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“A great restaurant over-looking the Rhine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rhywyera

Rhywyera
Unterer Rheinweg 10, Basel 4058, Switzerland
+41(0)61 6833202
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Ranked #50 of 406 restaurants in Basel
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“A great restaurant over-looking the Rhine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Didn't reserve a table here and luckily there was a cancellation. The restaurant itself is located alongside the Rhine and most of the tables are al-fresco. The look and feel of the place is really nice, with good decor and quality fittings / furniture etc. Staff were very good - attentive and despite the room being very busy, looked after us well. Food was exceptionally good, and whilst the choice of menu is limited, we easily found something for each of us to enjoy. A very nice dining experience and well worth a visit. Would recommend you reserve a table though to avoid disappointment.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delightful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant overlooks the river, in a quiet location. The staff were very gracious, and although the menu was small, the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The cost was reasonable for the quality.

Visited August 2013
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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“A very pleasant dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We dined at Rhywyera last night, and had a wonderful experience. The setting is fabulous, looking across the Rhine to the Old City. The service was friendly and competent. The menu was diverse and interesting. My wife and I started by sharing a beautifully plated beef carpaccio, and then had lamb chops with polenta and chopped vegetables, and a sautéed Arctic char served over ratatouille. We ended the meal with a delicious lemongrass panna cotta with mango sauce. Everything was beautifully plated. We had glasses of a reasonably priced Swiss pinot noir. All in all, a great dining experience.

Visited August 2013
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Bern
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Eclectic interior, great food, fab location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This cosy place right on the border of the Rhein has a very eclectic interior. On the walls there all kinds of art (the owner, I believe, is a collector). The food is very good and the service very friendly. It's located very close to the Hotel Merian (see review). It's one of the places I have been several times and I was never dissapointed.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
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“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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