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All 181 Leiden Restaurants

Bistro Bord'o

Apothekersdijk 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Ranked #4 of 181 Restaurants in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Lille, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I got the only unreserved table my first evening in Leiden, and will be forever grateful. The food and service were both superb. I had the daily four-course menu, with two of the three offered wine pairings, but will not even attempt to describe each course in any detail. The plates were not large, but each (even the amuse-bouche) was... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The four course dinner (incl. veal & tasty pheasant) is top-notch. The excellent staff succeeds in creating a friendly, neighbourhood like atmosphere. Dinner and wine were perfectly timed. Do take their wine by the glass offer. The glasses are generous and you will drink top quality wines off-the-beaten-track (Jurancon, Morellino).

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have had the pleasure to have lunch and dinner here several times in the past few months. Great food (haute cuisine), good wines, nice & hip ambience, professional & attentive service. My contacts (of whom some food specialists) and I are always happily surprised after eating here. The plates are works of art by appearance and taste. Unfortunately the... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My colleague booked this and he chose well. From the outset, very friendly but not stuffy service. Food a revelation as it was unexpected in a "bistro". A black pudding and duck liver starter was sublime and beautifully cooked, presented and seasoned. The next course was shoulder of beef - well, this was beef as good as any filet for... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I recently spent a few days in Holland on Business with a colleague and ended up in Leiden a place i know quite well. We wandered around for a while soaking up the sun & the atmosphere when we stumbled upon this little bistro by the cannel. we sat down and were imediatly greeted by Wendi & Meiki who offered... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent a night in this restaurant with friends and were all very happy with just about everything. The service is very personal, friendly and to the point. They did not make one mistake during the whole evening. At the same time the atmosphere is very easy going and laid back. The food is very very good. The plates look... More

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

I rate this restaurant in the top 5 in Leiden. It is also a bit less expensive than other restaurants in the top category of French style food. Special complements for the very friendly service. The wine arrangement can be recommended. The wines are extremely good, e.g the dry moscat wine from the Alsace and the Greek red Gaia wine... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Bistro Bord'o is hands down the best dining option in Leiden. Owned by a Chef and a Sommelier, you can clearly feel they fully understand how to deliver excellent customer service; the quality of the dishes can rival any Michelin starred restaurant whilst being unpretentious and affordable. The wines are expertly sourced and match the food beautifully. The restaurant has... More

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This small restaurant in the very center of Leiden offers a good priced excellent dinner. Service very good, and adventurous food. Choice not great, but the kitchen is always prepared to meet your wishes.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We went here with family members for a special celebration. This is my sister’s favourite restaurant in Leiden, and she’s got excellent taste and will always go to the best (Michelin rated) restaurants. Therefore our expectations were rather high. We ordered the three-course set menu. The flavour of all dishes, from the amuse, starter to main course were original and... More

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Additional Information about Bistro Bord'o

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

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