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Gilden im Zims

#24 of 1,947 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
12:00 - 03:00
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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10 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 

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 

Thank Alberto Z
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.

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 4 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.

Thank Maria D
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

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.

Thank Dan M
Soest, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 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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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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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?