We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante Do Forte

Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 215 580
Website
Save
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (920)
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sorbet” (116 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (91 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (2,501)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,976 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food as always excellent, service on this occasion not up to its usual standard which we will put down to the restaurant being extremely busy. Hopefully it will be back to its usual standard for our visit next year.

Thank Mil621
Restaurant's Favourite
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

2  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

After an initial mix up with our booking we were shown to our table on the terrace. Wonderful spot, lovely food with excellent wine choice to accompany each course. Would definitely return when next in Maderia.

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us and it certainly did not disappoint. The special menu at €42 is actually great value, considering that my starter and main course came to almost €40, when the waiter prompted us to consider the special menu which we got...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not to be missed ! We did the 'Gold Package' and for only 75 euros were collected from our hotel in a beautiful 1959 Rolls Royce,given fizz and strawberries on the terrace of the Fort over looking Funchal then had a delicious A La Carte...More

Thank CDjaker T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very very welcoming helpful staff the food and wine were just perfect the ambiance is excellent candle lit terrace interior tables are also beautifulMore

Thank Harthill
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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 days ago via mobile

Visited for my parents' wedding anniversary. Service was wonderful, very kind and helpful, and they laid on a special table decoration. Food was very good, and surprisingly affordable. This was our second visit, and we would definitely go again if we visited Madeira again.More

Thank David E
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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 6 days ago

We had a great evening here, enjoying the Concept Meal, which included different wines. Contrary to other reviews we received very good service, the staff were happy to continue with white wine rather than swopping to red wine for the main course and the wine...More

Thank SJBMB
RestDoForte, Gestor de Front Office at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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 6 days ago

Our last night in Madeira and the first time we have EVER walked out of a restaurant. Dreadful service with disinterested staff. Terrible experience and a huge disappointment.

Thank RodneyCWalker
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of visiting for a family birthday celebration. My 58th. Excellent. Great food and wine and first rate service from a very professional, attentive and friendly staff. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful and memorable night. The 'concept' option, at...More

Thank Denis M
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Barreirinha Bar Cafe
535 reviews
.15 km away
La Ao Fundo
614 reviews
.06 km away
O Portao
869 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Santa Maria Street
300 reviews
.41 km away
Madeira Story Centre
643 reviews
.36 km away
Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores)
1,765 reviews
.51 km away
Sao Tiago Fort
314 reviews
.03 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
queenbee02
20 February 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from RestDoForte | Property representative |
Sorry We are closed on Christmas day, but you can visit us on Christmas Eve.
1
Vote
Google Translation
James H
5 January 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
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.
0
Votes
Marivel W
2 December 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
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.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 215 580
  • E-mail
Description
Restaurante do Forte
Linking the Soul of Restaurant do Forte to the Essence of the São Tiago For- tress (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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing