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Restaurante Do Forte

Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 215 580
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sorbet” (130 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (94 reviews)
“surf and turf” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Restaurante Do Forte
1. Superb
"I celebrated our pearl wedding anniversary here and it was awesome"
kevinheath
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2. Travellers Choice
"We enjoyed the experience immensely, the delightful ambience"
Bonzorino
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3. Wonderfull Atmosphere
"All in all a wonderful evening and I can't wait to return"
barnsleylad2015
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1 - 10 of 2,166 reviews

Reviewed today

Came across this restaurant by accident whilst visiting the old fort and thought we’d give it a go for lunch (we were hungry!). What a brilliant move that was! Best lunch we’ve had in ages. We chose the ‘concept’ menu thinking it was a bit...More

Thank AnnieVF03
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We found this restaurant by chance on our first evening in Madeira. We were impressed with the food, the ambience and the staff. We sat outside and enjoyed the amuse bouche,the glass of rose and the palate cleanser of a strawberry sorbet. I had the...More

Thank MoRod_12
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed today

The Forte is one of our favourite restaurants in Funchal. We always look forward to our visit with huge expectations, which are normally met. On this occasion the main course was a disappointment as they were served virtually cold. We did pass on our comments...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were picked up in the Austin 12 from our hotel. It was a lovely drive through Funchal. Lovely service and an excellent meal with wine pairings. The Atlantic festival fireworks went off at 10:30pm and everyone was escorted up to the viewpoint and given...More

Thank supersammy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had booked this via email, following recommendation by a friend. We were picked up on time as arranged by Paolo the owner. We had a wonderful evening, food and wine were excellent. Lovely violinist to entertain the guests. Truly memorable occasion and well worth...More

Thank karenhowden1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have dined here many times over the years and the standards are constant. The ambiance and the views are stunning and the food is first class. We always celebrate our wedding anniversary there and the staff are extremely attentive and make our evening special.

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by some guests at our hotel. I'm glad they did because we had a really nice time. The restaurant is part of the fort and we were made very welcome by the head waiter and seated outside. It was...More

Thank saraandsteve
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the menu including wine pairing with 5 courses @ €42 a head but worth every penny! Amazing food,all top quality ingredients flowing wine to match each course fabulous service and stunning scenery- well worth a visit! Love love love this place!!More

Thank annette p
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

“Concept” menu at €42 is great value for high quality food served in lovely location with free flowing wine as part of the deal. Last few years the only negative has been the amuse bouche (this year really not good at all) but fois gras...More

Thank Johnfcooper
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been regular visitors to the Forte over the years, often choosing it for our final meal before going home, however this year we booked Saturday night with a view to seeing the fireworks from the rooftop view point. We were greeted in a...More

Thank Andrew H
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

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queenbee02
February 20, 2017|
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Response from RestDoForte | Property representative |
Sorry We are closed on Christmas day, but you can visit us on Christmas Eve.
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James H
January 5, 2017|
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Response from mike y | Reviewed this property |
Not sure plenty of fish; they are very helplful and could accommodate your needs; just call them or pop your head in.
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Marivel W
December 2, 2016|
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Response from mpandrp | Reviewed this property |
This is just about walkable, from one side of town to the other. I would walk there and get a taxi back, taxi fares are very cheep. Ours cost 8€ from their right up to near the football stadium which is twice that distance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $41
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 215 580
  • E-mail
Description
Restaurante do Forte Linking the Soul of Restaurant do Forte to the Essence of the São Tiago Fortress (17th Century) is a rare encounter between history, architecture and gastronomy. These spaces can be interpreted, in a genuine experience distinguished by its gastronomic diversity, that combines an international cousin with typical Madeiran ingredientes. We have the most varied services from pick-up with Classic Cars, Live Music and Exclusive packages such as our Golden Package and Romantic Package. From the informal and intimate to the spectacular and glamourous, Restaurante do Forte has a range of unique spaces, whether you’re planning a private party, wedding or corporate event. The Restaurante Forte Events team is highly experienced at designing and delivering unique and bespoke events. Contact us if you’d like to talk through how we can help you host an unforgettable event.
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