Laghi, have worked to ensure that the restaurant’s cuisine boasts incredible quality, befitting of the great Escoffier. Together with their team, they focus on well-being, comfort and safety.
The third generation of children will ensure the restaurant’s future: Ludovic and Hélène share the same love of the region, the same passion for real cooking and the same desire to provide the restaurant’s diners with a truly pleasurable experience.