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“U want a pub, u get a pub...with some history!”

Belgisch Biercafe Olivier
Ranked #37 of 295 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We go to The Olivier quite often with friends...it's a great pub. Apparently it was a church once upon a tom an hen. Hospital. then somebody had a bright idea o convert it to a pub!!! A pub with nice food and nibbles. It's not a Michelin place so don't expect something gourmet. But if u r open to checking out different kinds of beer and having a good meal, albeit in a fun and noisy environment (even better with football), this is really you place.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is a place to go if you have tons of time to relax and eat/drink occasionally. Do NOT go here if you are in any sort of a rush, okay?!? PLEASE! This is NOT a place for a fast dining experience, no should it be!

Olivier is a Belgian place. The collection of beers is really wonderful, and it's lovely that - for the most part - each beer is described in the menu. The menu itself can be a bit tricky to decipher, as it is on a rotating stand. It's supposed to be convenient in that you and your mate across from you can read the same menu page at the same time. However, independence is actually BETTER for menus ... oh, well. C'est la vie, eh?

On this visit, my partner and I had the fried frog thighs. They were flavorful, but the batter was a bit soggy. I had the veggie Brussels waffle, and my partner had the ribs. We shared everything. The fries here are ALWAYS super delicious! The ribs were extremely tender, but the portion was American! It was difficult to finish. The veggie waffle honestly was extremely delicious! The portion was perfect, the flavors worked together beautifully, and the waffle itself was really perfect. In terms of beer, I had the "Chouffe Houblon", which is a hoppy, Belgian beer! It's really lovely. I also had the "Liefmann's Fruitesse", because I wanted something summery and sweet. It was absolutely perfect!

I do recommend this place. As I understand, there are many things on the menu that are not so ideal (for example, avoid the carpaccio like the plague!). But the food I had was really tasty, and I do want to go back to try the highly recommended ham (that comes on the bone).

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3  Thank ughughCO
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Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

That's their rule: chicken nuggets are only on the menu for children! Staff (apparently) don't know what customer service is (as was noted here earlier) - tripadvisor to the rescue! ;-)

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3  Thank josi81
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place looks nice but the food is not really great. The cheese salad is fine. I tried muscles several times and they are always sort of overcooked. Nice collection of beers though.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

I visit often. Always a good place for conversation. Have enjoyed a wide selection of great beers. Bar service can be slow during busy times, but staff is very nice.

Thank Crouchkin
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