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Il Gallo d'Oro
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Ranked #22 of 748 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$91 - US$148
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Il Gallo d'Oro is the gourmet restaurant belonging to the five-star hotel The Cliff Bay [Funchal, Island of Madeira, Portugal] Since 2004 the cuisine has been under the guidance of French Chef Benoît Sinthon. In 2009, Il Gallo d'Oro was awarded the first Michelin star on Madeira, an award which has been renewed yearly until 2017, year in which the restaurant is distinguished with 2 Michelin Stars. The sophistication of the Iberian and Mediterranean cuisine that has resulted combines regional products with top-quality ingredients from other regions on the Iberian Peninsular. The wine list, which boasts more than 300 top wines, was distinguished in 2013 by coming in second place in the National Wine Lists Competition. Vegetables, fruit, aromatic herbs and flowers from the region highlight the key role fresh produce plays in his cuisine combined with high quality products from various other regions of the Iberian Peninsular.we recommend use of jacket or tie for gentlemen. Opening times: From Monday to Saturday from 19.00 to 22.00
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Last night was our second visit with a year in between. Yet again it was a fabulous experience with every aspect top class. The location in The Cliff Bay Hotel is a beautiful place to sit out on the terrace for a pre meal aperitif. The view from the restaurant itself is lovely. The staff are friendly, helpful, good fun and knowledgeable. They very clearly recognised us from last year, which is impressive. And they take good photos. As for the 8 course tasting menu (which is in reality 10 courses ) it delivers amazing taste sensation after sensation. The associated selection of wines is expertly chosen/ matched to the food- make sure you're capable of that much wine though, I was a bit staggery once the night air hit me!
The bill is not for the faint hearted, but if you only ever go to one 2 Michelin starred restaurant, make it this one.
Fabulous. Exquisite. Ace. World Class.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank robin e
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited Il Gallo D’Oro during our honeymoon in Madeira in May 2018 and it was incredible!
Unfortunately we did not get a seat with a view, but the servers were very attentive and the food was delicious! A well deserved 2 star for the tasting menu!
The sommelier was the big star in our experience: he was very sympathetic, introduced us to all wines and adapted our wine selection based on our conversation. We really got to try amazing wine customized for our experience! The high point was that he came with a Quinta da Pacheca wine from 1994. This is where we got married one week ago! This was truly an example of how some gestures can really enhance the experience! This was a perfect dinner for our honeymoon, thanks to the chef, the staff and in special to Roberto!
I will definitely come back!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Bbhansen
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Ok this will be too expensive for many but if you can afford it the quality is really top class and the two Michelin stars are no exaggeration of its stature. The wine pairings are good and the pourings generous so you might be unable to finish them all if having lots of courses

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

2 Michelin stars says everything! Absolutely great food and when paired with wines for each course (4 to 6) is enhanced even more.A delight to dine here with wonderful knowledgible staff.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank andrewhowden
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

We had two evening meals here during our stay. Both were beautifully served and presented with delicious flavours. The staff were excetionally attentive.We enjoyed the recent addition of a cheese course to the meal.the gala dinner was excellent.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank leo3158
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