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Three-star chef Joachim Wissler serves exquisite culinary art. He may take you on a small, medium or large journey consisting of 8 to 20 courses.

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7:00 - 10:00 pm

Thursday - Sunday
12:00 - 2:00 pm
7:00 - 10:00 pm

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You need to get out of the daily grind so see something else? You want to bring your inner balace back in line? Then visit us and spend two days in the Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg.


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Restaurant Vendôme

Enjoy gourmet cuisine by the best representative of the so-called "New German Cuisine"

The restaurant Vendôme, near Cologne, headed by 3-star chef Joachim Wissler, is one of the best restaurants in Germany.

Joachim Wissler serves a blend of classical cuisine, creativity and modernity. In 2005 and 2013, the magazine "Der Feinschmecker" voted Wissler "Chef of the Year" and in 2009 he was deemed "The Best Chef in Germany."

Apart from three Michelin stars, the restaurant Vendôme has also been decorated with 19.5 Gault Millau points as well as 5 Feinschmecker F's, and is ranked 10th in the "San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013" list.



  • 3 Stars, Guide Michelin
  • 19,5 Points, Gault Millau
  • 5 Feinschmecker “F”
  • No. 10, "San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013"
  • International Prize 2010, Lo Mejor de la Gastronomia in Alicante, Spain
  • Chef of the Year 2002, Gault Millau; Chef of the Year 2004, 2013 Der Feinschmecker (Wissler)
  • Restaurant of the Year 2001, Der Feinschmecker
  • Best Young Sommelier of Germany 2011, "Concours National des Jeunes Sommeliers" Chaîne des Rôtisseurs (Berlinghof)
  • No. 2, Der Feinschmecker - the best pastry chefs (Vorbusch)
  • No. 3, Der Feinschmecker - the best service team
Gourmet restaurant Vendôme
Gourmet restaurant Vendôme



Joachim Wissler's Portrait

It is his love for the product and for pure favour as well as his infinity for refined compositions yet without frills that make Joachim Wissler one of Germany’s best chefs. His individual style of cooking combines provocative, modern and creative elements, whereby he’s picking up components of molecular cuisine to accent his creations. Joachim Wissler is considered to be one of the shaping personalities that are defining the so called trend of the “New German School”, saying that almost forgotten regional products and dishes are experiencing a modern rebirth.

Joachim Wissler

Joachim Wissler was born on January 13, 1963, in Nürtingen (near Stuttgart) and grew up in the Swabian Alps. Today he lives in the area of Cologne with his wife and his son. Joachim Wissler successfully passed his professional training at the famous “Traube Tonbach”. After several professional experiences at renowned addresses, Joachim Wissler was awarded with his first Michelin-star as Chef de Cuisine at Schloss Reinhartshausen (Erbach / Rheingau) in 1995.
In 2000, Wissler took a new challenge at the restaurant “Vendôme”, Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. Due to his excellent work, Wissler received his first Michelin star in 2001, followed by the second and third one in 2002 and 2005 respectively. Since 2005, Joachim Wissler belongs to Germany’s elitist circle of chefs. In addition to the three Michelin stars, the Restaurant Vendôme was decorated with 19,5 Gault Millaut points and therefore, belongs to one of Germany’s top-tier culinary addresses. 
In the January edition of the Capital-Gourmet-Kompass, Joachim Wissler holds the top position among “Germany’s best 100 Restaurants”. Furthermore, the Restaurant “Vendôme” is on rank 10 in the San Pellegrino Ranking of the World’s 50 Best restaurants.

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For reservations please contact us at +49 2204-42 1941 or