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“Delightful”
Review of La Madeleine

La Madeleine
Ranked #14 of 240 Restaurants in Hereford
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

I visited with my partner on a balmy summer evening and we chose to sit in the garden.
Everything about the meal was superb, from the delicious steak to the frangipani tart. But most of all, the waitress who made us both feel so welcome.
La Madeleine is a rare gem in Hereford.

2  Thank scooterpete
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

La Madeline looks very pleasant, especially if you visit on a sunny day and sit in the garden.
Unfortunately the service and the food I had were both unimpressive.
I will come clean, I only had a cup of tea and a piece of cake and so it may be the case that the rest of the menu is delicious. However, if the table next to ours is anything to go by, you may have to change your order as successive waitresses return to explain what is on and off the menu.
I ordered green tea with jasmine and a piece of carrot cake.
The green tea with jasmine was actually a jolly good brand, not the usual cheap Twinnings rubbish that most cafes around here serve. Unfortunately it was served in a teapot large enough to hold about three large mugs of tea, leaving me with a very dilute beverage. In the end the only way to get a decent drink was to pop the teabag into the cup and then leave it dripping on the side of the saucer.
The frosting on the carrot cake was very nice. Unfortunately the cake itself was pretty much tasteless. Moist enough and cooked adequately, just very bland. I ate about a third of it before giving up.
I was only slightly surprised that the waitress did not enquire whether or not there was anything wrong, but merely cleared the table in silence ignoring the dirty great piece of cake left on the plate.
The dilute tea, the bland cake or the inattentive service in themselves are easily overlooked, but on my visit the combination left me with a poor impression.

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Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

How wonderful this little place is, an Oasis of tranquillity in the centre of a busy city; just right to escape the hustle of Hereford.

Interesting menu of well prepared and wholesome dishes. Lovely staff. Reasonable prices.

Well worth a visit.

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1  Thank DEXREE
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Lovely food lovely people and atmosphere & the best meringue (chocolate and hazelnut) I have ever tasted

1  Thank Saffron H
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Recently went to la madeleine with some friends a party of four, the restaurant has a nice cosy feel to it and the staff friendly and very nice music playing. I ordered the bread and olives with olive oil dip to start, 5 olives!!!! really! for the price they were charging I would imagine the whole plate of ingredients didn't even come to 50p very poor. the rest of the meal was OK but rather overpriced for what was really average restaurant food. very disappointed and will not be returning and with the new restuarants (even though they are chain establishments) opening in Hereford they will need to become more competitive and up their game.

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1  Thank Montina1013
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