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“Lily's Best in Madeira”
Review of Restaurante Lily's

Restaurante Lily's
Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Machico
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: we are on the way to Portela after the church, of Caramanchao on a bend on the right hand side on the way up, a pink buildind, and we also have car spaces under the building, please find us,we thank you.We are closed on Mondays, please make us a visit from Tuesday to sundayGPSLatitude: 32°43'50.19"NLongitude: 16°47'14.38"W
Pembrokeshire
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lily's Best in Madeira”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Having eaten in many restaurants on the island over the last 6 years. We hate to recommend places as everyone has different standards and view points, however on this occasion we feel that Lily's is exceptional and deserves recommendation. A very warm welcome, very friendly and helpful, excellent English spoken. Menu was the first we can remember where we fancied everything and had trouble deciding what to have, however without doubt we will be back again and again and will work our way through the menu. If the first meal is anything to go by we are very confident of a long and pleasant association with Lily's. The chef's passion for fine cuisine, and presentation is evident. Service was impeccable. Fine views to complete a wonderful experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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3 Thank MoleyPembrokeshire
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Langford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Sticky & Steve's sumptuous supper.”
Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Wow! We choose a town and turned to Trip Advisor for advice! Lily's sounded just what we were looking for our, initial reservations about being so far from the sea were quickly forgotten. Greeted warmly upon arrival by Lily who gave us a choice of tables with great views. She was attentive but discreet at the same time but also interested & happy to chat about our trip and experineces on the island. The food was amazing the best meal on the island so far & great value for money. A varied menu, a nut allergy not a problem, all served with a smile. We will definelty return next time we visit the island. This is clearly not the same place described by another review as "a canteen". Thank you for a lovely evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Rachel R
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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“More great meals at Lily's”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

During our recent visit to Madeira we visited Restaurante Lily's on two occasions, both Sunday lunchtimes - once with friends. Lily and Carlos welcomed us warmly and found us tables even tho' they were very busy with local families and parties. The inclusion of suckling pig and roast lamb on the specials menu was wonderful and we all enjoyed our meals. There is a wide and varied menu with delicious side dishes and puddings. The wine menu is also good. We always enjoy eating here and go back year after year.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Margaret1917
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“Just O.K.”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Food is good. Ambient is O.K. Service is friendly. Variety of the menu is not impressive. The interior of it is comparable to the one of a canteen. This pushes the overall score down from good to just o.k.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Waldemar W
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RestauranteLilys, Gerente at Restaurante Lily's, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
I think this was a mistake as we have a very good menu with a wide selection of starters, main dish and desserts, and we also have daily specials ( fish or meat or vegetarion dishes ) and we do not look like a canteen at all, must be a big mistake. As everyone say we must be nº one around regarding price quality.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We visited in April . Read about on trip advisor and decided to find as roads are not easy. It was before lunch time but liily was cleaning the floors, we made a booking for that lunchtime. We were welcomed in and invited to have a coffee on veranda with fantastic views down to beach. Lilly trusted us to pay for coffees when we returned on our booking with rest of family. We returned and were given a fantastic table with view and 2 year old was given pencils and paper and Lilly chatted to us like old friends.

We loved the food, good honest fresh food, 2 year old was accommodated with "just pasta" no sauce. We returned again on our own before departing but will definitely be back and remember Lilly and how she made us feel welcome, inclusive and part of the family!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Sally R
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RestauranteLilys, Gerente at Restaurante Lily's, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
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