Where to Eat in Basel, Switzerland

Where to Eat in Basel, Switzerland

A small, quirky university city – and an international epicentre for art and architecture – Basel makes the perfect urban getaway for design-loving travellers.

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Klara in Basel, Switzerland
Photo credit: Kevin Faingnaert


Across the river, in Kleinbasel, Klara is a more petite, peaceful version of Basel’s vast Markthalle. It has nine international kitchens and a central bar, where diners gather on battered leather sofas and listen to a great rock, jazz and blues soundtrack.


Clarastrasse 13
4058 Basel

Vegetable Curry with Black Rice dish


Cantina Don Camillo

A plant-forward menu accompanied by natural wines has made this
a firm favourite with the creative locals who live around this
artfully repurposed former brewery building.


Burgweg 7, 4058 Basel,

People eating at Markthalle in Basel



A city can’t live on culture alone, and Basel is just as into
global cuisine as it is into international art. The pleasantly
rowdy Markthalle near the railway station is brimming with
street-food stalls, bars and independent food stores.


Markthallen AG Basel
Steinentorberg 20
CH-4051 Basel

The Lowdown

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Main photo credit: Kevin Faingnaert