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“Amasingly good restaurant in the touristic heart of the city” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Schlusselzunft

Schlusselzunft
25 Freie Strasse | 4001 Basel, Basel, Switzerland (Altstadt)
+41 61 261 20 46
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Ranked #6 of 570 Restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $56
Cuisines: French, Swiss, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Altstadt
Description: A la carte menu in the Restaurant Zunftstube, value-for-money dining in the Bistro and exquisite wines are hallmarks of the state-of-the-art gastronomy in Basel's oldest guildhouse, with guaranteed market-fresh cuisine. Andreas Uebersax and his team prepare a tasty and varied menu ranging from superb fish specialities to homemade sorbet. Discover 600 years of history in contemporary surroundings. The historic ballroom from the 19th century for up to 140 guests and the unique ,,Vorgesetzten-Stube" for up to 30 guests are the ideal location for banquets and meetings.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Amasingly good restaurant in the touristic heart of the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I was really suprised by the quality of this restaurant because usually you can find only touristic traps in the city center. The food was delicious and beautifully served. The staf was friendly and efficient. The weather was good and we were sitting outside but I had a look at the interior - it is very beautiful.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Anniversary dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Nice atmosphere, good attentive service, tasty imaginative menu.

Attention to small detail.

Central location, near Markplatz. Used to be the old guild hall, retains some old character features but has a modern twist.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great meal at reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you travel to Basel you'll soon find out that it's really expensive. This restaurant had high quality delicious food at reasonable prices for an American in Basel. I had a the Asian salad with shrimp and it was simply delicious and refreshing, especially after all the heavy food and meat I'd been eating so far in Europe. The service was very attentive as well and had no problem splitting up the receipt for the 4 of us who all had to submit reimbursement requests.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank blondemommy05
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We went to this restaurant on Saturday night with our son and his girlfriend and it was fantastic. The service was exceptional and all the courses were truly amazing. The decor was lovely, worth getting dressed up for! The wine we ordered was very nice, as were the other alcoholic beverages. One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. If you are coming to Basel make sure you pay this place a visit, you will be glad you did.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“WOW!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We found this restaurant by chance purely because we went the wrong way and what a find!
The service wasn't overly friendly and the menu was expensive but the food was absolutely amazing particularly the mozzarella and tomato mousse starter.
It was a very warm evening which made the restaurant a bit uncomfortable but it is a beautiful building steeped in history.
Would definitely return if ever I am in Basel again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Mandie W
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Sascha B, Manager at Schlusselzunft, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Mandie



The „Wow“ is from our side J Thank you very much for your positive feedback and the excellent words concerning our kitchen performance. Friendliness in service should not be a special thing. That we could not reach your expectations in that part of hospitality, we apologize and we are glad to welcome you in the future for a perfect stay in every way as usual in the Schlüsselzunft.



Yours sincerely,

Roger Lehmann Restaurant Manager & Team
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