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Restaurante Do Forte

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Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 215 580
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not as good as on previous occasions. Wine wasn't flowing as it had been and food not as high quality. Waiters were very welcoming and friendly. Nice atmosphere. Will give it another try on our next visit.

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Thank tiney49
Stourbridge Uk
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were advised on our last visit to Madeira to try this restaurant and so booked on line before leaving the uk this time. The food and staff were both excellent. My seared scallops were the best I've had for a long time! All the food we had was very good and my chocolate fondant was unbelievably good. At €42.50... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We discovered this restaurant in a stroll around Funchal and saw the "golden Package" advertised. Having read T/A reviews we booked to celebrate a special event. The whole experience was perfection. Our immaculate vintage Rolls Royce arrived with a courteous, knowledgeable and proud driver. We were greeted outside the restaurant and having been assisted to take photographs, we were escorted... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the special concept menu - anything you want from the a la carte accompanied by little surprises and loads of different wine. 42.50 per person! A bargain and easily the best meal we've had for a long time. Service terrific, staff smarter than any customer and extremely welcoming. Don't hesitate!

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Thank andrewkennedy2017
RestDoForte, Gestor 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 truly want our guests to feel "at home far away... More 

Lancashire, England
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant following the advice of another Trip Advisor reviewer and what excellent advice it was. On the evening that we attended a ‘Special’ menu was on offer at a cost of 45 Euros pp. A ‘Romantic’ menu for another night at a cost of 60 Euros pp was also advertised. Our meal started with a ‘welcoming’ glass... More 

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Thank My Kinda
RestDoForte, Gestor de Front Office 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 your experience throughout the evening. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable evening and that everything from the food, service, ambiance and attention to details need to be just right.... More 

Oslo, Norway
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156 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can choose a three course dinner (anything from a la carte menu) with wines (and refills) at good value. (42 Euro) Food a bit dissapointing and bland, but great venue end service. A place for special occations.

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Thank AinaK2013
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

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 be just right. Being that said we do apologize for if the food was not... More 

Buckinghamshire
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the Gold Package that includes transfer from your hotel by Classic Rolls Royce. (Great informative driver), a drink on arrival on the terrace with wonderful views of Funchal, a three course meal and unlimited wine. At 75 Euros it's not cheap, but great value for money with excellent food, beautifully presented with great service. Couldn't fault it!

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Thank JamesRH
RestForte, Public Relations Manager 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 trully wish that our guests feel "at home far away from home", and all the little details are very important to... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Husband and I ate here on Friday, 30th December whilst on holiday in Funchal. I can honestly say that the service was faultless. The welcome was excellent, the waiter explained how the menu worked and It just got better and better. We had a complimentary glass of Fizz whilst we looked at the menu and were presented with an... More 

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RestDoForte, Gestor 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 your experience throughout the evening. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable evening and that everything from the food, service, ambiance and attention to details need to be just right.... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Madiera for the fireworks so we looked for a special venue to celebrate the coming of the new year. We were lucky to get into the main room due to a cancellation so book early. The theme was 1920's and it was good to see that just about everybody took part. From the champagne reception to the... More 

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RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and for writing your lovely review. The team are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. We want to assure you that nothing is too much trouble, and our wish is for you to have a truly memorable experience. Thank you very much... More 

Hemsworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous restaurant for that special occassion .. All set to the sound track of the Atlantic Ocean .. Had a great meal and experience here with the tasting menu.. would thoroughly recommended the place the service and that menu.. fine dining on the sea front in Funchal!

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RestDoForte, Gestor 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, from the food, service, ambience and attention to detail because details matter the most. We are thankful for your support and recommendation and will be waiting for your return visit and be looking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
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
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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