Restaurant De Knip is beautifully situated on the Vliet canal, on the south side of Voorschoten, near the city of Leidschendam. The restaurant is rated by the Michelin Guide with a Bib Gourmand, which actually means fabulous food for a reasonable price. If you want to pamper yourself with some culinary highlights then De Knip is the place to do it.
La Casita is located in the heart of the cozy Voorstraat and is primarily a tapas restaurant. Here you can eat tasty tapas for a fixed price and then still linger, because after dining hours La Casita turns into a kind of grand café. The prices are reasonable and the service is friendly. On weekends reservations are required.
Lunchroom Nayolie is the odd man out. Chef and owner Kelvin Lin has made his mark in the world of fine dining. He has sold his restaurant in Noord-Holland and wanted to take it a bit more relaxed. Hence a lunchroom. But make no mistake, even though you might just want to have a sandwich, everything is cooked to perfection, and your taste buds will be tested to the limit. It would not surprise me if this is the best lunch room in the Netherlands!
Ristorante Va Bene
Va Bene is a restaurant run by Sicilians and it is not surprising that the menu is based on Sicilian cuisine. But not exclusively, other Italian classics are here on the menu as well. At the end of the evenings, there is often live music which is performed by the friendly staff itself. It’s always busy, especially at weekends, so reservations are necessary.
Restaurant Allemansgeest is the most posh restaurant in Voorschoten. It is beautifully located on the waterfront, near the town boundary with Leiden. It’s not cheap but the dinners sit in level with a Michelin star. Service is friendly and professional.
Floris V is a restaurant serving meals based on French cuisine in a beautiful building on Voorstraat. The menus are on the pricey side, but often they have interesting deals.
Het Wapen van Voorschoten
Het Wapen van Voorschoten might seem more of a bar than a restaurant. Here, for example, you eat a satay or a piece of meat, with chips and salad. It’s always busy here. In the attached cafe it’s busy until late, especially on weekends and during the jam sessions (once a month), you can have a pleasant evening here.