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Summertime

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Estrada Monumental, 219, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
291621978
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great service, food not so much

We ate here on the first night of our visit, 10th August. Very handy from our hotel and doorman not too pushy, so we gave it a go. Staff are great, very helpful, will explain what dishes consist of if your not sure, but the food was ultimately a little disappointing - vegetables over cooked... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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English first
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We ate here on the first night of our visit, 10th August. Very handy from our hotel and doorman not too pushy, so we gave it a go. Staff are great, very helpful, will explain what dishes consist of if your not sure, but the food was ultimately a little disappointing - vegetables over cooked (which seems to be a... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We tried three different 'tourist menu' restuarants in this area - easy parking - but this was the worst of the three. It took three attempts to get them to give us the tourist menu, we'd been enticed in with, and once they realised we were ordering off it, the service was poor. It was the worst value menu of... More 

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Scotland
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Ate dinner here on the night of Saturday 15th August. Arrived in Funchal a couple of hours earlier and went out to find somewhere for dinner. This restaurant was very close to our hotel, so we went in. The waiters serving the tables were all lovely - friendly, helpful and pleasant. The service was good. However, the food was average... More 

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wokingham berkshire uk
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

visited two years ago food was good and fresh. This time around found food to be cold, and rubbery. Atmosphere lacking. We were very disappointed. Doubt we will eat here again.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Do not go to this place dry bread. tomato soup spaghetti and four little calamari.the worst food on the island. one star is more then they should get overprice crap the cook should be fired or this place.should be closed we spent 100 e and.we still.were hungry

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had the misfortune to eat here a few nights ago and I can honestly say its the worse meal I have been served in years. Like others before us we fell for sales pitch and the lovely view. What a mistake. I ordered fish soup to start with followed by pork in a garlic sauce. After waiting some considerable... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Do not fall for the sales pitch. Had the set menu and it was awful! Small portions which were cold! The service was appalling as you were made to wait so long for order to be taken and the food to arrive. Even had to ask for the bill twice, in the end I lost patience and just paid on... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Summertime is an example of what a well run traditional family restruant should be. The welcome is always warm and friendly even though we only visit every six months to nine months. The service is great with complementary snacks always served even if you're just having one drink. The food is all cooked from fresh and nothing is too much... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Friendly family owned and run business. Claudio & Sergio (& staff) will make you very welcome and the fish is exceptional. Very clean and well presented with quiet views over the bay. A glass of Madeira wine is complementary on entry and you will not be pestered at the door as you peruse the menu. All food is cooked to... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Although the staff were friendly, the service was slow and the food was appalling. I ordered sardines but they were so salty, I could not eat them. The food portions were all very small and poor value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada Monumental, 219, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291621978

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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