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Basilicum

Am Weidenbach 33, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Süd)
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Ranked #29 of 1,608 restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $32
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Süd
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Hertfordshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

One will not be able to find much better than this. Homemade food at its' very best. Service impeccable. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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Cologne, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Venue: easy to find & about 15 mins walking from city centre. Also it's just a couple of mins walk from Postrasse ubahn station, but think not so far from some other lines as well. The style inside, is a bit like a cafe, but this should not put you off. Food: We had a very enjoyable meal here. We... More

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Cologne
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174 reviews 174 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We'd been planning to try Basilicum for a long time and were happy to have gotten a reservation at short notice on a Friday evening. We had the choice of three tables for two in the small restaurant - two of which at the window were sandwiched between other tables with barely enough room to move. We chose the table... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a great dinner at Basilicum this saturday evening. We choose the 3 course surprise menu (we never eat a lot, and after dinner we went tango dancing). It was very good. This was a great way to start our mini-honeymoon, and a good alternative for the expensive star restaurant in our hotel (Wasserturm).

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Milton Keynes
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My wife and I were in Koln for the evening and visited Basilicum off the back of some good reviews on this site but in the end we both felt a little disappointed with the experience. Firstly the restaurant. It's a little outside the main tourist area although just a short taxi journey or tram ride away. The restaurant is... More

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Brussels
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Very friendly service, nice Kitchen and dishes full of flavour.

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

From the first step into this intimate dining experience, you are preparing yourself for a foodie experience. Unpretentious is the key watchword. It's pared down French with a creative German twist that focuses on fresh, in season foods and dishes. I had arranged for a company dinner at the restaurant and wanted to sample the food beforehand. I worked with... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I had the 'surprise' menu and let the waitress pick the wine. The meal was very good and the wine brilliant, especially the white (Blauer Sylvaner). The restaurant is bright with a relaxed feel and friendly staff making for comfortable dining. I strongly recommend a visit.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We liked our dinner at Basilicum. Food is good quality but not so creative in my eyes, except an excellent ice crem with curry we had for desert. Prices are in the range of 50€ per person for full meal. Service was slow, but this seems to be an standard on restaurants in Germany. The surprise menu looks promising but... More

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Cologne, Germany
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I have been to Basilicum twice in the past couple of months and both times was completely satisfied. The food was different, excellent, and interesting. I would like to try the surprise menu because I can't imagine anything coming out of the kitchen not on target. The staff is friendly and atmosphere cozy and attractive. It will be my go... More

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