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kloksteeg 3, 2311 SK, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 3053
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I dined twice at La Cloche in Nov 2012. I found it by "expertise", meaning I had this undefinable feeling when passing it: This is the place and it was. It is a French style restaurant, highly priced and worth every euro. This is not your "taster 8 dishes in a row" place. Here, you will typically pick three removes... More 

Thank Jens H
Athens, Greece
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194 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We were invited here to a business dinner served in a room of the first floor. The food was excellent (the main dish was duck) and the service first-rate.

Thank OlgaP319
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

We ate here last night -- a wet mid-November evening. We had no booking, but the welcome was warm And the chef had no problem adapting to my dairy allergy. The food was well cooked, near gourmet in quality and the wines suggested by the co-host excellent and reasonably priced at 5 euro per glass. We enjoyed the surprise menu... More 

Thank artgeoff
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I was on a double date and given that the restaurant was almost empty beyond us, the wait was surprisingly long. Boring food of mediocre quality, yet high prices. What a complete rip off. Not to mention they spilled red wine all over my shirt. (One person was vegetarian and was also disappointed.)

Thank R3185MWchris
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We were taken here by our Dutch friends who highly recommended it. We were not disappointed. What makes it different to other dining experiences is the surprise menu. On arrival you are asked if you have any allergies or food you don't like. They then create a menu and wine list to compliment the meal. A different wine is served... More 

Thank Jimwiseman
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160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

This quaint restaurant is nicely located in a small street close to a beautiful canal of Leiden. There is no menu and you are being excellently served according to their presentations and your preferences. There is a relaxing and friendly environment. The food is superb and so is the presentation! We had different dishes but everyone was most happy.

Thank Sara M
Campinas, Brasil
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

La Cloche is an excellent place to eat in Leiden. The owner is a chapter apart: professional, kind and always seeming to be having a good time with his costumers.

Thank Joao M
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Linen table cloths, no menu and tasty food but fairly straightforward as has to suit all. Friendly service. Very relaxed but adapted to someones allergy.

Thank traveller50london
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Great staff, but below average food. At 45 euros per person, I was not expecting being served stampot. Seriously, dont call yourself "La cloche" if you're going to serve me the level zero of Dutch cuisine. Passable mustard soup, uneventfull salad with home-smoked salmond, ok-ish venison stew, and to top it all up the worst dessert I have had in... More 

Thank Tristan911
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I went here with a colleague for a light meal. We had three courses - an entree, cheese and a dessert. It was a relaxing, friendly environment where the host and chef provided excellent service, with quality ingredients in a friendly environment. There is none of the false friendliness or sense of superiority that you sometimes find at small restaurants.... More 

Thank Gary W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: kloksteeg 3, 2311 SK, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 3053

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