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Gilden im Zims

#50 of 1,778 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
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Most recent review
Decent pub grub

I was in Cologne attending a conference. A large group of us went to this pub/brew-house. Once inside i was amazed at the size of the place. It was busy and the atmosphere was good. The beer came quickly and regularly though a colleague struggled to get a diet coke. The menu was very typical of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Simon M
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I was in Cologne attending a conference. A large group of us went to this pub/brew-house. Once inside i was amazed at the size of the place. It was busy and the atmosphere was good. The beer came quickly and regularly though a colleague struggled to get a diet coke. The menu was very typical of this style of place.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Was about to go to this establishment with other family members. We were stopped by a man outside with a pedestal and a book who told us in very abrupt broken English that we were unable to go in. I asked in my broken German if there was a waiting list to which he said there was an hour wait.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Made the reservation on Germany's OpenTable for seven of us. came in on time. Got seated. Ordered beers and appetizers. Got all quickly. Then nothing... No more beers. Complained to manager. Got a free beer. And then nothing. After 1.5 hours of waiting for our food and not receiving anything we left. We paid. They gave us a discount but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I visited with two friends and we all enjoyed our meals. One friend is a vegetarian and she appreciated the range of dishes she could choose from. I went for the schnitzel which was excellent and the staff were very friendly. I noticed they are also quite kid friendly, I saw our waitress bring colouring pages to a girl at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Whilst looking for somewhere authentically German to eat we came across the Gilden im Zims on Trip Advisor. We arrived at 6.45pm on Saturday night and the restaurant was already extremely busy. Luckily as we were just the 2 of us they were able to squeeze us in. I had the Pork Knuckle which was enormous whilst my girlfriend had... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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255 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Atmosphere here is excellent. Charming on the smaller side. Expect it to be crowded. The food is hearty German dishes, served with one of the local Kölsch, in 0.2 l (slightly less than a cup for those who are metric impaired) glasses. The small glasses ensure you always have fresh beer. Now at this place the Kölsch is not... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Stopped here for dinner before watching FC Koln, as did several other football supporters. This is more of a traditional beer house rather than a restaurant, but it is all the better for that. The atmosphere was great, the service very good, & the food was good hearty German fare. We all chose the trademark Bratwurst. Only the 250g, not... More 

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Hautes Pyrenees
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Not really a restaurant, a beer house with a good choice of mainly local dishes, hearty fare. I first ate here in June last year with my wife, revisited in January with a business colleague from the US - wanting to show him a local hostelry that was fairly typical and not apparently touristy. The house was crowded as before,... More 

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Antony, France
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Do not expect a huge menu with a lot of various dishes. It is a typical German restaurant with sausages, potatoes and biers. Nevertheless I really advise as the spirit is excellent and people are nice.

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Wuppertal, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We rented a room in this brewery for our company annual dinner (~50 people). Nice and cosy ambiente, very traditional. The tables were a bit tightly packed, but it wasn't impossible to move around. The Kölsch beer was the drink of choice (light and fairly tasteless, but don't tell the locals!!!), but luckily for me you could also order a... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?