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“Steak on a stone”
Review of Real Canoa

Real Canoa
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Ranked #38 of 637 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Steak on a stone”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

We have just returned from our holiday and bring with us good memories of a fine restaurant, we ate here twice during the holiday and had a great meal both times.
You are made to feel like one of the family and it looks like most people we spoke to had been there before and would plan to return.
On our second visit it was my wife's birthday and she was presented with a cake and the staff sang to here, really good.
You must try the steak on a stone if you like steak, they also do other dishes on the stone we only tried the steak and it was great.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank eric_adam
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly staff.”
Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

On holiday in Madeira we found this restaurant through a recommendation. They provide a courtesy bus from your hotel and return, and the menu is good and varied. Excellent food, well presented and at a price to suit every pocket.

Thank Derek P
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“First class food and service - all at a reasonable price”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

This was our 3rd holiday in Funchal and we had rented an apartment about a 10 minute walk from the Real Canoa Restaurant.
As it was raining heavily on our first evening we phoned to book a table and enquired about transport. Within 5 minutes the owner, Bruno, arrived to personally drive us to the restaurant. On leaving the car we were greeted by his staff, complete with umbrellas, and escorted to our table.
The menu was excellent with lots of choice. The food was delicious and beatifully presented. The staff were very attentive, friendly and competent. The restaurant was clean and bright. There was a silent Maderan movie showing on an overhead screen and there was a young lady gently playing a zither.
We enjoyed our fist evening in the Real Canoa so much that we returned four more times during our holiday. Each meal was as good as, or better than, the preceeding one and each time we were warmly welcomed by Bruno and his team and entertained by a solo artist.
The average cost of a three course meal for two people was around 50 euros including a glass of wine.
We have dined in many Funchal restaurants and feel that the Real Canoa offers excellent ambience, delicious food and extremely good value for money.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Jeano27-3
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Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Very much enjoyed our authentic Madeiran meal. The restaurant was very busy and they fit us in although it was a little cool in the outdoor area but there was a patio heater.

Visited January 2014
Thank KathrynCarsphairn
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Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Welcome drinks, free nibbles, garlic bread and farewell shots plus good food at reasonable restaurant prices. Friendly staff willing to chat. Tasty steak on a hot stone kept hot all the meal as did the chips added. Nice experience.

Visited January 2014
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