Top 10 Things to Eat in Cologne – The Ultimate List

Best of GermanyOne of the best places where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner is Cologne, Germany. The many restaurants in this city will rarely disappoint you. In our discussion below, we have outlined top 10 things to eat in Cologne.

Cologne has everything you might want to eat during your stay or vacation. In our Top 10 list you will find some higher priced restaurants, but don’t worry, even if you are on a low budget you can enjoy amazing quality food in Cologne. So hopefully you give some of the places on our Top 10 list a go while staying in Cologne.

1. Brauerei zur Malzmühle

cologne muehlen koelschBrauherei zur Malzmühle has hosted some of the most powerful men in the world including the former president Bill Clinton of the United States of America.

The most served dish at the place is “Heaven and Earth” poetic dish that comprises of fried onions, black pudding, stewed apples and mashed potatoes.

Location: Heumarkt 6, 50667 Cologne
Website: www.muehlenkoelsch.de/brauhaus
Price: $$

2. Hanse Stube

cologne hanse stubeLocated next to Cologne cathedral, the restaurant offers dishes such as marinated asparagus as well as sautéed gambas and scallops.

It only takes a few minutes to have your favorite dish as you enjoy sipping espresso. On our visit we enjoyed most their duck with Knödel (dumpling) and red cabbage.

Location: Trankgasse 1-5, 50667 Cologne
Website: www.excelsiorhotelernst.com/hans-stube
Price: $$$

3. Le Moissonier

For over 20 years, Le Moissonier has been one of the leading restaurants in Cologne. The restaurant serves Foie Gras Maison and Pigeonneau roti that you will not find anywhere else in Germany.

Make sure to try this when there. If you don’t know what that is don’t google it, just believe us when we say it will blow your mind.

Location: Krefelder Str. 25, 50670 Cologne
Website: www.lemoissonnier.de
Price: $$$

4. Lommerzheim

If you want to have a taste of what Cologne offers best in terms of dishes then you should visit Lommerzheim.

Do not leave the city without eating pork cutlets with well-fried onions from Lommerzheim. Be sure that you won’t leave this place hungry or thirsty. Constant beer-flow is guaranteed.

Location: Siegesstr. 18, 50679 Cologne
Website: www.yelp.com/biz/lommerzheim
Price: $$

5. Plomari

If you feel like some good meat and Ouzo, then we have the perfect place for you. Plomari has ben an institution in Cologne and serves up some amazing Calamari. Make sure to try them if you have the chance to stop by Plomari.

Location: Sulzgurtel 96, 50937 Cologne
Website: www.mezedopolio-plomari.de
Price: $$

6. Früh am Dom

cologne frueh am domFrüh am Dom is located next to the Kölner Dom and offers some of the most delicious meals within the city. One of the meals that will take you back to this restaurant is marinated beef with dumplings.

You can also choose to have stewed applesauce among other dishes served at the place. What is not a choice is that you will have a lecker Kölsch (local beer) with any of the dishes you order 🙂

Location: Am Hof 12-18, 50667 Cologne
Website: www.frueh-am-dom.de
Price: $$

7. La Po le d’Or

La Po le d’Or brings the French flavors to Germany. The small size of the restaurant does not stop it from offering the best services and delicious meals. While at La Po le d’Or, you should try their sea bass or guinea fowl.

If you want to have dinner with the man or woman who makes your world complete in Cologne then this is the place to take her or him.

Location: Komödienstr. 50-52
Website: www.lapoeledor.de
Price: $$$

8. Taku

cologne takuTaku combines flavours from different parts of Asia. Their hospitality and service will make you come back every time you find yourself in Cologne.

Of course so will the amazing quality of food. Wild salmon as well as pork are some of the dishes on their menu. But let’s have a bet that you have never tried them the way they will prepare it.

Location: Trankgasse 1-5, 50667 Cologne
Website: www.excelsiorhotelernst.com/kulinarisches/taku.html
Price: $$$$

9. Haxenhaus Zum Rheingarten

Do you want to have a taste of pork prepared by the best German chefs? If that is the case, then have dinner at Haxenhaus Zum Rheingarten with a friend.

The décor and menu of the restaurant makes it to stand out from the rest of the usual restaurants in Cologne.

Location: Frankenwerft 19, 50667 ologne
Website: www.haxenhaus.de
Price: $$

10. Husarenquatier

Husarenquatier serves over 250 German wines at pocket friendly prices. The venue is a 30 minutes drive from the heart of cologne city, but if you are into fine food and like to try something completely new it will be worth the drive. Actually it is quite difficult to compare this place from any other restaurant.

On one hand you can order some simple yet delicious food like burger and currywurst, on the other hand you can order some fancy stuff that most of us have never heard of before. But as we like it simple we strongly recommed the Short Ribs. Not sure if they are always on the menu, but if they are when you are there give them a try.

Location: Schloßstrasse 10, 50374 Erftstadt
Website: www.husarenquartier.de
Price: $$$

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