July 12, 2008

Olivier - part II

After last night's successful night out at new hot spot Olivier we were curious about the food and decided to have lunch there today. Three words for it.

Big, BIG disappointment...

Service still quick and friendly, but a wild spinach salad that has regular spinach, none of the promised croutons and lacks all imagination just isn't worth paying 7,50 for.
I had feared such already, as their lunch menu didn't look all that imaginative, but this was such a disappointment that I don't think we'll be back there for lunch anytime soon.

Will try their dinner menu sometime, as that looks much more promising. Will keep you updated of course.

New beer cafe - Olivier

Earlier this year a new cafe opened in Leiden, Olivier.

In the building where there used to be the former Elisabeth Gasthuis hospital, now a fabulous Belgian beer cafe has emerged. The inside is like a 'bruin cafe'. Outside there is a huge terrace and two places where you can sort of lounge. For any kind of weather, the perfect outside spot right in the middle of town!
They have a huge beer menu with different types of Belgian beer and you can also have lunch and dinner there. The menu especially for dinner looks very appealing with its Mussels made in four different ways.

Plenty of friendly staff and most surprisingly not at all too expensive. We just went for drinks had about 6 to 8 special beers and two 0.75l bottles of LaCouffe and two rounds of 'bittergarnituur' and paid 65 euros. Not bad at all!

Will def go back for lunch and dinner one day! (make sure you have a reservation, this place is immensely popular at the moment!). Oh and if the bouncers tell you they can't let anyone in because it is too crowded, don't make the mistake to argue with them. The bouncer is always right :-)