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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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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sorbet” (126 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (110 reviews)
“surf and turf” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently ate at this restaurant (Feb 2018) after it being recommended by a friend. We booked a table and sat outside, overlooking the sea. Having only ordered starters and mains, we were still brought an amuse bouche and a sorbet, and the staff were...More

Thank Peter C
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

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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

7  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 4 days ago via mobile

The food was only average but the attentive service from Carlos, the M D’ , and the good wines elevated it into a really enjoyable evening. From the early pickup in the vintage Rolls Royce, drinks on the terrace overlooking Funchal and a thoroughly enjoyable...More

Thank siralex1
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Restaurant within the Sao Tiago Fort with views of the sea. Tasty food from A La Carte menu which has many choices for each course. Service is polite and efficient and the atmosphere very good. There was live music on our visit, but not every...More

Thank Marilyn B
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Prawn risotto was excellent, literally excellent. Wellington main was a let-down unfortunately, the meat was quite tough and the mushroom duxelles was missing - so it was essentially meat in pastry, which was soggy on the bottom. Chocolate fondant was superb. Great service and overall...More

Thank TheBooBoos
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

the atmosphere at 'the fortress' is lovely and the staff efficient and friendly. The food delicious and that also goes for the wine, which is generously served. Really good value for money.More

1  Thank Christine S
RestDoForte, Gerente de relações com clientes at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this lovely restaurant as a recommended 'mystery location'! Ideally suited for meeting our party of seven old friends from previous holiday encounters, all with common gastronomical interest! The special meal selection of Couvert + Starer + Main + Dessert from the extensive a'la carte...More

1  Thank Grumpy-3G
RestDoForte, Gerente de relações com clientes at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, setting, selection, and service were all excellent! Chose to eat here for a birthday celebration and was not disappointed. The food was well prepared and the combination of flavors on each plate were a delight to the senses. The selection of wines were...More

1  Thank Aaron T
RestDoForte, Gerente de relações com clientes at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eaten at this restaurant on five occasions (separate years), never been disappointed. The staff are very courteous and obliging, the food is great, drinks are included in dinner package.More

1  Thank Mickldo
RestDoForte, Gerente de relações com clientes at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our last night in Madeira so wanted something special, we got it. Beautiful setting, beautiful food presented and waited upon very professionally. The pace was perfect and totally inclusive for €42.50. We couldn’t have eaten or drunk another thing. Only thing is you MUST book...More

2  Thank Riffmaster
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

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Questions & Answers
queenbee02
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.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$43
Meals
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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Description
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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