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Zum Goldenen Fass

££ - £££European, ,
Hammerstrasse 108 | 4057 Basel, Basel 4057, Switzerland
+41 61 693 34 00
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“surprise menu” (4 reviews)
“herbs” (2 reviews)
“atmosphere” (6 reviews)
Open Now
18:30 - 23:30 Hours
European, Central European, Contemporary
££ - £££
Hammerstrasse 108 | 4057 Basel, Basel 4057, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Relaxed athmosphere with all kinds of people. Service quick and attentive. Food is good and a nicely selected wine list.

Thank Tomas F
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Came across this place on our way to alternative restaurant. Based on the minimally designed interior and brief but appealing menu we decided to stay. Great decision: our three course surprise menu was awesome, service friendly and helpful but always modest and the atmosphere was...More

Thank pietrovaresino
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I didn't plan ahead and found this place last-minute through the Michelin Guide website. It's situated in a residential neighborhood away from the bustling Basel boulevards. This probably adds to the surprise within. It seemed to catch the staff off-guard that I showed up without...More

1  Thank wanderlust4life
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Nice little restaurant in *Kleinbasel*. Don't necessarily go over the weekend or reserve early enough - otherwise you eat in shifts. Friday evening we could get the table only for 2 hours. Very small card but go for the menu surprise (3, 4 or 5...More

Thank Carvictana
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This restaurant had caught my eye several times when passing by. Cool and kinda retro style looking restaurant. Bistro meets funky bar. Finally decided to try it out and having checked the menu online knew what we were getting into, yet with high expectations. Upon...More

1  Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Simple unpretentious place but with very special food. We enjoyed all the dishes we ordered and the White Onion Soup was especially delicious.

Thank pullworks8067
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The food is absolutely DELICIOUS - haute cuisine and very exotic combinations of ingredients, but nicely-sized portions and a very "Swiss" touch in many dishes. I can strongly recommend their menu surprise, where you don't know what you'll get beforehand and can pick between 3,...More

Thank SophieElisabeth_L
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food! What more could you want? I had enjoyed the food when my department had their annual meal here in Fall 2014, and I have been curious to try their cuisine outside of a preset menu, as I have...More

1  Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 18 April 2015

I was visiting my son who lives in beautiful Basel, for the weekend. As a treat he took me to enjoy a surprise menu at Zum Goldenen Fass, which is situated a short walk from the river, very easy to find on Hammerstrasse 108. Immediately...More

1  Thank Nellyfanjita
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We went with Basel friends and the restaurant is popular with locals. It is a bustly, friendly place, tables close together and a large window open to the kitchen so, if you are sitting in front of it, you can see the chefs working. The...More

Thank Pamela738
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Central European, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hammerstrasse 108 | 4057 Basel, Basel 4057, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 693 34 00
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At the nostalgic tavern with beautiful wooden tables, antique parquet flooring and black metro-tiling behind the bar, the restaurant Zum Goldenen Fass serves marketfresh dishes which have got that certain something. The a la carte menu is small and includes a menu surprise. Night owls also get their share here: Moules, Fish'n'Chips and meatballs are served with homemade bread till late. And for the after hours head to the Fass-Bar nextdoor. From time to time you can enjoy a concert in the little hall at the first floor: fine food and feelgood ambiente at the heart of Kleinbasel!
(closed in july and august)
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