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Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang

Kaiserstraat 7, Leiden 2311 GN, The Netherlands
071-5143388
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Ranked #22 of 146 restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: French, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Moss Landing, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The decor looked a lot like bars in the the States; the food was very good. The four of us each had starters and an entree and every one was pleased; my bacon wrapped wild boar was delicious.

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Utrecht
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57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I was at 'Verboden Toegang' with a business friend. Very nice spot in the old historical town of Leiden. With nice weather you can sit at the terrace at the sidewalk, but with sufficient space. No cars. Great to be. The food is OK and price worth. We had two starters, two mains, two bottles of waters and seven bears... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Good restaurant with interesting combination of food, very good appetizer, good service. A bit strange the contrast between the informal atmosphere and the high class style service. Very good the pork ribs with bbq sauce. Interesting the fish with chorizo. Very good tuna tartar and spinach salad with gorgonzola. I would suggest if you are looking for something different in... More

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We lived in Leiden and try every month another restaurant in this place. Verboden Toegang is a very good restaurant. De service is good and friendly, the food is delicious! Steak, ribs, fish, bread.. everything is fantastic. Everything is in prison theme from the menu to the toilets. We are going next week for the second time, it is fantastic... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, having an occasion to celebrate in Leiden, I entertained some friends to this excellent restaurant. The décor was interesting (Verboden Toegang means "entry forbidden" in Dutch and the walls were covered in a huge variety of prohibitory signs from around the world. I shall have to ask if I get a discount if I bring... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

My partner is French and has relocated to Leiden. He has been in Leiden just over two weeks - staying in hotels/b&b until he secured his own accommodation. That means he had 14 nights to savour the 'dining out' experience offered by Leiden. However,frustrated by mediocre overpriced food and indifferent service he resorted to McDonalds - at least he knew... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Very sophisticated continental food, friendly and efficient service, imaginative (if unusual) decor, and moderate prices. It's not at the cutting edge of current cuisine, which means that the food will be neither extraordinary nor bizarre. It's more of an occasion place than (say) Annie's, but it is a terrific occasion place.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The food, wine, and beer selections at Verboden Toegang are excellent. The interior is cozy and has an interesting decor (full of law enforcement-related signs). I have been here multiple times on business and have had excellent food and service on all visits. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are traveling to Leiden. Might not hurt to have a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Everything you could wish for from a restaurant. Relaxed atmosphere, great food and wine but above all it's all about the staff. You couldn't ask for more friendly and attentive staff as you find here. My only concern setting this higher standard will be booking a table the next time i'm in Leiden. A model for all other restaurants to... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I am in Leiden regularly on business and usually have to eat alone. Have tried most of the restaurants but not this one until last night. Had seen on TA and thought I'd give it a go. It's next door to lovely freindly pub right on the Rapenburg canalside as well so had a couple of beers to start with... More

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