Good food in Cologne

Enjoy delicious food and drinks, offered by favoured restaurants and hip bars in Cologne.

Cologne is one of Germany’s gastronomic highlights. From venerable breweries offering unique Kölsch beer and typical Cologne delicacies to first-class restaurants – in excess more than 3000 public houses, restaurants and breweries.


Reservations are not possible: you must arrive early or wait at the bar until a table becomes free. The prime boiled beef is without equal, otherwise dominated by a Mediterranean-oriented new kitchen.

Opening hours: Daily (except Sat and Sun noon)
Address: Bismarckstraße 39a
Phone: 515 733
Web: –
Getting there: Subway (3, 4, 5, 12, 15): Friesenplatz

Brauhaus im Walfisch

Old Cologne favorite with deliciously prepared dining menu as well as local beer favorites. Try the beef cutlet or one of the well-cooked fish entrees and enjoy your local brew or glass of German wine. The city`s oldest brewery is located in a building dating from the early 17th century, the ambience is old world charming.

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 17.00 o`clock – late, Fri 15.00 o`clock – late, Sat-Sun 11.00 o`clock – late
Address: Salzgasse 13
Phone: 2577879
Getting there: Subway (1, 7, 9): Heumarkt


A little more urban? Nomes est omen, Salvatore Vinci is there for you! Typical solid italian dishes Agrigento style for an unbeatable price, in a typical Cologne middle class restaurant setting. For your own sake, bring some time along, the chef is slow, but definitally worth the wait. Parlare Italiano? Salvatore loves to chat. Karaoke and Italian dance nights are offered occasionally. Next Karaoke night on January 15th. 2011

Opening hours: –
Address: Venloer Straße 567
Phone: 945 36 46
Web: –
Getting there: Subway (U3, 4): Äußere Kanalstrasse

Heising und Adelmann

Elevated urban ambience, relaxed and communicative atmosphere. Scene and Media Meeting with bar, large dining room and a secluded beer garden. Creative cross-cultural cuisine.

Opening hours: Daily, closed at lunchtime and Sun
Address: Friesenstr. 58-60
Phone: 1309424
Getting there: Subway (3, 4, 5, 12, 15): Friesenplatz


Authentic Japanese cuisine. Lunch menus for 11 Euro. The sushi can also be arranged individually. Tip for communities table (3-4 people): the Japanese fondue pot.

Opening hours: Daily (except Sun, closed)
Address: Brüsseler Straße 12
Phone: 2404664
Web: –
Getting there: Subway (1, 7, 12, 15): Rudolfplatz

Le Merou in the Dom-Hotel

International hotel, guests refresh themselves at first-class cuisine in elegant architecture.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12.30-23:00 o`clock
Address: Domkloster 2a
Phone: 20240
Web: –
Getting there: Subway (5, 16, 18): Dom / Main station.

Früh em Veedel

Really there yet Cologne district atmosphere. Classics of the Rhinish cuisine are served. Chlodwigplatz 28 | Phone: 314 470 | buses 132, 133, U 6, 15, 16: ChlodwigplatzGrande MilanoGrande Milano presents wonderfully prepared fine Italian cuisine. Most dishes receive a touch of truffle shavings before they are served. The list of Italian wines is unparalleled.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00 and 18.30-24.00, Sat 18.30-24.00 o`clock
Address: Hohenstaufenring 29
Phone: 242121
Getting there: Subway (9, 12, 15): Zülpicher Platz


Legendary Appetizer Menu with seaweed salad and raw tuna with Misosauce. Also sushi and sashimi are excellent. Be sure to book!

Opening hours: Daily (except Sat-noon Sun-noon)
Address: Dürener Straße 89
Phone: 4000094
Getting there: Bus (136, 146): Karl-Schwering-Platz

Haxenhaus zum Rheingarten

Order your meal by the meter is announced here, so take the measuring tape with you. The food measures up, with flavorful bratwurst and refreshing Kölsch beer. There are great views along the Rhine, and the medieval atmosphere is unique, represented by actors, dressed in medieval garb. Reservations advantageous.

Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11.30-01.00, Fri-Sat 11.30-01.00 o`clock
Address: Frankenwerft 19
Phone: 2577966
Getting there: Subway (1, 7, 9): Heumarkt


All there is, is stew, and the best in town. The second helping of sauce is free.

Opening hours: Daily (except Sat and Sun evening)
Address: Fleischmengergasse 57
Phone: 239 471
Getting there: Subway (1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 16, 18): Neumarkt


This popular spot in the center of Cologne is an all-around favorite for casual dining in a relaxed and fun environment, also to strike up conversation with locals. The traditional menu changes daily and food choices are varied enough for any flavor or taste. Huge patio for beer and cocktails, at the weekend always full. Excellent service abounds. Business casual attire. Trendy audience from 20 to 40.

Opening hours (cafe, restaurant): Mon-Thu 12.00-01.00, Fri-Sat 12.00-02.00, Sun 10.30-01.00 o`clock (Mon-Sat); Noon-02.30 o`clock (Sunday), Kitchen: 12.00-22.30 o`clock
Address: Venloer Str. 40
Phone: 9529940
Getting there: Subway (U 3, 4, 5): Hans-Böckler-Platz

Zeit der Kirschen

Who is the murderer? During the meal “mystery dinner”, you have to combine who is the murderer. Excellent Mediterranean fish and meat dishes, served in the beer garden. German language skills are advantageous!

Opening hours: Sat from 17:00 o`clock
Address: Venloer Str. 399
Phone: 9541906
Getting there: Subway (U 3, 4, 13): Ehrenfeldgürtel

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