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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: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: On the road out of Funchal towards the former Football Ground

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Yet another MUST BOOK 5* ESTABLISHMENT

Small establishment but BIG in all other ways. Book well in advance or be disappointed especially if you are more than a couple as the seating for more tha 2 at a table is very limited. Ambience is great and staff most cheerful, attentive and welcoming. They have a free courtesy bus if you want... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Porthaethwy/Menai Bridge
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small establishment but BIG in all other ways. Book well in advance or be disappointed especially if you are more than a couple as the seating for more tha 2 at a table is very limited. Ambience is great and staff most cheerful, attentive and welcoming. They have a free courtesy bus if you want. There is a very extensive... More 

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Thank rheinallt
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

visited three or four times during our two weeks in Funchal. Had to make sure you booked, which says a lot, excellent food, service and staff

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Thank Brian F
Fincham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After three attempts to make a booking at this popular restaurant we were not disappointed. The food was cooked to perfection the selection and quality of vegetables served were first class and by the end of the meal we had decided that we must return to experience this quality of food again. We secured a table for the following evening... More 

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Thank besenel
High Halden Kent
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35 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this small restaurant with friends who had dined here before but who had not warned us to avoid eating during the day! The restaurant is small and although we had to wait a short while after ordering, it was well worth it, as when the dishes came, we were able to see that we would enjoy the food. The... More 

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Thank Elaine B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The X Tonel restaurant opposite Reid`s Hotel serving English and Portuguese cuisine is very small,approx 24 covers, so it is essential to book.Some dishes need to be ordered 24 hours in advance i.e lobster thermidor.The same people are running this outlet as used to run a larger establishment on the Rua Dr.Pita, the quality of the food is still as... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic Sunday Dinner had by my Wife and I in this small local Restaurant. Had to reserve a table and return 1hr later and we were not disappointed The Quality and quantity of the food was nothing short of first class as was the service looking forward to next visit. Highly recommend this Restaurant and be sure to reserve... More 

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Thank Highlander17
Skipton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We never feel that we are truly back in Madeira until we have visited this restaurant. We have been coming here for many years and it is our venue for Christmas Day lunch every year. On this visit my husband and I both chose the same, deep fried mushrooms with garlic sauce for starters and liver and bacon with mushrooms.... More 

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Thank Brenda S
Funchal, Portugal
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Excelente place small but very friendly the food is really really Nice some dishes needs to be warned the day before but is really worth the service is also very Nice and the price is good for what u have hi recomend dont forget to book

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Thank Maxintruder
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We last visited in 2014 when we enjoyed excellent food and hospitality. The restaurant offers a good choice of meals which includes both local dishes and traditional British food. I had the local espatada with a large portion of lemon meringue pie as a dessert. My wife enjoyed an excellent fish pie followed by creme brulee. The staff as ever... More 

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Thank Llanddwyn
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

We had to book to secure a table and when we dined there we could see why. Small and contemporary styling the restaurant had 24 covers. Good was well cooked we had lobster Thermidor to start and fillet steak for mains, no room for dessert ! Good portions and you could tell the chef loved his work. Not to be... More 

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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, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

On the road out of Funchal towards the former Football Ground

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