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Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang

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French, Seafood, International
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Kaiserstraat 7, 2311 GN Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 3388
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food in a quirky atmosphere

It is now over a month since we visited this friendly restaurant. The atmosphere is fun, but unpretentious, and as the name suggests has an air of irreverence or defiance; typical Dutch! Theatre apart, this is a most enjoyable dining experience. The food is the main thing and it was good. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The place is really warm and friendly for a family dinner. It has a unique atmosphere & decoration. The food is very tasty and the presentation is professional.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The ribs (and it bbq marinade!) are to die for. Best I've ever tasted in my life, really. The court theme is cute and the service staff is quick-witted and can be funny. However, the foid that comes out fr the kitchen is rather slow, to my opinion. Nevertheless, the wait was worth it.

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London
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

"Verboden Toegang" literally means "No Trespassing", but stampede if you have to to get to this delightful restaurant where the food is outstanding, the service friendly and informed and the ambience - assuming that things "judicial" and rather quirky don't turn you off - is just right. There are set menus at reasonable prices and an extensive wine list. The... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

In our little city, at the intersection of the Keizerstraat and the idyllic Rapenburg you can find Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang. The restaurant has been well furnished, with ample space around the tables so it doesnt feel busy even if it's booked to the max. We had our aniversary diner here. Starter was very good, enjoyed the carpaccio. I had... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a restaurant in Leiden that is well worth the visit : buzzing atmosphere, overseen by the husband and wife owner, outstanding cuisine at very reasonable prices. Dutch cuisine, meat well-sourced, perfectly cooked to order, good fish and vegetarian choices, excellent wine list, personally sourced by the owners. Overall, the ambience created is perfect : a mixed clientele of... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It is now over a month since we visited this friendly restaurant. The atmosphere is fun, but unpretentious, and as the name suggests has an air of irreverence or defiance; typical Dutch! Theatre apart, this is a most enjoyable dining experience. The food is the main thing and it was good. The service was also excellent. Dishes are beautifully cooked... More 

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Burnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We got taken here by some friends who live near the town. What a great town it is with loads of history. Food was lovely , atmosphere was good. Service was OK but nothing special but was good for here. Would love to go back to the town and this reasturant.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nice atmosphere and good food. Service was okay and gets a bit slow when they were busy. The theme of the restaurant is fun and different. Location is nice in the old part of town. overall good expereince.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have just had a wonderful christmas day dinner in this quirky, interesting restaurant. The signs on all the walls make for interesting reading and the atmosphere that evening was great. What a difference to back home, where you are sometimes rushed through your meal. Here we were treated to wonderful, friendly service and allowed to savour each delicious course.... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great atmosphere, great food, not-so-great service, in short. I really appreciate the tongue-in-cheek atmosphere. Signs everywhere, from various countries, and the dishes on the menu all had 'forbidden' names. I suppose being able to speak Dutch helps with that. The food was good. The dessert was delish, apparently their Creme brûlée is a must-try. (It was good!) Service was sub-standard... More 

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Additional Information about Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang

Address: Kaiserstraat 7, 2311 GN Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 71 514 3388
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: French, Seafood, International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kaiserstraat 7, 2311 GN Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 514 3388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, International
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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