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Estrada Monumental 199 | In front of Post Office (CTT or Correios), Funchal, Madeira 9000-065 , Portugal
+351 291 236 004
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Ranked #16 of 422 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $43
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

A joke. Bland food with combinations of food fit for an amateur. Base ingredients couldn't even be prepared correctly. Poor wine list with old vintages of white wine. Slow but kind service. And what is it with restaurants that requires cash....

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Funchal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Although maybe lacking the same bistro atmosphere of their original restaurant in the old pedestrianized section of Funchal city centre the standard of food, its preparation and presentation remains fabulous. The meal came with house selection of wines which perfectly complimented and matched the food in taste and quality. Well worth the effort and probably half or even less the... More 

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West Yorkshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Spent a lovely evening here on Christmas Eve with our family. Food very good, steaks,Salmon, Prawns all well presented and cooked to our liking. The family who run the Restaurant were very welcoming and a happy lot. Will visit here again. The 20 minute cooking time of the special Chocolate pudding was worth the wait. Can recommend to all.

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Taastrup, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Livin nearby i an hotel we had to try this small restaurant an were happy that Olives was our choice. The warmth at caring form all personel added extra quality to the experience: the food was wonderful made and served, so we had a very good evening at Olives.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We found this restaurant on a recent trip to Madeira thanks to Trip Advisor reviews. Though there were a couple of adverse reviews the overwhelming majority were very positive - and the overwhelming majority are right! We liked it so much that during the course of a week we had dinner there three times. There isn't a set menu but... More 

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Lichfield
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

What a great restaurant great food cooked from fresh , great service lovely evening . These two brothers deserve far better support . For under 50 euros for two people , inc drinks , this restaurant is fantastic VFM . We have eaten all over the world (sometimes at Michelin star restaurants ) and trust me this place takes some... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Was recommended this restaurant by an English couple who use it regularly when they visit Funchal every year. As others have indicated, this is not the most attractive looking frontage from the street view. The menu board outside looks rather tatty, and it would be easy to walk on without a second thought. Once inside, however, it is a different... More 

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wales
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you saw this restaurant from the outside you would pass it by as it looks dreadful. Don't! It is lovely and as other reviewers have said I don't understand why it isn't fuller? The food was delicious and a lovely menu. It was a bit on the cod side but we experienced really dreadful weather so I am sure... More 

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Spotlessly clean, friendly staff and a great choice. Presentation of food is out of this world and really tasty too!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great food at a great price. Just around the corner from the hotel where this treasure of a restaurant. Only good things to say about it.

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Additional Information about Olives

Address: Estrada Monumental 199 | In front of Post Office (CTT or Correios), Funchal, Madeira 9000-065 , Portugal
Phone Number: +351 291 236 004
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 18 - 43
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian, Contemporary

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