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O Chefe Steakhouse and Sea Basket

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Rua Do Gorgulho | Centro Comercial Eden Mar Lj 3, Funchal, Madeira 9000-107, Portugal
+351 291 764 051
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 188
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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 3
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food

We visit Tony and his staff at least three or four times in our holiday in Madeira. They make you feel very welcome and the food is always outstanding. The steak in the stone in the best ever. Looking forward to our next visit to O chefs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jean w
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visit Tony and his staff at least three or four times in our holiday in Madeira. They make you feel very welcome and the food is always outstanding. The steak in the stone in the best ever. Looking forward to our next visit to O chefs.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Funchal and one I've returned to every visit since first discovering it. On my most recent visit I had the Cod 'Granny' style which is essentially a cheesy fish pie. That description doesn't really do it justice but trust me when I say it's delicious! I've previously had a Lamb dish which... More 

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Ipplepen, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We always aim to eat here a few times during our holidays in a nearby apartment. Albert and Elio receive us well and the chicken livers in a white wine sauce are our favourites. The place is always full of regulars among the holidaymakers and locals, which speaks well of it.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We ate early (around 18:00). The food was excellent. We tried Scabbard fish for the first time and it was beautifully prepared with a delicate prawn sauce. Well worth a visit.

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Rotonda West, Florida
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60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and I have been visiting this restaurant since it opened. Tony and the staff look after you very well indeed and we feel very at home at O Chefe. The steak on a stone is outstanding and I love the advocate and prawns starter. These guys work really hard and the fact that the restaurant is always busy... More 

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England
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19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Yet again we have just had two excellent meals in this restaurant. All food is freshly prepared and served exactly as ordered. We particularly enjoy the pichana beef and the limpets. What we also appreciate is the time allowed between courses as unlike some restaurants your main course doesn't arrive as soon as your starter is finished. This helps make... More 

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O Chefe R, Gerente at O Chefe Steakhouse and Sea Basket, responded to this review

Thank you so Very much for your review. We are pleased to hear we did not dissapoint and have met your expectations once more. We always look forward to welcoming back our guests and it has Been a pleasure having you as a guest over the years. We look forward to seeing you soon. Warm regards Helio More 

Musselburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just back from our hols in Funchal. This restaurant was within a few minutes walk of our apartohotel in the Lido area.. We were very impressed with the food and hospitality from Tony and staff. The fillet steak was the best we had had in a long time. Nice clean surroundings.

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O Chefe R, Proprietário at O Chefe Steakhouse and Sea Basket, responded to this review

Thank you for your review George. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Tony More 

Vantaa, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Go in and eat real food. Cheap. good value for money. Tray it and you like it. Go 1900-1930, sometimes it's full.

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O Chefe R, Gerente at O Chefe Steakhouse and Sea Basket, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Tony More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is our second visit to the restaurant over the last six months, and with out a doubt the best food we have tasted, along with impeccable service,and hospitality,as a chef myself, I can appreciate the whole concept of life in the kitchen, and delivering excellent food, along with customer service, and feel here the team have got it just... More 

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O Chefe R, Proprietário at O Chefe Steakhouse and Sea Basket, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is truly gratifying to see and hear our guests enjoying Their experience at our restaurant. It makes what we do and the hard work and dedication all worth while. We look forward to welcoming you back to our island and restaurant soon. Warm regards Tony More 

Ayr
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190 reviews 190 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Wee bit disappointed. Starters, chorizo and prawns in a wine sauce were very good but I was a bit disappointed with my steak.

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O Chefe R, Proprietário at O Chefe Steakhouse and Sea Basket, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorely dissappointed that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. We hope you will give us another chance in the future to provide you with a meal and service that will meet or surpass your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Tony More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Do Gorgulho | Centro Comercial Eden Mar Lj 3, Funchal, Madeira 9000-107, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 764 051

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 17
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?