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Bistro Bord'o

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Apothekersdijk 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
71-5130131
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant has limited outside space but a pleasant interior with an open kitchen. There is a set dinner menu or an à la cart menu. We opted for the à la cart menu and both ordered seabass. We were slightly perturbed by the description as it was accompanied by a "green curry sauce". Our fears... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
LauraDaveJames
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has limited outside space but a pleasant interior with an open kitchen. There is a set dinner menu or an à la cart menu. We opted for the à la cart menu and both ordered seabass. We were slightly perturbed by the description as it was accompanied by a "green curry sauce". Our fears however proved to be... More 

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Trieste, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

High level cuisine, beautiful and tasteful dishes! Follow the maitre's suggestion and go for a menu, you will not regret. good selection and suggestion of wine.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Terrific bistro working toward a michelin star. We had the four course taster menu and accompanying wine flight. They were happy to discuss each course with us and - as my wife is coeliac - to adjust her dishes to avoid gluten. And they had gluten free bread in stock and were totally aware of the need to cook gluten... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you like quick service and want to be out in under 2 hours probably best not to come here. Located relatively innocuously away from one of the main 'squares' / canal ports the food is very good and the wine list and beers available absolutely fine. There is a wait between courses hence the starting sentence above. Charming service... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A must if visiting Leiden. Outstanding food, ambiance and service. Really enjoyed the 4-course tasting menu

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

we booked this No 1 restuarant in Leiden at very last min (same day) but luckily we got reservation for early dinner at 6pm. Arrived on time and spotted all guests were sitting outside given it's sunny King's day with parade crowds on the street. However we decide to seat inside to avoid wind in the eveing. The restaurant is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The food is exquisite and the wine list superb. You do need plenty of time at one point it was an hour between courses. The food really is outstanding and the atmosphere was lovely. 200 euros for 4 of us including wine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food. Upscale restaurant. Nice entourage, friendly people. Minor issue Little bit old fashioned/french way of serving.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A neat and inviting little restaurant spread over two house widths on a residential canal street in the centre of Leiden. A really well balanced menu and good wine list are complemented by very pleasant - but not gushing - waiting staff. The kitchen is open to the restaurant but keeps well in the background. Certainly not cheap, but I... More 

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Verona, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is my kind of dining experience- cozy, friendly, and warm! The menu was artfully presented and delicious. The chefs clearly have a great sense of flavor and possibility! A real treat!

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Address: Apothekersdijk 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 71-5130131
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
Cuisine: French

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  • Address: Apothekersdijk 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 71-5130131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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