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Gilden im Zims

#24 of 1,938 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Altstadt-Nord
German, Bar, European, Central European
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Heumarkt 77, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 16866110
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Today
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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank asangak75
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank steven t
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Maria D
Chelmsford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has it all, decor, atmosphere, food & drink. This place will blow you away, if you love German hospitality, food and beer this is the place. Set out over 3 floors this is a must visit. The menus give you an informative and historical background into Cologne as well as giving you a choice of local & regional... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat outside when actually the inside is much nicer. If you go for a pork knuckle, make sure you're hungry as they're quite large. The bratwurst was decent and the potatoes and gravy were delicious. The toilets were clean and probably the best I've ever been to in a pub.

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Thank Dan M
Soest, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Gilden im Zims after a recommendation from a Cologne local. The menu is dominated by various traditional German dishes with the pork knuckle being their claim to fame. It is a staggering 1.2kg which includes a sizable bone, but bring along a healthy appetite nevertheless! The skin was wonderfully crisp and meat was fantastic. My partner order a... More 

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Thank Michael F
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I have had dinner here and quality was pretty good. Is had a schnitzel and Apfelstrudel and nothing to complaint. The restaurant was fully booked but didn't take long to require a table. I certainly would recommend if you like a German meal!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

A busy Sunday evening was noisy. Good welcome and friendly service but one meal arrived 10 minutes after rest of party. Food was far from exceptional

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, Bar, European, Central European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
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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