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Belgisch Biercafe Olivier

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub
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Hooigracht 23, 2312 KM, Leiden, The Netherlands
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Thu 12:00 - 02:00
Fri 12:00 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The slowest service in the Benelux. 1h waiting for fried eggs and fries...Never will come again to eat here

Thank Eduardo B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had a four course dinner there, shortly after Christmas and it was absolutely amazing. Service was nice and attentive and do not even get me started on the food. There were several choices to select from and it was a truly a pleasure for the gums. Will definitely go there again next Christmas. Also the regular menu is more... More 

Thank Lyn V
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Simply the best. Super selection of beers. Attentive staff. Well priced. Excellent kitchen. Beautiful location. Easy parking. Big, yet cosy. Wonderful garden in the summer. Child-friendly.

Thank Lucien W
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have visited Leiden about 5 times over the past six years as I have friends living there. There are plenty of great places to eat and drink here, but this is probably my favourite. It is quite a big bar with a large selection of beers, but the staff are really helpful. Its equivalent bar in Utrecht also has... More 

1 Thank 642fergalc
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent decor and atmosphere inside. It's quite a big pub, perfect to meet with friends for a drink, the tea and coffee are also really good. We also had some food and we were really pleased with it. Well done.

Thank Ptbodyguard
New Orleans, Louisiana
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Too many choices...but the bar staff will help you (with samples) with your choice of primarily Belgian beer. I found the atmosphere and the staff very inviting. This is a place that you could easily begin with an late afternoon draft, and finish hours later with a fine dinner. I enjoyed the mussels for dinner which were as expected, excellent... More 

Thank Douglas W
Leiden, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I've been coming here since it opened in 2008, though it's never my first (or second) choice. Olivier, like its sister bar in Utrecht, is located in completely refurbished, formerly abandoned building, in this case an early 20th-century hospital. It tries to retain some of that "old-fashioned" atmosphere by adopting an "authentic" interior: a lot of woodwork and an array... More 

2 Thank Sjors d
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Perfectly friendly barman, perfectly attractive place, but unfortunately the food was not good. Obviously it is not somewhere one goes for a gourmet meal, rather for a choice of beer and something to eat should one get hungry. So, taking that into account we would still say that the food was substandard. I had a chicken salad but the chicken... More 

Thank viewfinder44
The Hague, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The restaurant was average, and the service sloppy. Thus, i wouldn't go there again. I thought the pub style food was average to poor. The ambience was ok, but more in the style of a frat party. It depends what you're looking for.

Thank ShaunAnt
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217 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

It is in the heart of Leiden, situated in the building where the students dorms are. Great space, cheap beer (a small Jupiler 2.5€) and a very friendly stuff. What I like the most in all restaurants and bars is that smoking is prohibited.

Thank danae-mily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hooigracht 23, 2312 KM, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 0715122444

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