The top 10 list of the best restaurants in Cologne

Cologne is a city with a rich culinary diversity that has something to offer for every taste. Whether traditional Rhenish cuisine, international specialties or modern fusion dishes, in Cologne you will find restaurants that impress with quality, atmosphere and service. In this blog post we present you our top 10 list of the best restaurants in Cologne that you should definitely try.

  1. Wein am Rhein: This restaurant is located directly on the banks of the Rhine and offers a wonderful view of the cathedral. The cuisine is regional and seasonal, with an emphasis on fish and seafood. The wine list is extensive and offers a selection of German and international wines. The ambiance is elegant and cozy, ideal for a romantic evening or a special occasion.

  2. Le Moissonnier: This restaurant is an institution in Cologne and is considered one of the best French restaurants in Germany. The menu changes daily and offers creative and sophisticated dishes inspired by classic French cuisine. The ingredients are fresh and quality, the portions are generous and the presentation is artful. The restaurant has a Michelin star and a Gault Millau point.

  3. Ox & Klee: This restaurant is a paradise for experimental connoisseurs who want to embark on a culinary journey. The concept is based on a menu; consists of several courses, each consisting of two components: one sweet and one savory. The dishes are innovative and surprising, with a mix of local and exotic ingredients. The restaurant has two Michelin stars and three Gault Millau points.

  4. At Grandma Kleinmann's: This restaurant is an insider tip for everyone who loves hearty home cooking. The specialty of the house is the schnitzel, which is offered in different variations. The schnitzels are huge, crispy and juicy, and are served with side dishes such as potato salad, French fries or fried potatoes. The restaurant is decorated in a simple and rustic style, with a touch of nostalgia.

  5. Mangal: This restaurant is a must for all fans of Turkish cuisine. The restaurant offers a variety of meat and vegetable skewers prepared on a charcoal grill. The skewers are spicy, tender and aromatic, and are served with fresh bread, salad and various sauces. The restaurant has a modern and friendly design, with an open barbecue area.

  6. Past & Future: This restaurant is an oasis for all vegetarians and vegans looking for varied and healthy cuisine. The restaurant offers a buffet of various salads, soups, casseroles, pasta and rice dishes, all of which are purely plant-based. The dishes are fresh, colorful and delicious, and are priced by weight. The restaurant is bright and comfortably furnished, with an urban flair.

  7. Lommerzheim: This restaurant is a cult in Cologne and is known for its Kolsch cuisine and its Kolsch beer. The restaurant offers typical dishes such as Himmel un äd (blood sausage with mashed potatoes and applesauce), Halve Hahn (rye rolls with cheese) or Mettbrötchen (rye rolls with minced meat). The beer is served in small glasses that are constantly refilled. The restaurant is rustic and comfortably furnished, with lots of wood and copper.

  8. Yummy Town: This restaurant is a hit for all Asian cuisine lovers. The restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat buffet of various dishes from China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. The dishes are fresh, authentic and tasty, and range from sushi, dim sum, noodle soups, wok dishes to desserts. The restaurant is modern and stylishly furnished, with a touch of exoticism.

  9. La Société: This restaurant is a meeting point for all gourmets looking for fine and elegant cuisine. The restaurant offers a menu. consisting of several courses inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. The dishes are refined and delicate, with a selection of meat, fish and seafood. The restaurant has a Wedchelin star and two Gault-Millau points.

  10. Funkhaus: This restaurant is an experience for all senses looking for creative and modern cuisine. The restaurant offers a menu. consisting of several courses inspired by international cuisine. The dishes are original and artistic, with a combination of different textures, colors and flavors. The restaurant is located in a former radio station and has a cool and hip atmosphere.

Cologne skyline at night.