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“FANTASTIC FIND”
Review of Olives

Olives
Ranked #16 of 661 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Portuguese, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Olives Restaurant is influenced by many different cuisines, as Madeiran cuisine is. It is all under the same interpretation, the Mediterranean cuisine, in which Portugal and Madeira have the major influence. In our space you can choose from two different sets, interior, around a foyer with a beautiful art deco/nouveaux inspired staircase, or the outside terrace with a view for the city market area and Funchal cruise port. From the menu you have as options several fish and meat dishes, or you can choose from our vegetarian/vegan menu.
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Having Sampled all inclusive restaurants downtown I went looking for the third one that I had heard that had been opened at the Lido and took wrong turning and discovered this lovely family run restaurant. Presentation was just as good if not better than the larger restaurant group. The biggest difference was the quality of the wine and food and also the friendly service from a wonderful family set up.

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1  Thank JonnieWalker66
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Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Was recommended this restaurant, and its well worth a visit if you're in the area.

The food is great. I had the white bream special and as is normal in Madeira the fish was spectacularly well cooked. However, what set this restaurant apart for me was the accompanying veg. Instead of the fairly typical (for madeira) bits of steam veg on the side, the fish was served on a crispy stir fry type bed of finely cut veg which beautifully partnered it.

Also was refreshing to see the chef coming out of the kitchen to get fresh herbs from the window boxes of the restaurant!

The house wine at 12 euros a bottle was very drinkable (we had the medium dry white) and good value for the money).

And lastly, but not least, I can definately recommend the chocolate bomb for desert. We could smell it as soon as it came out the oven - delicious.

Overall, you can get fancier or cheaper food in the area, but this restaurant pleasantly surprised me and is definately one of those places that is better than it looks from the outside!

Very good, and friendly, service. It was telling that a few tables in there seemed to know the waiter and chef - obviously get lots of repeat custom from returning tourists.

I will return.

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3  Thank MarkUKLondon
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were a couple from Yorkshire who know what good food should be don't normally use trip advisor but this was very good

Nothing else to say top quality

Robert and Susan

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1  Thank geordie m
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant in the Lido area. Limited menu, but the food is delicious. One of the few places where even vegetarians have a choice.

1  Thank ibo2
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

This became our preferred restaurant i Funchal. It offers creative food and excellent service, at quite reasonable prices.

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1  Thank bendik2
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