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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Amazing food and excellent service. Strange mixes of ingredients and flavours but they all work. Wouldn’t suit the fussy or unadventurous but otherwise a culinary delight.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Aberfordian
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Dear guest. Thank you for your kind comments and we hope to be able to see you again in the near future. Regards, Il Gallo d'Oro

Reviewed September 10, 2018

We used the table d’hote menu and that was marvellous. Excellent service, unbelievably beautiful food, interesting plates (!) and a fantastic wine list with informative maitre d’ madevthis a great evening.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Richard C
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Dear Mr. Richard C. Thank you for your kind words and review. We hope to be able to see you again in the near future. Regards, Il Gallo d'Oro

Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a relaxed environment for dinning. Whether its on the balcony above the gardens or down by the sea. The food and service are outstanding and worthy of its 2 Michelin Stars. We had a package which gave us two meals each week, so...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Peter M
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Dear Mr. Peter M. Thank you for sharing your experience here. We are sure this will help many other guests to choose our restaurant for an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Il Gallo d'Oro

Reviewed September 3, 2018

We opted for the 5 'creation' menu whereby you choose any five from the al a carte menu. We choose 4 fish and cheese. For the latter expect something quite different from a normal cheese selection. All the courses were well cooked and presented and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Tom H
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Dear Mr. Tom H. We were very grateful for your feedback and for choosing our restaurant Il Gallo d'Oro. Your words confirm the dedication of the entire team and our desire to continue to satisfy our guests’ needs. We look forward to your next visit!...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The only 2 Michelin star restaurant on the Island of Madeira and boy does it live up to its reputation. This is a fine dining experience for the most discerning and sitting on the outside terrace on a warm August evening being served a culinary...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Artie307
MKT-REST, Marketing at Il Gallo d'Oro, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Dear guest. We are very grateful for your wonderful comments. We were pleased to hear that we met your expectations and hope to see you again at our restaurant Il Gallo d'Oro Best regards from all of us at Il Gallo d'Oro

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening and the meal was supreme from beginning until the end. Opted for the five courses with wine pairing and did not regret it! Staff were very knowledgable, especially the man who paired the wines with the courses. Atmosphere was delightful...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Francesca J
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I’m French and very into food! I was so looking forward this dinner but it was so desapointed and so expensive for the service and what we had in our plates. I’ll not recommend this place but will recommend to go in Boho Bistro or...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Kat D
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Madeira on a family holiday with our children and my mother-in-law. I wanted to book somewhere special for a belated wedding anniversary celebration. This was first choice, I had overlooked the recommended dress code and thought we’d have to cancel as my...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank LCO1980
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Il Gallo D’oro by the sea. Fully lived up to expectations. A setting on the terrace at sea front with a menu of fish and shellfish dishes that reflected the whole concept. Yes there is no doubt it comes at a price, but you get...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Basildaisy
Reviewed August 18, 2018

The whole evening was a delight. The weather was glorious. We sat on the outside terrace and felt that we were being very spoiled. The Food was out of this word and served in some beautiful and imaginative dishes which really complimented the wonderful flavours...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Frances F
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hspisme
October 13, 2016|
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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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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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$90 - US$147
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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