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Hanse-Stube

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Altstadt-Nord
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Trankgasse 1 | 50667 Köln, 50667 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Brilliant!

Had a simple dinner that consist of a green peas soup, beef fillet with foie gras and a unique sangria laden dessert. However simple it was the food was just brilliant! Loved the way the steak was prepared! Well worth the visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Gary F
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had a simple dinner that consist of a green peas soup, beef fillet with foie gras and a unique sangria laden dessert. However simple it was the food was just brilliant! Loved the way the steak was prepared! Well worth the visit!

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Kaneohe Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You surely will find more than enough to sustain you through a day of sightseeing at this buffet. It was plentiful, delicious and artfully arranged. Staff is gracious and uniformly excellent.

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Parkland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Trankgasse 1 | 50667 Köln, 50667 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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