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Olives

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Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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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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Visitor rating
  • 319
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 42
    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
Most recent review
maybe the best in the area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
greytrav
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went here after reading the good reviews. The pkace was quiet and we were waited on quickly. There was some nice bread served with various butters all were very nice especially the olive butter. Both of our meals were nice but nothing special. The sauces served were good but there was only a small portion of each. Very nice... More 

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linlithgow
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Having taken friends for dinner to Olives (their first visit) they raved about the food and friendliness of the owners. Every course was cooked to perfection it was so good we ate there three times in the week. Never a disappointment Good Luck guys for 2015

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I would like to congratulate Louis and Tito for another great experience, a 7 course meal complimented by copious amounts of their fine house wine, before bussing us to Barcelo for a fantastic view of Funchal one of the best places to see the fireworks and bring in the new year with champagne. We then returned to the restaurant for... More 

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Calheta, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We have been meaning to try Olives for some time (we live in Madeira) and we were not disappointed by the food which was excellent. When we arrived, a party of five, there was no one there to welcome us which was very poor as we had booked. It was January and the place was very cold, bleak and lacking... More 

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Devon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A quirky restaurant with lovely food and friendly staff. Loved the food......would definitely return if in Funchal again.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Four of us visited this restaurant to decide for ourselves the opinion ( big variations of review ) The welcome was genuine and the menu swiftly arrived. The first course arrived after 30mins and was good, as was the house red wine we chose. Waiting would not have been an issue if we had not been a bit chilly and... More 

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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 17 - 39
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian, Contemporary

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