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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 178
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
A good meal and friendly service

We were the first diners after the restaurant opened so the place was really quiet at first, although it was pretty busy later on. The tables were nicely laid and the place looked clean and attractive. The son of the owner, who served our drinks, was very pleasant and friendly. My husband chose the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
AnnEdinburgh_11
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We were the first diners after the restaurant opened so the place was really quiet at first, although it was pretty busy later on. The tables were nicely laid and the place looked clean and attractive. The son of the owner, who served our drinks, was very pleasant and friendly. My husband chose the fish soup, which he felt was... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We dined here after booking the night previous this was a good idea as the place was very busy. Medium sized restaurant but worth going for the steaks alone, best steaks we ate on our trip. If any negatives tables a little too close together.

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Kuopio, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Went in for our last night in Madeira because I hadn't yet tried the classic dish espada with bananas. Upon ordering I was adviced the proper way to pronounce 'espada' from the waitress which I found to be unprofessional or even rude. My companion ordered mussels. While waiting for our food for 40 minutes a group of people started chain... More 

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Lancashire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We ate here twice as the food is so good. I had salmon on the stone which was delicious and my husband had fillet steak on the stone which was so good. He got a huge piece of fillet each time we visited and it is so nice to cook it yourself at the table on a hot stone. Lovely... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We have been to madeira many times and gave this place a try after reading other reviews I must say it is very good on both times we visited it was great we had the fillet steak both times and it was superb the staff are very good it seems to be a family run place ,don't be put off... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Best meal by far on our trip- the hype over the steak on the stone so true it delicious, garlic a bread is divine and choc mouse was delicious but impossible. Tony our waiter a pure charm. Going back for our last nite that's how much we loved it.

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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. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back soon on your next visit to Madeira Warm regards Tony More 

England
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Whenever we are in Madeira we return to this restaurant. Took us a few years to find it so we are now making up for lost time! Food is excellent and cooked to order. We tend to eat the picanha and chicken and this trip we tried the limpets for the first time. They were so good we went back... 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 once again. We are very happy to see you coming back over the years and sitting you at the same table every time you come and visit us. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us once again. We look forward to welcome you back soon Kind regards Tony More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There was a genuine warmth in the welcome , for an real treat try the steak on a stone and cook it yourself . We have never been disappointed and the portions are a spot on . A happy vibe flows through the restaurant , good food , good wine and excellent service.

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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 Stef. We are always happy to see our guests and friends coming back to visit over the years. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us once again. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Tony More 

Chichester
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Took my mum out for dinner tonight, after being recommended by the Pestanna book, that this was the best steak ever. We had a starter, it's really not required, as when the steak comes, it really is the best steak ever. Restaurant very clean and presentable, service was excellent, very attentive.

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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 Julia. We are really glad you enjoyed your dining experiences with us and that we lived up to your expectations regarding the steak on the stone. It is really rewarding to see guests come back after a first visit. We really look forward to welcome you and your family back on your next... More 

Lahti, Finland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The restaurant doesn't look so good as it is. The personnel was extremely friendly and the service was great. The best part of the dinner was steak on the stone. My wife took fish on the stone and it was also very good. But the steak: Big bite of excellent steak that didn't need anything else. I don´t remember that... 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 Jouni. We are really glad you and your family enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Madeira. 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 - 18
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?