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Restaurant Gempenturm

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Swiss, European
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Gempenturmstrasse 15, Gempen 4145, Switzerland
+41 61 701 51 50
10:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

At the top of Gempen mountain, through dense woods, you will come across this restaurant. It's well worth the effort. It is possible to get a bus from Dornach train & bus station to the village below the forest and then walk up. A long walk that's steep at times but an interesting walk to make. At the top you... More 

Thank Paulsview
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Great location, nice views up to the Alps; even getting there is part of the event. Good, traditional menu high quality and nice, traditional interior design. Book in advance, it used to be a secret.

Thank JNxio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We came there after a demanding bicycle trip. Found nice table on the edge of balcony. When we sat there we were told that this table is reserved though no sign was placed on that particular one. That might be a minor thing but that was really unpleasant moment. Apart from that food is quite moderate and priced relatively high... More 

Thank Olga M
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Visited restaurant Gempenturm today, very nice views overlooking Basel and the surrounding countryside. Restaurant has a nice terrace and tastefully decorated interior. The service was excellent and food very high quality, a good selection for children and a very good dessert menu. The meringues with ice cream went down very well, as did the apple tarte tartin and chocolate fondant.... More 

Thank Rowan S
Bucharest, Romania
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I discovered this place by chance and I was amazed by the view over the basel area and by the excellent meal. it's not at all pricy and I would definitely return. it's also a good place for hiking in the forest.

Thank munteanu_valentin
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

I was taken here by a family member when visiting Switzerland. We wanted to climb the tower next to the restaurant and see the view which was only marred by the thick cloud. I was very pleasantly surprised by this restaurant as there was plenty of room to sit and the service was quick. We visited mid week and it... More 

Thank JollyGoodHoliday
Basel, Switzerland
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Gempenturm is one of my favorite place in Basel, on a nice sunny day you can see beautiful sunset from here while having coffee in restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, European
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gempenturmstrasse 15, Gempen 4145, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Solothurn  >  Gempen
  • Phone Number: +41 61 701 51 50

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?