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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” (124 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (107 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 3 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious, the view stunning, and the environment beautiful. I'll return aso soon as I possible.

Thank Annica G
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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 1 week ago

I had booked a table in advance and we had a pleasant walk through the old town to the restaurant. The setting is nice and the violinist who played during the evening was excellent, setting the mood. Service was variable, some very good but it...More

Thank Bob1949
Reviewed 1 week ago

the place is interesting, we had a view out to see which was lovely it is a treat place to eat, we were sent by a local who goes on family occasions the staff are friendly the food was wonderful, and good value... especially if...More

Thank RBD999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in on spec and they had a really nice table for 6 available. We had their set menu which included wine and I think the price was €42.50. This was quite expensive by Madeira prices but I still think was good value. Service...More

1  Thank AnOxfordCouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a place! We pre booked the Austin 12 car months in advance and the driver was there 5 mins early. The email booking was very easy and responsive too. The short drive through Funchal was brilliant. Waving and tooting at passers...More

Thank RandR2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed two lovely dinners at Do Forte during our recent two week stay in Funchal, having done the same last year. On both occasions we had the concept menu - three courses including wine, plus an amuse bouche, a sorbet, and coffee. The service...More

Thank sandk56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we absolutely loved this place. we unfortunately missed out on the medeival dance show that bizarrely is only available on Thursday evening but decided on our last evening to check out this 16th century fort and its Al la carte menu, expecting it to be...More

Thank rosierose1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out hotel booked the table and a vehicle to pick us up which was a 1932 Austin a beautiful ‘old lady’ the driver Paulio was very charming, once at the restaurant we were shown our table - the evening went down hill service wise from...More

Thank Delyth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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