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Rua Conde Carvalhal 136A | Located 50m West of R. Conde Carvalhal and Caminho Da Ingreja, Funchal, Madeira 9050-325, Portugal
291795599
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  • 48
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  • 9
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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
Excellent Views of Funchal

We booked a table on the terrace and were not disappointed with the views over Funchal, watching the sun set. What a lovely setting for dinner. The service was very good, our waiter was very attentive and explained the dishes very well. All the food we ordered was very good wether it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We booked a table on the terrace and were not disappointed with the views over Funchal, watching the sun set. What a lovely setting for dinner. The service was very good, our waiter was very attentive and explained the dishes very well. All the food we ordered was very good wether it was fish, steak or chicken. Children were well... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Booked a table on the terrace so we could watch the sun set over Funchal. When we arrived there was a large coach party inside and traditional music being performed. Service started off well but went downhill. I had the espatada my partner the salted cod which was cooked and served traditionally in a large amount of oil. The plates... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

You need a taxi to get to this restaurant but it is well worth it. We sat on the terrace with a fab view over Funchal. Espetadas were the order of the day but we shared some melon and ham to start - plenty but go enough for two. Waiter recommended wine at our request - best we drank all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A beautiful location looking out across funchal, especially good at sunset. Good, honest simple food and the best ever garlic bread. Staff were very attentive.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This big restaurant is away from the old town, but the espetada is worth the short drive over the Rua Conde Carvalhal. In fact, it offers the -by far- best espetada we had in two weeks on Madeira. Make sure to order the milho frito, or, if you dare, the batata frita madeira-style (with garlic and oregano) as a side... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stayed in a hotel not so far from the restaurant. We heard from other guests how good it was. And it was excellent. The bacalao and the skewered meat was very good. The view from the terrace was great. Service was good too.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Recommended in a guide book, we called to reserve a table on the terrace, and enjoyed the skewered steak and chicken. Excellent restaurant with fantastic location. You can park right outside if driving, as it is a bit out of central Funchal. Well worth the trip. Very reasonably priced and excellent staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Fabulous views of Funchal and the sea. Great local 'hanging meat'. TBone steak was utterly Devine. Good wine. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a very Good bacalao (Gadus morhua) :-) Whit good and friendly service from the personal, We will come back for some more food during our stay in Funchal.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The views from this restaurant are the best. The food and waiter service was second to none. Definitely recommend this place. Its a short taxi ride from Funchal but worth it. It was recommended to us by a friend and she was spot on. It cost about 10 euros in a taxi each way.

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  • Address: Rua Conde Carvalhal 136A | Located 50m West of R. Conde Carvalhal and Caminho Da Ingreja, Funchal, Madeira 9050-325, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291795599

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