Enjoy a truly French ambience in a former Basel prison

Monsieur Philippe Maire and his team are happy to welcome you into the small, history rich and elegant hotel brasserie au violon. The traditional typically French cuisine for lunch or dinner will surely be remembered as a very enjoyable time spent in a cozy atmosphere. You’ll love the unique character of this former jailhouse, which has been converted into a charming hotel and lively brasserie. Thanks to its superb location in the heart of the old town, welcoming staff and good value for money, au violon is a special place to stay that offers its guests a wonderful culinary experience.

Exceptional closing

The hotel brasserie au violon is closed for renovation from December 22nd, 2017 till February 15th, 2018.

  • Lunch menu

    Thursday August 24th, 2017

    Mackerels with escabèche and potato salad
    Blanquette of veal old-fashioned style,
    rice and carrots
    Coupe Jacques


    Lunch menu with starter and dessert at CHF 34.-
    Lunch menu with starter or dessert at CHF 24.-

    The lunch menu is available from Monday to Friday.

    Lunch menu of the whole week - under Brasserie Lunch menu

  • Booking request

  • Location & opening hours

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


    Opening hours brasserie:

    Monday - Saturday: 11.30 am - 11.45 pm
    Lunch served from 12 pm - 2.00 pm
    Dinner served from 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm