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Hanse-Stube

#41 of 1,927 Restaurants in Cologne
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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
18:00 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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144 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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223 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 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 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Binfield, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Colleagues stay in the Excelsior. The restaurant is behind the bar. good Menu, very attentive staff. I had Consommé , pork a number of ways and cheese board to follow. All excellent, Cheese and only Artisan. Best meal on my 5 night trip and not the most expensive. A drink in the bar is a must. All wood panelled, just... More 

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Brugges
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

We went here for having dinner, we took the big menu with wine... It was delicious & nice presented, our side dish served with 3 diverse bread and butter... But one thing was imperfect, for stars restaurant!!! When we got our sorbet, i found their little spoon that i have to use was dirty with white stuff, hard, and stick... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Dining with friends. Some ordered steaks some ordered fish. Steaks are good, fish is good but the risotto under the fish is not so good. Service is very friendly and moderately efficient. Dessert turns out to be the best dish which is somewhat disappointing.

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?