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La Madeleine

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French, Bistro
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122 Priory Road | Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa
(+27+12) 361 3667
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: At La Madeleine we invite you to savour the wonderful world of bistronomy...
At La Madeleine we invite you to savour the wonderful world of bistronomy where classic French and Belgian cuisine de terroir country recipes are combined with high skill bistronomic techniques at affordable prices.
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  • 90
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, wonderful, personal service from the owner himself

We have been going to La Madelein in Pretoria for many years, and since they moved to Lynnwood Ridge, our visits are more frequent. The cuisine is French Belgian, and is as close to a Michelin starred restaurant you would find in South Africa. In my opinion, it is the best restaurant in Gauteng... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
PatBosman
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Pretoria, South Africa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Pretoria, South Africa
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been going to La Madelein in Pretoria for many years, and since they moved to Lynnwood Ridge, our visits are more frequent. The cuisine is French Belgian, and is as close to a Michelin starred restaurant you would find in South Africa. In my opinion, it is the best restaurant in Gauteng, if not South Afirca. Daniel and... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Sunday lunch set menu is real value for money. You have a choice of some great dishes. The fish soup starter was delicious. Those that had the duck said it was real good. The wine list was outstanding and we were recommended a great wine. Will definitely be back

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Johannesburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have known this restaurant since it's beginnings in Esselen Street Sunnyside. We decided to visit it at it's current location in Priory Street recently. Rated as "top restaurant" we expected to experience at least what our memories of this place reminded us of. DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!! It is overrated. The staff are unaccommodating bordering on clinical rudeness. You dare not move... More 

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Irene, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you like french - this is the ultimate restaurant for you. Closest thing to Michelin starred french cuisine you'll find south of Provence! The service is attentive and thier somelier knows his wines! You never know what's on the menu, as it changes seasonally. all the more reason to keep going back. I love La Madeleine.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Eating at La Madeleine is an experience. Not just eating out. Fantastic service. Excellent food. You have to try it.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I've been to La Madeleine twice. And on both occasions I've been rewarded by great staff and an excellent meal. I love fine dining and although I found the decor a bit outdated, still enjoyed the great atmosphere and true to their website the chef did come and greet us at our table. The Duck previously, was incredible and we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is allegedly a top Pretoria restaurant. We were there for Sunday lunch so maybe they lay on different menus and allow substandard service at this time. The waiters were totally disinterested in us being there. The wine was given to us but we had to serve it ourselves. Which is not a problem but they never had any intention... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a business dinner at La Madeleine en the food was exceptional. In each case, we selected the specials that they had for the day, rather than á la carte. This guarantees the best of the day. We were most definitely not disappointed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Waited forever to be served a simple by bottle of wine. Waiters were rude and did not care about their customers. PLUS I can't stand it when a service fee is included

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Excellent food, wine and service.Presentation of food was excellent. Portion was enough . The starters, main course and desert were delicious.

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Address: 122 Priory Road | Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: (+27+12) 361 3667
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 122 Priory Road | Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: (+27+12) 361 3667

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business

Description

At La Madeleine we invite you to savour the wonderful world of bistronomy where classic French and Belgian cuisine de terroir country recipes are combined with high skill bistronomic techniques at affordable prices.

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