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Hanse-Stube

#10 of 1,777 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Altstadt-Nord
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1 Trankgasse (Hotel Excelsior), Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2703402
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food and Service

Recently had dinner while staying at the Excelsior Ernst Hotel. The service was outstanding and the food was exquisite. After a 15 day trip around Europe I will say it was the best meal and service we had during the entire trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Sean D
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Parkland, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Parkland, Florida
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Recently had dinner while staying at the Excelsior Ernst Hotel. The service was outstanding and the food was exquisite. After a 15 day trip around Europe I will say it was the best meal and service we had during the entire trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were left disappointed and underwhelmed after our experience of dining at Hanse-Stube. We had the tasting menu which provided lackluster dishes which were lacking flavour and anything memorable. With the prices that Hanse-Stube charge for their dishes, one would expect that the quality and calibre would be of an equal par to that of a Michelin Star restaurant (as... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We had the set 3 course vegetarian dinner and loved it. The dining room is very formal, but service was not remotely stuffy. As well as the 3 courses, we had an amuse, a fruit sorbet and petit fours. The bread was exceptionally good - with a choice of 5 butters. We were offered more bread and the second basket... More 

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Liverpool, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a very good restaurant. Both the food and the service was excellent. It is not inexpensive but is still value for money. I shall definitely return on my next trip to Cologne.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It's been a while since I've been treated to a world-class dining experience at L'Auberge Chez Francois in Great Falls. I reset the clock recently at Hanse-Stube, nestled deep inside Koln's Excelsior Hotel. The menu was filled with haute cuisine offerings, ranging from veal and pork to seafood and, of course, the seasonal favorite, asparagus. We passed on the prix... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We decided to try Hanse-Stube based on reviews we read on Trip Advisor. Our experience lasted 3.5 hours due to our ordering the 5 course asparagus tasting menu with wine pairings. The staff - very professional and welcoming. The cuisine - I'm not going to spoil the surprise, but easily one of the best meals we've experienced. (Top 3) If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We lunched at Hanse-Stube and enjoyed ourelves. The dining area has a old club feel with older, practiced servers who had clearly seen it all. The food was quite good German, and the portions were large so be warned. We spent a good 3 hours and I recomend taking that time to enjoy the meal.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have eaten in here many times over the years and am never disappointed. Everything is classic from the decor, to the menu and the service. Based inside the beautiful Excelsior hotel it is like stepping back in time to another era. The food is always good and the wine list is excellent. It is a good place for business... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The restaurant is located in the Excelsior restaurant close to the Dom downtown Cologne. The restaurant has a classical interior, this is a restaurant in a 5 star hotel with a long history. The food is of a very good quality, service is very well. Value for money is ok. The place is worth a visit, especially for business reasons... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A really beautiful restaurant with very friendly and helpful staff, unfortunately the inconsistency drives me crazy. They were advertising Black Truffles on their website, the first of the season so you can I imagine my disappointment to be told "we don't have any", and that it will be another 2 days to get some----is this a 5 star hotel? The... More 

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Additional Information about Hanse-Stube

Address: 1 Trankgasse (Hotel Excelsior), Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 221 2703402
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: French, German

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Trankgasse (Hotel Excelsior), Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 2703402

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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