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Old 22.01.2013, 12:01
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Client Dinner Basel

Have a client dinner in Basel tomorrow. Any suggestions for place to go? Should be nice but not too 'stuffy'.

Can you give me an option for "money no object" (i.e. company will pay everything no questions asked) and "not outrageous" (i.e. my expense claims could be scrutinised)
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Old 22.01.2013, 12:02
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

http://www.lesquatresaisons.ch/europe/restaurant-en.cfm
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Old 22.01.2013, 12:03
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

Stucki, for money no object. Amazing place

Trois Rois Brasserie for something more reasonable
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Old 22.01.2013, 12:23
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

Maybe one to avoid at the moment if you want to impress clients. The front of the hotel is being rebuilt and you have to enter through the staff door and a labyrinth of corridors.
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Old 22.01.2013, 12:25
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

Take your pick: http://www.basel-restaurants.ch/english/index.html

Upper end: Restaurant Bel Etage at the Teufelhof or Safran Zunft

Expensive: McDonald's - no, really! Have you seen the cost of a Big Mac!

Trendy/upper: Kohlmanns - essen und trinken - central, very convenient

Midrange and trendy: Atlantis - just off main drag so a walk from town centre (no more than 10 mins)

Very Swiss: Walliser-Kanne (slap bang in the middle) or Elsbethenstübli (a bit further up from Atlantis)

Spanish (& I think really nice, and not expensive): Tapas del Mar - Spalenburg

En guete!
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Old 22.01.2013, 17:12
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

I really like it here*:

http://union-restaurant.com/

Not too pricey and nice and quiet in the week. Food was lush too last time we went

*the fact it's just down the road from us is a bonus
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Old 22.01.2013, 17:20
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

Teufelhof - money no object - dinner for four people back in 2001...
over CHF1'000....
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Old 22.01.2013, 18:47
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

I know it's not technically in Basel, but have a car/company paying for taxi? Go here, about 15 min drive:
http://www.auberge-saintlaurent.fr/s...ormations.html

7-course tasting menu for 85 euros and the food will be impressive (has a Michelin star), so you'll get both your requirements in 1 restaurant.
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Old 22.01.2013, 18:51
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

Can you not do a KFC hop, over the border?
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Old 22.01.2013, 19:49
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Old 22.01.2013, 19:59
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

I really like rubino's, the food is fresh, seasonal and yumm, atmosphere relaxed, good, friendly service. It's located just around the corner from the Munster:
http://www.rubino-basel.ch/
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Old 22.01.2013, 20:03
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

I would suggest this: http://www.acquabasilea.ch/
I had a few business lunches here and it is a central location.
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Old 22.01.2013, 20:51
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

The big problem with your request is 'not stuffy and not cheap' they're mutually exclusive.

Maybe http://www.birseckerhof.com/Start.html ?

or http://www.kunsthallebasel.ch/

or sternen-basel.ch‎
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Old 22.01.2013, 22:29
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

Ignore all the above suggestions go to
http://www.uelibier.ch
That has just the right balance between Swissyness, good beer, good food and in a nice part of town.
Just be sure to book in advance.
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

schlusselzunft


http://www.schluesselzunft.ch/
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Old 23.01.2013, 09:44
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Re: Client Dinner Basel

dinner cancelled. grrrr.
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Old 23.01.2013, 11:48
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dinner cancelled. grrrr.
I heard they were reading this thread and weren't impressed with what was non offer.
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Old 23.01.2013, 16:06
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dinner cancelled. grrrr.
Well, I believe that you can have a taste of expensive cuisine in Zurich too - they have McDonald's don't they?

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