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Gaffel am Dom

Bahnhofsvorplatz 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 9139260
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bahnhofsvorplatz 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For our last dinner in Köln we went t Gaffel am Dom. It felt like a distant cousin of Munchen’s Hoffbrau House. The wait staff were on top of things. Food and drinks were delivered quickly and at the perfect temperature. I’d return if I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mean and ignorant service. Not foreigner-friendly. If you speak German with a bit of accent the waiters get ridiculously mean and act like they don’t understand you. The one who was serving my table was ignoring me on purpose and made a scene when I...More

Thank United S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst salad ever Every ingredients seems to pop up from a tin box / Tuna & tomatoes have no taste, potatoes are moist, salad is "dead", artichokes full of water and they don't want to serve tap water ! Fortunately you will be rehydrated by...More

Thank kell0ben
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friday nights are packed because this guy plays traditional folk songs about Cologne. It is a hell of an experience, you have to give it a go!

Thank Engagechad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here with a large group from our German office, the restaurant easily handled our large group and the service was good. While the food was average, Gaffel is by far my favorite Kolsch and I always look forward to having it when in...More

Thank VinoBambinos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go here for the beer and the atmosphere. It can be a rowdy, crazy German beer hall so be prepared. For us, it seemed the wait staff was more interested in serving beer than serving food, or non-alcoholic drinks for my preteen aged son. It...More

Thank ScoMort
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited the Cathedral and then got caught in a tremendous rain squall, found shelter in a building lobby until it passed. We were hungry and tired and wanted a hearty German meal. This was the place. It was packed on this Sunday afternoon...More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had dinner here twice last week while in town for a trade show at the exhibition centre in Cologne. Amazing food which is why we went back a second time, however, the frequency of service wasn't amazing and our waiter attempted to charge us...More

Thank hayley s
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This was the second time we ate here and both times the food was very good, portions are very big and the pork knuckle was really good. Its a beer Keller type environment and can get a bit noisy but it adds to the atmosphere...More

Thank youdecidebut
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Very busy restaurant and bar. The service should be much better, some waiters only serve drinks and there seemed to be only one taking food orders. Curry wurst came with fries and was very bland. The local beer was served in small 0.2l glasses for...More

Thank Sead J
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Jackie A
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They do have a menu with allergy information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bahnhofsvorplatz 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 9139260
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