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Am Weidenbach 33, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 323555
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Surprise!

We had a fabulous time at Basilicum, this wasn't a surprise, but our meal was! We ordered the 5 course surprise menu and were delighted with all the wonderful offerings. We made the mistake of having them pair a glass of wine with each course, next time we'll split one between myself and my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2014
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Cologne, Germany
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Cologne, Germany
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had a fabulous time at Basilicum, this wasn't a surprise, but our meal was! We ordered the 5 course surprise menu and were delighted with all the wonderful offerings. We made the mistake of having them pair a glass of wine with each course, next time we'll split one between myself and my husband with each round maybe, because... More 

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Lyon, France
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Despite the mixed reviews we gave it try and were truly impressed by the quality of the food and the friendliness of the service. Presentation of the food was like pictures, the quantity just right to be able to enjoy three courses without being bloated. We tried the prawn with wasabi cream as well as the cauliflower panna cotta as... More 

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Hertfordshire
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Basilicum

Address: Am Weidenbach 33, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 221 323555
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 to 32
Cuisine: German, Mediterranean, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Am Weidenbach 33, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
  • Phone Number: +49 221 323555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 to 32
  • Cuisine: German, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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