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Bon­vi­vant

The wealth gen­er­ated by the city’s phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal gi­ants sus­tains an in­or­di­nate num­ber of starred restau­rants. Among them is two-starred Bon­vi­vant (above), in a for­mer silk-rib­bon fac­tory.

Chef An­dreas Schür­mann of­fers tast­ing menus that change daily, and wine pair­ings show­case new Swiss wines. His dishes are at once ro­bust and re­fined: perch fil­lets with cu­cum­ber, sesame, ginger and co­rian­der, say, or a chicken salad spiked with pep­per­oni and risoni. Zwinger­strasse 10, bon-vi­vant.ch

Stucki

Though the in­te­ri­ors at twostar Stucki in the res­i­den­tial neigh­bour­hood of Bruder­holz are el­e­gant and muted, Ger­man-born chef Tanja Gran­dits keeps her menus ex­per­i­men­tal and on-trend. She turns out Ja­panese-in­flu­enced dishes in­spired by the sea­sons; king­fish with ver­bena oil, fen­nel and lime ponzu, per­haps, or veal with al­mond miso, egg­plant and shal­lot gra­nola. Bruder­holza­llee 42, tan­ja­grandits.ch/en

Volk­shaus Basel

This 1920s-in­spired brasserie and bar de­signed by lo­cal pow­er­house Her­zog & de Meu­ron is part of a for­mer work­ers’ hall that dates to the 14th cen­tury. Come for tra­di­tional fare – Wiener schnitzel, steak frites – and stay for the shows and events. A meal or drinks in the cob­bled and shaded beer gar­den is a chance to watch the volk – or folk – of Basel at play. Re­b­gasse 12-14, volk­shaus-basel.ch/en

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