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Restaurant In den Doofpot

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French, International
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Turfmarkt 9, 2312CE, Leiden, The Netherlands
31715122434
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Established in 1997, almost 20 years Leiden's finest!

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Best ever dining experience in Holland

A group of colleagues took me to den Doofpot, telling me that it was the best place in Leiden. I was not disappointed. Amazing food, fabulous service. And especially attentive to dietary constraints of members of our group. Loved it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CPtraveller
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Maryland, USA
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Maryland, USA
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144 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of colleagues took me to den Doofpot, telling me that it was the best place in Leiden. I was not disappointed. Amazing food, fabulous service. And especially attentive to dietary constraints of members of our group. Loved it!

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Thank CPtraveller
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this treasure trove in the centre of the oldest university town in the Netherlands harbours a young chef with ambition combined with an enthusiastic team that create a wonderful atmosphere in which you as guest are extremely well-treated; the wine list is unparallelled!

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Thank Hans S
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came just after New Year's Day and had the four course menu. The service was absolutely brilliant and the food were delicious. I like how they design their menu based on seasonal offerings. Had a lovely time there and would definitely recommend this little gem in Leiden! Also, they have the English menu on their website even tho they... More 

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Thank Amy X
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This "fine dining" lunch with a group of friends was excellent, and we nearly spent most of a very relaxed afternoon in the Doofpot. Service was great and attentive. The "surprise" menu was indeed a surprise in terms of quality, design and taste. Location is in town; we took the train, but some of our friends managed to park close-by... More 

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Thank TJ V
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

6 dishes Menu with wine option. Amazing discoveries in taste/flavours and combinations. Quick and very gentle service, special mention to the wine explanations and options given. Props to the Cook for excellent preparations. Sure we will repeat.

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Thank Wistre R
Leiden, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely 8 course meal with accompanying wine arrangement. Special shout out to the sommelier. The sommelier was very knowledgeable, his passion for wine is quite contagious. Rest of the staff were excellent as well, very attentive. Restaurant ambiance is like dining in someone's very posh living room. Had THE best birthday dinner & we'll definitely return in the... More 

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1 Thank siranouche
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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182 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant serves a high quality, fine dining, meal. The atmosphere is rather formal but the chef, who visited the tables, was very friendly. Prices are top end, but the food was very good and the house wine, very reasonable. A good place for a celebration.

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Thank Adrian Y
Huizen, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Had the most amazing 5-course meal in a long time. Beautifully presented by attentive waiters who clearly knew what they were talking about. Excellent advice from the wine waiter. Portions were more than sufficient. It's like being in the drawing room of a London club - with a fireplace, bookshelves and racks of the most interesting wines of the world.... More 

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1 Thank JonathanMarks
Espoo, Finland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Good food, excellent sommellier and a menu that is both flexible and interesting. Any dishes can be combined.

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Thank PaavoHeiskanen
Leiden, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Location: Turfmarkt Leiden Cuisine: varied Staff: Polite, knowledgeable and helpful Building: The restaurant is small and the decor is mostly understated, the artwork is not eye-catching or distracting. The Meal: You have the option of an a la carte menu or choosing one of the multiple-course dinners. We chose the 5-course dinner and the vegetarian option. The menu does not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Turfmarkt 9, 2312CE, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 31715122434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, International

Description

Established in 1997, almost 20 years Leiden's finest!
Open Hours
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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