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La Madeleine

122 Priory Road | Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa
(+27+12) 361 3667
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Ranked #12 of 327 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Centurion, South Africa
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of dining at La Madeleine on many occasions. This restaurant takes its name from the shell shaped Madeleine biscuit of which French writer Marcel Proust once wrote "that it invades the senses with exquisite pleasure". That is exactly what you can expect at La Madeleine! Chef-patron Daniel Leusch is a master of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Iv been to many good restaurants but La Madeleine is amazing! The food is superb and the hospitality on the same level. It is a bit pricey but it is worth it!! Please please please do yourself a favour and go there! You will not be disappointed!

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Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The service was good. There is no physical menu and the waiter had to repeat the choices a few times before we could decide. The restaurant is cosy with a warm fire in winter. The food is well prepared with perfect flavours. I can recommend for the food connoisseurs.

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Middelburg, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Although on the expensive side, it was a wonderful evening. The service was excellent, the waiters friendly and professional. The food was excellent and presented beautifully. Well worth it.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After trying one after another of those up-market shopping mall restaurants, we finally made our way here. The service was stellar -truly professional, friendly, and not insanely subservient, like too many places here. The food was excellent - great fresh King prawns from Mozambique, excellent mussel appetizer with an Indonesian flair. My wife wasn't too thrilled with the veal, so... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

No menus, Your options are described by the owner in a heavy french accent, I listen for words I know and then order that. It of course is never what I would expect and looks like something on the food channel, fancy. Worth the occasion visit, bit pricey otherwise.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Daniel is possibly the most creative chef in the country, and his dishes, though always conceived of on a traditional base, are simply some of the best you are likely to encounter not only in South Africa, but globally. Though we no longer live in Pretoria , this is an experience we try to repeat at least once a year,... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A must try when you are a foodie. The owner chef explains each dish in a way that your mouth waters, no written menus. Fine dining experience in a relaxed environment. The service is fast and excellent. Be sure to end your wvening with their amazing chees selections.

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Without fail probably the best place in Pretoria for Sunday lunch! Home cooking at it best with a lovely atmosphere, attentive service, good wine and lovely food. Again one of this places we keep on going back to, a visit to Pretoria is just never fully complete without a visit to this charming restaurant which seems like it had a... More

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Centurion, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My family ate here recently and absolutely loved it. My wife last dined at La Madeleine when it was still in Sunnyside and it is still one of the best restaurants Pretoria has to offer.

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