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La Madeleine

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122 Priory Road | Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
(+27+12) 361 3667
Sun 00:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been fans of La Madeleine since the Sunnyside days in the mid-80's and over the years nothing has changed! The service is still great, the wine list interesting, the menu that changes daily enthralling and the food exquisite! Overt the last 30-odd years we have never had a dish served that was not delicious. Bravo Daniel and Anne!

Thank Kevin F
Pretoria, South Africa
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This highly recommended restaurant failed to live up to expectations. The service was utterly abysmal, we had to ask three times for our drink order to be taken, and even then the drinks arrived after the starter. The maître d' was snooty to say the least and he pretty much spoiled the evening. The food itself was adequate but nothing... More 

Thank XitedEye
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a restaurant. Expensive but the best I had in Pretoria. Food is extraordinarily. Would recommend La Madeleine for any special occasion...

Thank marcopG5359RS
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have used this restaurant for many years. 25th wedding anniversary, then 50th wedding anniversary - numerous birthday celebrations - and sometimes just because we felt like it. We have never been disappointed. The problem is to decide which of the many delectable menu items to choose.

Thank 170margarett
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

dinning at La Madeleine is like visiting your French uncle-the serene location, divine food and excellent service makes it my first choice all the time

Thank advocateleshabane
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were part of a group booking for a 40th birthday party. The restaurant is in what used to be a house and it's not really a great location or setting. The food made up for it! Good quality food and excellent deserts. The owner (very French) takes the order himself, which adds to the experience as he describes the... More 

Centurion, South Africa
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I took my wife there for an anniversary. I expected formal fine dining, but it was quite relaxed with most people dressed very casual. The food itself was definitely not casual. We thoroughly enjoyed every course. The wine selection was also great. Service and attention to detail must be commended. Will definitely go back.

Thank MartinStander
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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 0081, 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?