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Restaurante Do Forte

Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 215 580
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sorbet” (123 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (106 reviews)
“surf and turf” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our group asked for a last-minute dinner for 20 and this restaurant pulled out all the stops!! I can not say enough about how much we appreciated the food, decor, service, everything. They also arranged for a young lady to play violin between courses. This...More

Thank Lois M
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We visited for an evening. Restaurant busy with good ambience. We had the Special Concept - three courses from the menu with wines with each course. Very good value and wines perfectly drinkable. Certainly recommended.More

5  Thank Jonathan F
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your visit and leaving a great review. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your experience throughout the evening. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable evening and that...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal at O Forte 18th Nov. The special menu is €42.50 and you get amouse bouch then starter, main and dessert together with wines to compliment each course. Lovely location looks like it's very popular for weddings - so historic/romantic surroundings

Thank Donna
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I booked the Golden Package after a friends recommendation and I am so pleased I did, communications were great and reassured me that I'd made the right decision, which I had. The look on my wife's face alone when the Rolls Royce turned up was...More

Thank Bigglestraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch on our final day in Madeira and opted for the all-inclusive menu with wines selected to accompany each course. This option allows you to choose any starter, main and dessert from the main a la carte menu, and you have an...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a short update to say that as usual everything was up to the usual high standard at the Fort - Carlos and his staff made us especially welcome on our return and the food presentation was immaculate- the portions perfect and our accompanying rose...More

Thank Legaleagle74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on Sunday for some light lunch. Everything I ordered was delicious and the white house wine was simply exquisite. I would recommend having the ravioli which I felt was rich and creamy. I also had ordered the a pistachio dessert that...More

Thank Luke Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in advance and on arrival there was a friendly welcome and we were sat at an outside table. We couldn't see much of a view but it was pleasant being outside. We chose the special menu which came with rose, white and red...More

Thank SCSLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this restaurant on three occasions and have been impressed that the same professional standards have been maintained.This time we were able to secure an outside tableand it was a wonderful experience to sit ,eating a beautiful meal looking over the water.We chose...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the Bentley to pick us up from the our house to the Fort restaurant, it was a great experience driving in town. The food is fantastic with all fresh ingredients. The concept menu is the better option, on each course we had a...More

Thank teresa020657
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Questions & Answers
20 February 2017|
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Response from RestDoForte | Property representative |
Sorry We are closed on Christmas day, but you can visit us on Christmas Eve.
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James H
5 January 2017|
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Response from mike y | Reviewed this property |
Not sure plenty of fish; they are very helplful and could accommodate your needs; just call them or pop your head in.
Marivel W
2 December 2016|
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Response from mpandrp | Reviewed this property |
This is just about walkable, from one side of town to the other. I would walk there and get a taxi back, taxi fares are very cheep. Ours cost 8€ from their right up to near the football stadium which is twice that distance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$41
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 215 580
  • E-mail
Restaurante do Forte Linking the Soul of Restaurant do Forte to the Essence of the São Tiago Fortress (17th Century) is a rare encounter between history, architecture and gastronomy. These spaces can be interpreted, in a genuine experience distinguished by its gastronomic diversity, that combines an international cousin with typical Madeiran ingredientes. We have the most varied services from pick-up with Classic Cars, Live Music and Exclusive packages such as our Golden Package and Romantic Package. From the informal and intimate to the spectacular and glamourous, Restaurante do Forte has a range of unique spaces, whether you’re planning a private party, wedding or corporate event. The Restaurante Forte Events team is highly experienced at designing and delivering unique and bespoke events. Contact us if you’d like to talk through how we can help you host an unforgettable event.
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