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Hotel Restaurant Escola

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Travessa Piornais, Funchal, Madeira 9000-246, Portugal
+351 291 700 386
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a must if what we are looking for is a unique moment with family or friends accompanied by a delicous meal and wine.

Thank Zorayda599
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

The restaurant was full and tables reused as soon as empty. Majority people were locals. Food good but top up of dishes when empty at buffet slow. One person in our party did not complete her collection of food until the majority of rest had finished. Meat was a little tuff. Deserts excellent. Considering a training school and the low... More 

Thank David O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The place are clean and very elegant the outside view is fantastic, In the summer time You can sit outside with a nice view of a castle the food is fantastic and also the price

Thank Celio L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Heard good reviews from both tourists and locals so thought we would try the catering school. We use one at home in the U.K. and the standard is very good. The selection of food here was ok, but all the food needed to be served warmer. Soup tasty but lacked salt and needed to be kept hot. Cold starters were... More 

Thank cambridgetravller
Stuttgart, Germany
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Everybody told us to eat there, because it should be so good. It wasn´t. It was much too expensive and not tasty. Too much hipe for nothing.

Thank korneliabuelau
Launceston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

great value student recommended menu, 2 course with wine and drinks included at just 17.50 euros. Excellent presentation and quality. Their buffet lunch is just as good. Great.

Thank Nigel T
Nairn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Recommend by friends we met in Madeira we were treated to a wonderfully presented meal and equally well presented students who were very attentive to us,it really was one of the best meals we have had out ,thankyou.

Thank Farmalama
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

During my stay at the Hotel Escola I've had multiple breakfast and lunch buffets at the restaurant. The assortment of both the breakfast and lunch is divers. I regret not trying the dinner at the restaurant.

Thank John Z
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We were invited to have lunch with some friends who live in Madeira and eat here regularly. It was very nice, a simple buffet and extra delicious desserts! The waiting staff seemed a bit nervous at first and also they had the 'Head Waitress' checking their every move..but when we told them that we liked service with a smile, they... More 

Thank SusanFaro
Calheta, Portugal
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We regularly eat here for the lunch time buffet. There are not as many salad dishes as there were 12 months ago and it doesn't seem quite as busy as it has been but the quality of the food is still good. A good bowl of soup, a salad plate and a main course plate for 7.50€. Desserts are 1.75€... More 

Thank MadExpat22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese, International
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa Piornais, Funchal, Madeira 9000-246, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 700 386

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?