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“Great food, lovely service, perfect views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rhywyera

Rhywyera
Unterer Rheinweg 10, Basel 4058, Switzerland
+41(0)61 6833202
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Ranked #74 of 431 Restaurants in Basel
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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great food, lovely service, perfect views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This restaurant is not to be missed if you appreciate great fresh food, professionally prepared and presented, excellent service, well-priced wines, in the most lovely convenient location in the centre of town. It is just across the bridge facing the Hotel Trois Rois.
We were two for dinner (it was a Monday but the restaurant was full), and were greeted with a big smile by a lovely hostess. There is a room downstairs as well as a quieter room up the stairs, with windows on two sides of the room giving onto beautiful views of the Old Town. The quieter room upstairs worked out well. The photographs of the restaurant on their website are true to the reality. The walls had interesting lithographs and the whole room had a lovely glow, very romantic.
Other diners I think were basel-residents.
Food was absolutely delicious and the best meal we had in Basel. We started with asparagus which was in season, they were sweet and boiled just right, with a delicious hollandaise sauce that we mopped up with the home-made brown bread. Second courses were beef, and yummy, crunchy super-fresh grilled prawns with linguine on the side with mixed crunchy veg.
Our swiss red wines were very reasonably priced and went beautifully with the food.
The service was attentive, discreet, professional and friendly.
The whole evening could not have been more enjoyable, and memorable. Dinner for two with two glasses of wine came to a very fair CHF 125 before tips.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Switzerland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Little gem at the Rhine bank”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Very cosy little restaurant. Menu is upscale (classic French cuisine with some mediterranean bits), and food is delicious. Good wine menu too. The terrace is slightly wind protected, and when it is cooler you can sit inside - glass wall closable. Still the location is very good, we even started the evening by arriving by Rhyfähri (the little ferry going every few hundreds of metres from side to side).
The service team is friendly and seems to have fun, are doing an individual and informal service rather then stiff high class attendance. Interior is a good mix between Greek-style tavern and modern design, you feel fine in a suit as well as casually dressed.
Definitely will be back for some fine dinner - good with friends, family, on business (rather small though) or for a date.

Visited September 2012
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Basel, Switzerland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent wine & a view on the rhine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Very pleasant, our favorite place in Basel. Good food, small but excellent selection of wines.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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