Where to eat in Funchal and Madeira?
Madeira is a great destination for gourmets. Everything is fresh and often at very affordable price.
Sometimes it's nice to indulge yourself with a unique experience, a little extra that makes the difference, a delicious meal in a beautiful restaurant!
Ristorante Villa Cipriani, Funchal
As the name suggests, Villa Cipriani offers a slice of Italian life on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. This restaurant features an open-air terrace and stunning sea views from the hotel’s hilltop location.
Tips: One of the best restaurants on the island with an incredible panorama. Do not hesitate to book in advance for a table overlooking the cliffs. A unique souvenir, exceptional dining and perfect service.
Quinta do Furão, Santana
Probably one of the best restaurants and one of the best chefs in Madeira. The hotel Quinta do Furao is undoubtedly one of the finest hotels in Madeira with exceptional views, local products, an art of living… We recommend the place to all authenticity, nature, calm and discovery lovers
Open since 1993, the restaurant offers two areas – one of these areas, the dinning-room with its imposing height, its wood lined ceiling and two enormous fireplaces give a special welcome to guests in the Winter. The picturesque lighting is the same as existed 50 years ago in the streets of Portugal. The other area is a sheltered veranda from where the breathtaking view and the uniqueness of the surrounding landscape can be enjoyed.
The menu offers a balanced blend of typical Madeira gastronomy and international cooking.
Restaurante do Forte, Funchal
Restaurante do Forte, in the upper part of the 'Old Town' zone in Funchal, is a gourmet restaurant uniquely located in the 17th Century built San Tiago yellow fortress with splendid Funchal city and sea views.
In terms of gastronomy, the Restaurante do Forte blends together regional, national and international cuisines and brings creativity and a unique style to its dishes. Just like its sister restaurant, Restaurante Mozart, there is an À La Carte Menu as well as a fixed price menu of a 3 course meal of your choice with wine included. Interior design is inviting and very atmospheric. Also provides outdoor seating on patios offering magnificent views over the 'Old Town'. The Restaurante do Forte has regular theme nights such as medieval, romantic or Moroccan themed nights.
An ideal restaurant for a romantic or relaxed meal. Considered as being one of the best restaurants to be found in Funchal.
Tips: The restaurant has its own collection of old timer, old cars that can pick you up at the hotel to the restaurant. For those who wish to prolong the dream.
Faja do Padres, Ribeira Brava
A unique and exceptional place that worth all the palaces in the world. Passionate and welcoming owners, organic fruit and vegetables will fulfill your wish in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
The restaurant serves a careful selection of dishes with origins in the traditional Madeira cuisine. One can highlight the tuna and other fresh fish dishes, as well as the desserts and side dishes prepared from locally grown products.
The candid malmsey wine makes the honours of the house, as an aperitif. Do not miss the opportunity to accompany your main meal with the locally produced table wine.
For a unique stay in Madeira you can book your stay in one of the charming beachfront cottages with private terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Il Gallo d’Oro, Funchal
The Il Gallo d’Oro restaurant, awarded with 1 Michelin Star, is renowned for the sophistication of its aromatic Mediterranean and Iberian cuisine.
For Chef Benoît Sinthon the fresh products from the island of Madeira combined with high quality products from various regions of the Iberian Peninsula play a key role in culinary creations. Details:
- Indoor and terrace
- Saturdays: Dinner Dance
- Booking in advance is recommended
- Access is only permitted to children more than 6 years old
- The use of jacket or tie is recommended for gentlemen
Porto Santo Hotel & Spa, Porto Santo Island
"Porto Santo Hotel & Spa” is probably the most authentic hotel in the island of Porto Santo, and you will be charmed by its infrastructure and especially by the hospitality and friendliness of the staff.
Facing the sea you will enjoy a fresh, light cuisine and enjoy the exceptional surroundings, feet immersed in the hot sand of Porto Santo.