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Gouverneursplein 36, 8911 HH Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 58 216 22 14
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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of Leeuwarden's best restaurants

Nice surroundings, the square is the liveliest place in town. The restaurant is classy, service is friendly, not only the owner, Jeroen Meppelink, but his team as well. On the whole, the served food is well prepared and of great quality. Sems is the place to come back to as often as you can.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
Hans_Thielen
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

a new owner does not no how to please the customer . The staff was not very focused of de need of the visitors . The food was not well prepared ( not warm enough ) and served with a great time cap. They see us never again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Tasting great food in beautiful furnished restaurant with a perfect atmosphere! Great staff with a perfect training and knows how to tread you well for a perfect night at sems.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The staff were brilliant, the building and atmosphere were amazing and the food was even better. One of the best meals I've had. Would recommend to anyone, thank you for everything.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice surroundings, the square is the liveliest place in town. The restaurant is classy, service is friendly, not only the owner, Jeroen Meppelink, but his team as well. On the whole, the served food is well prepared and of great quality. Sems is the place to come back to as often as you can.

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Geel, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We decided to have dinner here with some friends, as the restaurant where we made a reservation, did not allow the winelist to leave the restaurant and be at the terrace... The terrace at Sems was relatively empty, which was quite pity, as they serve delicious food and have friendly and knowledgeable staff. We were extremely triggered as the chef... More 

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Bodo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Me and my boyfriend did the full 5 course meal - but were only mildly impressed. The starter and the soup were excellent, however the main course was below average (duck breast was delicous but the sides were boring). The fish and the desert was average. I never thought I would complain about this, but there was actually too much... More 

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Dined here with two colleagues and was not disappointed. Excellent service (think it was the owner himself), quick refills of the drinks, good food, and a very nice setting in which to spend a few hours. Areas of improvement would be the menu itself which I found a bit dull and the pricing levels as prices are steep, bordering feeling... More 

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amsterdam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Lovely food, attentive service, nice ambiance and reasonable prices. What more could you want?

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

I needed to throw a small birthdayparty in my home town and after having investigated some restaurants in the neighbourhood I decided for Sems because they were fast and eloquent in their answers. We went with almost 20 people and were assigned with an area called the "wijncafé", right next to the entrance. A very elegant place for cocktails.This was... More 

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Leeuwarden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

I am a freqent guest of Sems. The good thing is, the restaurant maintains a constant quality leverl. Chris prepares the finest dishes in the kitchen with his competent staff. Lucienne is so nice in the restaurant and really makes you feel at home. I think this restaurant is the best in Leeuwarden. Very comfortable seating, delicious wine selection and... More 

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  • Address: Gouverneursplein 36, 8911 HH Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Leeuwarden
  • Phone Number: +31 (0) 58 216 22 14

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