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“Perfect Night”

Restaurante Do Forte
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Ranked #29 of 620 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $39
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Restaurante do Forte Linking the Soul of Restaurant do Forte to the Essence of the São Tiago For- tress (17th Century) is a rare encounter between history, architecture and gastronomy. These spaces can be interpreted, in a genuine experience distinguished by its gastronomic diversity, that combines an international cousin with typical Madeiran ingredientes. We have the most varied services from pick-up with Classic Cars, Live Music and Exclusive packages such as our Golden Package and Romantic Package. From the informal and intimate to the spectacular and glamourous, Restaurante do Forte has a range of unique spaces, whether you’re planning a private party, wedding or corporate event. The Restaurante Forte Events team is highly experienced at designing and delivering unique and bespoke events. Contact us if you’d like to talk through how we can help you host an unforgettable event.
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Perfect Night”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Special location, restaurant sited within the fort on the sea front on the edge of the old town. Menu had a wide selection and we opted for the concept meal, starter, sorbet, main meal, dessert & coffee all served with wine pairings. The food was of a high quality and at 39 euro per person was exceptional value. Good atmosphere in the fort created with the use of oil burners, candles on the table and clever overhead lighting. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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Grupo Forte R, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for visiting again and for showing your support by writing another excellent review for us!

I read that you visited our sister restaurant Mozart too and I am glad you had a nice experience in both!

I will see you soon!

Kind Regards,

Jolene Vieira ● Guest Relations
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Worcester, UK
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Food very good but not so the staff”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went here on our first night with friends who had not been to Madeira before. We were all suitable impressed with the food and drinks from the set menu. Of all the staff only one was friendly (Vasco) the rest seemed disinterested - maybe because it was very busy. The place itself was impressive and as I said the food was very good.

  • Visited July 2014
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Very disappointed this time”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had dined here 2 years ago when we were on the island for our 40th wedding anniversary and could not praise it enough so our expectations were very high. Unfortunately neither the food or the service was as good as our first visit which was very disappointing and left us feeling very deflated, not sure if we will return again the future.

Visited July 2014
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Superb as always”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Having been a regular visitor to the Forte over the years we chose this amongst many to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary . We attended and booked a table selecting a view over the bay between the battlements. On our arrival we were greeted and wished a happy anniversary and shown to our selected table. The place as usual was almost full but it has the ability to have numbers without being crowded. It is good to see that the staff remain the same which in my view is always good. We were given a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with our menus. The option of the 39 euro per person option with drinks is our option as for value for money it is hard to beat.
My wife chose the mushroom starter whilst I opted for the prawn risotto. We followed this with the beef Wellington and Scabbard fish stuffed with salmon. All I can say is the presentation and quality is superb and with little extras that accompany the meal it is hard to beat. The wine flows freely and it is a hard act to follow. We had a brilliant night as always and again for. A dining experience with a great location, superb food and drink at incredible value it is very hard to beat
Thanks for another great evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful ambience and good food”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Tried this as we had eaten several times in the sister restaurant Mozart. Sitting outside with the white tablecloths and yellow fort walls with the sea beyond was a lovely setting. The set menu is extremely good value and the food is consistently well presented and delicious. Waiter was very serious and unsmiling but perhaps was nervous! However would recommend the restaurant as a great evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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Grupo Forte R, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your visit and review!

I am glad to read you had a wonderful evening!

Hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Jolene Vieira – Guest Relation
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