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Gilden im Zims

#48 of 1,748 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
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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
Good place to watch the world go by

Situated in the centre of town this is a great place to sit down and sample a Kölsch or two while watching the bustle on the square. The service was attentive and friendly and I was never without a drink. The menu is typically German and not overpriced. The sausage certainly hit the spot after a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Axel v
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Munich
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Medford, New Jersey
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148 reviews 148 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited for lunch on a Thursday afternoon and found outside seating that provides a nice view of the square. The service is slow and rude as my German cousin informed me was par for Cologne. I tried the Kolsch beer in the 0.2 liter glass which reminded me of a cheap American light beer. I enjoyed my dish of... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great service with a smile, excellent Kolsch, topped up as often as you want. Crispy pork knuckle was too much for one person, but delicious. On a second visit, the suckling pig was fantastic, but one serving comprises two smaller knuckles, which is still too much, unless you are starving. Overall, a wonder place for traditional German fare.

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Munich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Situated in the centre of town this is a great place to sit down and sample a Kölsch or two while watching the bustle on the square. The service was attentive and friendly and I was never without a drink. The menu is typically German and not overpriced. The sausage certainly hit the spot after a hard day of city-visiting!... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

However - better book the table in advance, this place is always crowded. The food is delicious and the restaurant itself very charming. Strongly recommend!

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

we ate dinner there last night. food is amazing. they were super busy full of locals which is always a great sign. remember to put your mat on the top of glass when you don't want another drink. There is no rush in this place. it's just calm and chilled. took about half an hour to order and 45 minutes... More 

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east london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

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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41 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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72 helpful votes 72 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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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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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: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
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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