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Walliser Kanne

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Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Gerbergasse 50, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 61 261 70 17
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London, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Traditional Swiss food - fondue, raclette, meat with roesti, steaks, sausages, schnitzel, salads. Most menus come in two sizes (different amount of meat). Service is quick and professional. Tables are a little small and four people will struggle around most of them. Some menus are a little 'gimmicky' - double the size of a Wienerschnitzel done in butter at the... More 

Thank sol500
Sunnyvale, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the restaurant recommended by a local - walked in and smelled cheese fondue - smelled very good! I ordered the veal ala Zurich - it was excellent! Came with a side a fresh vegetables and potatoes. The service was attentive and although the restaurant is probably a bit touristy - for the price it was a winner!

Thank jdressle
Singapore, Singapore
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175 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a cheese fan and the last time I had fondue in Switzerland was over 20 years ago. I decided to try this dish again even though I come to Basel every year for the past few years. Asking my local colleagues, they were unanimous in suggesting this restaurant. So this is an institution for fondue. I visited... More 

Thank Richard T
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We were there today and had a classic fondue and a mini banana split (which turned out to be anything except mini LOL). The waiter was a real gentleman and very kind. We were very satisfied with the ambiente too (a beautiful old swiss house). The fondue was very tasty, but damn was it expensive guys... Even for Swiss standards,... More 

Thank raphu604
Basel, Switzerland
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Fine dining in traditional Swiss ambience. Recommend this for traditional Swiss cuisine. Enjoyed the fish and prawns here.

Thank AmritaVk
Saint Louis, France
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had made a reservation for 20 colleagues for cheese fondue. We had sent an email for booking and we got offered various options of menu. We opted for the famous Swiss cheese fondue (no starter and no dessert) as our budget was limited. When we got there, they served us salad without asking and charged 12chf per person (even... More 

Thank sunshineenjoyer
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

If you've never been to Switzerland and are hankering for some Valais specialties, then go no further than Walliser Kanne. While I'm certain that the locals can point you to other restaurants in Basel that will fit the bill, I would say that the combination of the food and environment give this place my recommendation. It doesn't hurt that it's... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our visit at the Walliser Kanne in Basel downtown was great. We especially enjoyed the cheese fondue with mushrooms and the cheese fondue with champagne and had a good white wine which was recommended by the staff. Very nice rustic atmosphere, definetly recommended for both business visits and meals with friends.

Thank Arno D
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service, good fondue, nice carpaccio, salad, and maybe a glass or two more wine wine than I should have had, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Was recommended by a Swiss friend who knows..., and he knew! Will be back in Basel soon and will go here again.

Thank Marshall B
Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's a very nice typically Swiss restaurant with very nice ambiance (a lot of wood) and very yummy food. A bit pricey, though (welcome to Switzerland!). Tip: try the liver either if you're a liver fan or not so much. It's really delicious!

Thank marcoplfilipe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gerbergasse 50, Basel 4001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 70 17

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?