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“Very good and hearty german meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gilden im Zims

Gilden im Zims
Ranked #23 of 2,347 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, Bar, European, Central European
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
Lynchburg, Virginia
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very good and hearty german meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Atmosphere, kolsh, service, and food were great! Recommend eating in this nice establishment in the historical Markt.

Visited July 2013
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Cologne, Germany
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The best brewery in Cologne”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

I have now been here a handful of times and it's always been great. The service is skilled and friendly, which is not a natural in the breweries where they pride themselves with "personality". The food is extremely high quality brewery food and my husband even starts liking pigs feet after eating them here. Last time I had the "Himmel und ÄÄd" which is blood sausage with mashed potatoes and apple jam, nicely spiced and just delicious.
The beer is of course also great and they have two wells in the restaurant were they originally got the high quality water for the beer. Ask them to show you were they are!
We go here with business colleagues, with family and when we are just down town and hungry1

  • Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“The best Beer house in Cologne by a LONG way.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

The Gilden beer is good and the food is fantastic. Absolute good quality, large portioned traditional German food. The pork knuckle was outrageously good and the beer gravy is amazing. They are also really good with young children too and were really nice to our 11 month old daughter. A must go when in Koln.

  • Visited June 2013
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Peterborough, Canada
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49 reviews
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“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
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Cologne, Germany
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56 reviews
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“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
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