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Restaurant Maximilian Lorenz

Restaurant Maximilian Lorenz

Set near the Cologne Cathedral and the Rhine river, you’ll find restaurant Maximilian Lorenz. Here, patron and chef Maximilian Lorenz serves new German aromatic cuisine that attracts food connoisseurs from far and wide. This restaurant received one Michelin star only eight months after its opening in 2018. In addition, Gault Millau awarded the fine-dining destination with 17/20 points and named it “The Newcomer of the Year” of the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The dining spot has a minimalist décor where you can embark on a memorable culinary journey. You can also book the chef’s table and observe the chefs and the kitchen team up close (up to 12 guests).

Restaurant Maximilian Lorenz

Köln, Germany
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Maximilian Lorenz

Maximilian Lorenz
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Chef Maximilian Lorenz already started working on his cooking skills at the age of 12, by looking over master chef Dieter Müller’s shoulder. Holding on to his dream of becoming a chef one day, Maximilian began his training in hotel restaurant Zur Post in Odenthal.

1 star Michelin

Chef’s table

Excellent wine list

Maximilian Lorenz’s cuisine

In the kitchen, chef Maximilian Lorenz and chef Enrico Hirschfeld prepare German star gastronomy. Together, the chefs reinterpret familiar German dishes in a modern and playful way. This results in extraordinary combinations and flavours. On the menu you can find aromatic dishes and specialties such as yellowtail mackerel with melon, buttermilk and mild jalapeño; and rooster breast with wild broccoli, mushrooms and fermented blackberries. For dessert, you have many delicious options as well, such as stewed pear with sunflower and cinnamon bark. The extensive wine list offers excellent German wines. At the restaurant’s wine bar next door, Heinzhermann, you can indulge in an international selection of more than 1,500 wines.

Cologne area

Restaurant Maximilian Lorenz is located in the city of Cologne, Germany. This city is filled with cultural sights and historic landmarks: from Roman ruins to modern architecture. One of the country’s most famous religious structures is the Cologne Cathedral, which is just a stone’s throw away from the restaurant. This enormous Gothic cathedral was completed in 1880, after being under construction for over five centuries. Some museums that are worth a visit are the Museum of Applied Art, the Museum Ludwig, and the Chocolate Museum.



Restaurant Maximilian Lorenz Johannisstraße 64 50668 Köln Germany


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Opening times

Tuesday 18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday 18:00 - 22:00
Friday 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday 18:00 - 22:00


5 course menu with accompanying wines (only Tuesday - Thursday)

€318 for 2 Persons

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