Oysters are a delicacy that is not offered in every restaurant. They are quite special in taste and consistency and are also quite expensive. What some consider to be a taste experience, other people find rather repulsive. But there are also many connoisseurs in Cologne who have got a taste for it. And ask yourself:
Where can you eat fresh oysters in Cologne?
We have put together a selection.
Chef Jörg Spauke creates a varied menu every day at the Hase in the city center Menu inspired by the fresh offers on the market and long-term suppliers. Gillardeau oysters often get lost on it. They cost around four to five euros each.
Sankt-Apern-Strasse 17 50667 Cologne
Opening times: Mon-Sat 12pm to 4pm and 6pm to 11pm
Oysters can also be found on the daily menu at Brasserie Marie on Zülpicher Straße, which is inspired by the flavors of France. Here it is Irish Oysters Finn No. 2, which you can try for around 3.50 euros each.
Zülpicher Str. 268, 50937 Cologne
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 10pm, Sunday 3pm to 9pm
Most people in the Veedel are probably familiar with the Fischermanns at Rathenauplatz. Oysters are also served here. The menu includes six fresh oysters with grated radish and hot spices or natural for 22.90 euros.
Rathenauplatz 21 50674 Cologne
Opening times: Mon-Sun 6pm to 1am
A restaurant with that name should be familiar with seafood. And that is what the Poisson near the Neumarkt does. So there is even an oyster counter where you can get baked oysters and even an oyster shooter in addition to various individual oysters (between five and six euros).
Wolfsstraße 6-14, 50667 Cologne
Opening times: Tue – Fri 12 noon to 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sat 12 noon to 10 p.m.
Café de Paris
In this café right on Ehrenstrasse, named after the French capital, the dishes are of course just as French-inspired. There are oysters Fines de claire in six packs (19.50 euros) or by the dozen or the plateau oysters and shrimps.
Benesisstrasse 61, 50672 Cologne
Opening times: Sun-Thu 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., kitchen until 10 p.m., Fri and Sat 9 a.m. to 3 a.m., kitchen until 11 p.m.
Zippiri wine bar
Wherever delicious wine can be found, the oyster is often not far. In the Zippiri wine bar opposite the Melaten cemetery, there are Italian delicacies as well as some French delicacies on the menu, such as the oysters from Bordeaux with apple and shallot compote and vodka and, at an additional cost, with caviar (three pieces without caviar 16.90 euros).
Aachenerstraße 259, 50931 Cologne
Opening times: Mon-Sun except Tuesdays 6pm to 11pm
Oysters are also on the menu in the best restaurant in town. The Papillon N ° 4 du Parc Saint-Kerber à Cancale is available for five euros, the Spéciale Rougémous N ° 4 / Charentes Maritimes costs one euro more each.
Krefelder Strasse 25, 50670 Cologne
Opening times: Tue-Sat noon to 3 p.m., Tue to Thu from 6.30 p.m., Fri and Sat from 7 p.m.
In addition to Burrata and Roso di Mazara, the modern Italian restaurant on Engelbertstrasse also offers oysters as a starter. Four pieces with lemon and shallot-red wine vinaigrette are on the list for 12.50 euros.
Engelbertstrasse 31 a 50674 Cologne
Opening times: Mon-Fri: 12 noon to 3 p.m., 6 p.m. to midnight, Sat 5 p.m. to midnight, Sun 5 p.m. to midnight
Hen wine bar
All dishes in the Henne Weinbar not far from Rudolfplatz are roughly the same “small” size. So you can combine wildly and reorder. Quasi, a tapas system with fine dining dishes. Oysters are available individually (4.50 euros) or in a pack of three (12.50 euros) with parsley and currant dressing.
Pfeilstrasse 31-35, 50672 Cologne
Opening times: Mon-Sat noon to midnight
On the changing menu of the young restaurant, Gillardeau oysters are often the first course. They are currently available with two types of Münster free-range cattle (tartare and jellied consommé) and crème fraîche. Whoever ordered it à la carte paid 49 euros.
Krefelder Strasse 37, 50670 Cologne, Tel. 0221-956 239 90
Opening times: Tuesday to Thursday 6pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm to 7.30pm and 8pm to 11pm
Heinz Hermann wine bar
The second restaurant by star chef Maximilian Lorenz, named after the grandfathers, and with a focus on the accompaniment to the glass, offers half a dozen Gillardeau M4 oysters with vingrette, lemon and green tabasco at a price of 21 euros under the heading starters.
Johannisstrasse 64, 50668 Cologne
Opening times: Tue – Fri 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (kitchen time), Tue to Sat 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (kitchen time), on public holidays only in the evening
This list is a subjective selection and does not claim to be exhaustive. Information on Opening times can change at any time.