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Sperber Bar

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Swiss, European, Contemporary, Central European
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Munzgasse 12 | Hotel Basel, Basel 4001, Switzerland
0041 61 264 68 00
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Description: The atmosphere of a classic English pub – with a bar, a historic tiled...
The atmosphere of a classic English pub – with a bar, a historic tiled stove, leather upholstery and soft lighting – doubles the pleasure of a superb meal accompanied by a glass of good wine or a draught beer. The lovely ambiance attracts a young and merry crowd that gathers here to unwind at the end of the long working day. The Sperber is a friendly local pub where you’re sure to meet new and interesting people.
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for a late lunch

One of the few choices for a 4pm lunch. Nice service, good selection of foods and nice outdoor tables on a pedestrian street. We had salad with meatballs and a spicy sauce. It was all tasty and filling!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
KTDub2014
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Cambridge, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
Cambridge, Canada
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

One of the few choices for a 4pm lunch. Nice service, good selection of foods and nice outdoor tables on a pedestrian street. We had salad with meatballs and a spicy sauce. It was all tasty and filling!

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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear KTDub2014 Thank you for yor nice comment We do appreciate that very much. Best regards Your Sperber Team More 

Barcelona, Spain
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you arrive past 14h you will have it difficult to find a place to eat in Basel. We found this one and it as all correct. The food is not spectacular but ok. Personel very friendly.

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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear Bernd_Wand Thank you that you rated us. We do appreciate that very much. Best regards Your Hotel Basel Team More 

Jensen Beach, Florida
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230 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

And what a find. Firstly, a huge thank you to our waiter Kai's, who took the time to explain in detail our possible selections and his help with the wine. Kudos. For an starter I decided on the Muligatawny Curried Cream Soup, when it is cold outside nothing could have been better than this, wonderful. My wife finally chose some... More 

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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear scouser1077 Thank you so much for your detailed comment. We really do appreciate that very much! So nice that you liked our restaurant. If you did not make it this time again you might come back soon!? We are in any case looking Forward to that. Very warm regards Your whole Sperber team More 

Carrollton, Texas
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stopped in Sperber Bar as part of our stay at Hotel Basel. The bar was very busy on a Saturday night, a good sign. We will be back.

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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear CruiseReport Thank you very much for your nice comment. As the Sperber Bar is very popular, not only at christmas time, make sure you make a reservation before you come next time. Hope to see you soon again in Basel! Best regards Your Sperber Team More 

Romania
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you want to try a very good restaurant Sperber Bar is the right choice for you. The staff was excellent a very nice atmosphere.

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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear PaulAlecu Thank you for your nice comment. We do appreciate that very much. Best regards Your Sperber Team More 

Basel, Switzerland
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Basel. It’s a typical Basel restaurant/pub (“Beiz”), but with a little bit better service and nicer interior than most of the other ones. The walls have beautiful wooden panels and there’s a fantastic tiled stove (with the restaurant’s symbol, the sparrowhawk on top). This is a cozy place, perfect for a cold... More 

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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear grissini_4123 Thank you so much for your frindly coment. We do appreciate that very much and if we could rate our guests, we would definitly do so. You are wonderful! Hope to see you soon again. Best regards Your Sperber Team More 

Basel
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221 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Very good venison sausages with roesti, perch also excellent. No problem substituting fries for the boiled potato with the fish. Pleasant waitress spoke English. Restaurant is on two levels - the lower livelier and brighter, the upper room quieter and more traditional with a big white ceramic stove.

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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear herebedragons Thank you that you took the time to rate us. We do appreciate that very much. Best regards Your Hotel Basel Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Munzgasse 12 | Hotel Basel, Basel 4001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: 0041 61 264 68 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 47
  • Cuisine: Swiss, European, Contemporary, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

The atmosphere of a classic English pub – with a bar, a historic tiled stove, leather upholstery and soft lighting – doubles the pleasure of a superb meal accompanied by a glass of good wine or a draught beer. The lovely ambiance attracts a young and merry crowd that gathers here to unwind at the end of the long working day. The Sperber is a friendly local pub where you’re sure to meet new and interesting people.

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