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The Switzerland diaries – part 1 – a trendy restaurant in Basel!

restaurant in Basel Switzerland: Acqua

A trendy restaurant in Basel Switzerland

I like to extend the holidays. By planning an extra day on the way there, and taking a little detour on the way back you get the chance to experience new places. I crossed Basel more than fifty times in my life and last year we decided to spend the night there on the way to our winter sport town Fiësch. I was very surprised by the cosy historic city centre. There was a huge Christmas market near the cathedral, where we had a lot of fun in an vintage carousel remodeled as a bar. Lots of great food and the great smell of raclette cheese. But that was not for us! We had a reservation at a trendy restaurant in Basel: Acqua. Located in an old waterworks factory at walking distance of the historical centre the place made me think of the area around the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Urban and stylish. The menu consists of delicious Italian dishes. I loved the interior design at Acqua, very trendy and industrial for Swiss standards! After dinner it’s nice to drink a cocktail or two in the lounge. They make great mojito’s at this restaurant in Basel! In the summer they have a huge terrace :-).

Acqua restaurant in Basel

Address: Binningerstrasse 14, Basel, Switzerland
Neighbourhood: close to the city centre
Website: acquabasilea.ch 
Price level: going out for dinner in Switzerland is never cheap! A 3 course dinner for 75 Francs.
Perfect for: a great night out on a road-trip to winter sport.

PS: Basel is great for shopping too!

 

 

Photo credit: www.acquabasilea.ch

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