Eating Out: Alsace, Basel and Baden

14 thoughts on “Eating Out: Alsace, Basel and Baden”

  1. Hi Sue – very happy to find your blog! It looks great. My husband and I come from Melbourne in Australia and are staying in Freiburg for a few weeks. We love good food and are looking forward to trying some of your suggestions. If you have a moment, are there any that you recommend for lunch that we could get to by train or other public transport? We are happy with no frills up to high end, so long as they know what they’re doing and care about the food. Many thanks

    1. Hi Helen – welcome to Freiburg/the Regio! Be sure to ask about the Konus Karte from your hotel or from the Tourist Office – it gives visitors free access to all public transport in Baden, so you can get around to loads of places from Freiburg. In Freiburg itself, try the Wolfshohle, where chef Sascha Weiss is reputed to be doing good things – he moved here recently from Bad Krozingen, and I haven’t been to the new place but he’s a terrific cook and very original. Don’t miss the Kaiserstuhl region (west of Freiburg), great wines, lovely restaurants – top is Schwarzer Adler in Vogtsburg, and their Rebstock also delightful and less pricey. The Restaurant Kaiserstuhl in Niederrotweil is small, cosy, simple and authentic and the Holzofele in Ihringen is fun and creative (1 Michelin bib for good food at sensible prices). In Staufen, try the Kreuz-Post, and in (or close to) Efringen-Kirchen, the Traube in Blansingen is superb (1 Michelin star, I think). Have a look in the Articles section, Germany, of my site too for more tips and travel articles on Baden – enjoy!

  2. Hi Sue Fabulous reviews, La Cave was amazing, The food was prepared to perfection and the wines we had were beautiful Alsace whites. We will go there again today. The waiter who served us was great, he was having a good day, but I can see that it really could depend if he likes who is serving or not.

    Yesterday we tried Restaurant Studerhof, The food was awful. but the view was great:)

    Thanks for the good tips I only wish we had more time to try some of the other places.

    1. Great feedback on your feeding! Good that you struck lucky with the waiter at La Cave and sorry the food was ‘awful’ (what did you have?) at the Studerhof but enjoyed the view – terrific in summer, on the terrace. Keep on testing (and reporting), Sue

  3. Love your reviews and can’t wait to try some in Riquewihr and Colmar when we visit in December, thank you for sharing.

    1. December is a great time to visit, with all the Christmas markets open…enjoy! And look out also for the January issue of Decanter magazine ( which is available from early December – I’ve got a Food & Wine Lover’s Guide in that issue, with new addresses hot off the press.

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