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Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
351 291 215 580
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Louth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been here many times and the service from Jolene and Deago is fantastic. The food is superb and I would recommend it to anyone. The wine flows and a superb female violinist entertained us. See you next year

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this one evening and we enjoyed an excellent 5 star meal with wines at the side of the Fort at Funchal. We arrived in a vintage car, a night to remember

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Thank mossgrant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent food, service and location. We wouldn't have known it was there though without walking round the corner...

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Opporto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was recommended to go here by the locals. My hotel made a reservation (recommend) for me. I sat outside in the courtyard and was treated to a fantastic meal. A complimentary glass of rose was followed by 7 courses (amuse bouche, starter, amuse bouche, main course, amuse bouche, desert and coffee). There was a choice of red or white... More 

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Lechlade
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food, the wine and the atmosphere are excellent. You will be welcomed and treated as a valued customer to a formal restaurant, but not in a stuffy way. Like it's sister restaurant 'The Mozart', the wine inclusive deal is very good. It is not cheap but is really good value.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We come to Funchal every year, and usually manage to visit this lovely restaurant. We knew what to expect and were not disappointed. The food and choice of wines was fantastic - the chocolate pudding is second to none, but having said that, all food was flavoursome, fresh and delicious. The only reason I've given it a 4 instead of... More 

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Thank 92SarahJ92
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this restaurant so much we visited 3 times in our 8 days in Madeira! The concept menu delivers superb value £42.50 euros for a delicious meal with great accompanying wines for each course. The location is lovely (an old fort right on the sea) and the waiters are very friendly. Particular credit to 'Diego' a charming young man... More 

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Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The setting, the wait staff, the live entertainment and THE FOOD were spectacular. Terrific experience from start to finish. We chose from the fixed price menu but all the all the dishes were included. The house red was delicious as was the sparking rose they served as an aperitif and the white that they paired with your appetizer. I had... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant today: 25th of September. The day was very sunny so even at a very late hour ( 9 p.m.) it was very hot and really stuffy inside. They could have used a fan at least as A/C is not so common in Madeira. What made things worse is that they packed way too many tables into their... More 

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

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for giving your honest review. Unfortunately you did not have the nice experience that we would have like to give to you and hopefuly you can acept our apologies. We would also like to adress some topics raised in your review. Unfortunately, we have been getting really hot days and evenings barely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family have an apartment so have been to the island before but never Do Forte, I recently had got a new job so this was my 'congrats' meal. Amazing! Loved every minute, we were sat by the ocean to watch the sun set, food was incredible and the wine was nothing short of delicious! The service was top draw... 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 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 

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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
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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