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Sperber Bar

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££ - £££
Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary
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Muenzgasse 12 | 4001 Basel, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 61 264 68 00
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Jupiter, Florida
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152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great wine selection. I had the Veal Cordon Bleu which was excellent. The rabbit-garlic soup was very tasty. Service was excellent.

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Thank traveltroutfisherman
HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear traveltroutfisherman Thank you for your nice rating. We like! Best regards Your Sperber Team More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I visit Basel half a dozen times a year. I stay at the Hotel Basel, which I adore for its location and its quality, and I stop in this bar every trip. What I enjoy most is it feels like a Swiss bar, and almost everyone in the place is local. The old stove with the hawk on top, the... More 

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Thank Larry S
HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear Larry S Thank you so much for your frindly words. So nice to have you with us. Best regards Your Sperber Team More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a nice bar, sometimes with music, in the down-center of Basel, close to the central Market Place. The food is excellent and the service too.

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Thank Raeber-Mendez
HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear Raeber-Mendez Thank you for your nice rating. Best regards Your Sperber Team More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

I have been here many times in the past, never had a bad meal so I went for lunch with my Kids and my Mum as we were in the area. And once again the food was delicious, I had the Steak Tartare (and yes, we did order a bowl of their herby chips, too good not to) which was... More 

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Thank MissOesch
HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear MissOesch Thank you so much for your lovely comment. We do like it very much and are glad that you like the Restaurant Sperber so much. We do our very best every day to make our guests feel good. Best regards and hope to see you soon again Your Sperber Team More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The Sperber is a traditional-style restaurant attached to Hotel Basel with main entrance onto Spalenberg in old-town Basel. I was there for a meal with friends. Service was efficient and friendly. For eating the menu had a prosecco cream soup with mushrooms which was fine. Main course was Beef Wellington which I was looking forward to - sadly the pastry... More 

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Thank Nick S
HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear Nick S Thank you for rating us. Sorry for the quality of the dinner - should not happen. We will have a look. Best regards Your Sperber Team More 

Locarno, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Food was really good and beautifully presented. Staff was friendly, attentive and helpful. The atmosphere was nice, relaxed and comfortable.

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Thank humuhumu-nukunukuaaa
HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear humuhumu-nukunukuaaa Thank you for your very nice comment. We like! Best regards Your Sperber Team More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

The restaurant was packed and we were lucky to get a last minute reservation, as there was a marathon running in the City. All meals were well executed and reported as delicious. I can recommend the Risotto. Service was excellent.

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1 Thank Marian090
HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear Marian090 Thank you so much for your rating. We like. Best regards Your Sperber Team More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

This is a great bar and restaurant, but we found that the bar staff had limited English. We tried our fractured German but it didn't work. When I asked for a martini I got a "martini" on the rocks. The brand, "Martini". I learned you need to ask for an "American martini" then they know what you're talking about. Iff... More 

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Thank Lawgirl3
HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear Lawgirl3 Thank you so much for your comment. We will let Corinne know that you liked her Service. Best regards Your Hotel Basel Team More 

Cambridge, Canada
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246 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

One of the few choices for a 4pm lunch. Nice service, good selection of foods and nice outdoor tables on a pedestrian street. We had salad with meatballs and a spicy sauce. It was all tasty and filling!

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1 Thank KTDub2014
HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear KTDub2014 Thank you for yor nice comment We do appreciate that very much. Best regards Your Sperber Team More 

Barcelona, Spain
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176 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

If you arrive past 14h you will have it difficult to find a place to eat in Basel. We found this one and it as all correct. The food is not spectacular but ok. Personel very friendly.

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Thank Bernd_Wand
HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Sperber Bar, responded to this review

Dear Bernd_Wand Thank you that you rated us. We do appreciate that very much. Best regards Your Hotel Basel Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$47
Cuisine
Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 12:00
Thursday
11:00 - 12:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muenzgasse 12 | 4001 Basel, Basel 4001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 264 68 00
Description
The atmosphere of a classic English pub – with a bar, a historic tiled stove, leather upholstery and soft lighting – doubles the pleasure of a superb meal accompanied by a glass of good wine or a draught beer. The lovely ambiance attracts a young and merry crowd that gathers here to unwind at the end of the long working day. The Sperber is a friendly local pub where you’re sure to meet new and interesting people.

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