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O Solar da Santola

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Marina, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
291 227291
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A lovely marina side restaurant with large menu and lovely staff and atmosphere

I seriously thought this restaurant was already on TA's system with TA signs on show for excellence but must have been mistaken. It is however so good that I tried to do a review as soon as we returned home and couldn't so have now had to get TA to list it. It has an area on the edge of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
lynny1950
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I seriously thought this restaurant was already on TA's system with TA signs on show for excellence but must have been mistaken. It is however so good that I tried to do a review as soon as we returned home and couldn't so have now had to get TA to list it. It has an area on the edge of... More 

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Branston Pickle
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

As a tourist on our first visit to Funchal, we were drawn into this lovely restaurant on the marina by a most welcoming and friendly member of staff called Dominique. The food was good, well presented and your table was cleared away quickly. We didn't feel rushed and the waiter Ricardo was very kind and spoke excellent English. We were... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great sea front restaurant in Funchal Marina. Staff are friendly, interactive and professional. Food was of good quality and was also good value. We were given a small welcome drink on arrival. Would recommend to families or couples.

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England, United Kingdom
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166 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were invited in by Dominique (she remembered us from last year!) and given the 'free' cocktail and 10% discount. Food reasonable, but there were hardly any customers (a pity). The waiter also remembered us and he speaks very good English. A pity so few people dine on the marina itself.

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Kuopio, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had lunch here on a sunny Saturday in February. The food and wine were good , although the waitress was too quick to take the order and serve the most expensive alternative . Somehow the service was too much: too anxious and too quick.

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kettering
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stopped by here on a walk one afternoon for a beer only, we liked the setting in the harbour watching the boats and smelling the sea we decided to return for the evening meal the next day. The staff remembered us from the day before and seemed over the moon we returned. We had a lovely fish meal and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We ate here twice and had really nice food. The staff were very helpful.. as are all the people we met on Madeira. Situated right opposite the cruise liner pier it's a great place to watch the boats, both large and small.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have used this restaurant many times and made a point of visiting on my last trip. Many locals say that the marina restaurants are expensive and of mediocre quality, but I have always found this one unpretentious and the service to a high standard. Yes some people feel offended for being pitched to come into a restaurant. All I... More 

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notts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Wandering round marina, enticed in by welcoming lady, didn't know what to expect, food fresh and tasty, friendly staff, looked after on TA was surprised by comments, our experience was very good!!

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were going on a Catamaran trip as we arrived slightly early we decided to have a walk round the Marina, which to be fair is not massive but has a few shops and restaurants. As we came out of the gift shop we were approached by a lady from the O Solar da Santola we told her we didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marina, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291 227291

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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