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Il Gallo d'Oro

Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
+351 291 707 700
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We honeymooned at the Cliff Bay. Il Gallo will not dissapoint. We loved it last year when we visited and it was that experience that convinced us to return. In better weather, a table outside is a little more spectacular, otherwise this is an exceptional...More

Thank Rory O
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest. We thank you for your kind words and, especially, for your repeated visit to our restaurant. It was a pleasure to have you here with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Il Gallo d'Oro

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For my wifes birthday I booked a 5 course dinner with four portugeese wines included. All the phantastic small courses were forgotten when the lobster was served. The best I have had, ever! And I have at three star restaurants in France. Just superb. After...More

1  Thank Frank M
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Frank M. It was with great pleasure that we read your kind words of appreciation. Thank you (and your lovely wife) for sharing your experience and also for recommending us. We were very happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience. Your words...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant before travelling and was not disappointed. Decided to opt for five courses all of which were well presented and cooked to perfection. Our only disappointment was a frozen amuse bouche which had been left too long in the liquid nitrogen presentation box....More

Thank JohnE940
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mr. John E. We are very grateful for your kind comments. We are happy to know that we have met your expectations and on the amuse bouche we have made a note on the subject. We hope to see you again in our restaurant....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I were in Madeira for a few days and wanted to have at least one special dinner and we definitely found that at Il Gallo d'Oro! It was the most expensive dinner out either one of us has experienced, but it was...More

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MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guest. It was with great pleasure that we read your words of appreciation. Thank you for sharing your experience and also for recommending us. We were very happy to hear that you made the most of your holiday. Your words confirm the dedication of...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

Booked Il Gallo D'Oro to celebrate our 51st wedding anniversary and we certainly did (celebrate).We each had a glass of rose champagne recommended by the Maitre D' and this was delicious but was accompanied by what we presumed were 4!!! amuse bouche (each) presented on...More

1  Thank Rod J
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Dear Mr. Rod J., Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant Il Gallo d'Oro for your Madeira Island experience. We were very pleased to read your detailed message about our restaurant and team. Your comments are very valuable for us and for our future...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

There are no words to explain the feeling of dine in this place. For sure it’s a must try once in a lifetime and enjoy all the senses in each plate, choose the biggest variety of Ingredients and travel to the moon with the flavors.

Thank 223joaos
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Dear Mr. Joao S. Thank you for your most kind comments and we hope to be able to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Il Gallo d'Oro

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Another great experience at the Il Gallo d'Oro Restaurant, my fifth return visit, once a year whilst staying at the Cliff Bay Hotel. This year I went for the 5 Course tasting menu with wine pairing with each course. As always a fantastic experience. Amuse...More

Thank Ray J
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Dear Mr. Ray J., We thank you again for renewing your visit to our restaurant. Also we want to extend our gratitude for your detailed description of the experience. We are looking forward to welcome you again. Kind regards, Il Gallo d'Oro

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here many times but on this visit the food was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble.

Thank Janet S
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Dear Mrs. Janet. We want to thank you for sharing your opinion about your experience in our restaurant. Your kind words are very rewarding. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Il Gallo d'Oro

Reviewed September 22, 2018

We were staying at the Cliff Bay and took the opportunity of dining at this beautiful restaurant. We took advantage of a fish themed evening where we dined outside in a s clouded areas of the hotel grounds overlooking Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean. To...More

Thank Ash51
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Dear guest. We want to thank you for the time you have spent giving us your opinion about your experience in our restaurant. We are very happy to hear that you have had a pleasant experience with us. Your most friendly assessment and words are...More

Reviewed September 22, 2018

worth the 2 michelinstars. the staff is very distant but well attentioned. the food is outstanding but very expensive.

1  Thank alain l
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Dear guest. We thank you for taking the time to write this review and sharing with us your comments. We hope we can welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards, Il Gallo d'Oro

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hspisme
October 13, 2016|
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Response from IsabelTM | Reviewed this property |
I asked for a gluten free dinner, I had been invited by someone who had ordered beforehand, so they did not have time to change the menu but they did suggest a different one and it was delicious.
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Response from tvlr754 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - he is fantastic and treats everyone in an exemplary way. He cares about your experience in Il Gallo and does everything he can to make it a memorable experience. Front of house service is superb...
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Response from antoniopais | Property representative |
Rose Garden - Buffet restaurant smart-casual Il Galo d'Oro -the Michelin Star restaurant- formal dress code, Jacket and Tie. Warm regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$90 - $147
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 707 700
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Description
The Il Gallo d'Oro is the gourmet restaurant belonging to the five-star hotel The Cliff Bay [Funchal, Island of Madeira, Portugal] Since 2004 the cuisine has been under the guidance of French Chef Benoît Sinthon. In 2009, Il Gallo d'Oro was awarded the first Michelin star on Madeira, an award which has been renewed yearly until 2017, year in which the restaurant is distinguished with 2 Michelin Stars. The sophistication of the Iberian and Mediterranean cuisine that has resulted combines regional products with top-quality ingredients from other regions on the Iberian Peninsular. The wine list, which boasts more than 300 top wines, was distinguished in 2013 by coming in second place in the National Wine Lists Competition. Vegetables, fruit, aromatic herbs and flowers from the region highlight the key role fresh produce plays in his cuisine combined with high quality products from various other regions of the Iberian Peninsular.we recommend use of jacket or tie for gentlemen. Opening times: From Monday to Saturday from 19.00 to 22.00
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