We had eaten at the Sultan in Verneuil and were pretty pleased with our expereince there. So after seeing that The Madeleine had a higher rating (and a more expensive menu), we were looking forward to a great french meal. Unfortunatly we were dissapointed.
Five of us visited, 3 of us selecting from the Terroir menu at 27 Euros and 2 of us from the Normandy menu at 30 Euros. I think the menus went up to about 65 Euos for the full tasting selction.
My advice is to give the Normandy menu a wide berth. The starter and main course are both deep-fried. And whilst the starter was tasty, it was actually too large. Then came a really stodgy, bland main course. So iImagine a couple of Findus crispy seafood pancakes to start and Tesco chicken corden-bleu to follow - and you'll get the idea.
To be fair the Terroir menu was much better, but not exceptional.
Add to that a rather Sterile atmosphere - and we wished we had gone back to the Sultan for a second night.
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