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In Den Doofpot

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Turfmarkt 9, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
071-512-2434
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb little restaurant

If, once in a while, you'd like dinner as an engrossing experience in different tastes, rather than simply a pleasant way of overcoming hunger, then this place is for you. My 22 year old son and I just returned from Leiden and had dinner here two days ago. As others have said, the wine list is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Gili Air, Indonesia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

First impressions were good but 3 and a half hours later and still without the full meal and losing the will to live we finally decided to ask for the bill. We ordered 5 out of the 8 taster courses and after waiting nearly FOUR hours we hadn't even got the desert!! The restaurant was far too hot and stuffy,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If, once in a while, you'd like dinner as an engrossing experience in different tastes, rather than simply a pleasant way of overcoming hunger, then this place is for you. My 22 year old son and I just returned from Leiden and had dinner here two days ago. As others have said, the wine list is superb, the staff knowledgeable... More 

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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant is listed as the number one in Leiden and as foodies we were curious. The sommelier/ waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable and one of us elected the wine pairing which was excellent. The muses were beautifully presented. The other dishes were not to that standard in my opinion. The waitress would ask if we were done when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have been to in den doofpot several times as it is conveniently located between my work and home. The food is always excellent, as is the wine selection and sommelier. The staff are also mostly excellent. I have experienced on occasion a rather terse attitude when trying to make a booking by phone but the restaurant can now be... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This ideally located restaurant has a beautifully elegant interior and also some outside space on the edge of the river. It has an extensive wine list which has been recognised by a prestigious award. However it is not possible to get a glass of champagne as an aperitif, we were offered a half bottle but finally compromised on two glasses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Business lunch (5 courses) with a selection of high class wines by the bottle. Very impressive wine list (a big book actually) with a wide range of bottles. Superb presentation of the various dishes, including lobster, brill and Simmenthaler beef. Food and wine combinations were fabulous with an eye for details. Top restaurant with various (international) awards for their wine... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great food and wine, superb service, ok prices, We chose a four course menu, with selected wines for each course. Marvellous.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Recently went dining at In den Doofpot ( IdD) , the food was good , the wine , suggested by a bit enthousiastic sommelier was à treat ,the restaurant itself looks à bit "stuffy" but the food and the personel make up for that image; decent prices for good wines and avarage. prices for good food make this à great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A fancy dining experience. What you would expect from a fine dining restaurant, small yet tasteful dishes. We went for lunch and we enjoyed the food. We had the three-course menu with really tasty dishes, and each one of them was explained in detail by the waitress. Pricey, but expected. Our surprise was to find a restaurant like this in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It's commonly acknowledged that service can make or break an evening even if the food is lovely. The service here is some if the best I have experienced. Obviously the restaurant decor is impressive inside with lovely touches such as pristine clean toilets with designer perfumes to use, however it's a sign of a good night when you don't have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Turfmarkt 9, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 071-512-2434
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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