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Il Gallo d'Oro

Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
+351 291 707 700
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
“langoustines” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

Have stayed at the Hotel so many times but only ever used this Restaurant for breakfast. However on this visit I used the Prestige Vouchers to try the Two Star Michelin dinners. What an eye opener from the very beginning!! When we sat, Chef Benoit...More

Thank John P
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Monday 25/06 we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with friends and the Gallo D’oro really lived up to its reputation ! Nice ambiance, friendly and attentive restaurant staff. It’s a real pleasure to experience “old school “ hospitality performed by skilled staff in a very...More

Thank Voeter
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I dined at The Gallo D’oro on Saturday. We opted for the five course tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was truly exceptional. The restaurant was very accommodating when it came to making changes and substitutions to the standard menu. The...More

Thank PaulAndrews99
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is my second visit to one of Madeira's best restaurants , this two Michelin star restaurant had splendid views from our table , the impeccable service , amazing food and so well presented , our sommelier served up some fabulous wines . Great experience...More

Thank Stef C
Reviewed June 24, 2018

An experience! Probably one of the most expensive restaurants on the island and the only Michelin starred on the island.

Thank Intrepid_Traveller12
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Even for a great 2* it is expensive so don’t expect much change from €600 for the 2 of you if going all out on the signature “golden ball” tasting menu with wine match. We feel it is well worth it though as some of...More

Thank Johnfcooper
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful... The view from our table the service, the food and presentation, the special plates all made it a lovely evening on two occasions at the Cliff Bay's two star restaurant.

Thank Jayell71
Reviewed June 21, 2018

I confess I'm often sceptical about the Michelin star situation but I could not fault the food we enjoyed. In particular, the Kinder Surprise Egg was out of this world, the Veal Tribute was the mouth wateringly delicious and the cheese PDO quite simply amazing!...More

1  Thank Chasyj
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit to the 2 Michelin star establishment within the Cliff Bay hotel. It is expensive however the food is truly fantastic. Unfortunately our experience was somewhat tarnished by staff trying to sell us a bottle of Madiera for 67 euros before...More

2  Thank Ken B
Reviewed June 8, 2018

this was a wonderful experience with excellent food and fine dining at its best.Service was excellent as was the location and food was creative and delicous.Really enjoyed my time here and on this beautiful island.

Thank robmacintyre65
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Response from IsabelTM | Reviewed this property |
I asked for a gluten free dinner, I had been invited by someone who had ordered beforehand, so they did not have time to change the menu but they did suggest a different one and it was delicious.
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Response from tvlr754 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - he is fantastic and treats everyone in an exemplary way. He cares about your experience in Il Gallo and does everything he can to make it a memorable experience. Front of house service is superb...
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February 12, 2015|
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Response from antoniopais | Property representative |
Rose Garden - Buffet restaurant smart-casual Il Galo d'Oro -the Michelin Star restaurant- formal dress code, Jacket and Tie. Warm regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$94 - US$153
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 707 700
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The Il Gallo d'Oro is the gourmet restaurant belonging to the five-star hotel The Cliff Bay [Funchal, Island of Madeira, Portugal] Since 2004 the cuisine has been under the guidance of French Chef Benoît Sinthon. In 2009, Il Gallo d'Oro was awarded the first Michelin star on Madeira, an award which has been renewed yearly until 2017, year in which the restaurant is distinguished with 2 Michelin Stars. The sophistication of the Iberian and Mediterranean cuisine that has resulted combines regional products with top-quality ingredients from other regions on the Iberian Peninsular. The wine list, which boasts more than 300 top wines, was distinguished in 2013 by coming in second place in the National Wine Lists Competition. Vegetables, fruit, aromatic herbs and flowers from the region highlight the key role fresh produce plays in his cuisine combined with high quality products from various other regions of the Iberian Peninsular.we recommend use of jacket or tie for gentlemen. Opening times: From Monday to Saturday from 19.00 to 22.00
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