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“One of the two best restaurants in town”
Review of La Madeleine

La Madeleine
Ranked #12 of 726 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 2, 2010

The "La Madeleine" is one of the two most expensive, but also one of the best restaurants in Pretoria. We absolutely can recommend this restaurant, as the food is just wonderful (save a little of your appetite for the heavenly desserts!), the service is more than attentive and friendly (the French cook and owner of the "La Madeleine" will welcome every single guest personally at the table and will introduce you to the menues of the evening) and the atmosphere is friendly.

Try it - love it!

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Reviewed June 13, 2010

I Was told this is the place to go for a special meal in Pretoria.
You don't mind paying these prices if the food is fantastic, but it was not. Its not authentic French cuisine, corners are cut and our complaints were not taken seriously. Although we were not charged for one dreadful main course which my mum could not bring her self to eat.
Our bookings got messed up, despite my husband confirming 2 days before hand.
I think our poor waiter was as embarrassed as I was at brining my mum there and telling her it was the best in town.

Yes, the cheese platter was good as was the wine, but not much you can mess up with wine and cheese!

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Reviewed December 1, 2009

Best ever

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Reviewed July 27, 2009

Fantastic French food - what more is there to say? There is no menu - the owner comes to your table and in a delightful French accent reveals the daily specials. Everything here is fresh and absolutely delicious. The cheese plate is heaven on earth. It is pricey (especially since you don't know the price of what you're ordering when you order!) but well worth it, especially for a special occasion. Its a good idea to make a reservation since this place fills up on the weekends.

Brasserie de Paris is also a lovely French restaurant and for some reason isn't even ranked on here... its also worth a visit!

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Reviewed June 23, 2009

La Madeleine is a cozy, tranquil, traditional French restaurant with choices galore. It's homey hearth to it's posh aperitifs, La Madeleine is one of Pretoria's fine eateries.

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