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“Wonderful food in gorgeous setting spoiled at the end.”
Review of Il Gallo d'Oro

Il Gallo d'Oro
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Ranked #22 of 709 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$93 - US$151
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, 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 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to the 2 Michelin star establishment within the Cliff Bay hotel.
It is expensive however the food is truly fantastic.
Unfortunately our experience was somewhat tarnished by staff trying to sell us a bottle of Madiera for 67 euros before we had even finished coffee.
This is not the behaviour you should expect from a 2 star establishment. When I spoke to the restaurant manager he told me that he was under instructions to push this product

Although we would return to the Cliff Bay I doubt if we would dine at Il Gallo D’Oro again in light of this crass salesmanship

1  Thank Ken B
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

this was a wonderful experience with excellent food and fine dining at its best.Service was excellent as was the location and food was creative and delicous.Really enjoyed my time here and on this beautiful island.

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Wonderfull creations from the chef, an experience thoughout the whole menu, accompanied by the wine suggested by the sommelier, every dish explained by Alla, very friendly and an outstanding performance

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

A true 2-star Michelin experience. Quite exceptional and inventive and wonderfully professional yet friendly service from a dedicated team who genuinely love their jobs. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank TheGally
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is highly recommended the food is superb. The restaurant staff are very friendly and explained each course as it was served and it was nice to see the chef at the end if the meal

Thank Marian U
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