Cologne’s salon par excellence
HANSE STUBE GOURMET RESTAURANT
In times gone by, the salon of a grand house was used only for special occasions. But ours is open every day. Here, our head chef Joschua Tepner adorns French haute cuisine with Rhineland accents – turning every business lunch or family dinner into a special event.
Gourmet means memorable
For us, being a gourmet restaurant means creating memorable experiences that you’ll never forget. It could be a taste or a texture that takes you by surprise, or a fish that’s being filleted right in front of you. Or it might be a new take on some well-known ingredients. Whatever you’re looking for, our team will do its best to fulfil your wishes and turn your visit into a real experience – from the moment you walk through the doors of the Hanse Stube.
Good taste in good hands
The Hanse Stube wine cellar
The right wine can intensify tastes, tease out new aromas and harmoniously round off a dish. Our sommelier and restaurant manager Robert Demers knows best how to achieve that. The historic wine cellar of the Hanse Stube, in existence since 1910, boasts over 6,000 wines und champagnes, from which he selects the right one for every plate and palate.
Book or gift a gourmet experience in the Hanse Stube
Looking for that special venue for smaller banquets or parties? Our “Spiegelsalon” and “Fischsalon” side rooms at the Hanse Stube are reservable for private events. You can even send someone a Hanse Stube gift voucher for a gourmet dinner in Cologne’s salon par excellence.
Haute cuisine the Rhineland way
The idea of combining local ingredients with the cuisine of other countries came to our chef Joschua Tepner during a visit to America’s Nantucket Island. Now he has brought them back across the seven seas via luxury cruise ships to the Rhineland. After various positions at top hotels, he has been setting the tone in the Hanse Stube since 2019 and champions French haute cuisine with a Rhenish twist.
Hanse Stube on Tour
Gourmet cuisine at home: you can also enjoy the Hanse Stube menu at home. We’ll deliver the “Gourmet box” to your front door or prepare it for you to collect from the hotel.
A culinary experience with intense FLAVORS
from the kitchen of HEAD chef Joschua Tepner
“NON GRAS” VG
Emulsion of lamb’s lettuce, Grand Cru chocolate crumble, pickled cranberry and salted macadamia nut
Grüner Veltliner Auslese
CONSOMME OF THE FREE RANGE GOOSE LO
Port wine, raviolo and root vegetables
Bodega y Viñedos Akilia, Andalusia
POACHED WINTER COD LO
Beurre Blanc, winter truffle and celery ragout
Dr. Heger, Baden
Achkarren Schlossberg GG
ROASTED SADDLE OF VENISON
Back, leg, liver
blackthorn jus, glazed Brussels sprouts and baked potato roulade
PECAN NUT TARTLET
vanilla and coffee
Niederberger Helden 1st layer
And / Or
From “Maître Affineur” Volker Waltmann
Graham’s Port, Douro
Late Bottled Vintage
LF – Lactosefree ; LO – Local
5 Course-Menu – 128 EUR
wine pairing – 82 EUR
6 Course-Menu – 138 EUR
wine pairing – 92 EUR
Enjoy your evening in the Hanse Stube!
CHRISTMAS DAYS AT HANSE STUBE
ENJOY CULINARY FESTIVE DAYS
Treat yourself and your family to culinary delights and let us spoil you in our restaurant. You can look forward to the menu of our chef Joschua Tepner in the Hanse Stube .
Date: 24th December, 25th December, 26th December, 2023
Time: 12.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
24th December, 2023: 6-course menue 249 €
25th December and 26th December, 2023: 6-course menue 214 €
Please find the Hanse Stube menue here →
To make a reservation please call: + 49 221 / 270 – 3166
WITH NOBILITY EXPERT MICHAEL BEGASSE
The European royals won't stop celebrating in 2023: Whether the glamorous coronation of King Charles III. in London or the 10th Jubilee of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his Máxima; One royal party follows the other and we celebrate with you at our traditional and glamorous "Royal Dinner" at Excelsior Hotel Ernst. King Carl-Gustaf of Sweden has been on the throne in Stockholm for a historic 50 years and our German Queen Silvia at his side is actually turning 80. Prince Albert of Monaco has now reached retirement age, while Harry & Meghan are celebrating their wooden wedding; and even 5 years after Windsor's love frenzy, they don't stop to stir up trouble against the Royal Family. Michael Begasse is currently looking with some concern to King Harald in Norway and also to Denmark to Queen Margrethe II, who is now the longest-serving monarch in Europe. Our RTL aristocracy expert, who experienced all events live on site this year, plays a royal role with you backwards and of course also looks ahead: What will 2024 bring?
