Basel : Dinner at the Volkshaus

7th May 2014.
Basel, Switzerland
Previously known as the Burgvogtei, the former medieval manor known as Volkshaus today has a long history going back to the 14th century. The present day building, dating back to the 1920s designed by Henri Baur, was later given a contemporary facelift by none other than Herzog & deMeuron in 2011 to 2012.

It was an impromptu decision to dine at the Volkshaus, I thought I was in the wrong place when I found myself the Beer Garden filled with members of the Schweizer Armee. Entering the Brasserie however, I found myself in a totally different atmosphere from the country market like setting of the beer garden. The interiors of the Brasserie evoke images of the Roaring Twenties mixed with classy contemporary aesthetics.

I had the Volkshaus Hackbällchen served with Risotto. A seasonal speciality in spring, the meatballs (not quite what I expected) was springy and juicy in the inside. This was a really good meatball, paired with a tangy, herbal tomato sauce which went perfectly with the cheesy, savoury risotto.

Rebgasse 12-14
4058 Basel
061 690 9300


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