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“Food good enough, very popular restaurant”
Review of La Madeleine

La Madeleine
Ranked #2 of 20 Coffee & Tea in Hereford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Cafe, European, British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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“Food good enough, very popular restaurant”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

The only disappointment is that the service was slow: younger waitress is excellent but others need to be better organised. The food is fresh and tasty though not discernibly French and it is somewhere I'd go again. Possibly better in the summer when the garden is in use. Ambience generally good

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Over-priced and Nothing Special”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Firstly I'll get the positives out of the way:

The garden is lovely and in summer I can see why this café is appealing.
The service is good and the staff and nice.
The coffee is good - not astonishing, I have certainly had better, but it was pretty good. Also they don't do filter coffee, which is not entirely surprising, but I'm used to coffee houses that do Italian style coffee and filter coffee.

The negatives:

Over-priced. They're charging for the atmosphere, too, and well if you don't really mind then ignore this point.
The food is very average. While the menu items are fairly interesting the quality is very standard and when, in my experience, they fail on such basic elements as proving stale bread, then clearly they are not trying all that hard.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Thomas00111
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Bitmingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“J'adore!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stumbled upon it by chance and it looked so inviting, we went for breakfast and had amazing poached eggs on toast and an almond croissant with a great latte. There were candles flickering on the tables, it was French shabby chic and had a lovely atmosphere. I can't wait to go again for an evening meal. It was so lovely.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Carrie-eliza
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Hay on Wye
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“A superb place for lunch”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Must be the best place in Hereford for lunch...Fresh food ... well cooked and presented ... a gem of a place ... makes other lunch time venues seem mediocre.. If this place was in London you would have queues around the block trying to get in... well done to all concerned

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank John T
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“A Very Good Place for Lunch”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were visiting Hereford for the first time on a very pleasant day in October. As lunchtime approached we happened upon La Madeleine by chance and although they were busy there were tables available in the back garden. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the service friendly. They had an interesting menu of hot and cold dishes from which I chose "Coq au Cidre" - an pleasant variation and very tasty. We took advantage of their "take away" facility with some fruit tart for later.
A simple restaurant with something for everyone's taste and a nice atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Martin W
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