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“Great food, service, ambience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gilden im Zims

Gilden im Zims
Ranked #21 of 2,347 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, Bar, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
Peterborough, Canada
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food, service, ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

We visited the Cologne Cathedral and old town in June 2013 and were looking for a place to have lunch and found Gilden im Zims on a main square close to the cathedral. We had a great authentic German meal with excellent, friendly, helpful service. I could go on about this place but suffice to say it would be hard to beat. They also offer a box of three souvineer beer glasses for a reasonable 3.5 Euros.
Highly recommended

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cologne, Germany
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Best Brauhaus in Koeln”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

That's my beloved Bierhaus in Koeln. quality of food is very good! And menu is various. they have vegetarian menu as well ( not that various as normal menu, but definitely very tasty)
Menu available in English and German. Waiters (Kelner in German :) normales speak englisch as well.
In the evening it's very crowded. If you want to go in a big group of people - better to make reservation in advance.On Friday and Saturday evening - better always to make reservation (even for 2 people)
In lunch time it's quite empty. Which is good I you want to have business meeting there. Special lunch menu is available.

I like design very much. It's a mix of old and modern, but very stylish mix. In basement u can see the rest of ancient roman wall integrated in modern style.

I would recommend you to visit this place and take couple nice photos ;)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yulia B
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Cologne, Germany
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent German food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

An excellent restaurant to go with your family or friends, also good for a business meeting. At the entrance you are welcomed by a person who finds a nice table for you. Very nice design, comfortable big tables. The menu was in English (with extra info about famous Cologne citizens), waiters also speak English - service was very good, we got all the dishes at the same time; they were served on a huge plates, thus two waiters brought them. Of course great German beer. If you plan to visit it in a bigger group, it's a good idea to reserve a table; the restaurant is pretty busy (especially during the weekends)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank oollusia
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“First Family Visit to Germany”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Visited in April at lunch time, excellent food at excellent price. Great welcome and service too. Pork Knuckle is massive and a challenge for anyone!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kevinpeach51
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Essen, Germany
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Koelsch pub modern design”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful fusion of old and new, especially the cellar bar and booths. Great sports bar as well, in a separate room (including tv screens in restrooms,never moods the game!). Goods traditional food, friendly service.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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