Enjoy a truly French ambience in a former Basel prison

Monsieur Philippe Maire and his team are delighted to welcome you to the petite, historic and elegant hotel brasserie au violon. Traditional, refined and typical French cuisine that delight your palate, will be remembered alongside time enjoyed in its cozy surroundings.

You will adore the unique character of this former jailhouse, harmoniously converted into a charming hotel and lively brasserie. Thanks to its superb location in the heart of the old town, courteous, attentive staff, and excellent value for money, au violon is a special place to stay that offers its guests an exceptional gastronomic experience.

  • Take-away


    Our specialities can be ordered as take-away by phone (+41 61 269 87 11) or email (infoau-violon.com) from Monday to Saturday until 5 pm.

    To be picked up between 6 and 8 pm.

    Menu: Take-away

  • Booking request


  • Location & opening hours

    hotel brasserie au violon
    Im Lohnhof 4
    4051 Basel
    Tel. 0041 61 269 87 11


    Opening hours brasserie for our hotel guests
    Monday - Saturday: 6 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.
    Cuisine from 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.


    Due to the prolonged public health measures, our brasserie will be closed for external guests until further notice.