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La Varangue

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17 Rue Printsy Ratsimamanga | Haute-Ville, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
+261 20 22 273 97
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Kfar-Saba , Israel
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524 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2013

A beautiful antiques decoration - actually a few collections mostly gathered in Madagascar are set as a very unique decoration. The menu is rich and the food quality is high. Service was excellent. I shall get back there each time I shall arrive to Antanarivo

Thank Elizur
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

very nice atmosphere, excellent food. everything very nice :) very cosy, excellent and professional service. The interior is very unique, as it has plenty of old antiques inside.

Thank Flughase_11
Dublin, Ireland
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2013

I loved this restaurant. The Serice, Food and Decor were delightful and it was by far the nicest dining experience of our trip. We went for my 30th birthday and had a lovely 3 course dinner. By comparison we had an average meal at home in Dublin 3 weeks later with just a main course each which cost twice the... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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219 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Another restaurant in a wonderful old building packed with antiques. The standards which the management has set itself are very high and they work hard to maintain them. This is place for a special meal andwe have never been diappointed. The only very minor criticism I would make is the presentation of the dishes is over-pretentious but as the beutifully... More 

Thank Wingfield73
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152 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Every course was well executed! Save some room for dessert! Ask the waiter about the special chocolate desserts if you like chocolate. Wonderful atmosphere. Recommend you make a reservation ahead of time. We got there pretty early and enjoyed the quiet ambience before the place got filled up.

Thank Becky0222
Seattle, Washington
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Just a short walk down a very dark alley between the President's Palace and the Hotel Colbert is La Varangue. The first thing you notice is the collections--brass blowtorches, old telephones, cameras, etc. The menu is very French but the prices are reasonable. We had lunch outside on the terrace and dinner inside, both very good. Ask about the special... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2012

We used to dine out at this restaurant on occasion. The food is superb, the decor is lovely. One of the best restaurant in Antananarivo if you look for gourmet food

Thank Kt R
New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Fabulous and interesting food - (seared duck breast and black rice; seafood risotto with black rice and lots of shellfish) In the evenings, a musician plays quietly in the background. The wine list is interesting and the service unobtrusive. Worth a special trip.

Thank htamen
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We had heard such fabulous reviews about the restaurant from Lonely Planet and online forums that we dragged our tired selves to La Varangue for the final meal in Madagascar before flying back home. We made sure we made a table reservation since Saturdays are a fairly busy affair. We arrived 1 hour early at the venue since we wanted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Dined here last Monday and were lucky to get a table (book early). The whole experience was perfect... ambience, service, wine but most notably the food. Truely first class French cuisine that went straight into my top 5 dinners of all time! In London or Paris I would have expected to pay £300 for two with wine (and it would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $64
French, European, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Rue Printsy Ratsimamanga | Haute-Ville, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
  • Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Antananarivo Province  >  Antananarivo
  • Phone Number: +261 20 22 273 97
In a cozy atmosphere "" The Restaurant "La Varangue" is open from breakfast to dinner to enjoy in a unique kitchen "World flavors and fragrance of our island" concocted by the chef.

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