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Gilden im Zims

#21 of 1,958 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Heumarkt 77, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 16866110
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri 12:00 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Kalken, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always very busy in this restaurant, but the atmosphere is good. Nice food when you like german food and local beer. Friendly and quickly service. When you are lucky, you can have dinner in the old and beautiful cellar: nice atmosphere and not so busy.

Thank bernadette072015
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Cologne for a day for business and stopped at Gilden im Zims for lunch. Very nice atmosphere, welcoming staff and best of all everyone spoke English. I ordered the potato soup, 1 pound sausage and apple strudel. Great quality for traditional German food and nice beer too. Would definitely come back! Highly recommended!!

Thank Lohengrin74
Odiham, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hope not. Fantastic building, simply enormous inside with room after room and all beautifully done. 1.9 euros for 200ml of beer a bit pricey and glasses too small for us brits. Resorted to a wheat beer to get a proper pint experience and that was a bit better. What let this place down was service - too abrupt and painfully... More 

Thank CHD6265
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Cologne for few hours and found the brauhaus by chance. It was crowded as it turned out that there is a Carnival on the same day. The service was quick though and the waiter was very nice. I tried the local specialty "Heaven and Earth" but this is not my type of cuisine. The beer was great... More 

Thank Jana P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went here during the Karneval. The place was crowded anycase service was quite quick. One comment overall: the most delicius schwienshaxe ever tried! Real crispy all external skin from start to the end, smooth fat side and the guicy meat. Tried also other different Kolsche brauhaus, and this is the best. Absolutely to try.

Thank MS-MarcoSimo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Visited the Gilden im Zims while at the Cologne Christmas Market. We ordered the pork knuckle and loved it. Portions were really huge, we ended up with extra food as we didn’t have any idea about portion sizes. The kolsh kept coming. The dishes are very decently priced. Everything was great! very nice pub environment. Staff were really good, professional... More 

Thank asangak75
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Situated in the old part of Cologne the place is a good mix between old-fashioned german design and modern design. The food is very tasty and the portions are rather big. We pay around 20 euros per person for a main course, a drink and a coffee. The place is huge and the service in the average. It is worth... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a large brauhaus, occupying 2 floors spread over 2-3 buildings. The restaurant is in the perimter of the Heumarkt Christmas market -- that probably explains it popularity. Food is OK by the city standard, I've had better. It can be pricey. 4 adults and 4 kids came to E140.

Thank steven t
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Rude service and cold coffee. Visited the Gilden im Zims terrace while at the Cologne Christmas Market. At the time a couple of tables were free so we picked one. Although the waiter saw us it took a while only to ask: "three Kölsch?". When we made clear we only wanted three coffee he was clearly disappointed and urgently tried... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious food. We ordered the wienerschnitzel and the pork knuckle. The schnitzel was pretty good but my husband says it's the best pork knuckle he's ever had. Crispy out the outside, juicy on the inside served with a delicious sauce, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes. The service is just ok but come for the food.

Thank Maria 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heumarkt 77, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: 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?