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Agrippinawerft 30, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
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Ranked #334 of 1,605 restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
Description: The Vintage is a restaurant, wine shop, cookery school, delicatessen and catering service all rolled into one and lays absolute importance on everything - quality, service, ambience, attentiveness, authenticity, relaxation, respect and friendliness. Upholding tradition in a modern setting, the finest produce, mostly from excellent local cottage industries, are used according to season and always interpreted anew for the times. Here, the Vintage recognises Germany as a land where the finer things are appreciated and sees Cologne as a city of connoisseurs. However, it also knows that even the finer things can be wonderfully inspired by the sensuous Mediterranean, or treasured classic and innovative wine regions of the new or old world. There are more than 25 wines available by the glass and these also vary every week.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cologne, Germany
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Nicey located at the riverside we decided to try this restaurant. We had made a reservation in advance, however when we arrived the waiter had no idea where to put us. The restaurant was full and only very few staff was actually serving. Thus, it took ages to order food, to get our meal, to pay etc. The wine which... More

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Cologne, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

of wine and food. Wonderful view over the Rhine a place to go at any time of the year, but definitely a place to be in summer. Great terrace.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Very good food, excellent wines recommendation not just French and Italian ,very good extra virgin olive oils and skilled service. We had dinner with friends from Lebanon & Kuwait and it was superb. Wonderful white wine from Rias Baixas , Spain and evoo from Tarragona and Sicily. We had their degustation menu, fantastic! Will come back. High end place. Carlos,... More

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Co Kildare
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102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We visited here on 3rd November last year as a group of 6 for a special birthday and it certainly left us with a special memory. We opted for the surprise menu and it was wonderful. We had 2 younger diners with us and they agreed that the food was exceptional. We had everything from prawns to lamb and the... More

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Cologne, Germany
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

It is a good sophisticated cuisine, they have a surprise menu where you may take the risk . The dishes are tasty and nicely decorated,. You may chose the option with a glass of different wines for each course. The restaurant is located in the over front and parking is easy

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I usually go to cologne for business and the tipical dinner is knuckle and beer. then finally I discovered vintage. this restaurant looks like a bistro with a minimalist and warms atmosphere at the same time. Food is beautiful. Duck is excellent and last but not least they have an amazing wine chart

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Kiev, Ukraine
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I visited on a corporate event. The food was excellent: we had salmon salad, shrimps + ravioli, deer meat. All of it was as close to perfect as I experienced until now. The view is fair, while the restaurant is some 2-3 km removed from the old town. Can't evaluate the prices as everything was pre-ordered.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Took an age for the wine menu to come to us. Some 40 minutes after arrival we were eventually told they didn't have the bottle we were after. In the meantime, as our German wasn't too great, we enquired what the couple next to us were eating. The waiter then proceeded to insist that they'd misunderstood the dishes, eventually causing... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We took the "surprise" three course menu @ 42 euro .... it was wonderful .... we've spent half as much again and not had such good food ..... highly recommended .... lovely Rhine views great wine A1

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The slower the service the more wine you drink, so perhaps the very long lunch was a ploy to sell more wine. Wine, food and atmosphere are good, couldn't comment on the puddings as we gave up waiting. Oh and table next to us sent their main course back as it was cold, is the food being re-heated or freshly... More

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