Built in the middle of a lake, the charming and historic castle of Bottmingen offers customers a beautiful and romantic experience unlike any other. Dating back to the 14th Century, this Swiss mansion has been carefully preserved and elegantly renovated in the past few years with the opening of a fine dining restaurant, a wedding venue and lovely terrace gardens. Famous for its sumptuous French cuisine, the castle's restaurant offers a prix fixe menu along with a normal one, with dishes such as the Vivers lamb, Chateaubriand, Marinated Loch Fyne salmon, Porcini flan with parsley and the lip-smacking desserts sure to leave your taste buds in amazement and wonder. It also an excellent location for functions such as weddings, parties, corporate dinners and other events with lavishly decorated rooms seating 8 to 300 guests and an attentive, courteous service by the friendly staff. It is especially worth visiting during Christmas when the castle is lit up with stunning decorations.
Right from multiple Michelin stars, 19 GaultMillau points and a feature in the world’s 100 best restaurant, Cheval Blanc boasts of numerous culinary accolades under its belt. Helmed by celebrated Chef Peter Knogl, the premium fine-dining restaurant offers a medley of aromas, colors and flavors in its many artfully prepared dishes. Using the finest ingredients and focusing solely on the taste of the meals, Chef Knogl offers unparalleled French haute cuisine. The majestic interiors boast of high ceilings dotted with striking chandeliers, a parquet floor and many stylish paintings. Savor classic dishes, blended with just the right amount of ingenuity, only at Cheval Blanc.
As you enter Palazzo Basel, the beautiful and ornately done up interiors are sure to catch your attention. But that is not the only attention-drawing factor of this 'gourmet theatre'. The delectable delights that feature on the menu put together by celebrity chef Peter Moser is sure to be a hit with any conoisseur. But the real treat is enjoying some fantastic performances as you appreciate the thoughtful four-course meal! Palazzo Colombino, the popular event, is as extravagant as it gets; acrobats and magicians, musicians and artists, all come together for a spectacular show full of color and excitement. All in all, the Palazzo Basel rates high on fantasy, high on entertainment and high on culinary satisfaction!
Brauerei Fischerstube is quite a well-known name among breweries in the city. It was established in 1974 and has spread its presence all across. They have special creations during Christmas that lightens up the festive mood. Their restaurant is nearby, which is open throughout the week. You can taste some of the best beers here, and decide which ones to take home. The restaurant is open till the wee hours of morning, thus making it ideal to spend a night drinking and enjoying the taste of some of the best beers.
Les Trois Rois Brasserie at Les Trois Rois Hotel is a great meeting place for friends. Whether you walk into this authentic brassiere for breakfast or dinner, the French and Swiss cuisine will not fail to satisfy. If you're lucky enough to find a table by the window, the beautiful view of the Rhine will definitely make it a meal worth remembering. Be sure to try the Gran Cru Risotto, burrata and signature seasonal seafood dishes, and top it off with a simply outstanding dessert. Apart from the food, this place is also known for its impeccable cocktails and Swiss wines.
Brötli which means literally means 'Open Sandwich' is what this bar is named after. Established in 1906, this is not one of the newer vegetarian bars mushrooming in Basel. The Brötli Bar prides itself on being one of the few which prepares fresh fillings for its sandwiches every 30 minutes. You can either parcel your food or sit back in the very ambient bar with its dark wooden furnishings and cream ceilings and walls.
Following the complete redevelopment of the former Quartierkneipe, the high level of beer consumption has been replaced with Italian cuisine in the form of the Zagara restaurant. The large windows allow a lot of light in, and the interior is consciously, but not ostentatiously stylish, as can be seen in the white tablecloths with the restaurant's name embroidered on them. The dishes of the day are those in which the creativity of the kitchen is concentrated. You have to try the desserts - the Panna Cotta is amazing. The wine card is unspectacular, but reasonable.
Amid rustic surroundings the accent is on serving hearty dishes lovingly prepared.
Enjoy the specialty of the house: excellently prepared flammenkuchen.
Adored by the locals, the Genuss-Apotheke is a spectacular restaurant serving contemporary cuisine using regional produce. Elegant and modern, the restaurant's interiors are brightly illuminated and awash in white with vibrant wall paintings that add a lovely dash of color. The menu has a la carte as well as prix fixe options for guests to choose from. Apart from the taste and freshness, the presentation of the dish is also very impressive. Reservation is recommended since this Michelin-star establishment tends to fill up fast.
Located in the The Teufelhof Basel, Restaurant Bel Étage is known for the variety of food on its menus. The setting is not too formal and those dining here should make a note, you may not get to leave early even if you want to! Individuals, businessmen and families can equally enjoy the cuisine, which is a mix of French, German and Italian flavors. You can choose from over 450 wines available here, from across the globe. Try the foie-gras and duck sausage appetizers, and fillet of St. Pierre in mustard sauce with lentils and leeks...yummy!