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“Great place for pancakes” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oudt Leyden

Oudt Leyden
Ranked #3 of 277 Restaurants in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place for pancakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

More than 100 years old, the restaurant serves large Dutch pancakes on traditional Delft pottery. We went as a three for lunch; with two savoury pancakes and one sweet between us I was still full come the evening meal.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Chris186225
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Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Oegstgeest
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Huge pancakes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

One of the few pancake restaurants in town. Probably the most famous of all. Pancakes were good. We had the ginger and the apple with banana, cinnamon and raisins. Both tasty. If you're not very hungry it is not a bad a idea to share a pancake between two people, since they are very big and filling. Very cosy interior with the feel of a traditional Dutch house. The prices range from 6-ish EUR up to 12-14 EUR of the more elaborate, with most choices being in the range of 8-10 EUR.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank JochenSm
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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100 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Pancakes: they're cheap and tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

What more could you possibly want? This place certainly has bigger and tastier pancakes than most. Virtually no chance of leaving you wanting.

Visited July 2011
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1 Thank Lukas_Vermeer
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Lille, France
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87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fabulous Pancakes...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

We went there for Lunch. From the outside, this restaurant hasn't anything remarkable but I would definitely recommend you to go inside!
The decoration is nice, with some "Delft Ceramics" and other local decoration, very nice!
But the real reason to go there is the Pancakes! They are huge, very very well garnished, delicious and really tasty!
We had one with Goat Cheese/Nuts/Honey and one with Bacon/Vegetables, they were fabulous!
The desserts are also delicious, the Wafels were huge also!
The staff was very nice, helpful and helped us in English too.
We will definitely go back there to taste other varieties of Pancakes.
If you want to enjoy the real Pannenkoeken (?), try these!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank ThomasK59
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Chicago, Illinois
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142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great place for a Dutch pancake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

We often took guests to the Oudt Leyden for a pannenkoek. Dutch pannenkoeken are huge--maybe 14 inches around with a wide variety of savory or sweet toppings. The restaurant has been there for a long time and has a warm, woody environment. Service is pretty good and the pan cakes are excellent. They generally have a few non-pancake items on the menu, but go for the pancakes. It is a few blocks from the central station in a very busy part of Leiden.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Edam231
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