„The most culinary bar in Cologne“
The Bayleaf is a high-quality cocktail bar and at the same time a restaurant. So we are a restobar.
Our reputation as the “most culinary bar in Cologne” (Carsten Henn, KStA, November 2016) rushes ahead. Thus, we are concentrating on the concept developed by owner Daniel Gottschlich (Ox & Klee) in 2016 to open the Bayleaf: Food Pairing – the combination of fine dining dishes with high-quality cocktails.
Falstaff ratet Bayleaf with 90 points:
“Bar chef Michael Elter is an eminent authority in hier field.”
„Der Feinschmecker“ wrote in February 2017:
„Daniel Gottschlich implemented his plan in 2016 and is now one of the pioneers in Germany who combine cocktails with high-quality dishes.“
Food Pairing is our figurehead. As menu for dinner or with high quality barsnacks in between.
Daniel Gottschlich (owner)
Food – Lunch
Business Lunch (12am – 3pm)
Every day, the kitchen team around Daniel Gottschlich designs exciting, varied dishes that are filling, but not heavy – so that you get well and fit from the lunch break! You can choose fresh homemade lemonades and wine of the day that go with it. We also offer a starter of the day and dessert of the day.
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Plat du Jour
daily changing lunch
(including homemade healthy lemonade)
Fine dining for business meetings or simply enjoying lunch.
3 courses 35 Euro
with Drink Pairing 50 Euro
(with alcohol 55 Euro)
Our Food Pairing Menu (from 6.00pm)
The Bayleaf is one of the first bars in Germany dedicated to the topic of Food Pairing. This is the combination of flavors in food and cocktails. Michael Elter creates fine cocktails with seasonal ingredients to fine dining dishes from the forge of two-star-chef Daniel Gottschlich and the team of Ox & Klee.
Our menus change regularly. Three to six courses with fine dining dishes accompanied by corresponding cocktails. We are especially proud of our non-alcoholic drink accompaniment, which is also matching to the courses and is created with great care and great effort from fresh, extraordinary ingredients. You have the choice!Dinner Menu
Whether classic or avant-garde, you decide!
Our bar chef Michael Elter prepares all cocktails at Bayleaf with fresh products, homemade liqueurs and specially prepared syrups. All juices are freshly squeezed. Through his years of experience as an IHK bar master, he is able to present classics, personal creations and also non-alcoholic cocktails in a top quality to our guests. You do not know yet, what you would like to drink? Talk to our team – we like to advise and surprise you!
Our bar menu offers not only cocktails, just have a lookBar Menu
Celebrate at Bayleaf
Company event, wedding, birthday?
Bayleaf is a great place to celebrate. Enjoy a set menu with up to 40 persons or a flying buffet with up to 60 people. Should it be a party with DJ? In addition to our interior you can also rent our terrace.
We would be happy to make you an individual offer! Please send us an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us: +49 221 / 16956601 (Tue-Sat from 4pm).
Enter the address “Im Zollhafen 18, 50678 Cologne” in your navigation system. It will lead you through the underground garage directly under the crane house. Continue 10m further in the blue area and park at numbers 2086-2105 or opposite at 2130-2147. Leave the parking lot via the entrance 2.04.
Kranhaus 1 – Middle crane house
Im Zollhafen 18, 50678 Cologne
12am-3pm and 6pm-midnight | kitchen 12am-2pm and 6:30pm-9:30pm
6:00pm-01:00am | kitchen 6:30pm-9:30pm
Special opening times on public holidays and at events. We inform you in our newsletter.