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Restaurante Do Forte

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Rua Portao Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9000-031, Portugal
351 291 215 580
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful restaurant

Visited this restaurant two nights ago absolutely beautiful setting in the old fort. We could not fault the food some of the best we have had. Staff are so friendly and make u feel at home would recommend to anyone visiting Funchal. At thevendbofvthe meal we had a ride home in an old Austin,made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
chandley1
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant two nights ago absolutely beautiful setting in the old fort. We could not fault the food some of the best we have had. Staff are so friendly and make u feel at home would recommend to anyone visiting Funchal. At thevendbofvthe meal we had a ride home in an old Austin,made our night thank you to all... More 

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newcastle upon tyne
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33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We paid 42.50 euros for a 4 course meal including all wine... as much as you like! The presentation is superb and the quality is excellent. i have a gluten free diet and they cope easily with this, still using sauces and not just giving boring meat dishes with no flavour. It is such a lovely setting, and you are... More 

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Clare, sUffolk,England
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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We will always dine here at least twice in a week in Funchal, and have been doing so for eight years. The food is excellent, there is a very comprehensive wine list, and the service is both efficient and friendly .Absolutely maintains its high standards.

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

Dear TripAdvisor member, Thank you very much indeed for your feedback regarding your recent holiday. We are delighted that we lived up to your expectations and that after eight years, we continue to deserve your preference. It was indeed a pleasure to read that you were overall satisfied with our services and enjoyed your vist. We all look forward to... More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We visited on the recommendation of our hotel, who booked for us a meal inclusive of wine for which we paid 10 euro deposit per couple. We were shown to a table outside but as it was cold, and wouldn't get warmer as the evening progressed, we asked to be moved to an inside table. This was draughty too, but... More 

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

Dear TripAdvisor member, It was an enormous pleasure for us that you chose Restaurante do Forte during your recent holiday to the wonderful and very special Madeira Island. We are most grateful for your positive comments and for sharing them on TripAdvisor. Despite being already April, the weather is pleasing during the day but a bit cold during the night,... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There are few restaurants that earn the accolade of being consistently excellent,but this is certainly one of them.we have visited this restaurant several times each year over the last five years and apart from eating in the restaurant,we have also experienced exclusive private dinning (for three people) provided by this restaurant on one of the fort bastions overlooking the harbour... More 

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

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you very much for taking the time for writing your kind feedback. We do thank you for having chosen our restaurant, and we are glad to understand that we have been able to meet your expectations. Receiving comments like yours is the right payback for what we do, and motivates us to do our utmost to... More 

Chichester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Saturday night, another amazing visit to the Forte in Funchal, food still the same standards, New member of staff Afonza, has been on Britains got talent! A really nice guy, who makes you feel really welcome to the Fort on arrival. Food is exceptional, and so well presented. Can't wait to come back again. Approx 42 Euros per head for... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, I sincerely thank you for visiting our Restaurant and for the lovely comments you've shared. We are pleased to know that you had another amazing experience at Restaurante do Forte and enjoyed meeting our 'Eco Man' who owns a unquestionable talent. We value all comments as they encourage us to keep working every day to improve our... More 

Chesterfield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wow! We have had a really special evening tonight. Thank you for amazing food and service. In particular the chocolate fondant was Devine.

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

Dear Chesterfield TripAdvisor member, Thank you for taking the time to review Restaurante do Forte by sharing your lovely thoughts about our service and food. Our Chocolate fondant is one of Forte's 'ex libris', so we have been flattered to know that you addressed to this as being "devine". We'll be more than pleased to welcoming you back to our... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Liked the menu set up , perfect service , amazing food , cooked to perfection . Beef Wellington melted in my mouth . Beautiful presentation

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

Dear Caroline, I sincerely thank you, on behalf of our staff, for your kind review. We value all comments, as they encourage us to keep working every day to improve our service and continue to deliver memorable experience to all our customers. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best Regards, Restaurante do Forte More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

When we booked we were told we would have to sit outside. Late March can get cold; but the weather was kind to us. They have heaters and blankets anyway - but we didn't need them. The food in this restaurant is the best I have tasted in Funchal. Without doubt. And the fixed price menu is terrific value for... More 

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

Dear Alan, Allow us to show our appreciation towards your review, contents of which deserved our best attention. Nevertheless, and when reading your feedback, I have been dismayed as I understood that we have not been able to exceed your expectations in terms of the chosen wine. Here at Restaurante do Forte, we do take our customers comments into the... More 

North Berwick, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were a group of 8 doing our annual visit to Do Forte. As usual the food and wines were excellent. the staff friendly but professional. Our only disappointment was not having a round table as we had done in the past. However, we shall be back next year.

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

Dear TripAdvisor member, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for sharing your thoughts with TripAdvisor community. It's very nice to know our guest's oppinions and sugestions in order to keep getting better. However, we have been dismayed as we understood that we have not been able to exceed your expectation in terms of your table setting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Portao Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9000-031, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 351 291 215 580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?