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1 Trankgasse (Hotel Excelsior), Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
0221 270 34 02
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Ranked #8 of 1,722 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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dorset,uk
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I booked to eat in this restaurant with my wife on our first evening in Cologne on the 12th Dec at 9.00pm We had pre-ordered the Excelsior goose as a main from the menu earlier that day as it was recommended to do so on the menu due to cooking times etc. The restaurant was quite busy when we arrived,... More 

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Saratoga, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stayed at the hotel on December 12th and 13th but did not eat dinner at this restaurant. However we enjoyed two very, very good breakfasts here. The wait staff is excellent and friendly and it will gladly take your order for things like fresh cooked eggs, bacon and sausage. The buffet is complete with all sorts... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Starting with the positive. Great ambience with very attentive service and the best part of the meal itself was the excellent bread, unfortunately this was let down by the general quality of the food. We went for the wines menu which was several courses with accompanying wines. Regrettably in the main the food was disappointing, generally under seasoned and lacking... More 

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taipei
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235 reviews 235 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Didn't eat in the restaurant as I felt uncomfortable in my jeans, but there was no problem at all to serve me in their cozy little bar. Yesterday I had tagliolini on a white truffle velouté with 5 grams of shaved white Alba truffles. Was great theater---firstly a young waiter brought a dome with 4 truffles to the bar for... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

One of the best restaurant in town - n Im saying this as a local. Adore the atmosphere, (very) profesional service/staff which some could get it as too "cold" and the awesome menu. Its not too pricey if you care about the quality.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The ambience, food and service are elegant and discreet. Homemade treats were brought out between courses and the waiters knew what we needed before we did.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The steak out of this world, don't miss the Sea Bass as well. The best desert is the home made chocolate. I bought some to take it back with me. The staff are best in class. Friendly and classy. I will definitely go there again in my next visit to Cologne.

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Plano, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

First of all let me say that the food was innovative, well executed, and mostly delicious. For that reason I am giving it five stars, but I have had better overall experiences at other restaurants, mainly due to the service which I found to be a bit contrived (old school) and cold. For the older set this might still hold... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just had loup de mer with German Riesling and had outstanding experience! Fish was just great, service attentive, but not presumptuous and quite helpful. Great dinner experience. I'll come again and hope to return here with my wife.

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Norway
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you stay at eh Excelsior hotel Ernst, don't forget to try their restaurant, Hans Stube. Very good food, nice wine list and ok prices (for a gourmet restaurant).

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Additional Information about Hanse-Stube

Address: 1 Trankgasse (Hotel Excelsior), Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0221 270 34 02
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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