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#42 of 1,938 Restaurants in Cologne
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Trankgasse 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2703402
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

Starting with the positive. Great ambience with very attentive service and the best part of the meal itself was the excellent bread, unfortunately this was let down by the general quality of the food. We went for the wines menu which was several courses with accompanying wines. Regrettably in the main the food was disappointing, generally under seasoned and lacking... More 

Thank Ianeil
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386 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

Didn't eat in the restaurant as I felt uncomfortable in my jeans, but there was no problem at all to serve me in their cozy little bar. Yesterday I had tagliolini on a white truffle velouté with 5 grams of shaved white Alba truffles. Was great theater---firstly a young waiter brought a dome with 4 truffles to the bar for... More 

2 Thank madfish8
Cologne, Germany
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730 reviews
590 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

One of the best restaurant in town - n Im saying this as a local. Adore the atmosphere, (very) profesional service/staff which some could get it as too "cold" and the awesome menu. Its not too pricey if you care about the quality.

4 Thank Reckless_V-o-L
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

The ambience, food and service are elegant and discreet. Homemade treats were brought out between courses and the waiters knew what we needed before we did.

1 Thank Laura G
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

The steak out of this world, don't miss the Sea Bass as well. The best desert is the home made chocolate. I bought some to take it back with me. The staff are best in class. Friendly and classy. I will definitely go there again in my next visit to Cologne.

1 Thank Ahmed-AlOzairi
Plano, Texas
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

First of all let me say that the food was innovative, well executed, and mostly delicious. For that reason I am giving it five stars, but I have had better overall experiences at other restaurants, mainly due to the service which I found to be a bit contrived (old school) and cold. For the older set this might still hold... More 

1 Thank Malcolm G
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Just had loup de mer with German Riesling and had outstanding experience! Fish was just great, service attentive, but not presumptuous and quite helpful. Great dinner experience. I'll come again and hope to return here with my wife.

1 Thank ingvar
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

If you stay at eh Excelsior hotel Ernst, don't forget to try their restaurant, Hans Stube. Very good food, nice wine list and ok prices (for a gourmet restaurant).

1 Thank EuropeanMan
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

I booked the Hanse Stube for a Business Dinner / 3 parties. Reservation process was easy and I was asked if I would require anything special or if I would have some additional request. I arrived early and was seated immediately and after we sat comfortably we were asked for our drink choices. Hanse Stube offers a great Wine Selection... More 

Thank Singh0001
Isle of Jura, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We wanted a special lunch to celebrate our Silberhochzeit and this venue didn't disappoint! I chose the fixed lunch menu, three courses for €38pp, which for the quality was exceptional value and my husband chose from the Business Lunch menu. Very attentive service and good wine choice by the waitress. We would definitely recommend this fine dining experience.

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EHEKoeln, Küchenchef Restaurant 'Hanse Stube' at Hanse-Stube, responded to this review

Dear Island-hen, Thank you for your wonderful comment on Tripadvisor. We do not take it for granted that our guests are taking the time to share their impressions with us, but it means us a lot if they do. It is a huge motivation to strain ourselves every day to create special moments for our guests. So again, thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, German, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trankgasse 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 2703402

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?