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Cologne's best restaurants

The city's most prestigious venues for dining out

Exquisitieness was never more accurate as a description for a set of fine dining restraunts. Enjoy the best Cologne has to offer with venues that shock with golden elegance, astute class, and exceptional creations that form into the most delicious cuisine selection. 

Glashous Restaurant and Bar

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Any way you look at it, the Glashous Restaurant is a place where one can easily relax while away some time. The glass front affords guests a phenomenal view of the river Rhine and Cologne Cathedral. Inside, expect to be indulged with regional and international specialties. Additional delicacies are available next door at the Feinkost Boutique. The open bar fuses seamlessly with the restaurant to produce a pleasant lounge atmosphere. The imposing, 5-metre-high glass curtain is also very eye-catching.
www.glashaus-restaurant.de

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Capricorn i Aries

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Capricorn i Aries in Cologneàs Südstadt district is a brasserie in the traditional sense: cosy, unpretentious and with outstanding food thatàs been expertly prepared. Chef Martin Kräber’s versatile talent wins over gourmets and restaurant reviewers alike with classic dishes and unconventional combinations. His love of down-to-earth, authentic French cuisine and warm hospitality are omnipresent at this eatery. The purist ‘Séparée’ just a few doors down is wonderfully suited for festive occasions or a romantic dinner. www.capricorniaries.com

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Hanse Stube

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Open daily, the opulent Hanse Stube is an eldorado for gourmets. We suggest your try the outstanding vegetarian multi-course menu! www.excelsiorhotelernst.com/en/restaurants-bar/hanse-stube.html

Taku

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Taku is Japanese for ‘house of hospitality.’ Nicolas von Auersperg, the Michelin-starred chef, and his team welcome their guests in the heart of Cologne for a horizon-broadening experience of East Asian flavours. Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian and other Far Eastern dishes are featured. These tasty, aromatic morsels leave the kitchen as delicate works of art and are served in the restaurant’s agreeably understated atmosphere. www.excelsiorhotelernst.com

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La Vision

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If you are planning to dine at the gourmet restaurant La Vision, part of Hotel im Wasserturm, you must aim high. The chef of this 11th-floor venue is obviously doing the very same thing. The fact that Guide Michelin has awarded Hans Horberth with a second star for his young German cuisine attests to this. The unadulterated, aromatic taste and the well-nigh endless creativity used to present his dishes will elicit astonishment and awe. The panoramic view from the water tower is no less astonishing.
www.hotel-im-wasserturm.de

1 Glashous Restaurant and Bar
2 Capricorn i Aries
3 Hanse Stube
4 Taku
5 La Vision