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“Good Food & Grog!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brauhaus Em Kolsche Boor

Brauhaus Em Kolsche Boor
Eigelstein 121, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49(0)221 135227
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Ranked #292 of 1,723 Restaurants in Cologne
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
New York City, New York
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Good Food & Grog!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Wonderful Brauhaus! If I had a complaint it was that I wasn't able to get a table outside. The food was hearty and plentiful. The beer was cold and there was a decent selection. I was very happy with the service and the setting. It's just off the platz with all the restaurants. Worth the slight detour.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“good basic gasthaus food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Interesting gasthaus with better than average 'pub' food. Service good, quantities good and a very comfortable place to hang about in while gathering your thoughts and planning your Koln visit

Visited January 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Really different...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Guidebooks to Cologne recommend a visit to a ‘brauhaus’ as a must. And rightly so – quite unlike anything in Britain, they epitomise the search for difference that is one of the rewards of travel.

We opted for Brauhaus Em Kolsche Boor (‘boor’ a dialect word for ‘farmer’, we were told), a big, jolly, bustling, sociable place serving huge plates of food and tiny 20cl glasses of strong Gaffel beer. The food is heavy on meat (literally) – my pork knuckle was rather daunting! This was not a place of vegetarian delight, though the one in our party found an answer in chips, salad and smoked salmon. The servings of beer may be tiny, but they are replaced continually by waiters swinging trays of foaming glasses – your consumption is marked on a beermat that you put on the top of your glass when you have had enough.

Whether you would want to go to a brauhaus more than once in a long weekend is debatable, but it certainly felt like an authentic experience of Cologne, like visiting the Dom, watching the barges on the Rhine and eating wurst at the Christmas markets. If you do decide to go to one, you would be well advised to book a table advance.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Away from the centre, but excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Visited on my last night in Cologne and wish I'd found it earlier! Excellent German food in a beer-hall environment. Friendly staff. English menu. Busy - seemed very popular with locals which is always a good sign. Only restaurant that accepted credit cards.

Head away from the centre of town and you can find some gems ...!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oberoesterreich
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“Great atmosphere, good food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

A very cosy and comfortable brauhaus, with good food served in large portions by pleasant staff. Felt like a regular after 3 nights!

Visited December 2012
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