Imagine yourself sitting in a tap room at East Burnside Street in Portland. You are enjoying a juicy West Coast IPA or dining at a typical Nordic style restaurant in the Meat District in Copenhagen. Imagine eating a beautifully balanced, colorful, salty, sour, fruity, comforting and playful Pasta Puttanesca. Fresh strawberries from Basel’s countryside is definitely what you crave afterwards, while listening to “Home is wherever I’m with you” in the background. Your bag is placed right next to you on the comfy bench sofa. – Yup, that is you at Matt & Elly! On one of the 100 seats at the kitchen and garden or the 30 seats at the bar and brewery, you are the star! In a typical Swiss manner, we won’t ever ask you for an autograph, instead we treat you like everyone else; charming with a smile


Great beer, wonderful story, brilliant design! Be sure to go and enjoy.

Regula Hefti, BVB

Matt & Elly Brewery & Kitchen, a newly opened hot spot in Kleinbasel with seasonal beer and food menus.

Clara Tuma, The New York Times

I can’t list all the reasons why you MUST spend an evening at Matt & Elly, so just three:
1. The Rock-Away beer (there’s nothing better)
2. The crispy duck (was part of the Menu Surpise)
3. The cool urban atmosphere (in a not so well-known corner of Basel)
Definitely try it out! Thank you for the hospitality.

Nico F, Tripadvisor

Wonderful bar to try out interesting beers from their own brewery. The selection ranges from sour beer to high-proof and extremely tasty bock beer. This is also constantly refreshed with new creations from the master brewers. A place for craft beer lovers and for those destined to enjoy great beers in a friendly atmosphere.

Tom Jung, via Google

Great restaurant. Everything is really right! Beer – brewed in-house – great dishes and warm service. Me and my wife rarely go out. But if so!!!

Renato Salvi, via Google

I wish you a great time!

Mirco B., via Untappd

Multicultural Cuisine Globally inspired, locally produced: Jarin Huber and Denise Furter fell in love while traveling and offer seasonal dishes from all over the world in their restaurant. Beer lovers can look forward to beers brewed in-house.

Jessica Prinz, Céline Geneviève Sallustio, annabelle

During our visit to Matt & Elly we discovered that it is still possible as a restaurant to create a concept that doesn’t yet exist in the city. There are many individual ingredients on the menu that we have often seen on a menu. But the way the chefs combined the dish was new to us. Chef Martin Reich cooks with local products, which we particularly like.

Ambience cozy, spacious, modern, inviting. Home-brewed, incredibly good beer, which we tasted, top-notch gastronomy, a manageable menu with great dishes, the food we ordered was a concert for the tongue, top-notch warm service. We will be back.

Chiara, via Google

A truly impressive story that leads to a happy ending through passion, attention to detail and a great desire for new discoveries – keep it up

Eldar Hernandez , via Facebook


Jarin's wish to become a chef manifested itself at an early age. It eventually led him to his cooking apprenticeship at restaurant Gundeldingerhof, an elegant restaurant with an honest, rustic bistro cuisine with a strong focus on flavors the products had to offer. Loving the art of combining flavors, brought Jarin afterwards to the art of making cocktails. He started a new career as a barkeeper and found his way back to cooking in 2017 in some of the best kitchens Basel has to offer. It only made sense, to eventually open up his own restaurant in the city he knows so well!

What’s your job title?

When we opened Matt & Elly it was officially Co-Owner and Restaurantmanager in reality it’s become Executive Chef, Head Brewer, Janitor, Handyman and Co- Manager. The only thing that’s remained the same is co-owner.

Who inspires you?

Anthony Bourdain for his philosophical grasp on social issues and the ability for self reflection. On a professional level David Chang, Rebecca Clopath, Elif Oskan.

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?

I can Macgyver a lot around the house and in the restaurant. Electrical, plumbing, gardening. You name it I try and fix it without hurting myself.

What’s your favorite holiday?

Swiss National Holiday

Which historical figure would you most like to meet?

Nelson Mandela


At the sweet age of 16, he was already very clear on what he wanted in life; to be a chef! Danny was inspired by his grandma who used to rock different kitchens in the North of Germany. His cooking path began in Hamburg and became only one of many destinations in his career. An open position as a chef de partie at the fine-dining restaurant Hirschen in Erlinsbach eventually brought him to Switzerland. Followed by his first chef position at the hotspot restaurant Schiff in Rheinfelden, he was looking for a new challenge in the big city - Matt & Elly!:)

What was your first paid job?

Internship as a painter in a car garage

What is the most beautiful place you have traveled to?


Are you a sports fan? Which is your favorite team?

I am a sports fan; St. Pauli soccer.

What motivates you at work?

To outdo myself

What is your idea of a perfect day?

No matter what happens, to fall asleep with a smile afterwards.


At the age of 8, Dao moved with her family from Thailand to Switzerland. While learning a new language and about a new culture, she was already thinking of her future and what dreams she wanted to pursue. She knew as a teenager, she had to work with her hands rather than studying and sitting still. Being a hairdresser fascinated her, but when she worked for the first time at a kitchen, she knew right away that this was it! She started her cooking apprenticeship in … as one of the very few women in the kitchen. Her connection to our sous chef, Danny, eventually brought her to Matt & Elly.

Do you have any mentors in your professional life?

I don't really have a mentor, I'm very open to everything and let myself be inspired.

