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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sorbet” (133 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (101 reviews)
“surf and turf” (32 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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1. Superb
"I celebrated our pearl wedding anniversary here and it was awesome"
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2. Travellers Choice
"We enjoyed the experience immensely, the delightful ambience"
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3. Wonderfull Atmosphere
"All in all a wonderful evening and I can't wait to return"
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Reviewed yesterday

We discovered this restaurant by chance after a long seafront walk. Firstly we enjoyed a morning coffee in the pretty courtyard and after seeing the menu and the attractive restaurant, we decided to go back for dinner. We mistakenly hadn't booked but fortunately they were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank suerosscats
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We eat here 16 years ago and returned on the 13th Sept for our wedding anniversary hoping it would be as good as before, it was better. We decided on there special menu which has the full choice of the whole selection of food and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 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 2 days ago

Our son and his wife organised a birthday celebration for me at this restaurant. What a tremendous choice! It was a truly magical evening. The restaurant was busy and just a great atmosphere to celebrate a special occasion. The inclusive menu is excellent value...wonderful food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Janet W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visit Do Forte every year and did dinner on two evenings on the concept menu at e42 which included couvert, amuse bouche, starter, sorbet, main, dessert, coffee and chocolate and wine paired to each course. I had the surf n turf at e3 extra...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AHugh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided not to book anything prior on this evening and to have a wander around Funchal checking out menus. My wife on recommendation of a friend suggested we look at the Forte. On first sighting it can look a little intimidating as it’s situated...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Felix2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the Romantic Package. Picked up by a vintage Austin car, arrived in style. A glass of fizz, an excellent menu with wonderful wines. Our second time, did not disappoint. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank sandyq178
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside and the surrounding was beautiful. We ate a octopus as a starter and it was the best we have ever tried!! It was so tender and fresh. Maincourse I ate the shrimp risotto and I have never ate such a tasty risotto!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tudl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for Christmas evening concept dinner an excellent choice not only in food content but good value for money. Wines nicely matched to the dishes and the soufflé sweet was superb. Service was attentive without been obtrusive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the management appear to be looking after things but we felt they didnt take our complaint on the food (i had surf and turf and the meat was bland) seriously enough to even give us a complimentary desert. I had hardly eaten the steak. Felt...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Forte_e_ArmazemDoSal, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your visit to Restaurante Do Forte. We work hard everyday to make sure all our guests have memorable experiences and their satisfaction is our number one priority. You here asked when you were having your main course if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So decided a new year and birthday break in Madera. Was recommended do Forte and reviewing both TripAdvisor and the packages on line we opted for the romantic package... Collection in a 1938 Austin 12...little trip around to see the Christmas lights and on to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Chris P
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, We did struggle to get the car or taxi to pick you up... There is allways traffic when the race is on, but this year it was complete chaos. We would like to thank you for being so comprehensive and for not letting...More

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August 23, 2018|
Response from ChristoJH | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn’t respond in time - for some reason I didn’t see your request until now. As you discovered for yourselves, it’s smart casual, so that shorts are really not appropriate.
Dean M
August 21, 2018|
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Response from jgmbarnes | Reviewed this property |
You need to ask them directly, but unless they are foodies I suggest not.
Shelley G
July 2, 2018|
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Response from thepigandthefrog | Reviewed this property |
We did it this week. Everything was included. The only extra we paid was to be taken home in the Austin. The romantic package is excellent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $40
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
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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