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#193 of 1,909 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Mediterranean, European, Central European
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Am Weidenbach 33, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 323555
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

this is one of the pricier restaurants in town but they do a preset menu with a bottle of wine for €75 for two ppl this turns out to be a definite win the food is great and the price to quality ratio is perfect in general reservation is needed and off the menu prices are quite expensive they have... More 

Thank sarahwsalem
Javea, Spain
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Again and Again! Never disappointed always fantastic. Great Atmosphere, friendly service and absolut amazing food. Go for the surprise menu !!!

Thank DirkW645
Noosa, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

I was planning my 40th birthday dinner somewhere in Cologne as close to my parents - and having lived in Notting Hill for years and having well travelled friends I was looking for something that could stand up to the great restaurant scene in London in terms of food, atmosphere and would't feel provincial. What can I say - we... More 

Thank Anne S
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

Three of us had dinner in 'Basilikum' last night and enjoyed it immensely. Glad we had reserved a table the night before as the place was full - even on the night before New Years Eve. The menu is rather small, but everything on it sounds very tempting: fish, meat, vegetarian - something there for everyone. We had three different... More 

Thank Barbara G
Ringoes, New Jersey
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158 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Research is key! This is a local spot not in a tourist area. The food was fabulous and service attentive but not overbearing. The starters were excellent (veal carpaccio and Pear & Cheese Salad). The mains were super (filet of beef and halibut with a potato crust). Don't miss it!

Thank Christine K
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We came here randomly trying to find a place to eat as we were staying in Cologne for one night, we didn't have a reservation but they managed to find us a table, and the service and food were both incredible! The food was delicious and the atmosphere itself in there was idyllic. Would definitely recommend this place!! Beautiful and... More 

Thank Chloee A
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Nice restaurant with good food, although I had to send my steak back(it was well done), but they didnt make a probleem, so I did get another beef nice and pink. The staff were friendly and helpfull. However I didnt find any originatily in the dishes. Sorry guys I dont wanna see ruth, just wanna give an honest feedback:-)

Thank Vagarsh M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Usally it is very difficult for me going out and eat, because I suffer from a lot of allergies. So when invited by our friends I expected the same as usally. Everyone enjoys a three curse dinner and I get salad. But to my surprise it wasn't like this. The kitchen and the service did everything possible, so I could... More 

Thank Anja V
Cologne, Germany
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had a fabulous time at Basilicum, this wasn't a surprise, but our meal was! We ordered the 5 course surprise menu and were delighted with all the wonderful offerings. We made the mistake of having them pair a glass of wine with each course, next time we'll split one between myself and my husband with each round maybe, because... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Despite the mixed reviews we gave it try and were truly impressed by the quality of the food and the friendliness of the service. Presentation of the food was like pictures, the quantity just right to be able to enjoy three courses without being bloated. We tried the prawn with wasabi cream as well as the cauliflower panna cotta as... More 

Thank mdawkins747

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $32
German, Mediterranean, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Am Weidenbach 33, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
  • Phone Number: +49 221 323555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?