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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 408 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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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 NEW

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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Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The place is great the the staff are very good excellent The starter was good The main courses over cooked wanted beef Wellington rare but was well done & my husband wanted lamb cutlets rare but were very over cooked we did have a word but nothing was said no one apologised

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

Dear Guest, Let me start by thanking you for your feedback it is very important for us to be able to know what can be improved. I realise our food did not live up to your expectations and for that we are very sorry. I would like to use this opportunity to apologise and assure you that if you visit... More

Wakefield
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Having researched some of the top restaurants in Funchal before we came to Madeira, we were already looking forward to going to The Forte and we were not disappointed! We sat outside on the little balcony and the view was beautiful, looking out over the sea. This along with the cute lanterns and general beauty of The Forte itself created... 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! I am glad we lived up to your expectations and you had such a lovely evening that you refer to it as the highlight of your holiday. I hope to welcome you back soon! Yours sincerely, Jolene Vieira • Guest Relations More

Vienna, Austria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The food is very good, the flair and service even better. We visited it twice. There is something in this place. But when reserving - ask for a table outside by the windows facing the bay.

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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! I am glad you appreciated our food and service and the fact that you visited us twice! When you are back to Madeira I will be happy to welcome you back! Yours sincerely, Jolene Vieira • Guest Relations More

Herts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Second year in Madeira, third visit here. Some of the negative comments are not without foundation. Yes it is a little pretentious, and the chef perhaps over indulges with too many flavours etc. However, the staff are lovely, the food of a good standard and the ambience charming. We like it here and will return

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

Dear Guest, Thank for visiting Do Forte again! We are always looking for ways to improve our standards of food and service and your feedback is very important, so thank you very much. I hope to welcome you back soon and to deserve the star missing in this review. Yours sincerely, Jolene Vieira • Guest Relations More

Langdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful location, excellent food and great service. the best restaurant in Funchal. We have already re-booked for our last meal before we fly home.

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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 review! Our team works very hard and I am glad it shows! It is amazing that you refer to us as the Best restaurant in Funchal! I will see you again soon. Kind regards, Jolene Vieira • Guest Relations More

Albrighton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A very nice dinner, lovely food and the best creme brûlée I've had in ages. A very nice hostess greeted us and we were given a yummy sparkling wine. Fab service, fab food and great value for money. Must reserve, we did from the uk as it's quite popular. But great value and food. :)

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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 writing about your experience at our Restaurant. I really appreciate your words and trust me: our Chef was proud to hear how much you enjoyed his Crème Burlé! I hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Jolene Vieira - Guest Relations More

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Booked for my wife's birthday and we weren't disappointed. Staff went out of their way to ensure we had a memorable occasion and both food and drink were excellent quality - and at 39 euros excellent vfm. Only downside was there was so much excellent choice we had trouble choosing as every dish on the menu was appealing. My only... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback from your experience at our Restaurant Do Forte. I really appreciate your words about our attentiveness to your wife’s birthday – most of the ties the simple details make all the difference! However I have acknowledged your comment on the cheese board and I have asked our Chef to revise it. Thank... More

Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

An excellent setting in the historic fort on the edge of the Old Town Funchal. Food quality and presentation was almost fine dining. The set menu price of 39 euros is fantastic value, giving effective a la carte choice for starter , main and dessert plus amuse bouche , entrée and sorbet. Glass of fizz on arrival , red 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 great review! Our team works very hard to serve the best food in this historical fortress and it all pays off with our guests leaving our Restaurant satisfied! I am glad to see you had an excellent meal! I hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Jolene Vieira - Guest Relations More

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