To the sounds of Robin Meloy Goldsby on the piano and embedded in a royal 5-course menu by "kitchen king" Joschua Tepner, we promise a truly royal evening in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Your royal questions are not only allowed, but expressly desired!
Date: 21st October 2023
Time: 6.30 pm
Price: 145 EUR incl. 1 welcome glass of sparkling wine and water
Dinner in concert
An American Thanksgiving in Germany
An Evening of Solo Piano Music and Stories by Robin Meloy Goldsby
Presented in English and German, with special guest Heike Bänsch
“Powerful, emotional music . . .” Matt Stuart, Time Magazine
Let’s take a moment to celebrate the good things in life. Join Steinway Artist Robin Meloy Goldsby, along with German actress Heike Bänsch, for an evening full of light, gratitude, love, and laughter.
Robin Meloy Goldsby’s 2023 concert program features her unique arrangements of familiar melodies, compositions from her albums, and charming stories about her travels in Europe and the USA.
Robin has performed for His Majesty, King Charles, at Buckingham Palace, for former Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, and for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court installation of Chief Justice Debra Todd. A popular solo piano recording artist, Robin’s music has been streamed over 210 million times on the Pandora platform in the USA.
The one-hour concert includes a champagne reception and a three-course gourmet dinner. A perfect way to give thanks to friends and family.
Date: 26th November 2023
Time: 7 pm
Price: 145 EUR incl. champagne reception, 3-course menu and corresponding wines
GOOSE AT THE EXCELSIOR
Finally it's that time again
From 1st November, the smell of Cologne's crispiest goose will once again permeate the kitchen of Excelsior Hotel Ernst. Head chef Joschua Tepner roasts the southern Oldenburg free-range goose until it is tender and juicy and has become wonderfully golden brown all over. At restaurant Hanse Stube, your goose will be carved for you with precision and skill right at the table. In addition, we serve classic potato dumplings, apple red cabbage, candied chestnuts and raisin braised apples.
We are happy to accept your reservation up to at least 24 hours before you wish to visit the restaurant. Please note that from Friday to Sunday evening reservations are only possible at 5 or 8:30 pm.
Date: From 1st November 2023
Munday - Thursday: noon - 2.30 pm and 6 pm - 8.30 pm
Friday - Sunday: noon - 2.30 pm and 5 pm - 8 pm or 8.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Price: 76 EUR per portion
To make a reservation please call: + 49 221 / 270 – 1.
GOOSE ON TOUR
order YOUR goose home
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst delivers the delicious roast including all classic side dishes to your desired address. In addition, you will receive the recipe for completion and a glass of goose rillette. Furthermore we are delighted to offer you a selection of starters, soups and desserts on request.
We accept your order on weekdays up to 48 hours before the desired delivery date. On public holidays we deliver your goose between 9 am and 6 pm. Deliveries outside of Cologne are possible on request. Of course, you can also pick up the goose yourself.
Date: From 1st November 2023
Goose for 4 persons: 256 EUR per portion
Within Cologne (10km radius): 65 EUR
On Christmas days (24. - 26. December): 75 EUR
Outside of Cologne: 3 EUR per km
GAME FROM HEAD TO TOE
DISCOVER THE VARIETY OF GAME
On this evening you will discover the variety of game and enjoy an exquisite 5-course menu created by chef Joschua Tepner. His expertise and passion for high-quality ingredients are reflected in every dish. You'll be amazed at how he innovatively and creatively uses each part of the animal in the different courses.
Enjoy the evening with friends, family or colleagues and let our friendly and attentive service team spoil you.
Date: 28th October, 2023
Time: 6 pm
Price: 240 EUR
incl. 5-course menu, Aperetif, wine, water and coffee
To make a reservation please call: + 49 221 / 270 – 3166