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Restaurant Hirscheneck

$$ - $$$
Central European, European
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Lindenberg 23, Basel 4058, Switzerland
+41 61 692 73 33
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Walton On Thames
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

This place is a art hangout , hipster place not far from the Rhein . We were told about it on a boat ride across the Rhein . There's no boss apparently and the staff were happy hippie types that share the business . I had Penne Arabiata and had a generous portion Price is somewhat cheaper than other restaurants... More 

Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

I really like the Hirscheneck for a drink and its relaxed atmosphere but I have to say that the food was disappointing all times I gave it a try. I once had an innovative vegan dish during a Christmas party and recently tried a combo of soup and french fries. Apart from the salad that I had as starter with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Very local, hipster atmosphere. In the middle of our dinner, a wonderful flamenco dancer came in and gave a little show. Very generous servings. Went there again for lunch the next day!

Thank Ruth R
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

That´s what the people say... But Hirscheneck also known to be a comfortable alternative restaurant with nice music and open minded people. There you can drink a tee, or coffe, read some newspaper, have a lunch or dinner, vegan, vegetarian or with meat... At sundays there is a brunch from 10:00am to 3:00pm At night, mostly weekends, there are concerts... More 

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Doorn, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

first time in Basel, we were a bit surprised by the high prizes. Just walking around we found Hirscheneck. Great! Nice people, all kind of guests, only one meat menu (which was very good) and 5 vegetarian menu's, the choice of my wife was the best vegetarian meal in years

Thank Willem1959Br
Eugene, Oregon
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

A particularly nice place for vegan/vegetarian/others. The ingredients are super fresh and the spices are hearty and very balanced. Good local beers (including unfiltered). The portions are quite ample, and prices moderate. I recommend.

Thank professor-type
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

alternative collective Restaurant. Very good vegetarian/vegan food, cooked with passion and imagination and with an eye on prices. A place to be if you want to live the informal political & cultural Basel scene.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

Very nice place to have a drink or a few, the environment is not classy, so if you are searching for something like that, just skip this. Very nice service, good music, prices ok for Basel.

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Basel, Switzerland
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73 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

I had brunch at Restaurant Hirscheneck many times, and I always enjoy it enough to come back. Nevertheless the brunch is ok, nothing special, and surely overpriced. It helps the fact that Basel on sunday is a dead place with almost everything closed.

Thank Sard-eller
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

This is a local hangout where the tables are shared, and it's best to go in with either a knowledge of German and the history of left-liberal politics or both. The reward is an atmosphere of community, and tasty homebaked treats. There were a lot more places like this in the 60's and 70's, but Hirscheneck seems to be thriving.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $22
Central European, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
2:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lindenberg 23, Basel 4058, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 692 73 33

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?