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kloksteeg 3, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31-0-715123053
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food in a warm atmosphere

We ate here last night -- a wet mid-November evening. We had no booking, but the welcome was warm And the chef had no problem adapting to my dairy allergy. The food was well cooked, near gourmet in quality and the wines suggested by the co-host excellent and reasonably priced at 5 euro per glass... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
artgeoff
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Athens, Greece
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160 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We were invited here to a business dinner served in a room of the first floor. The food was excellent (the main dish was duck) and the service first-rate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We ate here last night -- a wet mid-November evening. We had no booking, but the welcome was warm And the chef had no problem adapting to my dairy allergy. The food was well cooked, near gourmet in quality and the wines suggested by the co-host excellent and reasonably priced at 5 euro per glass. We enjoyed the surprise menu... More 

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Thank artgeoff
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I was on a double date and given that the restaurant was almost empty beyond us, the wait was surprisingly long. Boring food of mediocre quality, yet high prices. What a complete rip off. Not to mention they spilled red wine all over my shirt. (One person was vegetarian and was also disappointed.)

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Thank R3185MWchris
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We were taken here by our Dutch friends who highly recommended it. We were not disappointed. What makes it different to other dining experiences is the surprise menu. On arrival you are asked if you have any allergies or food you don't like. They then create a menu and wine list to compliment the meal. A different wine is served... More 

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Thank Jimwiseman
Aruba
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This quaint restaurant is nicely located in a small street close to a beautiful canal of Leiden. There is no menu and you are being excellently served according to their presentations and your preferences. There is a relaxing and friendly environment. The food is superb and so is the presentation! We had different dishes but everyone was most happy.

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Thank Sara M
Campinas, Brasil
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

La Cloche is an excellent place to eat in Leiden. The owner is a chapter apart: professional, kind and always seeming to be having a good time with his costumers.

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Thank Joao M
london
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Linen table cloths, no menu and tasty food but fairly straightforward as has to suit all. Friendly service. Very relaxed but adapted to someones allergy.

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Thank traveller50london
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great staff, but below average food. At 45 euros per person, I was not expecting being served stampot. Seriously, dont call yourself "La cloche" if you're going to serve me the level zero of Dutch cuisine. Passable mustard soup, uneventfull salad with home-smoked salmond, ok-ish venison stew, and to top it all up the worst dessert I have had in... More 

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Thank Tristan911
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I went here with a colleague for a light meal. We had three courses - an entree, cheese and a dessert. It was a relaxing, friendly environment where the host and chef provided excellent service, with quality ingredients in a friendly environment. There is none of the false friendliness or sense of superiority that you sometimes find at small restaurants.... More 

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Thank Gary W
Netherlands
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Used to go to this restaurant regularly when living in Leiden, since moving out not so much. Therefore, when we saw that they were part of the restaurant week we took the opportunity to book and were not disappointed. The food was just as good as we remembered it, the wine matching and the friendliness of the staff as well.... More 

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Thank CeeNetherlands

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: kloksteeg 3, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31-0-715123053

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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