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Gilden im Zims

Heumarkt 77, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
0221 - 168 66 110
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Ranked #39 of 1,674 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
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148 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
Rating summary
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A great spot for a summer's evening of fine beer and food in the middle of downtown Cologne. Kölsch is the star of the show- it's the local beer brewed in and around Köln- very light, subtle and delicate. It is light in both body and appearance, its maltiness is subdued and its hoppiness is unobtrusive. Kölsch is always served... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I would echo the last couple of reviews, nice restaurant/pub on edge of Heumarkt. We chose to eat here on our first night in Cologne and returned again before the end of our trip. Would recommend their bratwurst sausage dish with fried potatoes, really yum! Although unless you have the biggest appetite ever go for the half pound version, the... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A real find right on the corner of the busy Heumarkt square. The food and drink at this place were so good we visited twice. Despite being in the tourist center the bill was the best value we had through the whole trip. Enjoy the outdoor seats during the good weather or go indoors and appreciate the fantastic building with... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is like a tardis! We sat outside, but when I ventured inside to the toilets I could see the place is vast, lots of different nooks and crannies. I imagine in winter it is a great place to eat in. Its really difficult to choose a restaurant in Cologne as they all look so good. I think our... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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136 reviews 136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great place for good German food and local Koelsch beer. We visited here for Sunday lunch. Having wandered Koeln, we had a good appetite. Gilden im Zims provided the solution. Whether you sit outside or go inside where there is a surprising number of rooms and floors. First comes the beer. Koelsch is served in small glasses from gravity feed... More

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Topsham, Maine
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stumbled across this place on our way back to the hotel from the Chocolate Museum. The food was good German food and my son said it was the best apple strudel he had all trip. The prices were a little higher than other similar places but not outrageous. The restaurant itself was very interesting with a lot of history.... More

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Manning, Iowa
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125 reviews 125 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

On a very hot afternoon this bar and restaurant proved to be above average both in serves and price. The outside appears to indicate a small interior but it isn't, quite the contrary. The tables are large enough to accommodate six to eight people without rearranging the room. The noon selection was ample and the serves was very fast.

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Regensburg, Deutschland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Large choice of specialities, medium quality food, prices are high but reasonable for the town centre. Friendly personnel

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Southern California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The roving band across the way, the really fun square this restaurant sits on (a lot of wine bars in the center) and laughter all around made this special. The food was pretty good. My wife had the deep fried pig's knuckle which we could have easily shared if I had wanted to. I started getting into German/Austrian soups so... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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104 reviews 104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is another good place to drink Kolsch beer. The atmosphere was good and the staff very friendly. Also serves food..

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