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Gilden im Zims

#22 of 1,926 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Bar, European, Central European
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Heumarkt 77, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 16866110
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Bethel, Connecticut
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ordered the pig knuckle and loved it. It is large restaurant. Service was good considering the size of the restaurant. The beer kept coming. I would recommend for anyone that wants good German food in a great location and not looking for a quiet evening.

Thank COlexy
Heerlen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really great place for german food the four of us had different things all delicious.. i had reibekuchen kinda like potatoe cakes so yummy all staff super friendly and all spoke english

Thank Michael C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If beer, pork, and drunken singing is your idea of a good night out, this is for you. Don't go there for a romantic night out. Unless that also includes beer and singing/slurring.

Thank Ben H
Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on the 4th November we have a variety of meals all were excellent and the staff were very helpful and good quick service well recommended

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had "gebratene Blutwurst" with some beers. The dish was very good and tasted perfectly with the "Kölsch". The location is very big, so you will find a table without a problem.

Thank Bob M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have food here although what was being served looked really good. One of the best bars on the square with the best kolsh we had in cologne. Quite deceiving from the outside as their are floors under the building. Really well maintained and great place for a few drinks.

Thank Johndoherty115
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice meal, very efficient service, they take credit card. You may share the table with other people. Light is a little bit low (I was for dinner) but maybe is part of the atmosphere.

Thank Olga S
Hamden, Connecticut
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

What more can you want. Gilden im Zims is on the Heumarkt (hay market) in Cologne, the epicenter for the annual carnival. This Brauhaus combines great beer with great food and classic German ambiance. Outdoor dining is a great option if the weather is cooperative. Indoors is just as fine. You could not go wrong by making Gilden im Zims... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I visit this place every time I return to Cologne and once again the good was excellent. Having had 1200g Pork Nuckle last time, this time I went for the Wienerschnitzel and it was very good. Huge portions of food washed down with a few glasses of Kolsch. My friend had the chop which also went down very well. Will... More 

Thank Daniel C
Niskayuna, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The restaurant is close to the Dome and the Rhine in the old city. The wurst choices are delicious and the Kolsch to accompany makes a lovely lunch that will last until a late dinner.

Thank Heidi D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heumarkt 77, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 16866110

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