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Gilden im Zims

#22 of 1,887 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
German, Bar, European, Central European
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Heumarkt 77, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0221 - 168 66 110
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My colleagues and I ate here 2 dinners on our visit to Cologne for Photokina. I had the Schnitzle one night and Bratwurst the other. Both meals were fantastic. The fried potatoes are particularly amazing. I took about 10 clients here for dinner and everyone seemed to have a great meal and experience. The kolsch kept flowing and was very... More 

Thank Hillyroe
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here on a nice Friday evening in early September. Very busy place, like most terraces in the area. The interior of the restaurant is much larger than it would appear from the outside. The basement becomes a dance bar later in the evening that is popular with the locals. Recommended for those interested in experiencing some local nightlife.

Thank Renee0707
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here 3 times during my visit to Cologne (twice for drinks & once for food). The waiter/waitresses are very kind and professional and the food here is phenomenal. During our first visit, we only came for a few Kolsch (German beer brewed in Cologne) and when we saw the food we knew we'd be back for sure. All 3... More 

Thank Mark W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Great value for money even with the recent poor economic situation and struggling exchange rates in Britain. Swift service, with your glass always replenished with kölsch. Food brilliant and authentically German, would definitely recommend. Setting and interior also amazing.

Thank danjgg
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Been here several times thru the years and have always loved it! Only problem is, I have always ordered the same thing. (And for good reason.) Was told about this place initially by a local. He also told me to get the Sweinshaxene (pork knuckle.) He was correct in that it is an incredible dish, always cooked to perfection. Very... More 

Thank DallasGatr
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Delicious German food! Get the braut in the heading picture with the fried potatoes...It was delicious! Indoor and outdoor patio seating. Great local beer and there were musicians singing outside also. Moderate pricing. We walked about 6 blks there from the Cologne cathedral.

Thank sonnyrene
Milan, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Extremely rude waitress Vesna treated us rudly during our whole dinner. Dishes we ordered never arrived, when we asked for the bill, stuff we didn't get was added, simple requests (like can we have salad instead of potatoes with our meat) were denied, we asked for tap water and they answered to our faces they don't serve tap water as... More 

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Geert D, Manager at Gilden im Zims, responded to this review

Hi Opiter from Belgium, thank you for visiting Gilden im Zims, for your honest opinion. We are very sorry for the Issues that happened to you during your last visit. We will sincerely discuss this Issue in our Team. This is absolutely not our Service Standard. For us Local Guests and Tourists or equal important. Many Foreign guests are frequent... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional pork chop they served , really juicy and tender I want that recipe! Sausage was fine , potato dumpling was interesting , some beef dish was good too. Visit there if you don't mind the slow service and unwelcoming atmosphere, I later realized they divide the place into sections and each section is responsible by one wait staff .... More 

Thank Hy B
Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I have a crave for real German pork knuckle and after reading the good reviews , we finally decided to go to Gilden im Zims. Wow, the pro knuckle is incredibly delicious. The skin was extremely crispy and the beer was wonderful. Excellent environment with musicians playing next to us. The waiters and waitresses were super friendly.... More 

Thank TiNgChi
Heidelberg, Germany
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We were here after the whole day walking around Cologne, we took places outside, where it was already almost completely full. The service came fast, our beer too. I took spinach with baked potatoes and eggs. The portion was big enough, the potatoes were really delicious and together with the spinach it tasted excellent. The restaurant is big, has some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
German, Bar, European, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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: 0221 - 168 66 110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?