The restaurant has the typical rustic village-pub flair. It has been renovated and refurbished in recent times, but has maintained it's old-time look and ambiance. In the summer you can sit in the adjacent yard underneath the stately old chestnut trees, where a large salas bar and BarBQ are offered. The restaurant basically offers traditional Swiss fare. Anyhow, we were recently there for the AGM of our club. There is a small separate room downstairs apart from the main restaurant room for smaller groups, but larger groups can use the spacious upstairs room next to the breakfast room used for the hotel guests - there are a handful of simply guest rooms.
The service was very attentive and cheerful, as well as prompt. Being a group of almost 30 people, our meals had been determined beforehand, a choice between a meat dish and a vegetarian dish. Now, I'd eaten at the restaurant before, just with my husband of with friends, and the food had always been excellent. On this occasion however, it was just ok, a bit plain and unimaginative. The veggie burger didn't taste like much of anything, and my friends felt their meat was not particularly tasty either. The portions were ample. Now if this had been my first taste of the Roessli, I definitely wouldn't go back there after that food, but with numerous previous occasions with excellent food, I take this down to the 'mass production', which also had a per capita budget of course, since it was paid for my the club. The club will definitely use it again, and on the whole, I still give this four stars and would go there again privately if I wanted something in that area..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lovely family owned Hotel, just 20 minutes from Basel. The Restaurant offers traditional swissfood. ... more less