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Restaurante Do Forte

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Rua Portao Sao Tiago, Forte de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
351 291 215 580
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We heard about this from people at our hotel and booked for Saturday night. Arranged to be collected from our hotel in one of their classic cars. The meal was stunning, a concept menu of 7 courses with options of starter, main and dessert with complimentary wine which flowed readily. For €42.50... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
SimmoP
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We heard about this from people at our hotel and booked for Saturday night. Arranged to be collected from our hotel in one of their classic cars. The meal was stunning, a concept menu of 7 courses with options of starter, main and dessert with complimentary wine which flowed readily. For €42.50 this was an incredible, stunning meal. I only... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Booked the table a couple of days in advance and sat outside. Greeted with a glass of sparkling wine. From the moment we sat down service and food was amazing. All five of us opted for the concept menu 45 euros per head (that's £30 in real money !). I struggle to imagine how on earth they make a profit.... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have been regulars here for many years and they never fail to provide excellent fine dining. It's situated on the edge of the old town. Booking is essential, especially if you have a favourite table

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Grupo Forte R, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review and continuous preference in our Restaurant. It is lovely to have guest come back time after time and become part of the Forte Family. See you soon! Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

Hertfordshire
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A friend who regularly visits Madeira recommended Do Forte to us and we were so glad he did. The setting in the old fort is full of character and elegance with crisp white linen and lush floral displays creating the expectation of something special to come. We weren't disappointed. We went for the Concept menu and hugely enjoyed it, including... More 

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Grupo Forte R, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Restaurant, and for mentioning all the small details. We truly want everything to be perfect for all our guests, whether it is a special celebration or not, we want it to be a memorable night. We look forward to your next visit. Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Booked this for an anniversary meal whilst on holiday, went for the concept special unbelievable value. 3 courses, appetiser, sorbet, coffee and wine for 42,50 euros a head. The food was fantastic and the service very friendly and attentive. Incredible value for money so pleased we've booked again for Friday.

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Grupo Forte R, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review and for re-booking to return to the Restaurant. That means a lot to us and we thank you for your preference. See you soon. Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

norfolk
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Its quite hard to describe why we didn't enjoy this experience but here goes. Greeting was lovely as was our table which started out quite comfortable. However there was no air on a very hot night and no aircon plus over large double layer table cloths made things very uncomfortable cooking our legs beneath them. The menu options are too... More 

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Grupo Forte R, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We apologize that your meal with us left you disappointed, but would like to address some of the issues mentioned. It was in fact a very warm evening on the night you visited, and although we do not have air conditioning in our main room, we did have most of the floor to... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We booked before we got to Maderia and took the 42 euro each menu and was not dissappointed. The glass of bubbly on arrival was not the best but the white wine i found very nice considering its all part of the deal. My partner had red and was also impressed. Food was nicely presented and we enoyed each course... More 

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Grupo Forte R, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review and for visiting our Restaurant twice during your holiday. That is an honor to us, and we are very happy to know we did not disappoint you. We look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was my second visit to the forte and I was by No means disappointed. The food was of an excellent standard, along with the exceptional wine that was served with each course. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone Vostok g Funchal...in fact I would say that it is a must visit.

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Grupo Forte R, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation. We hope you enjoyed your meal with us and that you can visit us again soon. Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We run late, but that was no problem at all. Staff is very approachable and professional. Food was very nice prepared with care and presentation was excellent. We took 3 meal course, 2 bottle of water and 2 expresso's = 94 eur, antree and mango sorbet before main dish was on the house in order to prepare your pallet for... More 

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Grupo Forte R, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing some lovely photos of our dishes and location. Indeed our Restaurant at Lunch has the same standards of service and food as in the evening, and we thank you for noticing that. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

Lancashire
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We found this restaurant on Tripadvisor & felt it would be a nice treat - we were not disappointed. We booked a couple of days in advance, & tried the Concept Menu which includes all food & wine c/w water for a set price. I honestly do not know how they can offer all this for the price - and... More 

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Grupo Forte R, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your meal at Do Forte. It means a lot to us that you enjoyed our food, staff and wine included in the Special Concept. The Special Concept is excellent value, and we take pride in knowing that when choosing this option our guests will experience all different flavors, from... More 

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Address: Rua Portao Sao Tiago, Forte de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 291 215 580
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Portao Sao Tiago, Forte de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 351 291 215 580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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