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Olives

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$$$
Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Portuguese
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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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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view

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  • 323
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  • 115
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gone!

Had one lovely evening meal only the two of us with a lovely view over the sea. We decided to return a few days later to find it has closed

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
julie j
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Seaford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had one lovely evening meal only the two of us with a lovely view over the sea. We decided to return a few days later to find it has closed

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Suffolk UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Olives is on a stretch of road with many competitors but it is worth seeking out. Inventive riffs on Maderian classics, the team of brothers, Tito and Luis run a worthy enterprise. Luis has a strong pedigree from classic hotel restaurants in England so his cooking has style as well as substance. Tito is a committed Madeiran and will describe... More 

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Walmer, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We always visit Olives when in Funchal for the good food and friendly service. However, were disappointed on this visit as we did not receive the usual friendly welcome. The starter portions seemed smaller and we asked for some bread, having refused it earlier. We were surprised at the small portion we were served, although it was beautifully presented with... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Walking into this restaurant I wondered if I had made a mistake. It is very plain and functional, rather down market. The table cloth had holes in it and the napkins were frayed. The menu was plain and boring but the welcome was genuine. The chef brought our bread with an interesting selection of flavoured butters and things were then... More 

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scotland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Enjoyed an excellent meal here at Olives. We have looked at it several times whilst in Funchal but never gone in . So glad we did as we will definately be eating there again when we are next visitng Madeira. The service was friendly and polite. The meal was presented beautifully like a top quality restuarant , the chef obviously... More 

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Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Funchal every year for 15 years and love the place. Olives is the best restaurant of all. The food is perfectly cooked and beautifully laid out. Amazing quality were it twice the price. Friendly helpful service. Good music not too loud. Rather plain decor, needs some decorative plants.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We ate here on several evenings of our stay and the food was always superb. The presentation of the dishes was excellent, the service friendly and helpful, and the house wine was delicious. We are almost counting the days until our next visit. The icing on the cake is that the prices are very reasonable. Probably they should slightly upgrade... More 

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Germany
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We picked the restaurant based on the good TripAdvisor ratings. We were the only guests that night, it was off-season early February. It is located in the hotel district of Funchal, which one must like. The food itself was good, the service also ok. Overall nothing outstanding, the pricing was reasonable. I guess we simply had higher expectations from what... More 

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sheffield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Special occasion? Holiday treat? Just a lover of good food? Then you are a fool if you miss a chance to eat here. This candlelit restaurant does friendly, unobtrusive service at its best. From the opening welcome, helpful advice on meal and wine choice, a visit from the chef checking all was satisfactory with the meal, to a cheery goodbye,... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

The service was not great considering there were only us six in the restaurant the starter and main course were disappointing. However the dessert chocolate fondant was fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada Monumental 199 | In front of Post Office (CTT or Correios), Funchal, Madeira 9000-065 , Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 236 004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 38
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
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

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