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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
cross between restaurant and private party

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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Aruba
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Campinas, Brasil
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 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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london
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 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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Moscow
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Went to this place randomly without reservation. Were welcomed like special guests, treated really well (and also very friendly) by the host. Food was excellent - very slowly roasted duck, super tender - that was a main dish. Salads and deserts were really good too. The restaurant does not have menu! You are served with what's on today (although they... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

A colleague of mine and I (who had just arrived from the United States that morning) went to La Cloche on a Sunday when they were open special for an event at the cathedral up the street. Although we did not have a reservation (and probably were slightly underdressed), the chef welcomed us in to the restaurant, where we were... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

La Cloche is located in a quant street in Leiden. The atmosphere is intimate. The food is superb, the chef has great presentation. It is a total dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Leiden, The Netherlands.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

much like diner at home when you have really tried hard. No menu, the chef determines what you eat. And at a very good location.

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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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