Basel restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Basel

Cheval Blanc

Shining with the near-unattainable Holy Grail of three Michelin stars, this incredibly sophisticated restaurant ranks as one of the world's best. Head chef Peter Knogl elevates French haute cuisine with a dash of As…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Basel

Tanja Grandits

Chef Tanja Grandits shines at this two-Michelin-starred restaurant, with exquisite cooking that reveals an eye for colours, flavours and artistry. The signature Aroma Menu, featuring the likes of Hiramasa kingfish w…
Top Choice Brasserie in Basel

Volkshaus Basel

This stylish Herzog & de Meuron–designed venue is part resto-bar, part gallery and part performance space. For relaxed dining, head for the atmospheric beer garden in a cobblestoned courtyard decorated with colu…
Top Choice International in Basel

Restaurant Schlüsselzunft

Housed in a 15th-century guild house that had a neo-Renaissance remake early in the 20th century, this elegant restaurant includes an internal courtyard with sweeping staircase. The menu is replete with innovative f…
Top Choice Food Hall in Basel

Markthalle

Around the corner from Basel SBB station you'll find this large indoor market/food hall, which is a popular spot for a cheap lunch on the go. Vendors are always changing and feature Swiss specialities and world flav…
Italian in Basel

Acqua

A glam post-industrial atmosphere reigns at these converted waterworks, with brown-leather banquettes and chandeliers inside bare-stone and concrete walls, surrounded by candlelit outdoor patios. Build your own two-…
Asian in Basel

Lily's Maxim Basel

A casual atmosphere, reasonable prices and all-day service make this pan-Asian restaurant a perennial Kleinbasel favourite. The menu features a mix of authentic Thai, Chinese and Indian dishes, from curries to noodl…
Swiss in Basel

Atelier

For excellent value at lunchtime, head to this bright, modern restaurant at the Teufelhof hotel, with courtyard seating, superb Swiss and Mediterranean cuisine and top-notch service. Daily specials (both carnivorous…
Sandwiches in Basel

Sapori del Sud

One of the main reasons (sorry – the only reason) to stop by this neat Italian job is to chow down on its famous NYC-style pastrami sandwich – a real monster, you'll need both hands. The Sicilian chickpea fritters a…
Italian in Basel

Latini

This stylish but unpretentious and popular haunt on the fringe of the Old Town is a good local staple for reasonably priced Italian cuisine, including a variety of options for vegetarians. It's just off Barfüsserpla…