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Restaurant Filou

Messeplatz 12 | 4058 Basel, Basel 4058, Switzerland
+41 61 560 43 01
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
6 Jun 2016
“Only had the breakfast buffet here.”
19 Jan 2016
“Reservation forgotten and no explanation”
Restaurant Hours
European, Central European, French, International, Contemporary
££ - £££
Messeplatz 12 | 4058 Basel, Basel 4058, Switzerland
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

We only had the breakfast buffet in this restaurant, and it was very typical of European buffets. It was "ok".

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We wanted to have a business dinner with an important delegation. Therefore we made reservations at the Filou one week before. The reservation was confirmed. But the evening we showed up with 14 people they told us that there is a closed event taking place....More

2  Thank Alexander H
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The restaurant is part of the hotel and as many of this hotel restaurant lacks ambience. The food is avarage-good, and the price are in line with most of the restaurant in Basel. The place is often empty and dining in an empty space is...More

Thank Francesco2601
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

A very nice place located on the third floor of the ramada hotel. The breakfast was pretty good with fruits, eggs, bacon,... Half of the restaurant is made of glass which gives you a very nice view over Basel. The lift service is very bad

1  Thank Kalmec
Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

Nice a lunch buffet that is good for regular lunches as well as for special team events. Nice but nothing special. Food is good and service is ok.

1  Thank Andrey N
ThomasTaanum, Manager at Restaurant Filou, responded to this review

Dear guest. Thank you for taking the time to write us on Tripadvisor. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and we hope that you might be our guest again. Kind regards Thomas Taanum Hotelmanager

Reviewed 25 January 2014

There are two options for lunch at this restaurant: Either take the sub-standard buffet - or leave it altogether, as there is no à-la-carte. The buffet on this Friday already looked quite devastated by 12.15, the time we got there. Of the two main-course options...More

2  Thank Bamboo66
PEmmel, Manager at Restaurant Filou, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to complete a review about your recent stay at our Restaurant "Filou" for lunch. I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. Our main goal is to not only meet the needs of...More

Reviewed 8 February 2013

Had a superb meal at Filou and my small group was spoiled by the chef who sent some samplers and specialties to the table for us to try in addition to our orders! Delish!More

Thank Mooshele
PEmmel, Manager at Restaurant Filou, responded to this review

Dear Guest & "Reviewer" Thank you for such a wonderful review of your recent stay here at the Restaurant "Filou . We especially appreciate your comments. Once again thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Kindest Regards...More

Reviewed 1 February 2013

I attended a dinner for 70 at Filou, the restaurant felt to lack atmosphere. The service was slow as there seemed to be shortage of staff. The food was good but not special, and dessert was disappointing. One of bottles of wine was corked but...More

Thank daab B
PEmmel, Manager at Restaurant Filou, responded to this review

Dear Guest & "Reviewer" Thank you for taking the time to complete a review about your visit at our Restaurant "Filou". Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. Feedback such as yours assists us in improving our service and property on a...More

Reviewed 28 August 2012

Service was superb, food the best I had in Basel. Steak was cooked perfectly, starters extremely tasty and the orange juice squeezed there and then. The waitress, although had limited English was excellent and asked if we had 'all our wishes' which was very sweet....More

Thank BlueWoman
PEmmel, Manager at Restaurant Filou, responded to this review

Dear Guest Our chef has read your comments with great pleasure and we are all delighted that you have enjoyed our restaurant "Filou". Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We hope to you see again! Kindest Regards from Basel...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$62
European, Central European, French, International, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Messeplatz 12 | 4058 Basel, Basel 4058, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 560 43 01
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The restaurant “Filou” is situated at the Messeplatz in Basel. It offers connoisseurs regional and international delicacies prepared from fresh ingredients. The “Filou” restaurant serves breakfast buffet, business lunch buffet, dinner and the selection of wines assures to complement your choice of food. The modern interior, high ceilings, panorama windows and the exceptional lighting give the restaurant a cosmopolitan feel. There is also the “Timeless” cocktail bar, the “SkyLounge” on the 30th floor and the “Checkpoint” bar in the lobby at the RAMADA PLAZA Basel.Opening hours breakfast buffet: Monday to Friday 06.30 am to 10.00 am Saturday and Sunday 07.00 am to 11.00 ambusiness lunch buffet: Monday to Friday 11.30 am to 02.00 pm dinner: Monday to Saturday 06.00 pm to 11:00 pm (from 10.00 pm small menu)