What’s the most exciting part of your job?

Trying out something new and developing myself further.

Are you a coffee or tea person?

I love coffee.

How would your friends describe you?

Generous, helpful, reliable, loving.

Do you like roller coasters?

No, I don't like roller coasters.


Growing up in a rustic lodge in the beautiful mountains of Chile, Nico got into hospitality very naturally. Taking his family's lodge guests on canoe trips through the wilderness and hunting down the best fish the area had to offer was part of his everyday life. His passion for cooking fresh ingredients by family recipes came naturally to him, though he still decided to trade his ‘guacho’ lifestyle to a life in the city to study architecture. In 2018 he took a big step to quit his career and instead follow his true passion - cooking and his German wife!:) She was the one to lead him in 2021 to our kitchen at Matt & Elly.

What sort of duties do you have at work?

Prepping for the service and then cooking during it.

Where did you work before this position?

At my brothers restaurant, Sennhütte in Zürich oberland

What’s your most-used productivity hack?

I ask Jarin if he has a better way to do it!

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

For sure a night owl. I’m useless in the morning, unless it's for climbing or skiing!

What’s your favorite season?

Winter for sure, I was probably a vampire in my past life.


At the young age of 13, Erato already knew she wanted to become an archeologist. She started studying Archeology with a focus on metal in 2011. Her passion for her studies and her love for traveling have brought her multiple times to the Near East, which has since become one of her favorite destinations. Love brought her in 2022 from her hometown in Greece to Basel and her passion for storytelling to Matt & Elly!

What’s your most-used productivity hack?

Doing everything at once!

Can you speak more than one language?

Yes, French, Greek, English

Do you have any phobias?

Not to be creative, snakes

What’s one thing you’re really good at?

Persuading, cleaning the toilets

What’s the best place you’ve traveled to?



The picturesque Lucerne, in the very heart of Switzerland, is where Roger grew up. His career wish brought him to the city of pharma and chemicals, where he started his apprenticeship as a chemical technician. Not long until mixing chemicals brought him to his passion, he has followed until recently: Mixology. In 2015 he opened up the famous Angels` Share on Feldbergstrasse and mixed some of the best cocktails Switzerland has to offer. His love for sustainable, home cooked food and the art of serving it as well as his desire to learn a new craft brought him 2022 to Matt & Elly. Did we mention, he just got the certificate as a wine sommelier?!

What’s something you’re proud of?

That I had the courage to quit my secure job in pharma and find my calling in gastronomy.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, Ruby our French bulldog.

What’s your biggest fear?

Permanently losing my sense of taste/smell. The fear was quite real during Covid.

What kind of music do you like?

Lots of different things: blues, rock, funk, electro, sometimes hip hop. The main thing is something dramatic or dark.

What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?

A good supply of Matt&Elly NEIPA, Ruby my French bulldog and a good book (The Dark Tower by Stephen King)


Growing up in Taiwan, Chin-Cheng had her first experience in gastronomy as a 15-year old while working in a Italian style restaurant. Her Swiss husband is the reason Chin-Cheng decided to move to Switzerland. Entering Basel during lockdown times, Chin-Cheng approached our team at Matt & Elly with the wish to connect with likeminded people while eventually making some money. And here we are now - working and bonding with each other since two years!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Getting around in Basel with my fancy e-bike.

What’s one thing you’re really good at?

Stacking the dishwasher with the most glasses in!

What is your favorite animal?

Hedwig from Harry Potter.

Are you able to keep a secret?

Officially, yes.:)

What’s your favorite food?

Hot Pot (not fondue chinoise)


Looking back at how Denise was brought up, it made total sense, her passion lies in hospitality. Her great grandma ran a traditional restaurant in the Swiss Alps, where her grandma used to help run the kitchen until she had a family of her own. Restaurant stops were always planned on every trip, during every hike. Inspired by her family’s heritage, Denise started her business and administrative apprenticeship in a 4 * hotel close to her hometown in Switzerland at the age of 16 and has stayed loyal to the industry since also while working abroad. When she knew, Jarin and she would start their own business, she started working at a marketing agency and in sales to gain further knowledge and with that support a successful launch of Matt & Elly.

What sort of duties do you have at work?

Everything and anything. Always with a smile.

Do you like traveling?

I LOVE IT! It gives me the opportunity to try all sorts of new foods and flavours too.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Both. I have too much to do 😉

If you could play an instrument, what would it be?


Do you have any vacations planned?

I plan to spend christmas on my sofa. With my feet up.

Opening hours

Matt & Elly is open regularly during Easter and therefore open on Holy Thursday, 28 March, Good Friday, 29. March and Easter Saturday, 30 March 2024.

Tue 12 – 13:30 | 16:30 – Midnight
Wed 12 – 13:30 | 16:30 – Midnight
Thu 12 – 13:30 | 16:30 – Midnight
Fri 12 – 13:30 | 16:30 – Midnight
Sat 16:30 – Midnight
So closed
Mo closed


Lunch 12 – 13:30 | Dinner 18:30 – 21:30 | Tapas until 22.00

Find Matt & Elly here

Parking and public transit

You can park your car as well in the evening at the mall parking, Bâleo. It is accessible from Signalstrasse 21.
You can enter during the mall opening hours and leave it until 1 am.

If you use the public transit, you can get off at the bus stop,Erlenmatt‘. It is at our door step!

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