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Restaurant In den Doofpot

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Turfmarkt 9, 2312CE, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 2434
Mon - Fri 00:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue with spectacular food. Food was as good as it gets, quirky venue with friendly service and really well priced! Worth the trip from Amsterdam

Thank r15xeb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I've visited this place many times. Hospitality here is always at a steady great level. Same for the cooking. A great place to celebratie a special moment. The restaurant serves a nice wine-arrangements with their menu's. We always had the arrangement with the dinners and always loved it. And if you really love the wine, they're always willing to give... More 

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Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My expectations are always very high when I dine here. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Leiden and I have dined here quite often. This time I was a bit disappointed. Everything was really good: the quality of the food, the presentation, the wines, and the service. However, I missed the spark, the unique combination of flavors that... More 

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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

In den Doofpot is an old-fashioned name and when first entering you might think this might be an old-fashioned restaurant. But once you are seated and the food starts arriving you'll quickly forget! We went for the full eight course menu and every dish was beautifully prepared, attractively plated and simply delicious. Same goes for the wines selected by the... More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love this place. It is fine cuisine and a fine old price too but wow, always a thoroughly enjoyable evening (food, service, wine, attention to detail, ambiance)....it's a treasured moment every time!

1 Thank Julie J
Paris, France
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241 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

4 course menu at this place + amuse bouche to start with. Takes some time, but service is friendly and the food is fantastic. small portions though. Nice setting, in the centre of Leiden.

Thank philhellich
Montpellier, France
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited on an evening with exceptionally bad weather, and the restaurant was quiet. My husband's father was very tired due to chemotherapy, and our waiter could simply NOT have been nicer. I had to get to Amsterdam for work on an early train in the morning, and he got all the times up on his phone and told me... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I recently ate in In den doofpot and it was absolutely superb! My group ordered the 8 course tasting menu with matching wines and each was excellent. In actual fact they really gave us 10 course as the food as there were 2 bonus courses not on the menu. The service by Michael was also brilliant and I would definitely... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We went there for a business diner on a Monday evening. There were only two tables with customers. Which is not abnormal on a Monday evening I guess. But obviously also the staff and the chef had a Monday evening Blues I'm afraid. We took the 8 course menu with accompanying wines. But our choice turned out not to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Spend my Birtday Dinner with friends at the IDD. Outstanding food - superb but casual Service.The ambiance is great and whole Team shows : I am Happy to serve You!

1 Thank Pooh4ever

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$53
French, Dutch, Seafood, International, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, 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, 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, 2312CE, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 2434
Established in 1997, almost 20 years Leiden's finest!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?