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“German pub food with local feel”

Restaurant Gaststatte Lederer
Ranked #295 of 2,433 Restaurants in Cologne
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
279 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“German pub food with local feel”
Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Despite the prime tourist location, this feels very local in terms of food, decor and clientele. We visited during Christmas markets and it was understandably crowded, but waiter was attentive and food was good. Nice cosy decor.

Visited December 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Have to have the Nuremberg sausages”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Great place to stop for a bite to eat if traveling on the trains or visiting the Cathedral. It is full of locals and tourist alike, fun staff and a very traditional menu serving local dishes. Service was fast and efficient and as noted the local delicacy was really good.

  • Visited November 2013
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South of Manila
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Cozy German Pub/Fine Food”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

I took a chance and asked a local-working in a gift shop down the street from our hotel, for a nearby authentic German restaurant. My family and I were led to Lederer. It is a very small and cozy pub, laid back atmosphere, old world decor that made for a unique and authentic Cologne experience. The food was really prepared well. Sausages are enormous. Sidings of potatoes and other veggies overflowed. Apparently there was only a middle aged lady serving the entire pub but it didnt matter, the food came and we were more than satisfied with the polite service. Very close to the Dom Cathedral and the town plaza...

  • Visited May 2013
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hertfordshire
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Great food, great staff”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We found this bar last year and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the staff were very friendly, polite & spoke excellent English. We were glad to find, on our return this year, it was still being run by the same people. Great food, German fare deliciously cooked, good beer, excellent atmosphere.

Visited September 2013
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Wales, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
443 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
“A very good find”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Like many others, we stumbled upon this bar/restaurant quite by chance. It looked very cozy and welcoming so we decide dto go in. The menu is largely based around meat and potatoes, traditional german fare and cuisine that would be pretty popular with the Brits! We certainly found the food very warming on what was a cold and wet Cologne evening.

The pleasant waiter came and took our order quickly and soon delivered some tasty kolsch from the bar. We found the beer very refreshing and a perfect accompaniment to our meals. I chose the red sausage, sauerkraut and mashed potato, while my partner went for the white sausage rather than the read. The sauerkraut was full of flavour and I have to agree with those who have praised the mash, it certainly was very smoot, well seasoned and very tasty indeed. As for the sausages, well, they were delicious - I made sure I tried the white sausage as well as my own, and both were excellent, with just the right amount of flavour. The portions were a good size, too, so much so that I struggled to eat it all.

We loved the ambience and atmosphere of the bar. it was quiet and relaxed with nothing but the quiet buzz of conversations. It seemes to be much more laid back than other bars and restaurants in the area from what we saw walking past them. Depsite our rather limited German and the waiters lack of English, we got on just fine and even managed to share a joke with him at the end of the meal. He seemed like a really good guy.

We would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a tasty filling and casual meal at a very reasonabel price. We only wish we had stayed in Cologne for more than one night so we could have gone back and tried something else on the menu!

  • Visited April 2013
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