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Restaurante Do Forte

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Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 215 580
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here last night for my husband's birthday which was the day after we arrived in Madeira. Tried to book on trip advisor without sucess but booked easily via the restuarant website. From the moment we arrived the staff went out of their way to make the evening special. From the birthday card on the table to a special message... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the fort restaurant and tried the set menu . The restaurant is located in a beautiful and romantic place , you can hear the sea and the tables lit by candlelight . The food was amazing , beautifully presented and the staff very friendly . Finally great value for the quality of menu .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate at some brilliant places in Funchal but we saved the best until last. This was truly special and though the idea of 3 course meals + wine etc for around the 40 euro mark is done really well in other restaurants on Funchal (e.g. Cris's), this place takes it to a whole other level. To start I had... More 

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Kopavogur, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there two times during our stay of a week in Funchal. This place offer concept of three courses at your chose from the menu with free flow of wine. The food and service in top class and compared with what you get this is a very good deal for the guests.

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RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

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 everything from the food, service, ambiance and attention to details need to be just right.... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic place to visit. The food and drink is amazing. Everything is offered at the right moment and it all seems to complement everything you eat. We couldn't fault it.

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RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and for your kind praises. It is part of our identity to deliver a great welcome and providing a memorable experience throughout the evening, especially on an anniversary. The team is indeed very pleased to know that we have accomplished that. We hope to see you again in a... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't booked here which we understand is normally essential, but we called in on the off chance and we were glad we did. We had the special dinner at 42 euros and it was fantastic and excellent value when considering the price of the same dishes on the main menu and that there were no restriction over what dishes... More 

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RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your visit and our honest opinion. We are indeed very happy to know that you have enjoyed your meal with us. Our special concept menu enables our guests to enjoy 5 courses, for an affordable price at 42.50€ but with excellent quality. We trully want our guests to feel "at home far away... More 

Falmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Adjacent to where we were staying and good value for money with friendly staff-faultness. Overlooks the harbour.

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RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for having the time to write this lovely review. The team is very satisfied to know that you have enjoyed your experience to the fullest. We do work very hard to assure that you will have a wonderful experience at our restaurant and we are pleased to know that we have succeeded. We hope... More 

Yorkshire
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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here a couple of times on our last visit to Funchal in 2013 and were impressed with the food, the service and the price, so we were keen to visit again this time around and we were not disappointed so we made a further reservation for our last night in Funchal. The staff are all extremely professional and... More 

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RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your visit and your honest opinion. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your experience with us, from the food, service, ambience and attention to detail because details matter the most. We are thankful for your support and recommendation and will be waiting for your return visit and be looking... More 

Calgary, Canada
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382 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for a special birthday celebration and it was outstanding. The food and the service were great. Try to get a table with an outside view. Do not miss this place if you are having a special celebration.

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RestForte, Gerente de relações públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your visit and your fantastic review and rating us as "one of the best restaurants you've ever been to". We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your evening with us specially in your birthday celebration. We do want you to feel special in our restaurant, and we work hard to... More 

London
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location; very professional staff. Go for the concept menu which offers great value, great choice and a dining experience likely to last two hours and be memorable. Get there for 7 or 7.30 as this tends to be a one sitting affair with few people arriving later. There are vintage cars available to pick you up if you wish... More 

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RestForte, Gerente de relações públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

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 on a very special occasion. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable evening and that everything from the food, service, ambiance and attention to details... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?