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Gilden im Zims

#58 of 1,790 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 - 3:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 99
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    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food and bbrewhouse were good - service not so.

As above, the food was good when it eventually arrived. Went here about an hour and 20 mins before we needed to leave for our flight. Ordered some beer and decided on what to eat. After about 50 mins our food eventually arrived. As said the food was good but it was all a bit rushed and we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
hammer_lad
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east london
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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east london
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103 reviews 103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

As above, the food was good when it eventually arrived. Went here about an hour and 20 mins before we needed to leave for our flight. Ordered some beer and decided on what to eat. After about 50 mins our food eventually arrived. As said the food was good but it was all a bit rushed and we had to... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Food was brilliant and service was great. Pork knuckle bigger than my fist and the half pound bratwurst are delicious! Really nice building and great kolsch. We book ahead on open table but even if you had to wait abit for a table I'd say its worth it without a doubt

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Osaka, Japan
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Ended up here by chance after a long walk. Not many people in there during lunch. Inside is actually quite modern looking in contrast with the traditional exterior and it's absolutely cavernous inside with more rooms downstairs. The food was as expected in Germany - huge and filling. Beer was also as everywhere else in Koln...cold, refreshing Kolsch straight from... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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