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Cheval Blanc

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Blumenrain 8 | @ Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 61 260 50 50
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 170
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cheval Blanc, my once-a-year extravaganza...

... when I get invited by a very dear friend for our birthdays. We always rely on the Chef's suggestions, food as well as wine. We have not once been disappointed. Mostly we sit on the terrace overlooking the Rhine and we are in heaven. These meals are the best of my life, no question. Service is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Audrey F
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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The food was of a good standard although not as high has I've had in other similar standard restaurants, however the atmosphere was a little stuffy and made me feel uneasy. Some of the staff were quiet rude and did not make you feel welcome.

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Thank Andrew T
Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

... when I get invited by a very dear friend for our birthdays. We always rely on the Chef's suggestions, food as well as wine. We have not once been disappointed. Mostly we sit on the terrace overlooking the Rhine and we are in heaven. These meals are the best of my life, no question. Service is befitting a *****... More 

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Thank Audrey F
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheval Blanc is unparalleled, I can honestly say I have never had a better meal, and I’ve eaten at other Michelin star restaurants, truly in a league of its own. Our waiters had no idea what to do with us, two young-ish ladies (the next couple was at least 25 years older (38 and 34 respectively), but once they realized... More 

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear guest Many thanks for your detailed description and your great feedback of your recent dining experience at the restaurant Cheval Blanc. It was a pleasure for us to have you and your sister as our guest. Your comments on TripAdvisor are very important to us and we believe other travellers will also enjoy reading your kind words. We thank... More 

Denbigh, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my trip to Basel this time. I checked in to the hotel at 1pm and by 1.15 and without a prior reservation I was being greeted warmly by a smiling friendly maitre' d who made me feel instantly welcome and at ease. The room was set out beautifully with gorgeous glasses, candles and a huge... More 

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Thank hollins1
lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear guest Many thanks for your detailed description and your great feedback of your recent stay at the restaurant Cheval Blanc. It was a pleasure for us to have you as our guest. Your comments on TripAdvisor are very important to us and we believe other travellers will also enjoy reading your kind words. We thank you for taking the... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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293 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Having read about the recently received rating (new 3 Michelin stars), I was looking forward to have lunch at the Cheval Blanc. With this high rating my expectations were of course high but unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations. It goes without saying that the location and the décor of the place is outstanding: overlooking the Rhine... More 

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Thank TandTSwitzerland
lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear Sir We thank you for your visit at our fine dining restaurant Cheval Blanc and your detailed review. We deeply regret that we could not meet your expectations. We continuously strive to meet our guest’s needs and expectations; therefore your feedback is extremely important to us. Nevertheless, we hope to have opportunity to welcome you back again to convince... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We had a wonderful meal here. The food and service were fantastic. Well worth it. Nothing bad to say. It was just fab

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Thank pkmbatt1
lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your visit at our restaurant Cheval Blanc and your feedback. It is our pleasure to read that you enjoyed the cuisine of our chef, Mr. Peter Knogl, and his team as well as the friendly service staff. We would be very pleased to welcome you back again and wish you the very best.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I had a dinner at cheval blanc on my wedding anniversary. It was amazing! I think that meal was the best meal since I move to Basel. Although the prices are on the high range but I think it worth and the environment was great. Absolutely recommend this place!

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Thank pingkc
lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear guest Many thanks for your feedback regarding your visit at the restaurant Cheval Blanc on the occasion of your wedding anniversary. We are proud to read that you had the best meal since you moved to Basel and would be very pleased to welcome you back again. We thank you for your recommendation and remain with best regards. Reto... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The whole building is an extraordinairy experience. The Hotel has a long term history with guests of world Status and they still do welcome the most important visitors of the cultural City of Basel, as well as Roger Federer, who enjoys the big suite in the top floor with his family regularely.

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Thank Matthias M
lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your nice feedback about your stay at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois. We are very pleased to read that you were satisfied with our facilities and that your time with us in Basel was an enjoyable one. We share your compliment with all our staff members as it will be our motivation... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We went to the Cheval Blanc, which is located in the Hotel Les Trois Rois, for a business lunch. We were welcomed very warmly and had a table with a fantastic view over the Rhine. The lunch menu we had was truly excellent! A big compliment to chef Peter Knogl. Each course was arranged very carefully and of highest quality.... More 

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear guest We would like to thank you for your visit at the restaurant Cheval Blanc and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you not only enjoyed the business lunch but also our bar. Your recommendation is very appreciated. We look forward to welcome you back again in the near future. Yours sincerely Reto... More 

London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This review is almost redundant as they don't hand out three Michelin stars like confetti - but this was one of the most memorable meals of my life. Exquisite food and perfect service. Prepare to remortgage - but it's worth it.

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1 Thank privaaaaate
lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear guest Many thanks for your recent visit at our restaurant Cheval Blanc and your lovely feedback on TripAdvisor. It is our pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and our service. Moreover, we are very proud about your words, that you had one of the best gastronomic experiences with us. We would be very pleased to welcome and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blumenrain 8 | @ Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel 4001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 260 50 50

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions

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