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Restaurante Do Forte

Rua Portao Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9000-031, Portugal
351 291 215 580
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Ranked #5 of 411 restaurants in Funchal
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We had dined here 2 years ago when we were on the island for our 40th wedding anniversary and could not praise it enough so our expectations were very high. Unfortunately neither the food or the service was as good as our first visit which was very disappointing and left us feeling very deflated, not sure if we will return... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Having been a regular visitor to the Forte over the years we chose this amongst many to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary . We attended and booked a table selecting a view over the bay between the battlements. On our arrival we were greeted and wished a happy anniversary and shown to our selected table. The place as usual was almost... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Tried this as we had eaten several times in the sister restaurant Mozart. Sitting outside with the white tablecloths and yellow fort walls with the sea beyond was a lovely setting. The set menu is extremely good value and the food is consistently well presented and delicious. Waiter was very serious and unsmiling but perhaps was nervous! However would recommend... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Good food here and plenty of choice and efficient service. The staff are friendly and the a la carte allows you to chose anything of the menu and comes with wine. Down side, there are only limited sea views, so most customers only see the inside of the fort walls and we had to ask for bread and the staff... 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 visiting our Restaurant and for investing the time to write this review! I am pleased to read you had a good experience and please know we have acknowledged all your feedback and will do our best to improve. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Yours Sincerely, Jolene Vieira – Guest Relations More

Maidenhead, England
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Some of the TA reviews implied that it may have begun to trade on its reputation and stopped trying - but not a bit of it. We dined there twice wg=hlst on a 12 day holiday in Funchal. Both times we had the the 39 euro set menu - free choice of 3 course meal from a la carte menu,... 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 visiting our place once again! I am glad you are standing up for us - we do work hand and the satisfaction of our guests is our main goal every day! I am pleased to read you had such nice experiences with us and in what concerns the white wine we are already... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I'm not one to like posh restaurants and, in fact, if I had one criticism for this place it's that the staff were a bit pretentious for my liking. However, the food was one of the best meals I've had in a while. I ordered a sea bream fillet curry stuffed with prawns that was simply exquisite and shared a... 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 visit and for sharing your experience in TripAdvisor! I am glad you enjoyed your meal and I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Jolene Vieira ● Guest Relations More

Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

The meal here was very nice. Had a glass of fizzy wine on arrival and the maître-d said she had done some special decoration for our honeymoon which was very sweet. The food was good and the dessert was excellent. Reasonable price £40pp with a bottle of bubbly. The best thing about the night was that they have two classic... 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 visit and for investing some of your time to write this lovely review! I am glad you enjoyed the special decoration we had prepared for you and you know it will always be a pleasure to welcome you back. Take care! Yours sincerely, Jolene Vieira ● Guest Relations More

Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

As a couple this place is great for a lovely evening meal sitting outside with sea views. Food was excellent and wine glass topped up regularly.

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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 preference and for writing this review! I am pleased to read you had a nice experience with us and I hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, Jolene Vieira ● Guest Relations More

Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The restaurant is in the old town and I presume it is in an old Fort. The food is superb and so are the wines all for 39 euros. For 15 euros each way you can be picked up in a classic car from your hotel and returned there in real style.

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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 preference and for writing this lovely review! I am pleased to read you had a fantastic evening with us and I hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, Jolene Vieira ● Guest Relations More

Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

During our stay we visited many restaurants with high Trip Advisor rankings. For our last evening, we wanted to choose the best of the best and our choice was Do Forte. We had enjoyed excellent food also elsewhere, but the combination of tasty food, excellent service with a smile and spectacular surroundings made us come back - and we were... 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 visit and lovely review. I am glad to read we are your favourite restaurant in Funchal and we will keep living up to your expectations! I would love you to send me the photos you took at our place! This is the email: reservations@grupo-forte.com Thank you so much in advance. I will... More

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