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Restaurante Do Forte

Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 215 580
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sorbet” (131 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (97 reviews)
“surf and turf” (29 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Restaurante Do Forte
1. Superb
"I celebrated our pearl wedding anniversary here and it was awesome"
kevinheath
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2. Travellers Choice
"We enjoyed the experience immensely, the delightful ambience"
Bonzorino
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3. Wonderfull Atmosphere
"All in all a wonderful evening and I can't wait to return"
barnsleylad2015
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Reviewed today

Having been to this restaurant a few times previously on other visits to madeira our dinner on this evening during our August holiday was extremely disappointing, so much so that we left without having the desert course due to the fact that we had reached...More

Thank Tadcatcher
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We found this restaurant by chance on our first evening in Madeira. We were impressed with the food, the ambience and the staff. We sat outside and enjoyed the amuse bouche,the glass of rose and the palate cleanser of a strawberry sorbet. I had the...More

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RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

As our visit was close to my wife's birthday and a few week's away from our wedding anniversary, we decided to try the Golden Package. This meant being collected from our hotel by an open top Rolls-Royce and taken to the restaurant. We were then...More

Thank Genghis P
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well, we weren’t disappointed. Both Service and food were a celebration of how things should be done. So we booked again as we had to revisit before our return home.More

Thank Tim G
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had been to the other restaurants in the same group and these were great. The Forte is yet another one which is first class, good service, good selection of food and all served in good time and if its a warm dish then thats...More

Thank Stephen C
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife booked this restaurant for my birthday through ‘The Fork’. All usual acknowledgments were received to confirm this. For a special occasion, we decided to book the Austin to pick us up and this was arranged by our hotel. We were told by the...More

Thank R55DRG
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Customer, we regret that your experience at Forte's Restaurant has not been satisfactory as would be our sincerest wish. In fact, this is not our public image as you can gauge by the high number of excellent comments on Trip Adviser. Unfortunely we seem...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the gold package Rolls Royce from our hotel Champagne on the terrace Romantic table in the court yard complete with flowers for the ladies Great set menu with wine to each course First class service Merc limo back to our hotel Great evening fantastic...More

Thank Bernard M
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been for four years. The food, wine and service still excellent. Really cannot recommend the special menu's with wine highly enough.More

Thank Dawn J
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The concept menus is a must while on the island. The staff, especially Bernardo & Carlos are friendly and welcoming. Anything seafood based is a winnerMore

Thank ClareUKMc
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been there several times and always enjoyed the experience, food is fabulous and the setting is quite special. Nice to have different wines with each course to complement the food, well worth a visit.More

Thank Debbie H
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable meal and that everything from the food, service and ambiance need to...More

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Dean M
21 August 2018|
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Response from Julien B | Reviewed this property |
You need to ask them directly, but unless they are foodies I suggest not.
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Shelley G
2 July 2018|
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Response from thepigandthefrog | Reviewed this property |
We did it this week. Everything was included. The only extra we paid was to be taken home in the Austin. The romantic package is excellent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$41
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 215 580
  • E-mail
Description
Restaurante do Forte Linking the Soul of Restaurant do Forte to the Essence of the São Tiago Fortress (17th Century) is a rare encounter between history, architecture and gastronomy. These spaces can be interpreted, in a genuine experience distinguished by its gastronomic diversity, that combines an international cousin with typical Madeiran ingredientes. We have the most varied services from pick-up with Classic Cars, Live Music and Exclusive packages such as our Golden Package and Romantic Package. From the informal and intimate to the spectacular and glamourous, Restaurante do Forte has a range of unique spaces, whether you’re planning a private party, wedding or corporate event. The Restaurante Forte Events team is highly experienced at designing and delivering unique and bespoke events. Contact us if you’d like to talk through how we can help you host an unforgettable event.
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