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Gilden im Zims

#23 of 1,928 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Bar, European, Central European
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Heumarkt 77, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 16866110
11:00 - 03:00
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All hours
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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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!

Thank LiefhebberD
Colchester, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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

Thank Jim B
Bethel, Connecticut
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the pig knuckle and loved it. It is large restaurant. Service was good considering the size of the restaurant. The beer kept coming. I would recommend for anyone that wants good German food in a great location and not looking for a quiet evening.

Thank COlexy
Heerlen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really great place for german food the four of us had different things all delicious.. i had reibekuchen kinda like potatoe cakes so yummy all staff super friendly and all spoke english

Thank Michael C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If beer, pork, and drunken singing is your idea of a good night out, this is for you. Don't go there for a romantic night out. Unless that also includes beer and singing/slurring.

Thank Ben H
Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on the 4th November we have a variety of meals all were excellent and the staff were very helpful and good quick service well recommended

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I had "gebratene Blutwurst" with some beers. The dish was very good and tasted perfectly with the "Kölsch". The location is very big, so you will find a table without a problem.

Thank Bob M
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't have food here although what was being served looked really good. One of the best bars on the square with the best kolsh we had in cologne. Quite deceiving from the outside as their are floors under the building. Really well maintained and great place for a few drinks.

Thank Johndoherty115
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice meal, very efficient service, they take credit card. You may share the table with other people. Light is a little bit low (I was for dinner) but maybe is part of the atmosphere.

Thank Olga S
Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What more can you want. Gilden im Zims is on the Heumarkt (hay market) in Cologne, the epicenter for the annual carnival. This Brauhaus combines great beer with great food and classic German ambiance. Outdoor dining is a great option if the weather is cooperative. Indoors is just as fine. You could not go wrong by making Gilden im Zims... More 

Thank George33801

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?