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The Ritz

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
The Ritz opened in 1905 as a charming cafe for the society and businessmen, who met for afternoon soirees, dancing and high tea. Nowadays The Ritz maintains the glamour and sophisticated standards of the past, offering to the clients great moments, great shows and great food.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, European, Portuguese
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well where do I start firstly the food and wine and service was first class. And to top that we had a professional artist it doesn’t come any better than that. I have been to Las Vegas many times but this shows is up there...with the best l have seen. I am staying at a five star hotel and the entertainment manager should be heading down to sign up this artist it’s a no brainier. What a fabulous night the highlight of our holiday please don’t hesitate if in Funchal book this show you won’t be disappointed. 10 out of 10. Obrigado.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Location was ideal for us. Had a lovely burger meal and so went back for the fish and chips which was also excellent.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

came here a few times for their lunch and even a cheeky sweet treat. the food is very good but sometimes the service can be a tiny bit slow at times (shortage of staff) but that is me being picky. their custard tarts are out...of this world and they have a great selection of ice-creams to chosse from.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing food but great atmosphere and central location. Very friendly staff. Always busy and buzzy. Good choice of cocktails. Italian menu - the ice cream was good!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time here and the food served was very tasty and plentiful. Table service for drinks was a bit slow but the place was packed due to it being a dinner show and the waiters were busy making sure everyone had their complimentary wine. Once...the burlesque show started the bar closed due to the performers using the space in front of the bar!!! We were right at the edge of the "stage" and several times thought the dancers were going to kick our table. lol. Being the professionals though nothing untoward happened. The singer was superb and sang everything from Cabaret show tunes to finishing with ABBA tunes. An altogether entertaining evening for my wife's birthday celebration.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long walk this was the perfect place to stop at. We had soft drinks and ice cream which was to die for! Would recommend the strawberry cheesecake and vanilla.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While glamourous by cafe standards The Ritz is overpriced and playing on it name. It falls well short of its namesake. That said it is a nice place to have a drink or meal but refrain from visiting its lavatory, outside and around the corner.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022 via mobile

What can you say it's simply superb in every way. A great treat for my family. Next time I might stay a couple of nights. Its just beyond 5 star it's on another level.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

It was an average cafe, not sure why but I was expecting more. I had nice pot of Earl grey tea and a toasty, bit doughy, and hubby a hot chocolate and pice of apple pie. Sat outside and good service. Work was happening inside.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

Ordered piña colada Mock tail.It was tasteless froth and ice. Charged €7.95. Beware. I think it was no more than ice cream frothed with ice.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022

My sister and I enjoyed tea here several times. Staff are attentive and it is a great place for people watching and relaxing after a long hike on the Levada walks.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 22, 2022

Visit here each time I go to Funchal. Relaxed atmosphere with friendly, helpful staff. Food is always good and prices are reasonable (they don't rip you off if you order a large glass of wine).

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

Poor Service. Drop in standards We came here a few years ago and the food and service were amazing. There has been a real drop in standards. 20 minutes to get our drinks and we were about to walk out when our food finally arrived

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022

Just don’t arrive for a drink after 9.30 , staff like to pack up early and try to hurry you up so they get away by 10 . We visited here 3 years ago and it was wonderful… won’t be back 🤐

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022 via mobile

Stumbled across the Ritz while visiting the town for the day. Superb food and drink in a nice environment with pleasant staff. We had starters and pizza followed by super soft ice creams Perfect afternoon highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2022
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gillian s
December 19, 2020|
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Response from Daydream666800 | Reviewed this property |
There have been lockdowns and cafe closures in Madeira due to the Pandemic. I have been going here for forty four years and have never seen a single beggar so I find this hard to believe. Service might be slow due to staff... More
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lhoultby
August 15, 2019|
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Response from ZippyLongstockings | Reviewed this property |
I am not 100% sure but would assume that at one of the busiest times of year it would be best to book at table in advance
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Bob M
August 8, 2019|
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Response from Gr_Sofia | Reviewed this property |
Outside in the pedestrian area I think there is no any dress code. I was wearing a sort dress and a men in my companionship was wearing a Bermuda. But if you have a dinner inside maybe its better to ask them before you so... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ritz

Yes, The Ritz offers takeout services.

Yes, The Ritz is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Ritz is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5