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Restaurant Filou

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French, International, European, Contemporary
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Messeplatz 12 | 4058 Basel, Basel 4058, Switzerland
+41 61 560 43 01
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Description: The restaurant “Filou” is situated at the Messeplatz in Basel. It offers...
The restaurant “Filou” is situated at the Messeplatz in Basel. It offers connoisseurs regional and international delicacies prepared from fresh ingredients. The “Filou” restaurant serves breakfast buffet, business lunch buffet, dinner and the selection of wines assures to complement your choice of food. The modern interior, high ceilings, panorama windows and the exceptional lighting give the restaurant a cosmopolitan feel. There is also the “Timeless” cocktail bar, the “SkyLounge” on the 30th floor and the “Checkpoint” bar in the lobby at the RAMADA PLAZA Basel.Opening hours breakfast buffet: Monday to Friday 06.30 am to 10.00 am Saturday and Sunday 07.00 am to 11.00 ambusiness lunch buffet: Monday to Friday 11.30 am to 02.00 pm dinner: Monday to Saturday 06.00 pm to 11:00 pm (from 10.00 pm small menu)
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  • 17
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Business Lunch

Nice a lunch buffet that is good for regular lunches as well as for special team events. Nice but nothing special. Food is good and service is ok.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Andrey N
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Nice a lunch buffet that is good for regular lunches as well as for special team events. Nice but nothing special. Food is good and service is ok.

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ThomasTaanum, Manager at Restaurant Filou, responded to this review

Dear guest. Thank you for taking the time to write us on Tripadvisor. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and we hope that you might be our guest again. Kind regards Thomas Taanum Hotelmanager More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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194 reviews 194 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
772 helpful votes 772 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

There are two options for lunch at this restaurant: Either take the sub-standard buffet - or leave it altogether, as there is no à-la-carte. The buffet on this Friday already looked quite devastated by 12.15, the time we got there. Of the two main-course options (meat or fish), the fish was not available for at least 30 minutes. The first... More 

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PEmmel, Manager at Restaurant Filou, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to complete a review about your recent stay at our Restaurant "Filou" for lunch. I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. Our main goal is to not only meet the needs of each and every guest we serve, but to exceed your expectations to make your stay... More 

NJ
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9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Had a superb meal at Filou and my small group was spoiled by the chef who sent some samplers and specialties to the table for us to try in addition to our orders! Delish!

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PEmmel, Manager at Restaurant Filou, responded to this review

Dear Guest & "Reviewer" Thank you for such a wonderful review of your recent stay here at the Restaurant "Filou . We especially appreciate your comments. Once again thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Kindest Regards from Switzerland, Petra Emmel & Team More 

Dorking
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I attended a dinner for 70 at Filou, the restaurant felt to lack atmosphere. The service was slow as there seemed to be shortage of staff. The food was good but not special, and dessert was disappointing. One of bottles of wine was corked but the waiters immediately replaced it without fuss. It could be the restaurant struggles with large... More 

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PEmmel, Manager at Restaurant Filou, responded to this review

Dear Guest & "Reviewer" Thank you for taking the time to complete a review about your visit at our Restaurant "Filou". Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. Feedback such as yours assists us in improving our service and property on a daily basis. In addition, please know that your comments and issues will be addressed. It... More 

El Dorado Hills, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Service was superb, food the best I had in Basel. Steak was cooked perfectly, starters extremely tasty and the orange juice squeezed there and then. The waitress, although had limited English was excellent and asked if we had 'all our wishes' which was very sweet. Highly recommended

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PEmmel, Manager at Restaurant Filou, responded to this review

Dear Guest Our chef has read your comments with great pleasure and we are all delighted that you have enjoyed our restaurant "Filou". Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We hope to you see again! Kindest Regards from Basel Petra Emmel & Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Messeplatz 12 | 4058 Basel, Basel 4058, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 560 43 01

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 62
  • Cuisine: French, International, European, Contemporary

Description

The restaurant “Filou” is situated at the Messeplatz in Basel. It offers connoisseurs regional and international delicacies prepared from fresh ingredients. The “Filou” restaurant serves breakfast buffet, business lunch buffet, dinner and the selection of wines assures to complement your choice of food. The modern interior, high ceilings, panorama windows and the exceptional lighting give the restaurant a cosmopolitan feel. There is also the “Timeless” cocktail bar, the “SkyLounge” on the 30th floor and the “Checkpoint” bar in the lobby at the RAMADA PLAZA Basel.Opening hours breakfast buffet: Monday to Friday 06.30 am to 10.00 am Saturday and Sunday 07.00 am to 11.00 ambusiness lunch buffet: Monday to Friday 11.30 am to 02.00 pm dinner: Monday to Saturday 06.00 pm to 11:00 pm (from 10.00 pm small menu)

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