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Zwingerstrasse 10, Basel 4053, Switzerland
+41 61 361 79 01
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible21%
28 Oct 2017
“Good but not great...”
28 Sep 2017
“Nice food bur... terrible service and management approach!”
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European, International, Fusion
Zwingerstrasse 10, Basel 4053, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Perhaps a good test of a restaurant is whether you will remember any of the dishes in six months' time. The answer for Bonvivant is that although everything was good nothing was in any way memorable... except perhaps the layout and decor. The atmosphere is...More

Thank Andrikos
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Nice location and food, BUT.... Manager and staff are pushy and hard-selling which is disturbing. Babies are not welcomed, the manager was embarrassing a mum during desert that made her feel apologetic and as she had to leave or at least hurry - disturbing focus...More

1  Thank Martin K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

You need a thick skin to handle the cold, rude behavior of the owner and staff towards anyone who isn't Swiss. The food was decent but served poorly - they served all the men first which is not proper etiquette and we were all laughing...More

Thank Bodaboda
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to Bonvivant. My first being around a year ago, I had read all of the reviews before, and the Ines that say it's 'terrible' all talk about great food but, poor or rude service... On both visits this restaurants food...More

Thank JLouch28
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant! Locally sourced produce cooked with care and exquisitely presented. The host was charming and engaging. Oh and those cheeses!!

Thank simonmagnusn
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great place, super host, outstanding food and wines. We had a great evening! But: what a shame they stubbornly refuse to serve tap water!

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is our favourite place to eat in Basel - great food, great wine, great service, great environment. I love the pleasure of not having to pour over the menu but having someone else pre-select the menu with my only choice coming at dessert or...More

Thank 135anonymous
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with a fixed 5-course menue. Chef Schürmann is an excellent cook and his partner Petra von Gunten a good and funny host. The winelist is very good with reasonable prices.

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Great interior as well, but the tables are a bit too high and chairs could be a little bit more comfortable. And not cheap...

1  Thank Mieke B
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The menu changes daily so the food is in season and fresh. Our meal was excellent, so was the wine paired with the meal. In my opinion is should have a 1 Michelin Star.

Thank Monica B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 57 - US$ 159
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zwingerstrasse 10, Basel 4053, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 361 79 01
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