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De Leest

Certificate of Excellence
French, Contemporary
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Kerkweg 1, Vaassen, The Netherlands
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Has two Michelin stars

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3 stars

3 Michelin stars well deserved, second time for us, once again a very pleasant experience of high cuisine with good wines.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Harrie B
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

3 Michelin stars well deserved, second time for us, once again a very pleasant experience of high cuisine with good wines.

Thank Harrie B
Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Delicately balanced flavours, to go out of your way for to be able to taste. Signature dish Rainbow Trout, slowely simmered at 42 degrees Celsius. (appr 23 degrees F) Specialities fish and vegetabels, although I also tasted the most tender pheasant ever. We're talking a well deserved 3-star Michelin restaurant in rural Holland. In a division of it's own, without... More 

Thank ivo L
Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Overall probably in general the best food eaten in a restaurant yet. Well balanced food supplied for the dinner. The food was cooked, baked or prepared as it should, close to optimal. Wide variety. Nice and friendly personnel and very good service.

Thank Knudv v
Cordoba, Spain
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

On the occasion of our 25th wedding anniversary, which took place at the nearby chateau, we had a wonderful dinner at De Leest. The restaurant is situated in a villa in the center of the small town of Vaassen. Interior style is classic, warm. The tables are at a fair distance from each other. A family dinner of 20 did... More 

3 Thank nolle2015
Hoorn, The Netherlands
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Take your time for a dinner at this culinairy temple of flavours. We went for the " Flora and fauna" menu,a balanced mixture of seafood and meat in entree and main courses and fresh fruits in the deserts. The plates look really beautiful and the "explosion" of flavours in each mouthful tells you why this is a 3 star restaurant!... More 

1 Thank tanad2015
Nl Woerden
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

De Leest is very good in meals, atmosphere and service, but compared to the other 3 Michelin star restaurant De Librije in Zwolle (and formerly Oud Sluis in Sluis) I really wonder why De Leest has 3 stars. I have dined equally well in restaurants with 1 Michelin star.

Thank Siet
Johannesburg, South Africa
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125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We travelled all the way from South Africa, and were not disappointed! We were there a bit early, so had the restaurant to ourselves, it filled up later. Exceptional in every wY - decor, service, ambience. We had the five course fauna and flora menu. We wanted the veal sweetbreads and langoustines, and Kim gladly adjusted our set menu, which... More 

Thank Foodie935
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We went to De Leest for lunch and were pleasently surprised! What a food, what a wine and what a hospitality! We took the three course lunch menu for €52 and added a fourth course and cheese platter. The 'show' started with 3 different amuses and gave us a good impression of the Chef's abilities. The standard was set and... More 

1 Thank OCdR
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful evening here. Took the micro surprise menu and we were not disappointed. Wines also amazing. Less stuffy that de librije and lots of fresh modern dishes. Will be back.

3 Thank Supasuze
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited De Leest about 4-5 times last year, before they were awarded their 3rd Michelin star. This time we went with a friend and his partner. As we have spoken highly of this restaurant every so often, my friend became curious to try and we planned the trip eventually. I noticed that these days getting reservation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kerkweg 1, Vaassen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Gelderland Province  >  Vaassen
  • Phone Number: 31578571382

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary


Has two Michelin stars
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?