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Zwingerstrasse 10, Basel 4053, Switzerland
+41 61 361 79 01
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great place, super host, outstanding food and wines. We had a great evening! But: what a shame they stubbornly refuse to serve tap water!

Thank Thomas A
Basel, Switzerland
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is our favourite place to eat in Basel - great food, great wine, great service, great environment. I love the pleasure of not having to pour over the menu but having someone else pre-select the menu with my only choice coming at dessert or cheese.

Thank 135anonymous
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with a fixed 5-course menue. Chef Schürmann is an excellent cook and his partner Petra von Gunten a good and funny host. The winelist is very good with reasonable prices.

1 Thank Michael F
Oberwil, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Great interior as well, but the tables are a bit too high and chairs could be a little bit more comfortable. And not cheap...

1 Thank Mieke B
Basel, Switzerland
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The menu changes daily so the food is in season and fresh. Our meal was excellent, so was the wine paired with the meal. In my opinion is should have a 1 Michelin Star.

Thank Monica B
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Decor: Sleek, updated; looks like former industrial space, with modern open kitchen and concrete floors painted bright blue. Very beautiful. Cuisine: Updated, contemporary. Focuses on local ingredients. Everything prepared extremely well. Wine pairings were excellent.

Thank Steven T
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Well, I've been at the restaurant twice. The wines, I must say are exciting and parts of the courses are really surprising but in general it's not worth the money! It's nothing that is exciting enough. Can't really recommend it fully. If it wasn't so expensive I would be more encouraging

Thank F-valley
Basel, Switzerland
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

Bonvivant is a four course, fixed menu restaurant concept- fresh and seasonal ingredients, locally sourced. There is really no choice to be made here (other than stating food allergies and aversions) and this is great. They always get it so right: This is the unfussiest, most perfect way of cooking and eating anywhere. I have eaten there on five occasions... More 

Thank Ulla G
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

I've seen some pretty negative reviews on this establishment but have to say it's THE best restaurant I have ever been able to encounter. And, I've been to hundreds. It is by far the best I've been in in Switzerland. I found the service outstanding and the menu creative. Sure, I had to make a couple of decisions. Three or... More 

2 Thank BRHoover
Brussels, Belgium
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

The concept is simple, fixed menu daily with a couple options to choose from. It is as it says on the tin, made with best ingredients they could find localy and prepared simply, nicely prepared. Modern and minimalist decor and overall a good dining experience except the service was rather inattentive not just when I visited but also by reading... More 

1 Thank John_TA14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$57 - US$159
European, International, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zwingerstrasse 10, Basel 4053, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 361 79 01

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?