Enjoy a truly French ambience in a former Basel prison

BRASSERIE will reopen on May 26th, 2020

Dear Guests

We are happy to finally announce the reopening of our brasserie. We look forward to welcoming you again from Tuesday May 26th, 2020 onwards. Of course, in compliance with the protection concept.

Reservations for a group of max. 4 people can be made by phone +41 61 269 87 11 or e-mail info@au-violon.com  Please note that we have slightly changed our opening hours.

See you soon !

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.




  • Lunch menu

    Tuesday, May 26th to Friday, May 29th, 2020
    Gazpacho with corn and basil
    Salad Niçoise
    Chicken basque style with sweet peppers and rice
    Redfish fillet with sauce rouille,
    steamed potatoes and tomatoes 
    Gnocchi with spinach and parmesan
    Coupe Romanoff

    with starter and dessert at CHF 37.- (vegetarian CHF 33.-)
    with starter or dessert at CHF 28.- (vegetarian CHF 24.-)


    The lunch menu is available from Monday to Friday: Mittagsmenü

  • Booking request


  • Location & opening hours

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


    Opening hours brasserie

    BRASSERIE will reopen on May 26th, 2020


    Monday - Saturday 11.30 am - 11.00 pm

    Lunch served from 11.30 am - 2.00 pm
    Dinner served from 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm


    Annual company holiday
    from December 24th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021 (included)