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In Den Doofpot

Turfmarkt 9, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 152 restaurants in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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Benicia, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We are foodies from San Francisco who have high standards. We appreciate fresh ingredients, the use of unique ingredients and composition and presentation. We just happened upon IDD while walking in Leiden. We took a chance and we were blown away by our dining experience. I would have to say that from the hundreds of restaurants we have eaten at... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food, great service, very nice atmosphere. A true treat and a perfect night out with friends. We had the 4 courses surprise dinner and every course was delicious! I loved the wine pairings and hope to come back soon!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The appetizers were as good as have ever eaten. Main dishes were very good but lost out a bit, sea bass was slightly over cooked. Wine list ranges from 30-to hundreds od euros, but the low end range is good. Overall dining experience superb.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The menu is limited by the food is excellent and well prepared. However the wine combination was very poor, which was a surprise as this restaurant claims to be a wine-tasting place.The place was very noisy with two tables of people keeping raising their voice and placing telephone calls... One of the table was probably occupied by some acquaintances of... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the top restaurants in Leiden, and I consider that an honor because Leiden has a relatively high number of extremely good restaurants compared to other Dutch cities, even compared to Amsterdam considering relative population sizes. It is all you expect from perfect gastronomy and if you indicate clearly what you like even a complete vegetarian can... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Last Tuesday night I had dinner at IDD with 3 friends. It was a busy night for the restaurant, but this didn't bother us at all. The noise level in the restaurant is very good and we had no issues talking and listening to each other. The food was really good and the portion sizes perfect. We had matching wines... More

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belfast, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by a locally based client and nine of us dined there on a Tuesday night. From the outset service was first class and the restaurant had one of the best wine selections I have come across. The meal itself consisted of a set four course menu which was superb.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We celebrated our sons Bachelor degree with a dinner at "In den Doofpot" with a group of 11 people. Leiden is not known for its culinary qualities but this place was awesome. The 4 dishes, the wines, the service were all of outstanding quality. Also the creativity in serving vegetarian dishes for one of the guests was impressive. We will... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We went to this restaurant for a, admittedly a bit rushed, lovely two person dinner. The service was ok but seemed a bit overmatched with the amount of diners in the room. The food was very good to excellent and were well seasoned and balanced. The decor is a bit posh for my tastes and attracted a corresponding clientele, but... More

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Leiden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We visited In Den Doofpot a number of times but were disappointed on every occasion. The food is modest at best, ill-proportioned (i.e. not well balanced for a multi-course meal) and fairly uninspired. Worst of all, the service is near arrogant and waiters make you feel stupid for not being a vinologist. Prices are in the range of Michelin-starred restaurants... More

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