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EX Vertretung

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German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Frankenwerft 31-33, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 66990221
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Ate outside and had view of the Rhine. Served local beer and the sausage with the curry sauce was one of the best we had in Germany.

Thank fireballTX
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Great view, great food, good service. Nothing to complain about here at this restaurant, during our short one day trip.

Thank C17Loadie
Munich, Germany
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

For a very central location I would say it's a nice price/quality. The river makes the experience even nicer. Tables are slightly stinky, but probably it's a part of the style. Sadly, I found the service obviously overwhelmed by something, that I could not identify. I would not say that (out of the blue) the place was completely full in... More 

Thank Karina D
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Great location on the riverfront just behind the Cologne Cathedral this was a great location for a spontaneous walk in lunch. Staff were friendly , nice historical pictures around the inside of the restaurant and a pleasant view overlooking the River. Not cheap but certainly not expensive and a good all round value .

Thank Stuart L
Milwaukee, wi
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Stopped in for an early dinner and a few drinks. Staff were very pleasant. Staff and menu both available for the English speakers. Basic German meals, but quite good.

Thank cao1530
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I went there with my parents to try typical german kölsche cuisine. The food was relatively good, service average but quite quick, presentation of the food would need some additional work. Could be better. Location of the restaurant is really nice, also surroundings. Specially if there is good weather. Street musicians often play in front of it, ask for money... More 

Thank Anja F
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2016

We visited for lunch and a drink. There is a good menu of both classic and hearty dishes, with a nice selection of drinks to follow. The place itself if modern and clean, and the staff are very friendly. It's worth visiting if your near the riverside.

Thank Billy H
New Delhi, India
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We chanced upon this cordial and elegant restaurant while walking on the promenade. The restaurant interiors are interestingly done up with lots of photographs. The menu design and introductions are creatively done so along with the decor it adds a fun aspect to its old world charm. Famished after climbing 509 steps of the Cologne Cathedral, we tightest ordered the... More 

Thank NAN0708
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Food ok if your just wanting something nice, kolsh flowed freely and very nice to drink great evening with colleagues watching football. Not sure why there was an old lady sitting in the loo though when there were tables to sit at in the bar🤔

Thank Helen D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Basic but nice German essentials, kolsch flowed freely from a a barrel brought into the room and a good time was had by all 40 odd people in our group.

Thank Chris L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frankenwerft 31-33, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 66990221

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