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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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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
French Flair

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jonathan M
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Irene, Gauteng, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Johannesburg
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Pretoria, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times now & it is a firm favourite in Pretoria. The menu changes regularly, but it is not written down rather the chef comes to your table & explains the various dishes to you (it always sounds tantalising!) There are normally around 6 or 7 starters and the same number of mains to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

this restaurant was wonderful - the menu was a combination of surprising treats. we had a starter each (the tuna was fantastic as were the mussels) then had fish and prawns each for main and we shared a desert to end. Every mouthful was fantastic and the service was as good. we really recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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