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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
Mums 83rd Birthday

This place is excellent! I cannot praise the staff and food enough. We had another super night out, great food, great service! I cannot praise it enough 👍

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Wozbillynice
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is excellent! I cannot praise the staff and food enough. We had another super night out, great food, great service! I cannot praise it enough 👍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here for my mothers birthday. What a wonderful night. Where do i even start. The personel is really kind, they focus on good service and they are really helpful. I have never had such good service anywhere before. When we sat down we got a glass of champagne on the house, then we chose the 3 course menu... More 

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Thank Magnus M
England, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's still hard to beat this restaurant. It has the same 'concept' as many others and is slightly dearer, but it was superb. Jolene is a good hostess and ensured that we had dry sparkling wine at the beginning, rather then the much sweeter standard offering. Well worth the extra money.

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Thank welltravelledkandd
Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to The Fort for dinner on my birthday. It was just perfect. From the beautiful view across the sea to the excellent food and attentive staff. Looking forward to our next visit whenever that may be.

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Thank Teresa T
Somerset
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, ambience, service was out of this world. We went for the three course 42.5 euro al la carte menu which was served with white wine, red wine, water, madeira wine and coffee it was superb.

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Wales
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third visit to the Fort and as usual we thoroughly enjoyed he food and the ambience....apart from the chicken broth which was lukewarm and not enjoyed by any of our party...stick to sorbet! The chocolate fondant was the best I have eaten...and I regretted not having the prawn cocktail which was a 'modern' version, looked lovely and... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to the Forte last year we were looking forward to our return visit, there were eight of us in our party, although the food was still very good but not as great as the year before, also we had to constantly ask for our wine and water to be replenished, the chicken broth was almost inedible they should... More 

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Thank Steve E
Luton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The forte is very special,food excellent,Abience is lovely looking out to sea.Staff look after you and make it a special evening.

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Thank Carole P
Chester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful birthday evening here.....Ambience ,food , wine magnificent ....We chose " The Concept " menu which was indeed amazing ....David our waiter was attentive & informative ....Would most certainly recommend this beautiful restaurant ...

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Thank Sandra R
Scotland
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81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the Forte each time we go to Funchal and again we were not disappointed. Warm welcome by the staff, glass of fizz to start and very good food at a very reasonable price. All the restaurant staff were very efficient and happy to have a chat without being 'over-friendly' Didn't let us down again.

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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: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?