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.
Named after Chateau Cheval Blanc, Cheval Blanc restaurant at Les Trois Rois offers Mediterranean cuisine created by Chef Peter Knogl and his team. They will tempt you with their culinary skills and the fantastic rare vintages that go with the food. This gourmet restaurant is the holder of two Michelin star and the peaceful atmosphere is greatly cherished at this restaurant. Dining on their terrace which offers mesmerizing views, is truly a romantic experience!
Located in the old part of the city, Bar Cafe Des Art's has a rich history behind it. Before ending up in its current location, customers had to endure two changes of premises. Although what used to be small and original, is now large and flashy— Des Art's has not lost any of its charm. The interior is a visual feast, with wonderful posters and pictures. They frequently play live music, and the piano is very prominent in the basement. Now if you want it quiet and comfortable, then relax upstairs in a leather chair in the smokers' lounge with a cigar from their extensive selection. And the excellent drinks and food menu mean that a visit here is a must.
One of the most popular event venues in the city, Volkshaus Basel most commonly plays host to concerts and musical events. Buy a ticket in advance and add spice to your evening with lots of rock, Indie and Electro music. Popular local and national musicians entertain the audiences throughout the year with their classy performances. The space also houses a bar that serves an impressive array of spirits, brews and cocktails.
The Warteck brewery stands opposite the Backstein Tower and its restaurant was once used by its staff. The room, which is paneled, has been lovingly renovated by its new owners, who have also added a wine shop. What can now be found is a cozy restaurant with good, reasonably priced food and friendly waiters. During the summer the guests can also eat in the garden. Restaurant Brauerei actually flanks the Kulturzentrum which is today housed in the former brewery.
Sushi lovers should head straight to Noohn, a bar and a restaurant that serves alcohol and fusion inspired Japanese fare. The restaurant is quite spacious, with an outdoor seating area, amidst the lush green garden. The rooftop of the restaurant is brightly lit; from where you can gaze at the twinkling stars. Guests can order their favorite dishes from the Sushi Bar. Chefs also offer custom-made orders suiting your palette. Reservations are highly recommended.
Andreasplatz, which lies in the heart of the city, gives you the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle for a short time. There was a small chapel here until 1792, and if you examine the cobbles, you can see a change of color marking the outline of the old chapel. In other words, the Rote Engel is situated in a very historical area. This oasis, from which motor vehicles are banned, is ideal for a summer day when the cozy atmosphere outside is just perfect. The interior, however, could do with a bit of a make-over. Self-service rules in the Rote Engel. The majority of customers enjoy coffee and the home-made cakes, but small meals are also available.
Grand Café Huguenin is an ideal place to catch a bite or two when hunger pangs strike. Their delicious assortment of freshly made sandwiches stuffed with delicious fillings of fresh meat, cheese and vegetables will make you want to come back for more! Ice cream lovers will love their unique menu that promises a haven of sensual delights for one and all! Aromatic coffee serves as a perfect end to the perfect mini-meal. Come here for a bite, and walk away satisfied!