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“Returned for the second year”

X Tonel Restaurante
Ranked #87 of 621 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: On the road out of Funchal towards the former Football Ground
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Returned for the second year”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Returning to Madeira for our winter sunshine, we booked for our annual treat at the XTonel my husband had the fillet steak and I had the Cornish fish pie, the veg again was excellent, but we made room for the rice pudding and apple and blackberry pie served with custard. All of this for a very competitive price compared with other meals we have had on the island but of not such a good quality. Looking forward to returning next year.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank marylambr
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Stamford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good food but service is so slow”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

The title says it all. Great food, popular restaurant but we waited 50 minutes for our food . This is too long for me.i

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank clnwrgh
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“consistently good, always friendly”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Have been eating at X Tonel now for many years and in 3 different locations on Madeira but the quality and service have remained the same. Good food, freshly cooked, great variety of traditional and international cuisine. Staff are always pleasant and service is good. Do need to book at busy times. Great atmosphere - often end up chatting to people alongside you! Not the biggest restaurant and there is no outside dining at this location- but still worth a visit.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Beryl P
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cornwall
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“avoid the lamb chops!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Xtonel was highly recommended to us by two independent people. Therefore, our visit on Wednesday 13th September was very disappointing!
To be fair, the other elements of the meal were good. However, the grilled lamb chops can only be described as inedible! They were very poor quality meat which was cut very thinly. They were also sinewy, extremely tough and completely overcooked!

Perhaps we were unlucky but it should not have happened, therefore, we would not return.

Is it a case of Xtonel resting on its laurels?

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank charlottecornwall
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camelford
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fab Sunday Roast”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We ate here on our last night, they do a fantastic Sunday roast that you can have either for lunch or evening. You need to book as quite small. Staff were excellent, we will definitely go there again.

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank clarky100
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