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Gilden im Zims

#63 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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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
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I can't say the wine was amazing it wasn't. German Savvy. Snitzel was fine but they charged for the sauce for the chips !. Whilst one had been out in East Germany where the food was indeed better, this was more mass catered and didn't have the quality. But then one suspects that most places will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The place is our worst dining experience during our 3-week stay in Europe. We went to eat at the restaurant on our last day in Koln 2 weeks ago and we arrived during lunch time around 11.45 am, place was crowded but there were still half a dozen empty tables. Ordered their pork knuckle and some sausages and waited until... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I can't say the wine was amazing it wasn't. German Savvy. Snitzel was fine but they charged for the sauce for the chips !. Whilst one had been out in East Germany where the food was indeed better, this was more mass catered and didn't have the quality. But then one suspects that most places will be like this in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My local German friend took me there for dinner and ordered us many traditional German dishes and I loved all of them. The restaurant is really big inside and crowded, which explains why the service was a little slow but overall I had a really good time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We walked thru many of the streets near the river .There were many bars and open air cafes ,it was hard to choose one to have lunch. Near a larger old market place we observed happy patrons in an open café that looked good to us. I wanted to taste the local beers and ordered a Gilden Kolech which was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have just been there. At the beginning the waitress was not very kind. When we received our good the waitress spill the sauce that came with the sausage over my friends pants. All they offered were two beer. We were four people. Usually you say the sausage is on us. I did not start a discussion, but that should... More 

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Additional Information about Gilden im Zims

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

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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: Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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