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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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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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Reviewed today via mobile

This was our second visit. On the negative side we were very squashed in and the service was on the slow side. On the positive side, staff were knowledgeable and professional and most of the food was excellent. The amuse bouche was a let down,...More

Thank alison w
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

We visited for an evening. Restaurant busy with good ambience. We had the Special Concept - three courses from the menu with wines with each course. Very good value and wines perfectly drinkable. Certainly recommended.More

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RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

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...More

Reviewed today via mobile

Loved the concept menu. A great way to dine. The quality of the food was superb and the service very attentive.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed yesterday

Dined here on Saturday 9th September after having booked through the Internet some weeks before. It was a fantastic experience and one we'll always remember. We opted for the Concept Meal, an all-inclusive feast of amazing tastes and textures. From the moment we arrived, we...More

Thank joolia
Reviewed 5 days ago

As a party of 4 we decided to book the Golden Package. We were duly collected on time 7.45pm from our hotel in the Lido area by a Vintage Rolls Royce and all looked fantastic. We arrived at the restaurant around 8.10pm and was shown...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 1 week ago

When for wife birthday end of May service meal atmosphere all brilliant set meal but choice was also excellent would go again price also very good

Thank bigmikehannaway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most amazing experiences in Funchal! We found this restaurant our first day visiting the island and we had to come back before take off. What a great terrasse, beautiful view to the sea, such an amazing team and service and the food...More

Thank branco_sara
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked early through The Fork in the hope of gaining a decent table on the terrace. We were rewarded with a superb table with sea view. We had the special menu with copious amounts of matched wine. The food was of good quality, the...More

Thank iankosborne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A restaurant set into the ground floor of an old building right next to the sea in the old town.There is exterior seating available for warm nights.The interior comprises two sections of tables each 3 abreast separated by a central glass panel. For those customers...More

Thank Tinworm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service are exceptional. I preffered Mozart Restaurant only because it was a tad more fun. If you prefer haute quisine with exceptional service then do fort is your cup of tea. A tad stiff for me but still excellent.

Thank Andy H
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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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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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $42
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
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings
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
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Restaurante do Forte
Linking the Soul of Restaurant do Forte to the Essence of the São Tiago For- tress (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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