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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

Stopped here during a tour - yes if you sit in the terrace the views are wonderful but don’t go for the food. Over priced and on our case, not what we chose or paid for! My husband chose the Rack Of Lamb - at...33euros the most expensive meal of our 4 week stay on the island. However, rack of lamb is a prime cut of meat - however what he was given was a Lamb Shank - certainly not the rib and not an expensive cut of meat ! I chose the steak en croute with vegetables which was very nice but we have enjoyed cheaper - and better - meals in Funchal centre. We tried to explain that the menu was translated wrongly and that it was incorrect to sell it as such but they were not interested. We were quite glad to have had this experience because we were considering staying at the hotel for a few nights when we return next January. I’m glad we have saved ourselves the money ! It could be so much better.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

The restaurant was super crowded - even in January - which made the visit all in all really medium - feeling not very individually treated. The food quality was good but the pricing is far too high regarding the whole package and experience of food...quality and service.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

We were a group of eight staying 5 nights over New Year. The Restaurant is nicely decorated with friendly staff. We'd asked the Restaurant in advance for a table for eight. This worked well the first night. The next evening they couldn't find our room...numbers and had us wait for 20 min while the Restaurant Manager took reservation calls on the phone. On the third evening our table wasn't prepared. The food is OK but not great! Next time we'll only book breakfast in the Hotel and not half board.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

I had the seafood stew for starter and the classic scabbard fish with banana and passion fruit Madeira sauce for main. The place was very busy with a lovely ambience, though it felt a bit crowded. Despite earlier reviews I was impressed at the speed...of service. The seafood stew should have been peeled so this ended up being a bit messy (some scented wipes would have been appreciated). Not much for the cost either. I love sweet things and this might just be the nature of the dish but didn't particularly enjoy the main. Serving a very sweet fish with sweet potatoes was almost sickly. The fish had some unexpected bones. I can't justify the cost compared to other restaurants either. The whole experience felt a bit rushed and the waiting staff didn't say more than necessary. Maybe because I was on my own. But for the price I left feeling a bit disappointed - 3.5 stars would have been more accurate.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023 via mobile

Me and 4 friends had lunch here on the 28th of October. The view is truly amazing but that’s all… We order starters (soup) and the main courses right away (I order pig) We waited 2h for the starters and after 2 and a half...hours when my main course finally came it was RAW. The service was terrible… And they didn’t even apologize at the end…More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

Great meal with a great view We had two very good meals and the view is spectacular. The service was exceptional and would visit again

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

Get here early to sit on the terrace and admire the fabulous sea views. Stunning location and coastline. Explore the garden and vineyard to make the most of this idyllic spot. Food was good, local rose wine excellent. Service was variable, somewhat disorganised forgetting parts...of our order twice.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Our small group tour was taken here for a bread demonstration and tasting and a wine tasting. The bread demonstration was interesting to see how the traditional sweet potato bread is made, and then we got to taste it warm - generous slices with either...plain or garlic butter plus olives. The bread was absolutely delicious and you could neither see nor taste the sweet potato, weird, but the light texture of the bread was superb too. Next came the wine tasting. We were taken down to a different room set up for this, and the lady explained about the different grape varieties grown in Madeira and how they are used as well as how Madeira wine is made, it’s different types and how it came about. We then tried the driest and sweetest varieties, both good but most agreed that the sweetest was the best! No hard sell just thank you for coming made this a very pleasant hour or so!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

Firstly, I confess that I have only ever been to this restaurant at lunch time (twice) because I have always been staying in Funchal (and it is quite a long way away). I am however seriously considering how to organise my next trip so that...I can stay at the hotel for a few nights, and get to explore the island a bit better. The restaurant itself has a great balcony, with a magnificent view (even in the rain!). The freshly made bread is excellent - go down and visit the bakery if you can. It is also possible to buy bread to take away with you, which I would also highly recommend. The food was great, and the staff were really lovely. It is a however a destination for tour groups, most of which do not get out onto the balcony (they are usually seated inside the restaurant), so I would advise that you see whether you can do to go under your own steam or miss out big time. The view is to die for. Would I go again - Yes. Would I like to see what the view is like at dusk - Yes.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

One for the view…. That’s it. Poor service continues sadly. We waited at the entrance to be greeted for 10 minutes, although staff were around we were totally blanked despite having a booking. When shown to the table another long wait (45 mins ) for...service during which time no offer or drinks. Our cocktails eventually arrived and had to be returned as not balanced and undrinkable, although swamped by 3 extra staff to find out our complaint and denied it being wrong which it certainly was as the replacement was mixed differently and very nice. Octopus was dry and accompaniments weak. Other diners meals were fair. All the staff are so sullen, unmanaged and certainly begrudge being in the hospitality industry. They desperately need some customer service training and a greeting smile Implant! No improvement from our last visit which we were hoping for. Only for the view folks.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

We had a great vegan meal at this restaurant which was a complete joy on an island where it is otherwise quite tricky to eat vegan. The food was delicious and there were multiple options (including a burger, risotto) and there was a stunning vegan...chocolate baked dessert which was such a treat! The service was good and the views over the sea were beautiful. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 March 2023

Had a good table with view and that was it. Waiter was bit in hurry to take note of our choise. No appeticing suggestions .We ordered 2 fishsoup which was vert average and not nicely presented (bowl like at home ). Main dish ,tenderloin, was...hidden in a to salty crust and accompanied by nearly cold puree. The few vegetables were ok. Presentation below zero. My wife had the scabbard fish and she was also not really happy with her choice. We took neither dessert nor coffee . Quickly asked the bill and went . A no-go in the future. Truely deeply disappointed for more than 70 euro !More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023 via mobile

Love this restaurant in its magnificent position with breathtaking views from the terrace restaurant. We always return for the well cooked food, service, and fine wines. We highly recommend the apple flan with Madeira wine ice cream. Welldone to the whole team!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2023

We ate here both evenings of our stay. The first night we waited 45 minutes for our entrees and the second night we waited 35 minutes. It seems the restaurant is overstretched with the number of covers they have. I enjoyed my meal the first...night but the second evening my meal was partly cold. A bit disappointing. If we had been staying longer we would have had bar meals instead.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023 via mobile

This seems a very busy and popular restaurant so I was very disappointed with the experience. We were staying at the hotel so there weren’t many restaurant options. The first night the service was very slow and over 3/4 hour wait for the main course...however the food was quite good. On the second night the service again was very slow and the food arrived lukewarm! ( insult to injury) . The fish also had bones still in it ! Fairly fundamental stuff I’m afraid. Left frustrated and hungry! Not recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Mara C, Outro at Quinta do Furao Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2023

Dear Sir, We would like to thank your review and we appreciate it specially by the fact that with your opinion we can, everyday, improve our service. We really regret this experience that you've had. Could you please let us know which fish it was?...More

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Outside, definitely (for lunch)! Enjoy the wonderful view and amazing food they serve! One of my favorites in Madeira! :)
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