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Malle Jan

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Dutch, European, International, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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Nieuwsteeg 11, 2311 RW, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 3888
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This restaurant is a little out of the way in an alley near the Pieterskerk. It looks small but they actually have a garden out back and a second floor. Service was warm and quite fast, the food was great and I thought it was quite a big portion.

Thank JohanLeiden
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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149 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

The restaurant is situated on a cobbled lane close to the Pieterskerk in Leiden.Inside, there is a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere with a touch of old-world charm. There are good choices on the menu with a few vegetarian options too. Portions were generous but the food was unfortunately quite basic in presentation. The vegetarian pumpkin burger sounded promising but... More 

Thank AmsterdamTulips44
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Went to Malle Jan beginning september of with a reservation for 30p. The tables were ready for us but the staff wasn't. The poor waitress assigned to our table couldn't cope with any orders so a second one tried to rescue her. They both had a notepad but somehow still got many things wrong. Some drinks took 20min to be... More 

Thank Venivediscripsi
London, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

My Leidenaar friend took us there for dinner and we are so glad he did. This is a rustic restaurant with wooden tables and old photos on the wall. The atmosphere was good. We were there on a Monday and they had unlimited spare ribs on offer. NB, if you are going for that, don't have a starter! I did... More 

Thank Pibochen
the Nethlands
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

De Malle Jan is a nice restaurant on a pretty little street in Leiden. The food was good, the portions were healthy, the waitstaff was friendly and the bill was average. The menu had quite a few good vegetarian options.

Thank DvTh
Risby, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Four bodies to feed, 1 local,1 Irish,1 English, 1 Aussie. So Dutch and English, no problem. Starters each, good. Mains each, good. Dessert each, OK. With drinks, wine and coffee 185 Euro. Interesting place.

Thank tonyjulie22
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

I don't like it...... I love it. Great meal, perfect marriage on a plate. Melts in my mouth. I give it an aight. -Manu and Pete 2015

Thank Marten V
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

Many years ago, this restaurant was a super place to dine. Unfortunately, it is not so anymore. I was disappointed with the food. We ordered a steak and it was served with mixed vegetables and potatoes of your choice. It came with a very small portion of fries which was enough for one person not two. The steak was just... More 

Thank Suvieve
Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant while walking around the old canals area, and were pleasantly surprised. It has a nice atmosphere and food that is reasonably priced. I had the Moroccan chicken which was nicely stewed and just what I was looking for. It was also nice to get roasted potatoes instead of fries with a meal for a change.... More 

Thank Catherine G
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

We stayed at The Holiday Inn and only had one night in Leiden, so it was great to have a recommendation from a business colleague who has family here. Tucked away in a quiet street, we managed to get a table for six on a busy night. The ambience was cosy and food great, with the steaks being well cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Dutch, European, International, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwsteeg 11, 2311 RW, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 3888

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