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IFT Educational Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in One Day in Macau
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Colina de Mong-Ha, Macau, China
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Yes cheap wine list and some are drinkable as well. Average food at above average prices. Overbearing service , cant take a sip of water and someone will come refill. No atmosphere, loud family crowd /gatherings. No music. Need to walk 15 minutes to catch a return taxi.

1 Thank Nancy W
Upwey, Victoria, Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2014

The IFT Educational Restaurant is attached to Macau's Institute for Tourism Studies to provide the opportunity for students to experience the art of serving in a high quality restaurant environment. The result is a very exclusive setting for a memorable meal, an excellent and reasonably priced wine list of exclusively Portuguese wines, and a wide ranging menu covering both Portuguese... More 

Thank TravelHintsandTips
Zurich, Switzerland
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135 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

Service is inexperienced. Well, they are there to learn - it is a learning institution after all. Deco is not very sophisticated, except of the wine cellar - show room, perhaps. Overall the restaurant lacks warmth, soul and character. The food is the highlight, more people should come and try it. Wonderful and inexpensive black angus sirloin 740g at 500... More 

1 Thank TravelPal S
Bloomington, Indiana
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96 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

One of the better places I've dined in in Macau. Serving modern-style Macanese and Western-inspired dishes, good presentation, correct end result. Place decor also commendable.

Thank Nostramadeus
Beijing, China
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235 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

Have been here with my wife a couple of times. We liked it. Good experience, very good food, nice to see people who really seem to be wanting to serve you and enjoy your meal. Ever changing menu means it's never dull, differing themes, enjoy!

1 Thank Bob C
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317 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We were not even aware of this place until we booked into the adjacent pousada (inn). You have to book ahead as it is very popular. The staff were able to squeeze us in for lunch and it was well worth it. A wide variety of beautifully cooked and presented food including local Macanese (fusion) dishes were on offer. The... More 

Thank chewat
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

This place is popular, so you will have to plan ahead if you want to eat here. The food is consistently wonderful. You won't regret a hike up the hill. I recommend the business lunch set, but if that's too much food for you, the lobster bisque is always a winner. The African chicken is delightful. The duck appetizer is... More 

1 Thank planetbackpacker
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Great restaurant in an unexpected place. Quite and very modern and stylish. Proves are not cheap for an educational restaurant but the quality is very good. There is no lack of staff because there is normal staff devour staff and students. Try to come for the happy hour before your dinner to get done good deals on cocktails and spirits.... More 

1 Thank jordi e
Hong Kong, China
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84 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The set lunch is around $200 macau dollars, soup, appetizer, freshly baked bread, main course plus desert as much as you can eat... Reservation is a must, always fully booked!

3 Thank dancruzhongkong
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We were treated to a welcome lunch on a long contract here in Macau. The service is excellent and there is much to choose from - the sweet buffet a particular delight. Would just like some more vegetables but really enjoyed the food here and would like to come again. Lovely look out over gardens and trees too.

Thank Singquee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$46
European, Portuguese
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Colina de Mong-Ha, Macau, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Macau
  • Phone Number: 853-28515222
The Educational Restaurant at the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao is a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand rated restaurant and awarded "2016 Certificate of Excellence Award" by TripAdvisor.

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