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“Good place for family and friends” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gilden im Zims

Gilden im Zims
Heumarkt 77, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
0221 - 168 66 110
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Ranked #55 of 1,797 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
Bend, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good place for family and friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Stopped in with my family of five on a busy Saturday afternoon. Were seated right away in a nice corner table. Menu was in both German and English, very helpful. It also has little historical stories of local people for quick and fun reading. Food was good, prices were reasonable and our service was friendly. Over all a very nice experience and would not hesitate to go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Russia-Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good German food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our friend who lives in Cologne recommended us this restaurant and it was really great! We were 7 persons and everyone chose different dish. All were satisfied, food was very good! Food service was fast but it took long time to wait sausages for my child (the the simplest among the food we ordered). I think they just forgot about them but they pretended they remember about ordering)). Anyway the waiters were kind and friendly. Highly recommend.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South East England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“When in Cologne...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

If you want a taste of German traditional food then this is the place. Great venue for large groups, so if in town for an event at the nearby exhibition hall I'd recommend it for winding down and enjoying a beer. Food service was slow unlike the beer service which was fast. Food is big, as in "man v food" sized portions. Enjoy. When in Cologne, it's got to be done.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Leuven, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Tipp by Lars”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very good restaurant, kind personnal and food is good.
Only thing is they expect a big tip. The boy Lars was very friendly, and despite that we took a big meal and a good bottle of wine, we did not get a goodbye from my friend Lars because he expected a big tipp.
To the manager : please tell him or get him out with such an attidude.
Despite the fact that food was good, I will never sett food in that cafe.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kesgrave
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Mind the tip”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

A good meal totally ruined by the waiter demanding to know how much tip you will give before he even brings the bill when you wish to pay by credit card. Service included in price but still expect you to add a big tip on top. Will never set foot in the place again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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