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“Lovely setting, great service!”
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Ranked #108 of 283 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Leiden, The Netherlands
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372 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, great service!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

A nice and cozy atmosphere with some modern touches, but mainly 'nice old school' furnishing, dark brown, really homy feeling right upon entrance. A 'Fust' is the Dutch word for 'barrel'and of course there is an old barrel placed near the bar of this restaurant. It is a higher level restaurant, but it doesn't have that formal vibe, it feels more casual, but you still get pampered!

We've been here on several occasions, just the two of us, but also with my hubby's grandfather which really was a treat for him! (and for us as well: the staff had all the patience in the world, while granddad doesn't hear that well anymore).

Service is great, wine choices are very good and the maitre loves telling you about the wines. We had some really brilliant desert wines here!

Don't hesitate to order the surprise menu, always right on the money! (but the a la carte menu changes regularly, so that's a good choice as well, if you don't like surprises). Let the waiter choose a wine with each course and your evening will be complete, enjoy!

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Old schoolmates....”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Meeting up with old schoolmates after more than half a century in this lovely, cozy restaurant was quite an event. The meal was absolutely delicious, service was good and friendly, I can highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions.

  • Visited February 2013
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“A step above the norm”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

My wife and I have been to 'T Fust on several occasions since moving to Leiden in 2011 and it has yet to let us down. The menu changes regularly and there is always a delicious seasonal special available, such as asparagus plates or Zeeuwse mussels.

The appetizers are delightful small portions of exquisite flavors such as duck breast, scallops, or beets, and the meal is started with an "amuse" that is always a delightful surprise.

The main dishes feature just a few fish and meat selections, but we have yet to have anything that wasn't absolutely delicious. We had the tournedos with oxtail-plum terrine and veal entrecôte with chorizo cream and they were both delightful. There are also always three vegetarian dishes on the menu as well, including a very Dutch cheese fondue, a quiche, and usually some kind of noodle or pasta dish. The desserts are plates of delightful little tastes of things such as chocolate and orange, and are a great way to end a meal. They also apparently have a 3 or 4 course prix-fixe "surprise menu", although we've never taken advantage of this.

When we've been to the restaurant with our 2-year old daughter (multiple times), the waitstaff have always been incredibly accommodating and helpful (even playful), and the outdoor seating is a perfect spot for a "borrel" or drink as well. The interior is full of dark wood and warm lighting, so the ambiance is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or dinner with friends.

If you're looking for something a step above the average Leiden fare of kroketten and spare ribs, 'T Fust is a great option. It's a step more expensive, but we've never felt that it wasn't 100% worth the money.

  • Visited August 2012
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