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.
 

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  • Location & opening hours

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

    Standortkarte


    Opening hours brasserie

    Monday - Saturday:
    11.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday until 11.30 p.m)

    Cuisine from 11.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m - 9.00 p.m.


     


     

     

     

     

  • Lunch menu

    Monday, January 30th until Friday, February 3rd, 2023

    Parsnip velouté
    or
    Game terrine (AT) with cumberland sauce
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    Pork sausage (CH) with escalots confit and mashed potatoes
    or
    Salmon pavé (NO) with lemon ginger butter, reis and savoy cabbage
    or
    Gnocchi with beetroots, gorgonzola and spinach
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    Pear Belle Hélène
    or
    Flan caramel


    with starter and dessert at CHF 38.- (vegetarian CHF 34.00)
    with starter or dessert at CHF 29.-  (vegetarian CHF 25.00)

     

    The lunch menu is available from Monday to Friday: Mittagsmenü