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La Madeleine

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122 Priory Road | Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa
(+27+12) 361 3667
Sun 00:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Since 7 years I got to know La Madeleine. I had many opportunities to have lunch and dinner there. And each time I love to return. This time Daniel and his team surprised me with highly refined oxtail in a cream of cocos and with perfect pork cheeks with lentils and a vegetable ratatouille. Together with a very fine Jordan... More 

Thank Ton1705
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was very average and not special at all. The only thing we enjoyed was the desserts which where great. Service was mediocre. The ambience was terrible. We had people constantly squashing past our chairs to get to some kind of rental apartments that are located above the restaurant.

Thank RudolphHarms
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The combination of one of the best culinary experiences in Pretoria and a wonderful Friday afternoon in a summer garden is hard to beat. Service is attentive and friendly and the personal and authentic interaction with the owner / chef hard to beat. Not busy at all - highly recommended

Thank GertdeBeer
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176 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A definite must-try. There is no normal menu as such, instead the owner/chef describes the evening's selections and gives you time to choose. He has a strong French accent, which lends to the wonderful experience, and he describes each dish in depth with such passion and enthusiasm, it leaves one drooling! The staff are very helpful and pleasant. The food... More 

Thank JacquesMonica
Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I wasn't impressed with this restaurant at all. Such small variety & not a great vibe at all. The chef refused to cook my sister steak Well Done as she was pregnant & couldn't eat Medium as they served it. Also extremely overpriced!

Thank celestefouche
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I'd say, definitely worthy of the buzz, been going for special occasions for the past 14 years and my parents have been going even when it was still located in Sunny Side. I have never been disappointed in any of the dishes, I most enjoy the Duck, which never fails to satisfy. The atmosphere is calm and comfortable and the... More 

Thank Cali211
Pretoria, South Africa
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We had heard such wonderful things and were so excited to try La Madeleine for our anniversary. The atmosphere was nice and we really enjoyed the entrees and the cheese board. But the mains were not to the standard that we expected from somewhere of this calibre. Store bought potato croquettes and soggy tempura vegetables were a real let down.... More 

Thank jandjadventures8
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had a lovely dinner evening at La Madeleine. We were welcomed with a French Champagne cocktail and a nice roasted pepper mouse which looked just like cream brulee. I like the fact that there is no written menu. You need to choose out of the dishes they serve that evening. The food was very tasteful and presented beautifully, timing... More 

Thank Madniek
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

France atmosfera with a large selection of food and wine. Nice and safe location ideal for couple and friend dinner

Thank Paolo O
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Having eaten at La Madeleine frequently when living in Gauteng recently eaten there twice. Avoid Sunday Lunch menu . The normal evening slightly better but has gone down hill since I last ate there twice over the last 3 months. Flavours lacking, and sad to see a restauarnt losing its former glory.

Thank dennisctn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Priory Road | Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: (+27+12) 361 3667
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?