Looking for a restaurant after a day of sightseeing in Cologne? Here are some of the best restaurants for a great taste of Cologne, from fine dining to old-fashioned German cuisine. And wherever you go, there is something you will find on every menu in Cologne: the local beer called Kölsch, brewed exclusively in the Cologne region.
When former President Bill Clinton visited the city a couple of years ago, he came to Brauhaus Malzmühle; the 150-years old family-run brewery and its adjacent restaurant are famous for hearty regional fare and classic German food. Try the poetic sounding dish called "Heaven and Earth", which comes with black pudding, fried onions, mashed potatoes, and stewed apples; or opt for the „Brauhaus platter", piled high with rump a steak, filets of turkey and pork, vegetables, fried potatoes and sauce hollandaise. Wash it all down with a fresh Mühlen Kölsch, which is crafted right here in the Malzmühle brewery (Heumarkt 6, 50667 Cologne).
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