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Restaurant In den Doofpot

€€€€French, , Seafood
Turfmarkt 9, 2312 CE, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 2434
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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00:00 - 22:00All hours
French, Dutch, Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Turfmarkt 9, 2312 CE, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the whole I have found that the standard of food in Holland is similar to that of the UK, ie it is not always very good. However, the food here is simply stunning and of a Michelin star standard. I've eaten here several times...More

Thank w0bblylegs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gourmet restaurant in a nice place. Serves very good tasty food. The waiters are service minded and nice!

Thank Ole Jørgen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't write reviews often (last one 1,5 years ago...) but thought I would make an exception after having dinner here. I had a friend over from Colombia and since we had some celebrating to do we ended up at this restaurant. It was a...More

Thank Bvermeer88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy atmosphere, nice creativity, beautiful plates and great food. Service was super nice but could be a tiny bit more professional. Will go back for sure if passing close to Leiden ! Thanks

Thank François M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two days ago we had the "Full Monty", which means 8 course with wine pairing. First aperitive on the floating terrace with a nice view over the Leidse "Canals". Dinner was very creative and confirmed that this is the top in Leiden. Even some vega...More

Thank Michel v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the eight course tasting menu with wine pairing and it was truly delicious, the staff were attentive and we finished off our meal with coffee at the waterside. Beautiful.

Thank TurtleTravellerUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very pleased to welcome my aunt from South Africa to the town where I live Leiden. It was difficult for me to find a good restaurant for her because she is very picky and eats out a lot. In Den Doofpot completely fitted...More

Thank Kirsten W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a chef driven high end restaurant that will be a treat for foodies whose tastes exactly match what the chefs want to provide. We failed to read the menu closely enough before our evening here and did not realize that there are essentially...More

1  Thank Marc B
A D, Manager at Restaurant In den Doofpot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marc, you must be a very special guy claiming your opinion matches the opinion of 297 million TA users.. I'm feeling very sorry that experience you had in our restaurant was not as expected. Next time when you reserve a restaurant and order: 'The...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

It's all true. Go. The wine pairings are incredible. The chef's menu was inspired and creative. We fell in love with flavors and foods all over again. The service was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful night out.

Thank PhillyGirlAbroad
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience, excellent wines, menu, staff and atmosphere. Reasonable prices. This place is definitely an award winner and for now absolute #1 in Leiden.

Thank Theo K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turfmarkt 9, 2312 CE, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 2434
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Established in 1997, almost 20 years Leiden's finest!
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