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Restaurant Schnabel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Swiss, Central European
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Trillengaesslein 2 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 21 21
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Our group of four, have diverse tastes, but on a cold damp evening it was great to get a table at this popular restaurant. A friendly welcome, seats with cushions and a reasonably priced menu (for Basel). The food was good hot and tasty. I and a friend had the Rosti with beef,mushroom and bacon, my wife had a fondue... More 

Thank Flobalob_Beanbag
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This restaurant was recommended by the Basel Tourism Office so we decided to try it out. We made reservations as that is common practice in Europe and I'm so glad we did. There were many patrons who came without reservations and were turned away. It's Christmas time and the city has its fill of locals and tourists wanting to try... More 

Thank Jal F
Clayton, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Just ate here with my colleague after reviewing the recommendations. Outstanding!!! What a great place. Got lucky to get a table for two without reservation. Staff extremely friendly. We ate the faked snails (beef pieces in cafe de Paris sauce). Yummy! They came with fries which you can order more of for free. Considering that this is Basel, the food... More 

Thank Fifty7
Lowville, New York
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

What a quaint little restaurant. The food was fabulous. There were 8 of us all ordering various meals. All of us had great food. It looked good and tasted sooo good. Will definitely recommend to others.

Thank Fran D
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

First place we visited to eat when we arrived to Basel with my girlfriend. The staff was friendly, especially a blonde woman which I think she was the manager. You can find a good variety of dishes at the menu and you can get a Swiss/German/French taste depends on what you want. The food we ordered was very tasty and... More 

Thank copernic2012
Zurich, Switzerland
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85 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

we happened to find this local by chance. We had no plans, but this is an old traditional place with fine food. Decor in the tradition of the "Fasnacht" very special. What a hidden jewel. Can recommend to anyone.

Thank heidileutwyler
Darlington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Had a short break in Basel and came across Restaurant Schnabel, stopped here for lunch. The Restaurant staff are very friendly, and speak good English. This is a very traditional restaurant and has a varied menu and typically priced for Basel, that said you have the choice of two set menus which are very reasonably priced. The quality of food... More 

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346 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is one of the most traditional and oldest restaurants in Basel according to their website. Since it was our last night in Basel we wanted to try something Swiss. The place is in Old Town and was not hard to find using Google map, just minutes of walking from Marktplatz where Rathause is. We got here almost an hour... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My Swiss friend brought me here and it was my first time to have Spätzli. It was great and the staff were very nice. I loved the cozy atmosphere of the restaurant. I couldnt see any other tourists and there were lots of Swiss people who were enjoying their dinner.

Thank Min P
Arlon, Belgium
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Situated in the pedestrian area of the old city. Nice terrace and friendly service but the food was really not very good. Average tourist stuff.

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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
European, Swiss, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trillengaesslein 2 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 21 21
The "Schnabel" is one of the oldest and most traditional restaurants in town. With its cosy atmosphere it is very characteristic for Basel and the place where locals meet. It is firmly ancered in the customs of this town and during the Carnival worth a look! It is well known for its good plain cooking and local specialities, fine wines and a large range of quality beers on tap. We speak several languages and have English & French Menus available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?