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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 #6 of 394 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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went there on our 50th wedding anniversary 9 of us in total Picked up from our hotel in a Morris vintage Car ,Service was excellent , Well worth the €39.00 fixed menu With all the trimmings and wine ,

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for having chosen Restaurante do Forte for your 50th wedding anniversary. We always try to give extra care for these special ocasions, ensuring our costumers feel happy and cherished, and we're so glad that you had a good experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Marketing Manager •... More

Peterborough
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited The Forte as part of a special 50th Wedding Anniversary meal for my parents. Every detail was taken care of down to the gold table cloth and the gold flower display in the centre. They arrived in an old Austin to begin the evening. An excellent meal with lovely touches to the dishes. It wasn't our first visit... More

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

Dear Guest, First of all, we would like to wish you well for the future and congratulate you for your 50th wedding anniversary. We really appreciated your kind and detailed review, and we are very proud to have provided you a "special evening" at Restaurante do Forte. Thank you very much for your preference and visit, and hopefully not your... More

Kent
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was a lovely way to spend our last night in Madeira - especially as we took advantage in returning to our hotel in one of their classic cars! As always the food was spectacular and the service impeccable.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time for writing your review on TripAdvisor. We are very proud to have provided you a fabulous moment in your last night of your holidays in Madeira and glad to know you have enjoyed our classic cars. We always try to deliver a better and more personalised service to our customers,... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The set menu concept - matching wine with every course the fixed price of €39 - works brilliantly! We were lucky to get the table in the so called Poets room - away from the main dining and much quieter. Food qualitay, service and ambience left nothing to wish for. Excellent value in a lovely setting.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share feedback from your recent dinner at Restaurante do Forte. We are really pleased to understand that you had a delightful experience with us. I would like to thank you for sharing a picture of our Poets Room, however, It will be fantastic if you could send some pictures to me:... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely evening here during our holiday. We chose the 39euro menu which included wine and water. The service was similar to that found in Michelin star restaurants. On the whole the food was excellent. A couple of minor gripes to be had though. The palate cleanser was a sorbet which unfortunately appeared to come straight out of... More

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

Dear TripAdvisor member, Thanks a lot for writing your review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your dinner at Restaurante do Forte, and that you described it as a lovely experience. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you very much for the nice words equating us to a Michelin star restaurants service. Finally, thank... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I will keep this review short and sweet. If you get chance to go, go, you will not be disapointed it was by far the best meal I have ever eaten in a wonderful location.

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

Dear Guest, For sure, your review was short but more than sweet and important to us. Thank you very much for having visited us, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Best regards, Marketing Manager • Joana Sousa More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you want to be wowed by sheer quality book this restaurant. My wife and I went on TripAdvisor advise and were blown away by the beautiful plates of food that we received. Their take on the local fish with banana is excellent and presented like a masterpiece. With a mouthwatering tangerine sorbet between courses we both finished of with... More

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

Dear TripAdvisor member, We take this opportunity to thank you very much for having visited Restaurante do Forte in your holiday. We are very proud to have provided you a "divine dining" and that you have enjoyed our plates of food like our scabbard fish filet with banana and passion fruit sauce, which it's one of our specialities. Your feedback... More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Restaurante Do Forte is well-worth a visit if you're looking for a fancy meal in Funchal. The €39 deal is excellent value and every dish is beautifully presented and aesthetically pleasing. The food itself was very good on the whole, and the wine (continually topped up) served with it was perfectly enjoyable. A couple of items were slightly over-seasoned and... More

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

Dear Guest, We take this opportunity to thank you very much for having visited Restaurante do Forte. We are very proud to have provided you an enjoyable evening and that you recommend us. So pleased to know you found our food delicious, like beef wellington, chocolate fondant and passion fruit souffle. Thank you again for this honest feedback, and we... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The set menu at €39 is great value with numerous small courses accompanied by ample supplies of well selected wines. The place is quite compact and in warm weather the tables by the fort wall openings have limited, but nice views out to sea. Service is usually slick and we have enjoyed all of our visits which now number about... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share feedback from your recent experience at Restaurante do Forte. It's always good to know that we are a "favourite"! :) We are very proud of the product we provide to all of our guests, and most importantly, we take pride in the experiences they have, and that you also had... More

Crediton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We'd heard this place was good. And it was. We had to book several days in advance, and just squeezed in on the last night of our holiday. So it had a lot to live up to, as we'd been eating well for some time. First impressions were good - welcoming and attentive staff, and a classy-looking setting (we'd been... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time for writing your detailed review. Your comments are indeed a great motivation and payback for the efforts we undertake to satisfy our guests. We really would like to pass our gratitude for having visited us in your holidays, and we all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back... More

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