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X Tonel Restaurante

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Estrada Monumental 188-lj 17, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
291 773 247
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: On the road out of Funchal towards the former Football Ground

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  • 48
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  • 11
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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 of 5 stars
Always Delivers High Standards

My wife and I had two evening meals and several lights snacks on a lunchtime. The restaurant is very handy for Reid's. All meals were excellent. Service was always excellent. Our only disappointment was the restaurant was closed on our second week. The standards never slip. We will be returning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Skipton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My wife and I had two evening meals and several lights snacks on a lunchtime. The restaurant is very handy for Reid's. All meals were excellent. Service was always excellent. Our only disappointment was the restaurant was closed on our second week. The standards never slip. We will be returning in 2016.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited here based a recent review. We were not disappointed and the place lived up to the review. It's a relatively small discrete restaurant. The staff were attentive and welcoming. The food was amazing. The portions are large and delicious. The pork knuckle for one would feed a family. The price is reasonable. Would definitely go back.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We visited for Sunday lunch, after a three year gap and nothing has changed. The service and quality is second to none. The cannon of lamb, from the main menu, is unbelievable. Have tried many places during long stays in Madeira and X Tonnel is hard to beat. It is not a large restaurant and a little cramped but very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What a place, unassuming frontage may lead people to pass by without knowing what a gem of a restaurant this is. A large menu selection but everything ordered especially the moule mariniere (green lipped mussels) were outstanding full of flavour. Service was good ....not rushed which we like and staff could not help any more.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Lovely little restaurant, food was excellent, usual madieran dishes on offer, whole experience was really good, staff are attentive, great food, nice atmosphere. Possibly best meal we had in Funchal, doesn't look much from outside but is well worth a visit.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We chose this restaurant as it is close to our hotel, but had a very pleasant evening with good food and good service. Each of our main courses could have fed all three of us, but that is just a bonus! The waiter said they'd rather have people complain it is too much food than leave hungry. Thumbs up!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My wife and daughter are both vegetarians which is catered for well in Madeira unless you like fish. This menu ofered not only the best choice but also the best quality so worth paying a bit extra for. I hate vegetables so i had liver one night and chicken the next with more potatoes than i could eat. The setmenu... More 

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Leven, East Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant has moved around a few times and we promised to pay a visit on this trip. The backdrop is opposite Reid's and the staff have taken a tried and tested formula from their previous locations to create a relatively small restaurant with an excellent menu.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant since it started. Excellent food, precise and very friendly service. You do have to book due to its popularity. They do offer transport there and back. We cannot praise this establishment enough, it is superb.

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Skelton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Discovered this gem of a restaurant on our last trip to Madeira, Highly recommend it if your missing your Sunday roast, but do book, very popular, very friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada Monumental 188-lj 17, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291 773 247

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Description

On the road out of Funchal towards the former Football Ground

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