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Hanse-Stube

#39 of 1,948 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Altstadt-Nord
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Trankgasse 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2703402
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the fact that we were ushered in professionally even though we didn't look the part as we had been shopping and came tramping in off the street. It is a fine dining restaurant and we had an excellent sommelier that explained the wines to us before every course. We have a lot of fine dining experience and this was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here pre-Christmas - had the 'goose' meal for two. Was a little dubious about the place on the basis of 'patchy' TA reviews recently, and the fact that the management failed to respond to my e-mail (in German) asking them to confirm my reservation made some weeks before - maybe an unreasonable ask for a small provincial restaurant -... More 

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Kingswood, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This restaurant is very classy. There are only a few dishes o the menu - we had the duck which is a speciality of the house and it was fantastic

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1 Thank 422yvonnem
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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147 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is one of the restaurants in the hotel Excelsior Ernst. In the morning you have your great breakfast in the evening your diner with a lot of specialities! Absolutely recommended!

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Vancouver
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We walked into the Excelsior Hotel Ernst but couldn't find the entrance to the restaurant. A helpful hotel concierge pointed us to a corner in the lobby. Past the bar, there was a long hallway of paintings. At the end was the entrance to the restaurant that was not obvious. Once inside we were greeted warmly and seated in a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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224 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We enjoyed an excellent dinner at the Hans Stube. The menu is somewhat limited (a very good thing), the dishes innovative and delicious, very good wine list, and the service first class. Definitely worth making a reservation at this excellent restaurant (perhaps for a special occasion) while in Koln.

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Athens, Greece
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

After we found our favourite restaurant in cologne ( italian) ,it was hard to please us the same way.. Otherwise we d possible give here 5 stars.. Anyway, the Service is extraordinar good. Almost perfect. The atmosphere a bit to stiff for me as a greek, but it fits to the restaurant. All the courses where deliscious. The wines a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

They will never ruin your nice dining. Every single personnel there was extremely well behave as a service provider. Due to our short journey in Cologne, we just had lunch course. Even though it was stated as three course meal, we got two other dishes between. Food is of course nice and great service made our time there even more... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I recently had lunch there with my wife and 8 year old following a visit to the cathedral. We were definitely underdressed for the occasion as this is a fine dining establishment. Nevertheless, the staff welcomed us and provided us with excellent food and service. Their wine list is extensive, including a strong selection of local riesling, and the food... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I have family in Köln and look forward to each visit. This place is a must every time I'm in town. Fine dining is an understatement! Every time I dine here it is a unique and fantastic experience. Refined, fresh, and never stuffy, I look forward to the culinary experience in it's elegant surroundings as well as the superb service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, German, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?