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“Lovely view/terrace, fantastic homemade ice cream, rest was OK”
Review of Restaurante Tarmar

Restaurante Tarmar
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Lovely view/terrace, fantastic homemade ice cream, rest was OK”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

One of several restaurants we tried during a week staying in the area. The views and terrace area were lovely, although the rather large interior had a somewhat "sterile" feel, which to be fair may have been due to a lack of customers on the evening we where there.

The menu and food was standard for the area - no great surprises, but it was good and the service was friendly. Their ice-cream is home made, and really was the stand-out dish!

Worth a try.

  • Visited March 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London, UK
Level 6 Contributor
412 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
“Nice terrace, average food”
Reviewed September 21, 2011

Nearing the end of our vacation in Madeira, we'd hoped for something a bit above the ordinary when we visited Tar Mar. Some German guests in our guesthouse (Summerplace) had praised it and made it their regular eating place. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to this recommendation. Certainly, the terrace was pleasant and the service friendly, but my mixed salad was expensive at 8.90 euro and rather boring, the advertised fruit consisting of a few slices of apple and kiwi. My partner's calamari were better, but the salad was basic and the chips anaemic. The one positive aspect of the meal was the warm, crusty sourdough bread.

Visited September 2011
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Bucharest, Romania
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Mad about flavours of Madeira cuisine in TarMar style!”
Reviewed August 27, 2011

I am confused...about what to talk for the first time? About the taste prepared with inspiration? ... Or about the brilliant homemade ice cream? Maybe ... the fast and clever service ...? Or about the technique to make a customer happy? Hmmm ... about my latest passion, the black scabbard fish with baked banana? Or maybe about some expensive cars parked there during the meal? Really don’t know... So go there, eat, smile and tell us. Certainly, I will listen you carefully.

  • Visited June 2011
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