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Olives

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 #15 of 416 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $46
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
Yarm, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We ate at Olives twice during our holiday in July - we only discovered it towards the end of our holiday, by a personal recommendation. Best meal we had in Funchal and we agree with all the excellent comments. It will certainly be on our favourite places to eat when we return in March.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We ate at Olives in August 2014 and every aspect of our meal was truly excellent. We had previously attempted to visit Olives but directions on Google Maps took us to what was their previous location. As a tip, search for the location using the address rather than searching for the restaurant's name. Nonetheless, we endeavoured to make the trip... More

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Leicestershire, England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited this restaurant following the reviews of trip advisor. We were not disappointed with the food, service and choice. However unfortunately for us we had to endure a loud and opinionated table close by to us which totally spoilt the atmosphere. The menu was simple but brilliantly executed. I started with the chefs recommendation of paw paw fruit risotto,... More

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This family run business was recommended to us & we were not disappointed. Delicious, fresh local food with a modern twist. The service is friendly and attentive but not intrusive. When we returned for a second (and third!) visit we were greeted like old friends. Definitely on our list for our next visit to Madeira.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our party of 6 ladies came here twice in our week's visit it was so good! Friendly staff, great view, fabulous food, great value. We loved it here, especially the chocolate leaf dessert with chocolate melting middle pudding! Watchout for the Ponchos! ;)

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Bucks. UK
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited this family run restaurant 3 times in our 10 day stay. Food was lovely and it was well presented. Very friendly staff who looked after you.... Daily specials to supplement the main menu. Would recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

So impressed with food, presentation and service that we made a second visit. Not disappointed, Same excellent food and service. Presentation is so good its a shame to eat the food. Very friendly staff and the chef visits your table to check everything is okay. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area. You will not be disappointed.... More

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Having Sampled all inclusive restaurants downtown I went looking for the third one that I had heard that had been opened at the Lido and took wrong turning and discovered this lovely family run restaurant. Presentation was just as good if not better than the larger restaurant group. The biggest difference was the quality of the wine and food and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Was recommended this restaurant, and its well worth a visit if you're in the area. The food is great. I had the white bream special and as is normal in Madeira the fish was spectacularly well cooked. However, what set this restaurant apart for me was the accompanying veg. Instead of the fairly typical (for madeira) bits of steam veg... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were a couple from Yorkshire who know what good food should be don't normally use trip advisor but this was very good Nothing else to say top quality Robert and Susan

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