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De Gaanderij and De Branderij

Middelweg 7-9, 2312 KE Leiden, The Netherlands
071-5142128
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Ranked #75 of 183 Restaurants in Leiden
Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Belgian, Dutch
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california
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120 reviews 120 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We accidentally stumbled into the quant restaurants which was mostly directly adjacent to the cathedral. Most patrons it seemed are locals and not tourists as it has a very quaint cozy interior. The food was delicious and we had a nice evening there. Great local beers too.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A bit better than In Den Bierbengel, but not by much. "Prime Rib" turned out to be a rib-eye stake, and not a good one. Also, EVERY entree looks the same -- a bed of vegetables, something on top (a steak, a piece of grilled fish, or whatever), and then the same garnishment to top it off. Great location though.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We booked this place to have drinks and dinner for our wedding, and the restaurant was very accommodating, service on the day itself was great, and the food was very nice.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Ate at Gaanderij again yesterday evening. There have been quite a few menu changes since my last review, but the overall quality of the food and service remains excellent. Noticeable was the fact that the menu prices were somewhat lower than similar places I have eaten at recently here in Holland. Can be thoroughly recommended.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Cosy restaruant. Very good price quality. Romantic place in the old center of Leiden. Informal atmosphere. In the summer there is a nice terrace, next to one of the nicest bars of Leiden.

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Brussels, Belgium
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Menu was quite eclectic but the staff were really friendly and the restaurant itself is a beautiful Art Nouveau setting.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My wife and I have been eating at Gaanderij at least 2 or 3 times a year for the last 15 years, if not longer. We have tried most of the other restaurants in Leiden during that time, yet Gaanderij remains our favourite. We particularly like its French Bistro feel. The food quality is of a consistently high standard, the... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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102 restaurant reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Went here for christmas dinner and I must say: really well done! It was crowded but staff handled things very well. They were lovely, friendly, forthcoming and polite. Nothing wrong withe menu, was actually quite creative, I was pleasantly surprised, nothing super fancy, but good food! And my favorite part: the decor, very art nouveau, very cozy, very much back... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

The same food in both places with a slightly different setting. The Gaanderij is a bit less expensive. Great must try spare ribs!

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Additional Information about De Gaanderij and De Branderij

Address: Middelweg 7-9, 2312 KE Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 071-5142128
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Belgian, Dutch

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