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“Simply beautiful”
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: Late Night, Breakfast, 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
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Simply beautiful”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

We saw the good reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to try Lily's on our second night on the island. We struggled a little to find it - it is not in a tourist area, and when we did find it, we thought it was closed. I went to the door and could see a waitress and 2 customers right in the far corner of the resturant, otherwise the place was empty - so we felt a bit apprehensive. But no need!
Possibly THE best meal I have ever eaten! I had pate for starter - which was AMAZING. Followed by fillet medallions - which was 3 good sized slices of beef fillet in a delicious sauce with lovely sauté potatoes. Then a nutella pudding, which was so rich I couldn't finish it. My husband had similar, along with some wine, and It came to less than 50 euros. Amazing value.
It is not by any means a posh restaurant - more of a café/diner, but the food is to die for. We will be going back!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank sonya l
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RestauranteLilys, Gerente at Restaurante Lily's, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for your comment, always pleasude to do a good service.
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Perth Scotland
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49 reviews
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“As Good As Ever !”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

We arrived in Funchal on Monday for our winter break and on Tuesday we were in Lily's ( our favourite restaurant ) for lunch. We think we remember how good it is but are always surprised at its excellence. The food is fantastic --try the carpaccio --and the scabbard fish is beautifully cooked. I had the battered version and my husband took the thermidore sauce ---both were great. We like the selection of vegetables which accompany the dishes.Because we shared the starter I had room for a Ferrer Rocher sweet which was delicious. The service is efficient and the owners are a delight. Prices are very reasonable --- food of this quality would cost twice as much in Funchal. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Sheila D
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RestauranteLilys, Gerente at Restaurante Lily's, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
thank you for your comment, always nice to hear that we´ve done well
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Bergen, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Fantastic restaurant”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Ate here two times during our week on Madeira. Even though it's hard to find the restaurant it is worth the trip. Ask a local for the directions or go there by taxi the first time. The waitress was polite and the food was rather quick. The food was delicious, the fish soup was great, the meat was really good, both the steak and the duck. Great restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank SimenAske
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RestauranteLilys, Gerente at Restaurante Lily's, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for the comment, we are pleasude to make customers satisfied
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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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“Well done lily”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We ate here last year and Lily's had recently opened, we had a superb meal and a very warm welcome. We were a little worried that Lily would still be there this year as so many of the restaurants in Funchal and the Lido were very quiet, so very well done for reaching the no 1 slot, particularly as you are so far out. We will be getting a taxi to visit you again this year

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Janet B
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RestauranteLilys, Gerente at Restaurante Lily's, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for your comment, always happy to serve well
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“A tasty treat with a view”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Went there 27 Dec 2013 with no reservation after TA recommendation. The menu was in english. The hosts spoke good english and smiled. Nothing was too much effort even arranging a special meal for the children and dividing into two plates. We all had different meals and everyone claimed theirs was the best. I'll have to believe my wife because she is always right. Nice view of Machico on a nice day. Thanks for the experience. Very affordable for the level of service and quality of food. Recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
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RestauranteLilys, Gerente at Restaurante Lily's, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you for your comment, always pleased to serve well
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