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“One of the best restaurants close to Rhein”
Review of EX Vertretung

EX Vertretung
Ranked #227 of 2,638 Restaurants in Cologne
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Amazing place to have a dinner, especially in their beer garden (they offer blankets if it's getting colder). I don't understand complains about the service - the waiters were fast and English-speaking. The menu was in English. Nice kolsh, very good typical German sausage, and great potato soup! Nice flame cakes (good as a aperitif or beer snack). We could pay by credit card.

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Thank oollusia
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Went there following an advice of a guide, really satisfied! The first soup of the menu is simply awesome, you HAVE to try it. Waiters are really kind and if you like they can suggest you something.

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Thank wallaz
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

massive portions of hearty German fare, good beer. We were a party of 12 and they looked after us exceptionally well. Would reccomend the schnitzels or the steaks . Local Kolsch very good , location on the river was very convenient also very close to the DOM

Thank rcroweDublin
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Totally agree with the earlier review about service. Unfortunately it came only after we had our meal here (only had time to post this now). This was recommended by our hotel so we headed there for some "authentic" German food (it was our first meal in Germany).

I'm not usually fussed about service and am able to tolerate sub-standard service, but when you blatantly ignore your customers for 20 minutes when they keep trying to get your attention and choose to clear tables (which should not have been a priority since half the restaurant was empty) rather than take their orders, and then INSIST ON A TIP, I'd not return again.

Whilst the schnitzel and pork knuckle we had were good, I'd advice tourists to boycott this restaurant solely for their horrible service. Only one young female waitress was friendly. The rest were all nasty and rude and avoided eye contact or when they saw you they acknowledged and walked away! When the bill came, the waiter insisted we include a tip! We assumed the service was included in the bill but he said not in Germany and refused to continue talking to us until we told him how much tip to include. We did not want to create a scene so we added around 3Eur to a 42Eur meal. That was the only time we heard a "thank you" and it was said in a most rude manner too. AVOID THIS RESTAURANT AT ALL COSTS IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR MEAL SPOILT!

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2  Thank wohoo-holidays
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

The Wienerschnitzel and chips brought tears to my companion's eyes, it was so good. So no choice the second day, back for some more! And it was just as good, second time around. My chicken salad was also very nice, and the atmosphere of the place, with the view towards the rhine, is good. Probably not somewhere to go if you're in a hurry, rather laid-back but pleasant service.

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Thank jb5753
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