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Bistro Bord'o

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Apothekersdijk 2, 2312 DC, Leiden, The Netherlands
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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West Malling, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! The food was so inventive and different and beautifully presented by attentive staff. Every course was a fresh surprise. Almost worth commuting from England to make it a regular treat!! Situated next to the water where you could have a river trip made for a memorable day.

Thank ddiiaannaa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is wonderful. It's all about the food, wines and cheeses. It's relaxed, informal and offers great hospitality. They know their stuff and it shows. An inventive menu and a great and varied wine list. All in all, highly recommended. We keep coming back.

Thank Diederik001
Leiden, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the surprise menue. We ordered the 3 course version (it is up to 6 courses) with suiting wine and different preferences (fish, vegeterians) and we were surprised in the best possible way. We were very content, I would definitely reccomend this restaurant to couples or families who have something special to celebrate (for it is a special occasion... More 

Thank Peter I
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Bistro Bord'o is very delicious. There is an option to choose how many courses you would like, so my family and I chose 4 courses each and were not disappointed. I throughly enjoyed all of the courses and definitely suggest for fine dining to come here!

Thank jack b
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Had a 4 course "surprise" taster menu. The cooking and presentation of the food was stunning - real fine dining and surely not far below Michelin star standard. The wines offered with each course were very good, carefully chosen. The tasty Amuse-bouche were a pleasant surprise. Warning this is not fast food so allow lots of time for our meal.... More 

Thank John A
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Another good wine restaurant from 'Grootspraak'. The food (4-course menu) was well prepared, fresh ingredients, surprising amuses and presented beautifully. Service and wine advise was good. Matching wines (not the open house wines) were served with the courses, well explained why they matched with the meal. The prices are high of course, but looking at the quality of the food... More 

Thank Robertus-1961
Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Sat outside drinking our aperitifs, absolutely lovely little spot to enjoy the city of Leiden, the rays and some effervescence. We had the tasting menu and it had some delightful dishes. A lobster dish in a cucumber gazpacho, a beef dish with black garlic jus and a raspberry 5 different ways among the great plates this evening. Accompanying wines and... More 

Thank BaukjeZH
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Food too beautiful to eat, yet so delicious you'll want to lick your plate. The wines were excellently paired with the chef's surprise menu. Fun watching the boats on the canal.

Thank Rebecca B
Fairfax, Virginia
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188 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Found this place online and based on the reviews tried it out. My husband and I appreciate good food and wine who we had a night of it ordering the menu with courses and wine pairings. The reviews did not disappoint. Everything was superb! The staff were charming and casual. The decor is inviting and simple. Tables were full all... More 

Thank CindySanzotta
Leiden, The Netherlands
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Kind people, that care about you, their work, the food. Welcoming, a nice place, nice tables, setting, terrace next to the canal. Kind suggestions like: "shall I put on the terrace heater?" Service is therefore exemplary, so what about the food? It is a restaurant, after all. Well, it's a mixed bag, really. Nice ingredients, all fresh and well prepared.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Dutch, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Apothekersdijk 2, 2312 DC, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 71-5130131

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?