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Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
351 291 215 580
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came as a couple and had the concept menu which was an aperitif, starter, sorbet, main, desert and coffee with wine on each course. We bith had the same,scallops for starters, surf and turf followed by cheese for desert. Each clurse eas delicious, not too much or too little, steak cooked to how we liked and the cheese, well usually... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply the best restaurant in Funchal. Perfect location & views, wines, food and staff. The 'Special Concept' menu including bubbly, white & red wine flowing all evening, madeira wine, coffee & the most amazing food at such a great price....what more can you ask for. Book in advance & ask for a sea view ......its a spectacular dining experience.

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RestForte, Gerente de relações com clientes at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your visit and for giving your lovely review. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your experience to the fullest, from the food, service and ambiance. We do have a privileged location at the fortress with lovely sea views but we would like to recommend to book those tables in... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We only discovered this restaurant on this our 3rd visit to Madeira. On first view it is a little more expensive than the many other properties that surround it. However it offers a complete menu which includes different wines to accompany each course, sorbet, amuse bouchée, coffee & petit fours, basically all the usual add ins are covered in this... More 

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RestForte, Gerente de relações públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your visit and your honest opinion. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your experience with us again, from the food, service, ambiance and attention to detail because details matter the most. We are happy that you found us and thankful for your support and recommendation. We will be waiting... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The image we had given them about the Forte came to fruition, they were very impressed with the surroundings, the amdenance, service and the quality and choice of the food. The all exclusive option is excellent value for money and they are very generous with the wine. A very pleasant evening

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RestForte, Gerente de relações públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your visit and your fantastic review. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your evening with us particulary in such an occasion. We do want you to feel special in our restaurant, and we work hard to provide you with a great evening where the slightest detail matters. We will... More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a table as we knew this restaurant was very popular. Our second visit here and we will be back. We had the special menu costing €44.50 and it was worth every cent. Very tasty and beautifully presented food. You should not miss out on the experience.

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RestForte, Gerente de relações públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your visit and our honest opinion. We are indeed very happy to know that you have enjoyed your meal with us. Our special concept menu enables our guests to enjoy 5 courses, for an affordable price at 42.50€ but with excellent quality. We trully want our guests to feel "at home far away... More 

London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location in the yellow fort next to the harbour worth an evening there: BOOK a table on the terrace, which is rather like a courtyard where you can catch a glimpse of the sea slits in the thick walls. Food wise we had a very good meal and would recommend the surf & turf Make sure you book as... More 

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RestForte, Gerente de relações públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your visit and for having the time to write this lovely review. The team is very satisfied to know that you have enjoyed your experience and we will continue to work hard to accomplish that goal. Hope to see you again soon, Do Forte Team More 

Skipton
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Forte to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had booked early to reserve a frontline sea view table. The food was very good the service although very attentive was very slow nearly 3 hrs in total required. The concept menu price was adjusted for us both as non alcohol drinkers. A nice touch. Will return just hope for... More 

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RestForte, Gerente de relações públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely review. We are so pleased to know that you have enjoyed your experience with us particulary in such a special occasion. From the food, service, ambiance and attention to detail, everything is made for you to have a memorable experience. We do however apologize if you found the... More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the gold package (€150) and it was well worth it. This included the pick up and drop off,the 3 course meal and never ending wine. We were picked up and dropped off in a vintage Austin 12 convertible. The driver was Paulo a very funny chap with a playful spirit. We laughed all the way there and back.... More 

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RestForte, Gerente de relações públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your visit and leaving a great review. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed the "Golden Package" experience throughout the evening, as it is our most complete "premium" option. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable evening and that everything from the food, service,... More 

Droitwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited last year we knew we would be returning to enjoy another romantic quality dinner for two. As this is a special birthday year for myself I also booked up one of the classic cars to pick us up from the hotel and take us to this Restaraunt to start the evening off having already made the effort to... More 

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RestForte, Gerente de relações públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your visit and your fantastic review. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your evening with us particulary in such an occasion. We do want you to feel special in our restaurant, and we work hard to provide you with a great evening where the slightest detail matters. We will... More 

Vienna, Austria
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139 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is appealing and already for this it's worthwhile to spend an evening there: the old yellow painted fort right next to the harbour. If the weather allows take a table at the terrace, which is rather like a courtyard where you can catch a glimpse of the sea through the enbrasures of the thick walls. Foodwise it's a... More 

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RestForte, Gerente de relações com clientes at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to express your opinion and giving us a constructive review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable evening and that everything from the food, service and ambience need to be just right. Unfortunately not everything was perfect but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 351 291 215 580

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