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A Vela Branca

Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-001, Portugal
+351 291 934 494
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Nov 4, 2016
“No longer there! ”
Aug 2, 2015
“Sue Gates”
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All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Portuguese, International
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-001, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Went down to have a meal and found that it had closed for good. It is now an Indian. Shame as it was a great Restaurant :-(

Thank Hollinwooder
Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We ate here twice and both times food was great. I had a fillet steak A Vela Branca the first time and my daughter had the duck . Both very nice and the steak was cooked perfectly with a very nice sauce. The second time...More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

First visited in 2014. Food and service still as good as ever. Great food and plenty to choose from. Chicken in pepper sauce was great

1  Thank Yarmman
Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were staying in a hotel more or less opposite this restaurant, we got chatting with one of the residents whom had eaten here earlier that day and couldn't praise it highly enough. The following day we paid the White Candle a visit. The decor...More

Thank KARENWD54
Reviewed July 27, 2015

I had the local rabbit dish (you just can not get elsewhere), and my wife the local fish.All courses excellent. We stayed in the Quinta Splendida, so that tells you how much we miss this restaurant. Family,caring and togetherness comes over in a wonderful atmosphere.

1  Thank ANDREW H
Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were staying at the Pestana Promenade opposite and heard the 'White Candle' recommended so gave it a try rather than walk too far in the heat. The interior wont win any awards and they had one of those annoying types outside flattering people to...More

Thank Digby98
Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We've been visiting A Vela Branca or white candle for several years and have never been disappointed. The staff are warm and friendly and the food is among the best in the area. If you get the chance, have one of their flambé meals, the...More

Thank carl v
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Been here a few times over the years and never been let down. My wife had espada in a madeiran sauce which involved it normally being flambeed 3 times in different spirits. Quite spectacular especially when I missed photographing the first flames so he did...More

Thank Scott_19460828
Reviewed July 7, 2015

We met Jorge when walking past one night and he was a lovely and friendly man He showed us the menu and explained a few things and we went the following night to eat He wasn't in which was a shame The food was lovely,...More

Thank donna t
Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food is above excellent and the staff are very good. The only let down for this restaurant is how busy the road is outside now since it was altered. I would suggest you don't pick a table close to the road but if you...More

1  Thank Topdog100
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Linda22-12
May 25, 2015|
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Response from alan695 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I should have replied earlier but as already been said, A Vela Branca (White Candle) is a restaurant and not a hotel..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-001, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 934 494
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