We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante Do Forte

Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 215 580
Website
Share
All photos (1,195)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sorbet” (132 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (97 reviews)
“surf and turf” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rua Portao de Sao Tiago | Fortaleza de São Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
All Details
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
See reviews that mention Superb
2. Travellers Choice
"We enjoyed the experience immensely, the delightful ambience"
Bonzorino
See reviews that mention Travellers Choice
3. Wonderfull Atmosphere
"All in all a wonderful evening and I can't wait to return"
barnsleylad2015
See reviews that mention Wonderfull Atmosphere
Write a ReviewReviews (2,919)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 2,257 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank Anssi P
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

1  Thank NIrelandRoamer
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks 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

Excellent and intimate service alongside first class food! We enjoyed the "Special Concept" which was good value for a full choice of the a la carte menu and include good wines. The food was masterfully displayed and excellent quality.

Thank ColinCBT
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really positively surprised by our first visit and came back the next day. It is located in the touristic area of Funchal but deserves to be visited. The Menu "Special Concept" is awesome in terms of quality and price and includes the wines...More

1  Thank Bemaris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOVE this place. Highlight of my time re evening dining. Beautiful outdoor seating area, Stunning place to eat: ambience, attentive staff, delicious food and gorgeous wine. It was recommended to me by the executive chef a tP&O cruises who always dines there when in town...More

Thank Kathryn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Madeira at the beginning of October, I think my 9th time to Madeira, so I think I like it there ! On 2 of my previous trips, 2 and 3 years ago, I had dinner at Do Forte on several occasions, and again...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Romatic package plus return trip by classic car by visiting the restaurant a week prior to our dinner date. The collection from our hotel was really nice and we felt like royalty riding thouugh Funchal in the open top car. The meal...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to hear Olga on violin and also chose the concept menu. The food was very good. The evening was warm enough to sit outside and enjoy the music played beautifully by Olga Ladeishchikova. The wines were not as good as the food and...More

Thank Joycehird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Place was recommended by some friends but the expectations were not met. Nice location, but the food could have been better. The duck was chewy but had a nice flavor sauce.Water was warm, beer never came, claimed they had filter coffee but served thin...More

Thank Voyage824960
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your visit and having the time to write this review. As far as the criticisms pointed out, concerning the duck being chewy, the waitress when said that you wanted the duck well done, asked you if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading many reviews on T.A I pre-booked a table few weeks before we went to Island, Upon arrival we were met warmly & taken to our table so far so good. However this is when it went downhill, I think the girl/ manager on...More

Thank grumpyexec
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks 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

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 156 hotels in Madeira
Hotel Albergaria Dias
555 reviews
.06 miles away
Porto Santa Maria Hotel
2,189 reviews
.08 miles away
Hotel Quinta Bela Sao Tiago
443 reviews
.10 miles away
Travellers Pearl by Storytellers
3 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Taberninha Ze Vitoria
109 reviews
.10 miles away
Barreirinha Bar Cafe
721 reviews
.10 miles away
La Ao Fundo
856 reviews
.04 miles away
O Portao
1,049 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Caravel Art Center
138 reviews
.25 miles away
Zona Velha
173 reviews
.22 miles away
Santa Maria Street
614 reviews
.13 miles away
Madeira Story Centre
771 reviews
.22 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
tpooleyuk
23 August 2018|
Answer
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.
0
Votes
Dean M
21 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from jgmbarnes | Reviewed this property |
You need to ask them directly, but unless they are foodies I suggest not.
0
Votes
Shelley G
2 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
1
Vote
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$40
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing