City Guide Leiden: 149 Bites & Drinks


It’s been a while since my last hot spot tip in Leiden, my home town. New restaurants and shops have been popping up all over the city. Last year, a new restaurant opened in the Breestraat on number 149. The restaurant is called 149 Bites & Drinks. I’ve had dinner there twice now and really like the concept, as well as the spacious contemporary interior.IMG_3870

The interior is a mix of industrial and contemporary chic. Most striking are the many design lamps. The iconic chic Ghost chairs and stylish lighting are combined with rough wooden tables and exposed pipes. On the walls black and white photography of Dutch landscapes and details.IMG_3874IMG_3876IMG_3880 IMG_3882 IMG_3899

The restaurant’s menu is internationally inspired with small size dishes from different continents. The owner wanted to create an experience that takes you on a journey a to some of his favourite destinations, but also encourage sharing and sampling of the diversity in flavours and textures. From Antillean snacks, to mini surf & turf burgers or Asian roasted sticky quail, there is something to everyone’s liking. You can either order everything at once, or take it by the course until you are satisfied. The menu changes every two months.

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Although this blog post was created in collaboration with 149 Bites through a complimentary dinner, I like to reiterate that I only recommend products and places I really like and feel are good for my readers.

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