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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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
A first rate dining experience

The Restaurant at Sao Tiago Forte really is an unexpected treat, the staff really know who they are aiming at here, although there are many good restaurants in Madeira the Forte offers something a little extra. The booking process was friendly and efficient, with the added extra available of hotel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Restaurant at Sao Tiago Forte really is an unexpected treat, the staff really know who they are aiming at here, although there are many good restaurants in Madeira the Forte offers something a little extra. The booking process was friendly and efficient, with the added extra available of hotel pick up in a vintage car of your choice, the... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Had a walk into the castle grounds one night, looked at the menu and decided this was not for us. In the grounds were 3/4 classic cars and as we were looking at the Austin 12 the driver came over for a chat. Anyway, we made a booking to be picked up on the sunday (my wifes 60th birthday) and... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Best meal we had in Funchal. Set menu included wine and the food was divine. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Got picked up from our hotel in a vintage Austin ( extra charge ) and was the icing on the cake.highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Fort has had a change of decor going from dark and atmospheric to very light and bright. This food is just as good as before, as is the wine that accompanies each course of the "concept menu". When we arrived we were given a glass of fizz to drink while we chose our three courses. Bread and an interesting... 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 and for mentioning our refurbishment. Our goal is to continuously improve all aspects of our Dining Experience, from the food, to the service and also our decor and ambiance. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our recent changes. See you soon! Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We booked in the UK as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted somewhere extra special. Trip Advisor reviews were very good. We were given a table draped with flower petals and were looked after as if we were family . The food and the services was the best we have had in Funchal, wine kept flowing and staff... More 

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

Dear Guest, Firstly, thank you so much for spending such a special occasion with us. It is an honor for us, and therefore we do all we can to make the evening as special as possible. We are very happy to know that we have succeeded in doing so. We look forward to your return. Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

newcastle upon tyne
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely greeting, classy surroundings, pleasant staff and good food - excellent value for money with wine included in the price with 5 courses plus bread. Choice of eating inside or on the terrace with a view for some tables over the bay. Then there's the option of hiring a classic car to take you back to your hotel instead of... 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 of our Restaurant. We try to give all our clients a Dining Experience to be remembered. From the food, to the decor, wines, service and even a different form of transport. We hope your evening with us will stay in your memory for a long time. Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed an excellent meal here at lunchtime. Great choice of food and very good wine. Very reasonably priced for such a high standard of food. Very efficient and friendly staff.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for joining us for a lunchtime celebration. Your kind words regarding our choice of food, wines and service mean a lot to us. Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

Washington
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wife liked this restaurant so much that we visited 3 times during our 2 weeks holiday. Always sat outside and although this was designated smoking area (we are non smokers) it did not bother us at all. Inside did looked a little cramped. On each of our 3 visits the meals and 'ambience' were excellent. Staff were attentive and helpful.... 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 and feedback. It means a lot to us knowing you have chosen to dine with us on 3 separate occasions of your holiday. That is the best sign that we are providing our guests with a great dining experience. We look forward to your return. Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

Chipping Ongar
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Positive points first. All the staff here worked very hard to ensure everyone had an enjoyable evening. You could tell from the atmosphere that all the diners were enjoying themselves and it was a fun evening. It was assumed we would eat the set menu and there was lots of choice so that was fine. The food was attractively presented... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The location, and the quality of the food.staff very attentive and a nice friendly atmosphere. Although a little cramped.Lovely walk along the front into Funchal

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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: 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: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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