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La Madeleine

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122 Priory Road | Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa
(+27+12) 361 3667
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
what a selection of surprising treats

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Carmel M
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Presentation of food exceptional to the eye. Delicious food and exclusive wines - but very pricy as is to be expected.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had not been to this restaurant for a few years...... It is now run by the owners daughter She is excellent Highly recommended and truly a French affair.....

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Pretoria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great place to eat wonderful food. Small but interesting menu consisting of fresh ingredients that changes often. Peronal service without being crowded. Good menu reccommendations from chef and owner

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

When you visit La Madeleine, you are made to feel so welcome: almost as if you have been long awaited. And then the magic starts. The wine list had me speechless. There is no menu and the owner himself tells you what is available in his French accent. My companion had the salmon salad and I had quail, which was... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A nice setting and excellent food with an ever changing list of specials. i have eaten there numerous times and will not hesitate to go back at all. the place is in high demand so booking may be essential.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visited with a couple of friends, very friendly and laid back atmosphere with decent food. It is a little different than the usual but very enjoyable. Service could have been a little better but overall a great afternoon.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were now for the second time at the Restaurant and observed the following: food is very delicous and well presented and the ambiente at the garden is romantic. What we did not appreciate is the attidude of the chef who is not very friendly and is not at all prepared to customize. One does not feel treated like a... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Chef Daniel comes to your table and passionately explains the specials. The food is always beautifully presented and the whole dining experience is such a pleasure. The food is fantastic and the service excellent. Never disappoints and worth every penny.

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

An imaginative menu that is very well presented. Very good value for the quality of the food. We had an outside table on a private balcony which made for a very calm and relaxing evening.

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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: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?