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“Without doubt, the best restaurant on Bonaire.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chez Madeleine - CLOSED

Chez Madeleine
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Belgian, European, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Without doubt, the best restaurant on Bonaire.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

A very small restaurant with only 7 tables, so you must book to be sure of getting a table. Our meal was perfect in every way and I am a very fussy eater! We had 3 courses which were perfectly balanced and left feeling very comfortable. We were on Bonaire for 10 days and ate in different restaurants every night but we both agreed this restaurant was by far the best. Not cheap, but you got what you paid for, freshly cooked, wonderful ingredients. Just out of town but well worth finding!

Visited February 2014
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3 Thank vgaymartin
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Kralendijk, Bonaire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“unforgettable Valentine"s Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is not my first time that I went to Chez Madeleine its my fourth time, but I decided to do something about it and that's to tell you all that when you visit the Island of Bonaire don't you dare leave without eating there! you"ll be sorry! the food is delicious and fresh and the service is splendid.
We had the Valentine menu, OMG it was worth every penny!
Chez Madeleine is nice cozy with very few tables so you have to make a reservation.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank Ayshel
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Brackney, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best on Bonaire?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

Food quality, excellence of preparation, attentive and competent service, peaceful setting-- is there anything else that matters? This is, to our experience, as good as it gets on Bonaire. It is for those who prefer a leisurely, top-notch dining experience. Wine selection is limited, but not dull, and the chef is likely without peer here. Clearly, this opinion is not singular-other reviewers are not wrong.

  • Visited January 2014
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3 Thank pjodavis
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Smyrna, Georgia
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Wonderful cuisine and service at Madeleine!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined on her birthday for a deliciously prepared meal that included an amuse bouche of escargot, main courses of scampi with mango and basmati rice and a barracuda and wahoo duo. Creme brûlée finished the meal perfectly. We loved the Sancerre on the wine list and they actually had small selection of Belgian beers that is truly a rarity on this island! Madeleine expertly managed all tables while her husband prepared all dishes with a French-Carribean twist on traditional European cuisine. We will be back for sure and make sure to apply mosquito repellant!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Halluxone
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Don't Miss Out on this One!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

Chez Madeleine is set in a casual and relaxed garden setting with very few tables so a reservation is a must. The chef (owner) and his lovely wife Madeleine run the restaurant. No need to repeat what others have send, the reviews are all correct. After experiencing three weeks of dining in Bonaire we chose Chez Madeleine as our favourite. Would recommend food lovers discover this restaurant early in your trip as you will want a repeat visit!

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Marilyn195511
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