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Gilden im Zims

#71 of 1,793 Restaurants in Cologne
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Altstadt-Nord
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Heumarkt 77, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0221 - 168 66 110
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great venue, tasty Kölsch, bargain lunch specials

After many visits to Köln, this was my first visit to Zims on the Heumarkt. Most visits to the square are during Christmas time with the big, new Weinnachtmarkt is setup there. This visit was in summer and it was great to sit outside, sit Kölsch and watch people. We had not come there for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
David M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

After many visits to Köln, this was my first visit to Zims on the Heumarkt. Most visits to the square are during Christmas time with the big, new Weinnachtmarkt is setup there. This visit was in summer and it was great to sit outside, sit Kölsch and watch people. We had not come there for lunch, but it was lunchtime... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Is a nice place to get a traditional german plate. Place is cozy, but crowded. Service is ok, food is ok, the bright side is they have a menu listing every plate with the containing ingredients/allergies (you have yo ask for it to the waiter) 3 / 5

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very tasty food, typical german cuisine. Prices reasonable for the city center. The staff was friendly. Generally there was a very good atmosphere in the whole place. We ordered a 10L keg of beer for 75 euro so we can draft it by ourselves on the table, this was a very nice experience. However there are little differences in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We've just visited it. It was awesome. Delicious traditional german food, a big variety of drinks and dishes, friendly staff. Big portions and very good pretzels! Must visit

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were here on business trip and have experienced the worst service ever. The food was average and the staff did not make any effort to acommodate our international group.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great restaurant great ambiance fantastic servers. Had the pork knuckle one night it was perfect. Schnitzel with mushroom gravy the second night. I come to Köln often for work sometimes a couple times a month. Overall the food was fantastic but the servers were very welcoming something you don't always find in Köln. Will be coming back for sure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were able to secure a table in the corner, literally IN A CORNER, on a Saturday night with our dog. The wait staff was excellent, even offering water for the pooch despite that the restaurant was packed. Hubby had the pork knuckle, which is a favorite dish now that we've newly discovered it. Alas, it was dry, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great beer, delicious meal and very large portions! We visited this place twice during our short stay in Cologne. Really nice restaurant with good prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

everything perfect ! nice place in a ancient/modern style, very good quality Fishes well prepared, the QUARK STRUDEL IS FANTASTIC ! the staff is gently and funny, a friendly place with a long tradition of serious restaurant ! well done guys ! si mangia benissimo, ottima qualità, il locale è molto piacevole un elegante informale, staff simpatico alla mano ma... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Ate here on a Thursday evening. It was packed, inside and outside (they've a large outdoor eating area). I did like the atmosphere, sitting outside in front of a square, listening to the hustle and bustle of the area. But, that was about the only thing I liked. The beer (kölsch) was good. I like how they just keep brining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Heumarkt 77, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: 0221 - 168 66 110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?