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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 #9 of 417 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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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

An excellent meal and excellent value for money. The food was beautifully presented and of good quality. We had the 39 Euro meal which included wine. Fantastic!

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Helston, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We eat out a lot and this is one of the best meals we've ever had. It's exceptional value at 39 euros. We could choose from the a la carte menu and each course was a work of art, flavoursome and delicious. Wine accompanied each course and was continually topped up by the waiter. We made it extra special by... More

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Skipton
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a meal here for our wedding anniversary. I selected the 1932 Austin this was a wonderful experience but possibly would not need to do it again. We had the set menu without wine. At 29 euros each it was excellent value. All the dishes were excellent all beautifully presented. Next time I will make a... More

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Woking, Surrey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Don't know why this isn't number 1. It isn't cheap but for around 36 euros you get a dining experience. The all-in menu is value for money at this standard. Proper high cuisine with fantastic flavours and presentation. Superb service and a sea view. Doesn't have the irritating accordion player of the equally good Mozart. Chocolate fondant that would make... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We went to the Fort for our last night. An 8 course meal including all drinks for under 40 Euro. Everything was just perfect. Many thanks

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We came for the set menu which is absolutely brilliant value for money. Also you pick from the full a la carte menu so you can have exactly what you want. A very atmospheric restaurant, request a table outside with a view and you have a fantastic changing vista over the harbour. The food was very good and with reasonable... More

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Northumberland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Had the set menu here of aperitif, starter, main and pud with wines, water and coffee for €39. Very good value in an interesting setting with attentive staff. Worth a visit if your in Funchal.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A unique chance to eat in an old fort. We, family of 4, with 2 kids aged 10 and 7, had a great evening at one of their (4) seaview tables. Service is a little slow as others have noted but this is part of their plan; they allow you to keep the table for the entire evening. Food delicious... More

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We again ate at the Forte,in fact three times during our two week stay in Madeira. On each occasion we ate with different people,but the response was the same from everyone, excellant, its not just the food,although that is of paramount importance, its the welcome you receive, the excellant service and the wine. What encourages us to go back again... More

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

Dear Guest, It is with great pleasure that I read your review! Honestly, we really appreciate your support and I can assure you that we will keep up our standards always! We look forward to welcoming you back again next year! Take care. Yours sincerely, Guest Relations • Jolene Vieira More

Cheshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were staying at the Savoy Gardens. It was a 'Landmark Birthday' for my wife whilst we were there so I wanted to arrange something special for her. Paula the Thomson Rep at the Savoy was very helpful and arranged the meal for me and also for us to be picked up in an Austin 12 vintage... More

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

Dear Guest, One of our goals is to deliver more than just a meal, but an authentic dinning experience! Knowing how special the date was for you, the special table was the least we could do! We feel very proud to read how much you have enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back again! Thank you very much.... More

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