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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Superb
"I celebrated our pearl wedding anniversary here and it was awesome"
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2. Travellers Choice
"We enjoyed the experience immensely, the delightful ambience"
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3. Wonderfull Atmosphere
"All in all a wonderful evening and I can't wait to return"
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Reviewed today via mobile

A wonderful dining experience! The food was superb! The wine was superb and the service was superb, overall superb!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank michaelwT8371DZ
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We eat here 16 years ago and returned on the 13th Sept for our wedding anniversary hoping it would be as good as before, it was better. We decided on there special menu which has the full choice of the whole selection of food and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank NIrelandRoamer
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 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 today

Really well prepared and decorative plates. If your looking for somethig a little bit special then its perfect. At 40€ (something) it was three courses with a wine or aperative to mach each course. The staff where very nice and attentve without being obtrusive. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 1love2travel7
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had our dinner here on our last night in Madeira. Fantastic. The food is great and we all went for the food experience - 3 courses with wines throughout for EUR 42.50. Fantastic value although, of course, not cheap eats. It is perfect for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John V
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, We are so pleased to read your review and see how much you enjoyed your evening at Do Forte. All team thanks you for your visit and hopes you can visit us again soon! We have great guests so it is easy to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on a previous holiday and loved it. First thing I did after booking this year's holiday was request a reservation here for early in our first week. Managed to fit in a few more visits including our last night on Madeira. White linen...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank MeMonster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to visit the Fort and one of the waiters let me sit and wait for the box office to open at 2pm. I asked for help to charge my mobile and he very kindly found a charger and plugged it in for me whilst...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SweetPudding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far one of the best dining experiences we have had. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. We had the package including a car to pick us up from our hotel and take us back again. I cannot fault the service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank OnAir58242840956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the restaurant just after dark, and wished we'd gone a little earlier; the views would have been stunning, especially at sunset. It didn't really matter; the setting was romantic, the food was really good, and the sommelier recommended a wine which was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 265sarahjanes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner here - our table was ouside at the balcony, but in spite of the windy weather it was comfortable. We ate Surf and Turf as the main course - fish was great and meat ok. Chef’s small gifts in between...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kariyj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurante do Forte is one of the find dining places in Funchal, Madeira. Restaurant is located on the seaside so the views towards the sea are beautiful. This is only the first excellent feature of do Forte. The second is the staff: you rarely meet...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Anssi P
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Questions & Answers
23 August 2018|
Response from ChristoJH | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn’t respond in time - for some reason I didn’t see your request until now. As you discovered for yourselves, it’s smart casual, so that shorts are really not appropriate.
Dean M
21 August 2018|
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Response from jgmbarnes | Reviewed this property |
You need to ask them directly, but unless they are foodies I suggest not.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$40
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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