Northwestern Switzerland 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 Baden

Goldener Schlüssel

Near the baths, this cosy eatery with beamed, painted ceilings invites diners to build their own dream menu from a dozen-plus Schneuggereien (small plates akin to Spanish tapas). Choices range from Swiss classics to…
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…
Top Choice Swiss in Aarau

Speck

Finally, an unpretentious restaurant serving hearty Swiss cuisine at affordable prices! Stodgy, home-style, Germanic cooking featuring lots of local meat (think steak and schnitzels) and potatoes (cheesy rösti!) aff…
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-…
Swiss in Baden

Restaurant Linde

Famed for its enormous pan-fried schnitzels (which many are surprised to find aren't ubiquitous in Switzerland, even in the Germanic part), the dining room of this eponymous hotel doesn't disappoint. That said, as y…
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…