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Restaurant In den Doofpot

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Turfmarkt 9, 2312CE, Leiden, The Netherlands
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant And quite good food. Only thing is that the dishes are over complicated: too many flavors on a plate; less is more!!!

Thank BernardFH
Leiden, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there last year for our friend's birthday . The cooking was great, the desserts unforgettable . I gave four on five only because of the price, btw the quality is very high

Thank LucaIntini
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday with fixed menu and wine pairings, water, coffee, all for 100€ each. Worth the money. Crab, asparagus, lobster, beef courses and pudding. Some of the wines superb. Best meal in the Netherlands so far.

1 Thank Morris G
Leiden, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great wines. You can't go wrong here Unless you dislike "formal locations"; the sommelier may be enthousiastic but certainly knows his business .

Thank ErikSerge B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Took 2 friends to a very special dinner celebration. We opted for this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews. It was even better than I expected. We opted for a 4-dish chef's menu with wine pairing. Each dish was a work of art and tasted even better than it looked. Flavors are subtle and creative. We enjoyed every incredible morsel. Outstanding... More 

1 Thank GeorgetownUnivProf
Washington, DC
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The whole evening, from beginning not end, was gorgeous. Very serene and elegant dining room. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive, the food-amazing! The sommelier, Michel, was well informed, interesting and went to the trouble of making a perfect gin martini for someone in our party who asked for the recipe it was so good. We all opted for the... More 

Thank traveling-chef
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Looking at the menu our first reaction was "did we do the right thing to come here?" As soon as they started to bring food, we were convinced we made a perfect choice to come here. Really very nice food, extraordinary combinations which perfectly fit. Our table was located in the entrance (we made reservations) which is not the best... More 

Thank JohndeJong_RDAM_NL
Munich, Germany
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

True attention to detail and extremely good service. Great for the price. Sommelier is an absolute fanatic of his craft. Not a Michelin star quality, but for 1/3 of the price a true gem!

Thank borislevin
Leiden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

At first the atmosphere seemed bit posh, but when the staff started explaining enthusiastically about the food and wines, the ice was broken. The variety of flavours in the food, combined superbly with delicious wines from all over the world was an experience one must have in their lives at a stage. The restaurant operates with passion for food and... More 

Thank masterhumphrey
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

I recently spent a lovely evening with friends in restaurant In Den Doofpot. The food was really good, the wine even better and the service out of this world. Everybody treated us like royalty. We had the 4 course dinner, but we could still make a choice between sweet or cheese. We had fish and meat and everything was cooked... More 

Thank Chantal_Verbeek

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, International, European, Gluten Free, Dutch
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turfmarkt 9, 2312CE, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 31715122434
Established in 1997, almost 20 years Leiden's finest!

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