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“Gastronomic Treat”

Restaurant In den Doofpot
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Ranked #1 of 322 Restaurants in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 28 - USD 56
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: High class service, topfood and fine atmosphere. Established in 1997, more than twenty years Leiden's finest!
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We chose the restaurant on the basis of its reputation and made a reservation the weekend before for the "Feel Good Friday" menu. We were a little surprised to pay in advance, but that was really the only and minor downside. The appetisers were sublime and the ensuing four course menu with complementary wines was wondrous. It is certainly among the best meals we have ever eaten

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

The restaurant in front of canal in turfmarket offers an excellent full course meal with good presentation and explanation of dishes.

Thank amitp2851
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

We were treated to a dinner here by Dutch friends - may blessings rain down upon their heads! To be fair, they didn't know what was coming either - and were just as delighted as we were.
The chef's menu was stupendous - so many flavour bombs, exciting combinations of textures and ingredients, beautiful presentation - that it's hard to put into words just how good this is. And the menu was studded with little 'surprises' so although there's this many courses on paper, we probably had another 3 on top of that!
Dutch ingredients, such as eel and beetroot, thread through the menu which also draws on techniques from other cuisines. It's an accomplished show from the kitchen.
I complimented the chef who brought out our desserts and he promptly blushed and said the actual chef was away that night, "and it's his menu". Well, the master had better look out because his understudy can deliver it all with aplomb and finesse.
Go now, before the Michelin star arrives and bookings go mad.

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Thank twokiwis2014
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We chose this place to celebrate our daughter’s graduation. We took the signature menu, 6 courses.
Staff was very helpful with accommodating our child food allergies, switching some dishes.
We had a beautiful succession of remarkable dishes topped up by a wonderful dessert dish.
Place is elegant and staff is perfect.

Thank Juliette T
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This was a quaint little restaurant with no more than 12 tables. I highly recommend making a reservation because it get full. Right on the canal it’s on a busy street. Our reservation was at 6:30 pm and by 7:30 all the tables were full. There were only two servers so it was a little slow but that’s ok because the food was worth the wait. We chose the 6 course meal and it was exquisite. All the choices were tasty, colorful and creative. We left at 10:30, so count on being there for a long time.

Thank Mae-and-Abdulla
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