Basel is best known as an art destination but it’s dining scene is also quite impressive. High-end, fine-dining establishments headed by top chefs rub shoulders with lavish, trendy restaurants offering the best of international cuisines. Take a glimpse at our guide to Basel’s top ten dining establishments.
With two Michelin stars and a star chef, Peter Knogl, Cheval Blanc is a fail safe choice for fine dining in Basel. A dash of Mediterranean flavours juxtaposed onto mountainous Switzerland, Cheval Blanc’s menu tantalises with tempting courses such as the crispy scampi with Madras curry or the Atlantic turbot with broccoli, chorizo and basil. The excellent wine list boasts a selection of bottles from premier French producer Chateau Cheval Blanc. The dining room is, of course, as top-class as the food, but for the full Cheval Blanc experience, have dinner on the outdoor terrace, possibly at night. The view over the Rhine is simply spectacular.
Cheval Blanc, Blumenrain 8, Basel, Switzerland, +41 61 260 50 50
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‘As speedy as a fast food joint, and as cosy as corner café’, Tibits is actually a small chain of restaurants serving vegetarian and vegan food exclusively, including delicious, fulfilling and healthy salads, soups, juices and desserts. The venue takes pride in using fresh, regional produce, and constantly updating their selection of over 40 seasonal dishes. And yet, the best thing about this restaurant is the relaxed atmosphere. Spanning two floors, and featuring an overall dark, warming design with a few splashes of colour, Basel’s Tibits is a place where customers can meet with friends and chat some time away in a tranquil, intimate ambiance.