The Helvti Diner concept is clearly inspired by the American model, but there’s one key difference – our quality standards are uncompromising. Every ingredient that finds its way into our meals is either prepared to our own recipe, refined, or carefully checked by our chefs. We know all our suppliers personally and regularly go on-site to inspect their production processes for ourselves.
Needless to say, there is a price for this approach. Because we only use and create high-quality products, the price structure cannot be compared with that of a snack restaurant. Not all hamburgers are created equal! Especially not when all of our meat comes from a small outfit – that means pure beef without binding agents, and the most careful preparation processes.
Yes, our products are fatty and sometimes high in calories. But they’re healthy! We believe it’s better – and healthier – to enjoy high-quality products and light exercise now and then than consume a monotonous, low-fibre diet devoid of pleasure.
When it comes to design we aimed for our own twist on the American model. The classic diner elements mix with contemporary design objects to create a comfortable, modern atmosphere which invites lingering. And there is great attention to detail in the design – classic booths with matching wooden frames, individually designed benches, a lighting composition with designer light fittings as well as a metal front studded with rivets that separates the kitchen from the restaurant.
Hotel Restaurant Helvetia – the name says it all. In one of the finest buildings in the heart of inner city Zurich, we practice hospitality, Swiss style. In our restaurant we offer the authentic, market-fresh Swiss cuisine with a hint of the Mediterranean that has earned us 15 Gault-Millau points. We would be happy to serve you on our idyllic summer terrace or in our legendary traditional bar on the ground floor. The boutique hotel, with its fourteen stylishly decorated rooms and two luxurious business apartments, is a true jewel in the Zurich hotel landscape, in a solitaire setting that sets it apart from the competition.
Hotel Restaurant Helvetia
Phone: 044 297 99 99
Volkshaus Basel is located on Rebgasse right in the heart of Kleinbasel and was exclusively designed by the renowned architects Herzog and de Meuron. It houses a bar, brasserie, beer garden and three generously sized, flexible halls (for concerts, banquets, and public and private events of all types).
The brasserie in the new Volkshaus Basel combines classic brasserie elements with special design accents and will delight anyone who enjoys the cosy, convivial atmosphere of a beer hall. The link between tradition and modernity also defines the menu by chef Benjamin Mohr, who, together with Françoise Wicki, bridges the gap between down to earth and out of this world. From a simple lunch menu to filet de boeuf, or our oyster weeks, the brasserie leaves no culinary desire unfulfilled.
The day begins early in the Herzog & de Meuron-designed bar, where fine meals and snacks are available all through the day. As evening falls a classic bar atmosphere takes over, with music and a wide range of cocktails prepared personally for you by our chef de bar. In short – a lively meeting place for any time of day, no matter what the occasion.
With three large halls as well as the outdoor beer garden area, the Volkshaus Basel banqueting service can accommodate the most varied customer requests, with a first-class range of gastronomical treats. From small events to gala dinners for up to 700 guests – anything is possible in Volkshaus Basel!
Meetings and Events: 061 690 93 00
Brasserie reservations: 061 690 93 10