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Hanse-Stube

#12 of 1,746 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Food, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Exceptional! Perfect for a romantic evening out...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
erussell2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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taipei
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272 reviews 272 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
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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Ankara, Turkey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Both the service and the steak there was one of the best ones i had ever experienced. This place must be rewarded with Michelin Star

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St. John's, NL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This restaurant is absolutely beautiful. We had the traditional goose dinner and it was delicious. Service was excellent.

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dorset,uk
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

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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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: Entertaining clients, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?