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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden gem

At the end of Rua Santa Maria with hundreds of restaurants, hidden behind the entrance to the museum of contemporary art in the Forte, there is a hidden gem without a market crier to advertise this service loudly. The tasting menu offers a broad variety of the Portuguese kitchen including different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Martin E
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Vienna, Austria
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

At the end of Rua Santa Maria with hundreds of restaurants, hidden behind the entrance to the museum of contemporary art in the Forte, there is a hidden gem without a market crier to advertise this service loudly. The tasting menu offers a broad variety of the Portuguese kitchen including different wines with your starters and your main course. We... More 

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I chose this Restaraunt on the back of friends recommendations for a romantic meal with my wife and was not dissapointed at all. The head wait or and deputy were keen to ensure we were looked after during our meal without being overpowering, we never felt rushed yet well attended to. The food was excellent we couldn't fault, we both... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

From beginning to end this was an unforgettable dining experience.Warm welcome, great service and excellent food presented in an elegant manner.We had the concept menu which was excellent value for money. Wine was continually topped up and was of good quality. It is obvious that this restaurant values its staff as a team.Will certainly return on our next visit to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just a wonderful setting to enjoy an a romantic dinner! The forte has it all. Wonderful staff and exceptional food. We had the concept menu which is just fantastic. 42 euros for 5 course menu and excellent wine which was continually top up. We booked a tukxi to take us down to the restaurant from the Maderia Regency Cliff and... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Always Excellent. For Birthdays, Anniversaries or that Special Treat this is the restaurant to visit. It is situate in the ancient Fort of Sao Tiago which takes you back in time. Certainly a very romantic atmosphere. The tables are exquisitely laid and the food is excellent.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The reception from the head waiter and waitress was most promising. All the tables are in good positions although a little difficult for the staff to negotiate round. We had the a la carte and that was plenty - main and sweet. We fell for the "would you like some bread" routine - 3e each for 2 bits of ordinary... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A price increase takes this experience over into the realm of, is this really good value for money on the concept menu? Answer not on my last visit A firm favourite with myself and my friends over the years, was disappointing to say the least. It has suddenly lost its appeal mainly due to a few factors. The staff attitude... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We booked a table for seven (for we were two families) and as we pulled up in the 80-year-old Rolls-Royce and Martin car service that can be ordered we could see already see the fort in which the restaurant is in overlooking the azure ocean. The staff is friendly and helped us greatly. The food's presentation is great and tasted... More 

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Stone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had birthday meal here and felt very spoilt. 40 euro set meal with wine very good, staff very friendly and attentive birthday boy was made a fuss of thank you.

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Excellent place for food , location, service & atmosphere. Good selection on the menu & if you pick the "Nightly" deal which includes Wine & water with the respective courses, you will have a good night.

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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, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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