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Leiden is a student city, but that does not mean that you will only find brown bars and cheap day snacks here. On the contrary! The city has a vibrant culinary offer that varies from seafood restaurants to ‘soul food’ and from French to Chinese cuisine. View here the overview of the most special restaurants in Leiden.

City Hall
The name of the Italian restaurant betrays all the special location below the city hall of Leiden. The kitchen is completely Italian and you can enjoy small snacks under the ‘heaters’ on the large terrace for hours.
Address: Stadhuisplein 3

Fishmonger Atlantic
Catching a fish in Leiden is best done at fish shop Atlantic. In 2012, the Turkish owners of this fish store won the title of best herring in the Netherlands. You can also find the fish market on the market every Saturday.
Address: Levendaal 118

De La Soul
Soul music & soul food. It is enjoyment at De La Soul, where you order small snacks and share with your table companions. The dishes come from the south of the United States and feed the soul.
Address: Morsstraat 60

The Print Cabinet
For years, one of the city’s top restaurants, where chefs prepare delicious dishes from French and international cuisine. Located in the shadow of the Pieterskerk you will experience a special night out.
Address: Kloksteeg 25

The Coach House “De Burcht”
At the bottom of the fortress ‘de Burcht’ is a restaurant where you can go for a lunch, high tea or dinner seven days a week. Also a coffee and apple pie on the terrace is a must!
Address: Burgsteeg 13

The Gaanderij
Where once a coffee roasting house was housed nowadays is a restaurant with a traditional Dutch ambiance. Order a Dutch meal here or put your teeth in their famous spareribs.
Address: Nieuwstraat 32

In the cover up
A top-level restaurant. Order a la carte or one of the menus and be surprised by the chef’s cooking skills. The sommelier helps you to make a choice from the wine list.
Address: Turfmarkt 9

Brasserie Meelfabriek Zijlstroom
The former flour mill just outside Leiden has been converted into a brasserie where the chefs prepare delicious dishes with the best and often organic seasonal and regional products.
Address: Zijldijk 28, Leiderdorp

‘T Crabbetje
Fish, fish and again fish. ‘T Crabbetje is the fish restaurant of Leiden where you can enjoy all kinds of delicious fish dishes. Or how about a ‘Fruits de Mer’ with a bottle of white wine …
Address: St. Aagtenstraat 5

If you want to taste Indonesian cuisine then you should go to Surakarta. The Javanese dishes are just sweeter and you have to make yourself spicier with the homemade sambal.
Address: Noordeinde 51-53

Restaurant La Diva
La Diva does not have a menu, because the kitchen works with the products of the season. So let yourself be surprised by the tastiest dishes and creativity of the cook.
Address: Noordeinde 23

Restaurant the Bishop
A new hip restaurant for culinary connoisseurs. Loving reviews.
Address: Middelweg 7-9, Leiden

Lot and the Whale
Located directly on the harbor with a large terrace on the water and a homely atmosphere. The kitchen is inspired by worldly dishes and internationally. You can go here for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Address: Port 1

The warehouse
In the monumental building you can enjoy lunch, drinks and dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. Young audience and trendy decor. They also have a cozy (heated) garden.
Address: Doelensteeg 8

Eatery and Proeflokaal Het Stadsbrouwhuis in Leiden
Beer lovers can enjoy a beer here with more than 20 changing beers on tap. A number of beers are brewed on site and large tanks (kettles) and a brewery are located in the middle of the café. Worth a visit!
Address: Aalmarkt 1

Gallery Café de Leidse Lente
The living room restaurant of Leiden, where art and an artistic atmosphere come together. We work without a menu, the different daily menus are written on a chalkboard. Lots of creative people and culture lovers and regular live music.
Address: Haagweg 4