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Gouverneursplein 36, 8911 HH Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 58 216 22 14
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and friendly athmosphere

The concept of the restaurant is that you choose small dishes. These dishes have a great variety in tastes and can surprise you.. When you finish go for the coffee or tea with luxerious small cholates etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Siem J
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Leeuwarden
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Verona, Italy
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Young and attentive staff, new concept restaurant: choose whatever you want, we only serve small dishes, so there's no a first course or a main, you can taste different dishes of small portion. They're all sophisticated and well presented. The waiters are polite and looking after. I wish I could more often to leeuwarden.

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Thank valentinada
Leeuwarden
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133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The concept of the restaurant is that you choose small dishes. These dishes have a great variety in tastes and can surprise you.. When you finish go for the coffee or tea with luxerious small cholates etc.

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Thank Siem J
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant 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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Thank Beaubery
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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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Thank Chris W
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank Hannemor
Port Alfred, South Africa
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97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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