Located on the Rhine River near the borders of France and Germany, Basel contains the country's highest concentration of museums. The culture-centric city, site of the world's most influential art market each June, is also home to the lovely Munster Cathedral, made of red sandstone with a multi-colored tile roof. Green spaces abound, including the popular zoological gardens in the city center. Switzerland's largest site of Roman ruins, Augusta Raurica, are an easy day trip to the east.
Things to do in Basel
4.5 based on 418 reviews
The restaurant Atelier underlines the art and gallery orientation of the cultural guesthouse «Der Teufelhof Basel». Being the French word for an artist’s workshop, an atelier is the workplace of a creative person. Our guests staying in the restaurant Atelier experience a glimpse behind the scenes of daily life in kitchen and service. Our offer comprises state-of-art global cuisine, mainly with Swiss and regional products which we purchase from suppliers and producers who we know personally. The emphasis is placed on manual skills - everything we offer is «handmade».
I think this is the fourth or fifth time I have been to this restaurant and i always enjoy it.The food is beautifully presented and the ingredients are local. Last time I had venison. It is worth asking for advice on the local Swiss wines as they are getting better and better. It is Switzerland so don't expect it to be inexpensive but the difference is that the food and the experience make it worth every penny.
5 based on 369 reviews
We (three couples) had a dinner in Cheval Blanc and were wowed by everything: incredibly delicious food, fantastic sommelier who selected suitable vines for everyone of many dishes, and the price 400 CHF per person for whole menu, nice wines and great bottle of champagne for an appetitive. Will return!
4.5 based on 359 reviews
We dined here last weekend for something special to celebrate - it was very expensive, (640 swiss francs for two people = 634 U.S. dollars), which included three glasses of wine each, so DID NOT include an expensive bottle of wine! Presentation deserves five stars, service was very good. No points for ambiance (rather sterile), prices are in the stratosphere, we find it sad that the citizens of Basel are supporting the restaurant with their tax dollars, since only a limited percentage of the population can pay this price for a meal.
4.5 based on 479 reviews
A la carte menu in the Restaurant Zunftstube, value-for-money dining in the Bistro and exquisite wines are hallmarks of the state-of-the-art gastronomy in Basel's oldest guildhouse, with guaranteed market-fresh cuisine. Andreas Uebersax and his team prepare a tasty and varied menu ranging from superb fish specialities to homemade sorbet. Discover 600 years of history in contemporary surroundings. The historic ballroom from the 19th century for up to 140 guests and the unique ,,Vorgesetzten-Stube" for up to 30 guests are the ideal location for banquets and meetings.
We visited SchlüsselZunft for Christmas day lunch. Amuse bouche, pepper coated salmon, cream of parsnip soup with lemon-chervil sorbet (that made an impression - a sorbet ball and the soup poured around it, quite a taste contrast) Sautéed veal fillet with vegetables (good but we were beginning to pall on veal as every Basel restaurant seemed to feature it) Christmas chocolate mousse with Morello cherries, and pastries. With a glass of wine each and water it came to 255 CHF for two.
The waiter was very pleasant and gave us more information on a tile stove in the restaurant (you can download a history from schluessel-zunft.ch) and gave us a look at the guild room upstairs. Schlusselzunft means "Guild at the sign of the key". He explained that the chain at the corner of the building harked back to the days when the house at the sign of the key controlled the entrance to an alley up to the Munster.
This restaurant was recommended by the hotel, and they were right. A very interesting afternoon for our palates.
4.5 based on 229 reviews
This place serves traditionnal thai food . The price is very correct and the service is charming and efficient.
4.5 based on 274 reviews
We cordially invite you to an exotic, culinary trip through India in the very heart of Basel, Spalenring 160. In a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere, the Royal Palace will serve you fresh and healthy Indian food, from chicken curry to tandoori chicken, baked in an authentic clay oven called Tandoor.
I've been eating here since long. The spices and style of cooking will never let you miss the traditional Indian food. If you are here in Basel and want to enjoy Indian food with no compromise to the taste and quality, pay a visit to this place!
Must try Chicken Tikka Masala and Palak Paneer. Tandoori Chicken with Beer is another option if you are not up for dinner and want to go for light snacks with alcohol.
4.5 based on 520 reviews
In the Brasserie Les Trois Rois we serve you with Swiss and French brasserie specialties, with ingredients fresh from the market, which bear testimony to the richness of the regional produce. The richly varied and colourful menu bears witness to the consistent efforts of the team of Maitre d'hôtel Hervé Mahler and Chef de Cuisine Pablo Löhle. Enjoy your lunch or dinner in our popular city restaurant – culinary delights and a view over the Rhine included.
This was a nice treat to myself, my daughter and I went for tea at Brasserie Les Trois Rois, the place is absolutely gorgeous and refined.
The service excellent, the staff very attentive and kind.
The chandeliers, the decorations, the beautiful view over the Rhine... magnificent.
This is a MUST GO.
4.5 based on 242 reviews
The trattoria amore is a classical Italian restaurant. Roman cuisine, home made pasta, white table cloth, great good looking service. We started with a small salad, had Spaghetti Vongole and Tiger Prawns with mediterranean vegetable. All prepared with lots of care and very tasteful. The wine per the glass (Montepulciano) was a wonderful recommendation. If we lived in Basel, then this would be our favourite Italian. Well done!
4.5 based on 136 reviews
The bar with salami and cheese specialties and over 100 wines can be found in the heart of the old town of Kleinbasel on Rheingasse. The extensive offerings and lively atmosphere make the Consum an uncomplicated meeting point. Whether it's the fresh lunch at noon, sweet temptations in the afternoon or a convivial aperitif in the evening - Consum will spoil you.
Nice little sit down place to enjoy conversations and drinks with friends. Friendly staff. Food menu is more of light snacks only.Dear "AmritaVk" Thank you for your kind Review. Glad you enjoyed your visit at consum. We already look forward to meet you again. Kind Regards, Cindy
5 based on 298 reviews
Family run. You feel like you are having a steak at your grand mothers house. Very friendly and excellent steak with pasta or fries. Also very attentive and fast service. Thank you.
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